Our Story

Great brands have a story. This is ours.

Our Culture Is Our People
Our talented team members represent a range of specialized skillsets and embody the passion to create and produce distinctive and relevant designs for brand events and interior/exhibit spaces. They provide cost-and time-efficient solutions tailored specifically to your vision and managed end-to-end with desire and diligence.
From the simplest yet elegant brand experiences to the more technically complex experiential spaces, we treat every project with the same attention to detail and dedication from concept through to installation.
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Your Leadership
CEO and Creative Director
Ken Scallon

As Creative Director at Over and Above, Ken brings his unique brand of originality and design knowledge to the team. A force of creativity, his enthusiasm and energy is contagious and encourages everyone to bring their best effort for each and every project.​

He is known for marrying big picture sensibilities with an innate appreciation for detail that allows him the ability to look ahead to ensure every eventuality is covered, pinpointing physical and safety technicalities, lighting opportunities and the most minute logistics beginning right at concept phase.​

Ken’s passions for innovative ideas, culture and design trends are matched by the diversity of international clients and projects, ranging from the US to the Middle East and Asia.

Ken earned a Bachelor of Arts in Interior and Exhibition Design from Dublin Institute of Technology and has 25 years’ experience in interiors and exhibitions.

Senior Project Manager
Mary Cryan

With over 18 years’ experience in Project Management Mary has been with Over and Above since 2014. Mary manages the “A to Z” of International Exhibitions for Over and Above.

Mary understands the need for an organised structure and workflow to ensure that your team are aware of all the progress with the Over and Above Studio to ensure that all the needs are being met. Mary is the liaison between the designers in house, your team, the contractors and the Show organisers. Mary has managed the delivery of over 90 exhibition spaces in 2019.

Mary concentrates on the small details to ensure that each Client is fully aware that all their requirements are being met allowing Clients to concentrate on other elements of their business.

Senior Designer & Operations Manager
Elisabet Sierra

Qualified with a degree in Ephemeral Architecture and another in Graphic Design from the National School of Arts and Design of Madrid. She is also qualified with a diploma in Project Management from IBAT College Dublin.

Elisabet comes from a broad design background, ranging from concept design to project management. She has over 20 years’ experience in the design industry, having worked on both design and production of exhibitions and events. Elisabet has the ability to communicate concepts and design clearly and effectively.

Elisabet has attended and helped manage on-site over 200 clients ensuring she has a thorough operational understanding of international exhibitions. Elisabet ensures the safe implementation of your stand, taking into account all local safety regulations, budget constraints, logistics, design aesthetics and any technical requirements.

Our Philosophy
Over & Above delivers engaging and memorable brand experiences. Beyond the dazzling designs and high-quality craftsmanship, clients most appreciate the intimate, trusted partnerships that are established with Over & Above. A passion for success, a collaborative spirit, and unrelenting dedication to extending client brands, guides the day-to-day approach and operations of the business.
Our capabilities stem from a devoted multidisciplinary team of architects, designers, fabricators, installers and project managers with the knowledge and ability to deliver nearly anything imaginable.
While based in Ireland, Over and Above is recognized by clients around the world as the go-to supplier for the finest interior spaces and exhibition stands. We have built a reputation that extends beyond borders to represent some of the world’s most recognized and respected cross-sector brands.

“I just want to thank you for an outstanding job with the stand. We have received tremendous positive feedback from our customers and colleagues. Please pass on our appreciations to all involved!”

Lagardère Sports

“Thank you, thank you, thank you so much for everything! Great stand and great service!
I received lots of congratulations from my entire team. You really make a difference for us.”

Sonae Sierra

“Thanks to you and your amazing team -- you were all wonderful to work with throughout this whole process and the result made my partners happy.”


“Shaftesbury has been with O&A since the beginning. They pulled out all the stops to get the business and they have continued to make our markets better and better ever since. They understand our business and they understand the marketplace. It’s thoughtful design, careful consideration of your projects and brand, but most of all, it’s over and above service that extends far beyond the walls of the Palais. O&A is impressive, smart and you can count on them at every turn.”


“FBD Insurance contracted Over and Above for the National Ploughing Championships and to say we were blown away is an understatement. Their project planning, their attention to detail and the care in everything they did was astounding.”

FBD Insurance

“HUGE thanks to you all for your assistance and professionalism once again from inception to completion of our MIPIM stand 2019. Cheshire and Warrington LEP were delighted with the results and overall we have had extremely positive feedback.”

Cheshire and Warrington

“WWE has been collaborating with Over and Above for more than a decade. Ken, Emer and their highly talented team are extremely professional, creative and accommodating to all their client’s needs. They consistently exceed expectations and always strive for excellence. They have been an absolute pleasure to work with.”