About us

HdK brings together 25 years of arts marketing experience with a team of specialists including web designers, social media experts, web programmers, animators and a film maker to offer solutions in all aspects of digital marketing.

  • Digital strategy and campaigns
  • Web development and hosting
  • Creative solutions and design
  • Social media management
  • Film and editing
  • Hans and his team responded to everything we asked, took time to understand our specific needs and delivered a product we are all absolutely thrilled with

  • We’re proud of our website now and the work is paying off.

  • Hans and all his workers are lifesavers – genuinely!

  • Crucially HdK were the most value, in terms of cost and trust.

  • They are part of my team – the extended family

  • I enjoy working with HdK and quality of service which is why I keep returning

Over the years we have worked with a variety of clients, inlcuding:

Artis Foundation
Arts Marketing Association
Arts Council England
BBC Worldwide
Bernie Grant Arts Centre
The British Museum
British Street Food
Cheek By Jowl
Chisenhale Dance Space
Dance Consortium
Dance Umbrella
Drake Music
English National Ballet School
English Touring Theatre
Gary Clarke Company
Greater London Authority
Jasmin Vardimon
Kymberly Wyatt Dance Academy
Les Ballet Trockadero de Monte Carlo
London Theatre Booking
National Youth Ballet
NHS (various trusts)
One Dance UK
Opera Rara
Polka Children’s Theatre
Protein Dance
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
The Royal Academy of Arts
Rudolph Nureyev Foundation
Salisbury International Arts Festival
Shared Experience Theatre
Singalonga
Spitalfields Music Festival
Target Live
Theatre Royal Windsor
The Space
Tom O’Connell Productions
Vincent Dance Theatre
Winterson's

Meet the team

  • Hans de Kretser

    Hans de Kretser

    Director and Project Manager

    Hans has a background working in arts organisations like English National Opera and Sadler's Wells where he specialised in digital marketing when it all started. Since then he's helped over three hundred arts organisations with their online presence.

  • Raf Malanga

    Raf Malanga

    Creative Director

    Raf has been part of HdK Associates for over 10 years. An MA graduate from Central Saint Martins, Raf specialised in Communications Design and Digital Media. He understands all aspects of design, including user experience and branding.

  • Bridget Lavin

    Bridget Lavin

    Marketing Assistant

    Bridget works closely on campaigns, social media strategies and updating websites. She's also a friendly voice on the telephone. Bridget's background is in theatrical arts, but has also worked on higher education policy reform.

  • Nicholas Hart

    Nicholas Hart

    Digital Project Co-ordinator

    Nick's here to help manage our digital projects and offer prompt, friendly support to all clients. Originally an actor and puppeteer, with credits including War Horse (National Theatre), Nick's also an experienced designer and front-end developer, and has been managing digital projects in the arts sector for eight years

  • Jake Mullins

    Jake Mullins

    Marketing Intern

    Jake is currently studying creative advertising at university and he’ll be working closely with Bridget, assisting with our ongoing campaigns whilst developing his knowledge on managing digital marketing campaigns.

  • Leonardo Collina

    Leonardo Collina

    Senior Designer

    Leonardo is a senior graphic designer with nine years experience in the creative industry specialising in editorial, typesetting and layout, branding. His work has been featured in Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Time Out London as well as on design platforms like Creative Review and Design Week.

  • Peter Blach

    Peter Blach

    Film & Editing

    Peter has been filming and editing trailers and features for HdK for over 12 years. He began his career in the UK TV industry in 1995 and progressed into production and worked on reality TV, short documentaries and film productions as well as making films for the public, arts and corporate sector sector.

  • Kate Sarley

    Kate Sarley

    Finance Manager

    Working for organisations such as Theatre Royal Stratford East, Soho Theatre Company and Talawa Theatre Company and many senior management roles, Kate is currently working as the financial manager for Culture&, and several independent artists in addition to HdK.