work

WholeWorldBand.com
Nov 14 / June 15 (6 month contract)
Frontend Design
Frontend design on the WholeWorldBand audio/video collaboration App (web version – built using React JS with React Bootstrap). I had desktop designs (in Invision) to work from but were incomplete having no designs for mobile or tablet. My role was to re-work/re-factor the mark-up to make it work for mobile and tablet, ensuring a consistent user experience while enhancing the brand. Troubleshooting and debugging for desktop, Android & iOS browser.

Computers: CSS3, LESS – Sublime with Grunt Less Watchr. React JS, HTML5 – Sublime with Grunt JS Watchr. Workflow – JIRA, Basecamp and Invision. File control – Git and BitBucket. Emails – MailChimp and litmus. Web fonts, font icons and SVGs.

KCO Ltd
Mar 07 / Mar 14
Web UI Designer / Developer

Probably a 3 way split time wise between project management, design and production on various projects. Also working with external advertising and marketing firms to coordinate their digital/web content. Experience includes: Responsive web design ( ). Creating marketing collateral (blogs, motion graphics , responsive newsletter design, banner design, holding pages, video, page take-overs, social media campaigns and QR-codes). Search Engine Optimisation, Pay Per Click Management, Banner Management. Browser testing, device testing, newsletter testing and A-B Testing. Analytics’ (websites, email campaigns, banners and QR-codes). Website maintenance and content creation.

Design includes: responsive design ( mobile tablet and desktop ) – Blog design and productionresponsive newsletter designbanner design and productionpage take-over ads holding page designapp design (iOs and android) and social media campaigns

Project Management work includes: Working with external media firms to coordinate their digital/web content – Search Engine Optimisation, Pay Per Click Management, Banner Management – Browser testing, device testing and some experience of A-B Testing – Analytics’ (websites, email campaigns, banners and QR-codes) – Website maintenance and content creation

Computers: Adobe suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash and Dreamweaver) – WordPress, HTML5, CSS3, LESS and Bootstrap, MailChimp – jQuery libraries (mobile, UI etc.) – Web fonts, font icons and SVGs


Webtrade Ltd
Mar 04 / Dec 06
Lead Web Designer
The sole designer for the majority of my time at Webtrade. Typically taking a project from brief to wireframe creation through to polished design and then to production. Collaborating with PM and development teams to ensure quick and accurate production of designs. Using Coretime for project management, timelines were thigh and production was speedy. Received the Q Mark for accessibility on two sites and a Golden Spider (Callcosts.ie) Experience includes: W3C Compliant Mark-up, Serinity CMS, Newsletters, CSS, Flash, JavaScript, online accessibility, cross-platform testing and SEO. Clients Include: Carphone Warehouse , Comreg , Horse Racing Ireland, Heavey Mobile, Womens Mini Marathon Ireland Guide, Musgrave Group and Quinn Plastics


Continuum Ltd
Aug 02 / Mar 04
Senior Web Designer
Taking design responsibility for key clients such as Nissan Ireland with several projects such as the Nissan.ie website and their 56 dealer website network as well as building brands from the ground up such as Celtic Online Jewellery (logo/brand creation, product photography and ecommerce website). Experience includes: flash, 2D and 3D Animation, logo and brand creation, product photography, some print work, icon design, HTML, CSS, JavaScript and ActionScript.
Clients Included:
Aer Lingus, ESB, Nissan, Ovation & Ryanair Hotels



Labyrinth Ltd
Mar 00 / Nov 01
Web Designer
Design and production of web sites, intranets, extranets and CD-ROMs. Experience includes: touch screen presentations, banners, flash, animated gifs, 2D and 3D Animation and HTML


Featureline Ltd
Nov 98 – Feb 00
Designer POS
Using CAD to design batch produced POS equipment and custom sales displays. My work included concept creation, 2D and 3D visuals, costing, technical detailing and specification as well as animation and graphic presentations for sales/marketing purposes. The role also involved collaboration with production staff and external steel manufacturers and printers. Computers: AutoCAD, 3DStudio Max, Photoshop and Illustrator Clients Included: Coca Cola, National Lotto, Mc Vitties and Nestlé

A selection of my 3D Visual and Product Design skills.


education

Institution of technology Carlow
Sep 93 / Jun 96
Product Design
Diploma in Product Design

Fás Loughlinstown
Apr 97 / Nov 97
Computer Aided Design 2D and 3D
City & Guilds 2D Computer Aided Design Certificate
City & Guilds 3D Design Certificate

Irish Academy of Computer Training
Nov 00 / Mar 01
Web Developer (Level I)

Irish Academy of Computer Training
Aug 04 / Nov 04
Print Design and Publishing

Irish Academy of Computer Training
Feb 05 / May 05
Web Developer (Level II)


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