I have been designing user interfaces since 2000, for websites, live presentations, on-demand content and enterprise applications.
I have experience of designing and testing from concept to completion, complex enterprise products as part of a larger development team.
I have implemented many designs using HTML, CSS, Bootstrap and JQuery, and worked with front and back-end developers on large scale solutions.
Servecast was a high-profile startup pioneering Streaming Media in Ireland. Present from the early days, I was heavily involved with early streaming media technology, and responsible for any customer-facing web content. We focused 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, Barcelona, Liverpool, Everton as well as Sky Sports, showcasing events like The Masters and the Ryder Cup. I also designed and built several iterations of the Servecast website.
Level 3 purchased my previous company in 2007, and I continued in my role as UI/UX Designer.
Working with product owners, stakeholders and agile project managers, I was responsible for the designing and building of large scale projects. Based on User Stories I would wireframe each feature for discussion with a globally-based team. Following approval of designs and internal UX testing I would build the front-facing UI and work with the 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 user-facing front end, from wireframe to browser and wrote the 40 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 completed 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.
In 2015 I started a new parcel delivery company, www.envoy.ie, 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 winding down and I am looking to return to the market with the benefit of my experiences.
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.