Meet the Digital Bridge team

Web designers, web developers, software engineers, and general task-masters – we're a diverse and easygoing team, but when it comes to building websites, we are very, very serious.

Luke Kelty

Luke Kelty

Managing Director

Luke established Digital Bridge way back in 1997 when the Internet was still in its infancy. His passion for anything digital, however, continues to grow. His highly professional, dedicated, yet flexible approach has earnt him some rock-solid partnerships in the industry and a reputation for producing quality and dependable work. 

In another life Luke should have been a DJ, but for now he is content with curating the office playlist.

Mark Woodward

Mark Woodward

Designer | Developer

Mark combines his extensive creative background with a robust knowledge of HTML, CSS and Javascript. He is our resident expert in Laravel PHP Framework, Stripe Payment Gateway, and CMS programming.

Out of hours Mark involves himself in a wide range of creative pursuits, such as painting, acting, podcasting and touring with his band.

Wesley Zhang

Wesley Zhang

Developer

Wesley has incredible attention to detail and is a super quick thinker - skills that are highly sought after in a programmer. His skills include PHP/Laravel, Java/Spring/Hibernate, RESTful Web Services, eCommerce and Sysadmin.

For fun, Wesley likes to lift heavy weights, play badminton and pingpong, cook and read.

Maria Kelty

Maria Kelty

Communications | Projects

Maria has a strong background in publishing. At Digital Bridge she applies her communication skills to helping clients establish and manage their web projects.

Maria is married to Luke. A perk of working with her husband is that she can keep a close eye on him at all times.

Joel Winbanks

Joel Winbanks

Designer | Developer

Joel is an experienced web designer who specialises in XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP and MySQL. 

He has a talent for easily understanding clients' project requirements and translating them into highly functional and useable website designs.

At Digital Bridge we love his quiet sense of humour and easygoing attitude.

Loris Roncali

Loris Roncali

Developer

Loris has a degree in Computer Engineering, which he obtained in his home country of Italy. He is proficient in Java with experience in Spring, Hibernate and Struts, as well as MySQL and Linux.

Sports have always been a huge part of Loris’s life, especially rugby, which he currently plays as a member of the Melbourne University Rugby Football Club (MURFC). “Training for rugby is like real life: Never give up! No pain, no gain!”

Katia Baibakova

Katia Baibakova

Designer | Developer

Katia is completing her Masters of Multimedia Design while working part-time at Digital Bridge. She also has a Bachelors Degree in Software Engineering. 

Katia designs modern, simple and innovative products for the web and print. Her designs are beautiful and her ability to revamp any tired-looking site into one that is fresh, modern and workable is nothing short of magic. 

Katia's flair for the creative doesn't stop at work. She expresses herself through dance as part of local professional Bollywood dancing troupe Bollywood Ignite.

Michael  Strauss

Michael Strauss

Developer

Michael has a strong background in web development and programming, and is always enthusiastic about anything to do with IT and computers. He balances his part-time role at Digital Bridge with his studies in Electrical and Computers Systems Engineering.

Sahil Deshpande

Sahil Deshpande

Designer

Sahil is a talented web designer with extensive experience working for established companies abroad and in Australia, as well an impressive freelance portfolio. He is currently completing his Masters in Interaction Design while working part-time at Digital Bridge.

Sahil is a highly creative person who is drawn to anything innovative and challenging, both individually and professionally.