We are an Irish owned collaborative space working in the areas of photography, video and graphics. Coalesce focuses on the highest standard of customer service, while creating a larger marketplace for creatives and facilitating them in connecting with their peers for support.

The company is owned and managed by Directors Shane O’Neill and Orla Murray. Both are photographers. Orla’s main focus is on business development and strategy while Shane O’Neill is the Managing Director with focus on the day to day running of the company and working with clients on shoots directly.
Coalesce began as a group of photographers working together to pitch for larger tenders that required more resources than a sole trader could offer. We are now a collective of videographers, photographers and graphic designers and are always looking for ways to expand our business

What do Clients get from a creative collaborative like ours

  • Quality Assurance – ISO 9001 2015
  • Experienced creatives- 400+ years
  • Creative Network with a variety of skills
  • Reassurance of capacity to fulfil their project.
  • Creatives who strive for continuous improvement.

What do creatives get from a creative collaborative like ours

  • Access to a larger marketplace
  • Peer to peer sharing network which encourages knowledge transfer
  • Network of professionals who pool resources and circulate work
  • Reduced associated bureaucracy

Our values are


We espouse the highest standards of professionalism, quality and customer service. The customer and their needs are at the centre of everything we do.


We encourage participation and teamwork, fostering a culture of collaboration and openness


We share what we learn, giving support to others and raising standards, making us stronger both individually and as a group.

Our Company Growth


  • Coalesce Structure and Framework Built. 
  • Won place on panel for Government Tender for Photography.

2017 - 2018

  • 4 x state and semi state photography contract wins.


  • Work begins on achieving ISO.
  • Internal staff 2 full time and 2 part time.
  • 7 external Creative Partners.


  • Accepted for Going for Growth program.
  •  Expanded services into videography and remote video to counter Covid market effects.
  • Internal team expands to 3 full time and 2 part time.
  • 3 new external video Creative Partners.
  • Achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification.


  • Successful on 2 x semi state photography contracts.
  • To help other video and photography businesses get back to working with Covid we created a template resource guide  "Covid Back to Business Plan" distributed  nationwide in partnership with the IPPVA.
  • Won first combined photography and video tender.
  • Internal team expands to 4 full time and 2 part time.
  • Expanded external Creative Partner team to 10 photographers, 1 editor and 6 videographers.
  • New graphics services introduced as part of video packages.
  • Started trials of Co.Lab. A knowledge share side to the company to support members of the community to learn and grow stronger.


  • Continued development of Co.Lab
  • Expanded external Creative Partner team to 15  photographers, 3  editors and 8 videographers.