I am an award-winning web and print designer with over seven years of experience. I specialise in front-end design and development, in addition to a variety of print media. I am very well-versed in HTML/CSS/JS/PHP/SQL and content management systems. I am passionate about designing great user experiences for digital and print, and am keen to use my skills to help improve the organisation that I work with.
Passionate in designing fully responsive, accessible and easy to use websites or user interfaces, either with or without a CMS.
I primarily work with HTML, PHP, JS, CSS, SQL, ExpressionEngine, Wordpress and lots more.
Experienced in designing posters, leaflets, brochures, books, social & web assets and much more.
Experienced in SEO, Google Adwords, Facebook ads, Twitter ads, Facebook Instant, Google AMP & more.
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science - University College Cork (UCC) Graduated in 2010 with a 2.1 degree My degree in Computer Science included many modules around general programming, algorithm design, database design and web technologies. During my time in university I focused on learning about web design, web development and multimedia technology. My final year project was web-based and was graded a 1.1. My academic transcript is available upon request.
I was in charge of all the web design, web development and graphic design (digital and print) for this major Irish youth organisation. I was the sole developer, and all web/graphic work was carried out by me from initial concepts to final delivery. This included:
At various points in the past five years I have worked with this non-profit organisation, the largest LGBTQ Pride Festival on the island of Ireland, to provide web design/development and graphic design assistance. My work included:
I was asked by Alan O'Mara, GAA player and author, to help in establishing a brand for RealTalks. This organisation provides helps young people discuss and address their mental health through workshops and public speaking. The organisation also now has a sports podcast 'Real Talks with Alan O'Mara', which has been a huge success in 2017 frequently being in the iTunes top ten for podcasts. My work was considerable, in establishing the brand, web presence, graphic design and podcast production assistance. My responsibilities included:
Initially I was employed as a web developer who assisted in maintaining the USIT website, adding new assets and content. Later I expanded my role and became the lead graphic design for the entire organisation. My work included:
Over the years I have collaborated with numerous businesses, charities and individuals to achieve their goals. This has given me the opportunity to learn more skills and gain experience. Some of the organisations for which I have acted as web/graphic designer include:
Student Leadership Award
Best in Universal Design
Best Social Good Website
Charity and Not-for-Profit Website - Nominated
Best Web Only Publication
Volunteer of the Year
Honorary Lifetime Membership
My primary passion, which runs through all my work, is in making information understandable through clean and thoughtful design. During my time in UCC I was involved in numerous student organisations, committees and was elected the public relations officer of the UCC Societies Guild. My hobbies include travelling, gym (love a good spin class), coffee (always), memes, movies, music and technology.