Experience

User Experience Designer The Irish Times ltd
  • Lead the design of key editorial projects such as Election 2016, AIB Startup Academy and Project JOEY
  • Ran design critiques, facilitate workshops, present to stakeholders and organise usability testing sessions.
  • Carried out research directly with users on B2C and clients on B2B projects.
  • Build and maintained UI style guides for various new and existing web & mobile applications by taking a data-informed approach to design. as well as advising clients on current trends and best practices.
  • Practice iterative design using various prototyping tools to explore ideas quickly.
  • Collaborate with team members, daily standups, weekly designer meetings and design studio sessions.
  • Design iteratively using industry standard tools such as Principle, Sketch. Framer and Axure
2015 - 2018 irishtimes.com
Designer & Front-end Developer Struck & Spink (Melbourne)
  • Led client training workshops and wrote documentation for clients’ websites.
  • Participated in client meetings and advised clients on current trends and best practices
  • Designed mobile first responsive websites
  • Improved team’s development workflow by introducing SASS and better wordpress practices
  • Maintained, designed & developed client websites using Adobe Creative Cloud, HTML, CSS, jQuery & Wordpress.
Production Designer Paddy Power
  • Helped with new brand rollout across business channels in 2013.
  • Contributed to major website redesigns such as the live betting & affiliates websites.
  • Designed and reworked marketing assets including landing pages, email headers, animated banners, flash banners.
  • Wrote ActionScript code for expandable banners and video banners as well as standard flash banners for Google Double-Click.
  • Assisted the Production Manager with controlling studio traffic, liaising with the marketing teams and the delegate to design team members.
2011-2013 paddypower.com

Education

MSc User Experience Design Institute of Art, Design + Technology
  • Entering year two year of part-time masters as while working full-time.
  • Writing my thesis on the subject of personalisation and mobile news.
  • Succeeded in completing modules covering design thinking, prototyping, user research, usability, interaction design, psychology and visual Design.
2016 - Present iadt.ie
Interaction Design Hochschule Darmstadt
  • Studied a range of digital media subjects such as digital culture, motion graphics and film, graphic design, interactive design and usability with a strong focus on web design and development as well and marketing and entrepreneurship.
2012-2013 h-da.de
BA in Mutlimedia (Creative Media) CIT
  • Received a 2.1 Honours Degree.
  • Studied a range of digital media subjects such as digital culture, motion graphics and film, graphic design, interactive design and usability with a strong focus on web design and development as well and marketing and entrepreneurship.
2007-2011 cit.ie

Toolset & Proficiencies

  • Sketch, Axure, Principle, Invision, Adobe Creative Suite, Lookback.io, Excel.
  • Rapid prototyping, strategic thinking, workshop facilitation, user research methods, design thinking process, agile methodologies.
  • Succeeded in completing modules covering design thinking, prototyping, user research, usability, interaction design, psychology and visual Design.

Interests

  • Rugby, live music, surfing, cycling, travelling, yoga