About

We Are VA

A team committed to technical and aesthetic excellence, curiosity and the sharing of ideas.

The Team

Fran Johnson-Cash

Fran Johnson-Cash

Design Director

Fran is a Griffith University Queensland College of Art graduate, having majored in Graphic Design for her Bachelor Degree. At VA Fran is Creative Director and lead designer, in constant contact with our development team supervising the design layer of all projects and ensuring brand consistency.

Grant Shankster

Grant Shankster

SEM/PPC

Grant’s relationship with VA stretches back several years, but he has recently joined the team on a more permanent basis as our in-house Search Engine Optimisation and Pay Per Click advertising guru having recently completed his Google University Certification. Grant has worked in marketing roles at both World Surfaris and Visit Sunshine Coast and offers a broad skill set across digital promotions.

Erin Bacchi

Erin Bacchi

Graphic Designer

Erin holds a BA in Computer Based Art and Design with Communications & Advertising. Wearing many hats throughout her career, Erin comes to us after working alongside many local and international brands and gathering creative inspiration from years of travelling.

Katre Tättar

Katre Tättar

Graphic Designer

Katre, the newest member of our team, comes to us with credentials in Design and Communications. Her passion and diverse skill set in graphic design, web, marketing and photography allows her to deliver consistent and unified brand presence across all platforms.

Wayne McFetridge

Wayne McFetridge

Director

Wayne is the owner of VA and spends most of his time running the business having spent 16 years on the tools as a web developer.

Nik Nieuwenhuis

Nik Nieuwenhuis

Web Developer

Nik joins the VA team on the back of a long history in website development and Google-certified, best-practice coding. Having worked in several agencies and even running his own studio along the way, Nik is a specialist not only in website construction but also performance management and detailed data analysis.