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Our team is based in the Douglas, Isle of Man with an office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and shares over a decade of professional experience.


Darren Barklie


Darren has deep experience of helping difference-makers succeed, supporting clients ranging from start-ups to global businesses with powerful strategic, creative and technical solutions. Before co-founding Craft Applied in 2018, he secured seed funding and managed branding and web development for a London-based outdoor/online fitness company.

Before that, Darren was creative director & project manager for an international development and design agency in Ho Chi Minh City and London. He has also worked as a website & communications consultant in New York, and as CRM lead & developer for an Isle of Man-based digital agency.

Claire Ho


As a highly experienced UI/UX expert, Claire’s passion is for making websites, apps and communications as clear and compelling as possible in order to drive our clients’ success. Her creative superpowers are combined with an eagle eye for assuring quality. Claire worked with Darren at an international development and design agency in Ho Chi Minh City, where they rapidly became an unstoppable force.

Before that, she was associate creative director for an integrated marketing company, and associate art director for a media corporation, both in Vietnam.

Harley Garrett

Project Manager/Developer

Harley joined us in 2020 as an intern and has never looked back. As a frontend developer and trusted production coordinator, she brings structure, order and timely delivery to every project.

Her skills include building custom WordPress themes from scratch, and more recently building sites with new frameworks such as AstroJS. Her passion for accessibility, performance and tech-for-good drives her to build solutions with measurable and meaningful impact.