BACKGROUND :

CLIENTBASE :

Facebook Ireland, Supervalu (Musgraves), Daft.ie, Snap Design Group, Odeon Group, Swordfish Design Agency, Focus Advertising Agency, Revision Design Agency, Acorn Marketing Agency, The Daily Mail Newspaper, The Pop Company, Harmonia and other small businesses.

CERTIFICATION :

B.A. Degree in GRAPHIC DESIGN, 1997
Letterkenny IT.

HCI(UX) & GUI Course, Belfast, 1998.

M.PHIL. Masters in MUSIC & MULTIMEDIA, 2006
Trinity College Dublin.

WEB DESIGN Certificate, Dublin, 2010.

H.DIP. Higher Diploma in COMPUTER SCIENCE (Mobile App Development), 2017
NCI, Dublin.

DESIGN SKILLS :

Branding, Adverts, Layouts, UI (User Interface),  UX (User Experience), Wireframes, Prototyping, Social Media and Email Graphics, Typesetting, Typography, Illustration, Animation, Photo Enhancement, Packaging, Signage, Displays, Composition, Conceptualisation.

DESIGN SOFTWARE PACKAGES
QUARKXPRESS: Design for pre-press Printing.

ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE :
PHOTOSHOP: Online and printed graphics and photos enhancement. Development of software and website interfaces, e.g. icons, buttons, pictures.

INDESIGN: Layout and typesetting of posters, newspapers, magazines and brochures. Wire-frames for websites. PDF files for proofing and printing.

ILLUSTRATOR: Creating logos, maps and other graphic elements for print and web design work.

DREAMWEAVER: Web site production using WYSIWYG, HTML, CSS, Javascript and Xml.

FLASH: Animated graphics & banner ads.

LIGHTROOM: Wedding, commercial and family album photo processing.

PREMIERE PRO: Multimedia presentations and short videos.

ACROBAT AND DISTILLER: PDF files for proofing and printing.

FIREWORKS: Website interface layout.

SKETCHUP: 3D Design.

AUDIO SOFTWARE :
PROTOOLS: Audio recording, editing and enhancement.


CUBASE: Audio recording, editing and Midi composition.


REASON: Midi Composition.


SOUNDFORGE: Audio analysis.


NUENDO: Audio recording, editing and Midi composition.


ADOBE AUDITION: Audio recording, editing and enhancement.

DEVELOPMENT SKILLS :

LANGUAGES :
HTML5, CSS3, JAVASCRIPT, ACTION SCRIPT, JQUERY, JAVA, ANDROID.

APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT & CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS :
Figma, WordPress, Android Studio, Ruby On Rails, Dreamweaver, Web domain and hosting services.

MARKETING SYSTEMS :
Google Analytics, Google Adsense, Facebook, Facebook Ads, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Soundcloud, Mailchimp, Constant Contact.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT & ADMIN SKILLS :

MANAGEMENT :
Budgets, schedules, teams, out-sourcing & materials.

ADMIN SYSTEMS :
MICROSOFT WORD: Design spec and administration documentation.
POWERPOINT: Animated visual presentations.
EXCEL: Administration and database content.
OUTLOOK: Communication, organisation and administration.
MS TEAMS: Communication, organisation and administration.
TRELLO: Communication, collaboration, team management and file sharing.
GOOGLE DRIVE: File storage and sharing.
WETRANSFER: Large file sharing.

GENERAL SKILLS :

Experienced with both PC and Mac operating systems.

Trouble-shooting and fixing problems with computers, networks, wifi etc.

Photography.

Working easily to tight deadlines as an individual and as part of a team.

Experienced at managing teams, budgets, projects, events, clients, and co-ordinating design studios, photographers, copywriters, programmers, printers etc.

Teaching on a one-to-one and group basis.

Creating Design courses.

Customer care experience.