Rhiannon Phillips

Founder and Creative Director

Rhiannon has worked on diverse and complex software projects for industries including digital health, farming, mining, manufacturing and gamesShe enjoys working with partners to translate complex research and/or innovative product ideas into software solutions, and in the communication of these solutions to attract investment and/or market adoption.

Rhiannon’s career has centred on the creative industries. A highly capable multi-disciplinarian, she has worked as a producer, curator, general manager, event director, game designer, game artist, sound designer, financial controller and professional flute player.

For Wildfire Studios, Rhiannon established partnerships with publishers such as News Digital Media and Yahoo!7, and negotiated licensing, development and distribution agreements with game developers and publishers including PopCap Games, Big Fish Games, iPlay, iWin, RealNetworks and Playrix.

She was variously game designer, producer, artist and sound designer for the bestselling Tumblebugs & Tumblebugs 2, Jungo, The Fabulous Life of Jessica Jones and Danny Phantom Ghost Frenzy.

Rhiannon has played a pivotal role in delivering many major festivals and events including: Griffith University’s Integrity 20 Project (2014 – 2020), Queensland Conservatorium’s multi-arts festival ENCOUNTERS: INDIA and ENCOUNTERS: SYMPOSIUM (2013), Brisbane Writers Festival (2002 – 2006) and the Australian Festival of Chamber Music (2001).

Rhiannon originally trained to be a professional musician and holds a Bachelor of Music with honours from the University of QueenslandShe has a long association with the higher education sector and was appointed an Adjunct Industry Fellow for the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research in 2021.


Darren Baker

Founder and CTO

Darren has been developing commercial software since 1992. He co-founded video game developer Wildfire Studios in 1995, served as CTO and CEO for 17 years, then turned his attention to Double Dash.

He’s built low level digital audio libraries, realtime 3D engines, physics simulators, tools, PC and console games, mobile and web apps. He regularly works in C++, Scheme, Ruby, C# and SQL.

His recent technical interests include relational databases, distributed systems, data oriented design, code optimisation, machine learning, and computer vision.

A bit of a performance junkie, he takes satisfaction in crafting software that not only solves the problem and is a pleasure to use, but also runs fast and is efficient with resources.

Darren is known for his affable business style, technical acumen, and sense of humour.

Outside of running his own businesses, Darren worked in fintech for several years, notably for lender Nimble where he developed the machine learning engine powering the first automated decisioning system to be approved by ASIC.

Darren holds a Bachelor of Information Technology from the University of Queensland.