We are August

Like the month.
And the adjective.

We’ve built a business immersed in successful marketing solutions. Together, we can create something incredible. A relationship built on collaboration, creativity, and technical know-how.

And, yes, we know our stuff, but we also like to think things through. A strategic approach with effective tactical execution wins every time.

We’re proud to say that the quality of our work and the relationships we build, drives repeat and referral business. There is no better measure of success.

Our values underpin everything we do. And our approach, clarity of thought, refinement of ideas, thorough planning, veracity and high-calibre execution show that we mean business.

If that sounds august, you’re right. We are.

From Melbourne to Manchester.

August was founded in Melbourne. A proudly multicultural and creative city, with a thriving café culture and music scene. So, when we moved to the UK, Manchester was the obvious choice. Renowned as the birthplace of the industrial revolution, Manchester is a hive of activity, talent, and innovation. It’s also a creative hub. And it’s home to some of the friendliest people on the planet. Meaning we were welcomed with open arms.

. Our Directors.

Co-founder Daniel Banik

Daniel takes a holistic approach to business – his own and that of August’s clients. A forward-thinking, quietly ambitious individual, you’ll find Dan reaching into his treasure chest of ideas to make August a better place to work. As a co-founder of August, Dan uses his leadership skills to partner with clients to create award-winning products that exceed expectations.

With a background in strategy, user-centred interaction, service and experience design, marketing, and brand management, Dan is a driving force behind August.

A thought-leader and dreamer, Dan is a strategic thinker and doer who is constantly asking the question: “How can we do it better?”

In his spare time, you’ll find him reading up on new technology, exploring the creative process, enjoying the great outdoors, or running through a national park. He has been known to talk about WODs, squats and burpees at the weekly team meeting.

Co-founder Zoë Warne

Zoë thinks, creates and delivers in pixels for August’s clients and their audiences. A fast-moving, quick-thinking creative with a deep communications background, Zoë chooses to meld her business nous with her philanthropic heart. In both worlds, she loves nothing more than engineering an organisation’s online presence to create meaningful touch points and conversations with its audiences.

As co-founder and director, Creative Services, at August, Zoë is one of the lynchpins of the August crew.

Her extra-curricular activities are many and include a regular gig co-hosting and commenting on all things digital for ABC Radio 774Melbourne, Radio National and other programs.

In the industry where she made her mark, Zoë feeds her soul by mentoring young talent. Zoë is program director of the V21 Digital Summit, ambassador for Yarra Valley Open Studios, a guest lecturer at RMIT, Swinburne and Monash Universities, Chair of the Swinburne University Multimedia Course Advisory Committee and Vice President for the Australian Interactive Media Industry Association (AIMIA). She regularly writes and presents for organisations such as B&T, Australian Creative Magazine, Marketing Magazine, ad:tech, AIMIA National Industry Events and Sponsorship Australasia.

Zoe might live and breathe in a digital world, but the real world is her playground. In her spare time, she partakes in Melbourne’s vibrant food and arts scene, rescues animals for Wildlife Victoria and twirls fire (though not at the same time).

Technical Director Matt Agar

Matt takes a pragmatic, big-picture view of the technical aspects of a project. One of August’s founding members, he is a problem solver in every sense of the term. At his desk, headphones on, you’ll find him quietly analysing, creating and building things, looking for ways to make the complex simple.

Overseeing a talented group of front and back-end developers, Matt adopts a lead role in designing, developing and managing sophisticated web-based products for August’s diverse group of clients.

As the chief architect of August’s network and application-development structure, Matt has more than 15 years’ industry experience. He balances technical limitations with the best outcome for the client in all the solutions we build. When every project is different, it’s a role where out-of-the-box solutions collide with tailored outcomes. No development stone is left unturned under Matt’s watchful eye.

When he’s not building online solutions to help save water, redesigning an iconic Melbourne landmark, or ensuring websites are WCAG 2.0 compliant, you’ll find him building spaceships and animal kingdoms at home with his young family.

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UK Leadership.


Rowan Barnes

With almost fifteen years’ digital marketing experience, Rowan understands what it takes to grow a business online – and the fastest way to get there. With a rare and diverse mix of skills, Rowan is adept at not only developing a high-level digital strategy, but also understanding the technical requirements to deliver.


Natasha Maiselman

With over a decade of experience in the digital design space, Natasha takes business needs and product requirements and transforms them into user-focused and intuitive web and mobile experiences. When Natasha isn't problem-solving in the digital design space, you can find her listening to a carefully curated 90's playlist or drawing to her hearts content.