Meet the team

Frankie Ratford
Frankie Ratford

Creative Director & Founder
Gold Coast, Australia

Frankie’s name has been photoshopped into ‘Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego’ more than once. She’s fascinated with the intersection between design, travel and business, and likes to do five things at the same time. She’s lived in 13 cities, in 25+ houses and just finished roadtripping around the world for six years to build TDK from the ground up. She is a sunny Sagittarius who splits her time between her 1960’s shack in rural Tasmania, reading books on the GC and catching planes to far away (warmer) places.


insta: @frankieratford
website: frankieratford.com
linkedIn: Frankie Ratford
email: [email protected]

Thiago Nogueira
Thiago Nogueira

Head of Partnerships
Gold Coast, Australia

T brings the charm to the TDK team. Coming from a print and digital background, and 13 years experience covering major design events, large scale digital launches and live experiences, we're stoked to have Thiago onboard. His favourite things are surfing, riding his motorbike off into the hills and picking up babes at the beach whilst pretending to be a photographer. He's the life of the party, Mr Positive and will ALWAYS answer his phone when you need him.


insta: @_tnogueira_
linkedIn: Thiago Nogueira
email: [email protected]

Lauren Danger Koste
Lauren Danger Koste

Studio Manager
Melbourne, Australia

Meet Lozza! Originally from Boston, Lauren's spent the last 10 years travelling around and making Australia her home base. She's a super smiley, loud (in a good way!), energetic American who's a graphic designer by day and TDK legend by night. In her free time she likes to work on her 85' Troopy camper, nerd out over craft beer, chuck away at renovation projects (currently a rundown 'penthouse' in Melbourne!), and hang with her border collie great dane mix named Indiana Jonesy. She first teamed up with Frankie in Sri Lanka, worked for Designer's Bootacamp, and now the TDK mothership! Yee hawww!


insta: @laurendangerkoste
website: laurendangerkoste.com
linkedIn: Lauren Danger Koste
email: [email protected]

Gabriel Celuque
Gabriel Celuque

Head of Digital
Gold Coast, Australia

Gab is a brilliant surfer who loves a good burger & beer deal on a Friday arvo (Lunch? Morning?!). His preferred work environment is a dark cave and loves nothing more than to be left alone with his code. Saying that, he's definitely the most social dev we've ever met, and while building the giant TDK site, he also runs his own business over at Hover Creative. You can win him over with alcohol and a smile!


insta: @hovercreative
linkedIn: Gabriel Celuque
email: don't bother him ;)

Get involved