I have been designing intuitive user interfaces for over 10 years. I am experienced with responsive sites, enterprise applications and SaaS models.
I have experience of wireframing and prototyping from concept to completion, complex enterprise products as Lead UI in large development teams.
I also implement my own designs using HTML, CSS , Bootstrap and JQuery, and worked with front and back-end developers on large scale solutions.
In 2015 I started an online parcel delivery company, Envoy, together with two ex-colleagues. In May 2016 we sent our first deliveries, using a bespoke website designed by me and built alongside our backend developer. The site was tested in a scripted UX test environment using friends/family as subjects.
The experience gained over the last 18 months has been varied and challenging. Since we began trading, I have undertaken almost sole responsibility of the following roles within the company:
- Website UI/UX Design and Maintenance
- Email, Facebook and Social Media Marketing
- Analytics (Google, Woopra) and AdWords
- Invoicing and Bookkeeping
- Customer Support
The Envoy project is now wound down and I am looking to return to the market with the benefit of my experiences.
Level 3 purchased my previous company in 2007, and I continued in my role as a UX/UX Designer.
Working with product owners, stakeholders and agile project managers, I was responsible for the designing and building of large scale projects. Working from User Stories, my role was to imagine the user journey, starting with wireframes and moving to prototypes, adhering to lean UX principles. Following approval of designs from the globally-based team, and internal UX testing, I would build the front-facing UI and provide all graphical assets, and work with the team of front and back-end developers to bring the elements together in sprints.
Projects such as:
Content Cloud Exchange: A bespoke solution allowing companies such as Fox and MGM to manage large content files, and share them globally with their partners. I designed and built the entire user journey, from sitemap and wireframe to browser and wrote the 50 page technical user guide to accompany it upon launch.
Customers of CCE included Fox TV, Dreamworks Studios and MGM Studios.
Vyzn: The company's main tool, an intranet site allowing the scheduling and routing of video feeds across the company network. Working with product managers, I initially implemented a redesign of the entire UI and then moved forward with development of new pages and features.
Media Players: I was responsible for all of the customer-facing media portals, bringing live and on-demand streaming video to global audiences via a web interface. I designed and implemented portals for many live events including the Ryder Cup, and President Obama’s Inauguration, with audience figures in the 100,000’s.
Servecast was a funded startup pioneering Streaming Media in Ireland. Present from the early days, I was heavily involved with early streaming media technology, and always responsible for any customer-facing web content. The initial focus was on Enterprise presentations and live and on demand sport.
I created portals for dozens of global companies, and sports franchises. I built the first streaming video portals for clubs such as Manchester United, FC Barcelona, Liverpool, Everton as well as Sky Sports, showcasing events like The Masters, and with Eircom providing their Setanta Sports portal. I worked on a daily basis with corporations such as Vodafone, AIB, Bank of Ireland, HSBC, Nasdaq, Benetton and many others to bring live financial results via web portal to thousands of viewers.
I also designed from concept, and built with our development team, a B2B solution called “Enterprise Media Studio”, which allowed business to create and stream their own live and on demand presentations. This solution was adopted by many blue chip companies such as Vodafone and BOI to allow them control their own media.
Zebra Solutions was the name I worked under for various 'extra curricular' projects over the years. During this period I produced websites for various business including:
- Irish Property Unit Trust
- Froberry Frozen Yogurt
- Northwood Park Developments
- Lagoon Beach Apartments
In a previous existence, I worked as a Tax Consultant in one of Ireland's biggest accountancy practices. After 4 years of personal tax planning, I was saved by the emergence of the Internet.