Creative and imaginative multidisciplinary designer with years of experience in delivering design solutions that work. Highly flexible with pixel perfect attention to detail and very accustomed to working with teams in a challenging & dynamic environment.
Experience

Oyster Capital Partners
Design Manager / 2016 - Present
• Assist Companies under the Oyster Capital Umbrella with Product Development, Branding and Marketing related activities.
• Currently working with two main companies. Cloudwords - Automated Translation Platform. Fieldaware - Saas Company.
• Working with Stakeholders, Developers, Managers and Team Members to create new or improved products from low-fidelity wire-frames through to final product.
• Ensuring final product meets the required visual standards.
• Re-branding and creating brand style guides were previously non-existent.
• Developing landing pages and email campaigns through various marketing platforms.
• Assisting the marketing departments on specific trade show and marketing events.
• Working with executive management and sales personnel on key presentations to close deals and fund raising / investment opportunities.

Skillsoft
Lead Creative Designer / 2002 - 2016
• As the lead UI designer working with development teams overseeing all aspects of design from initial wire-frame concepts through to final product.
• Responsible for maintaining high visual standards both internally and with external partners.
• Collaborated with corporate marketing on print collateral and presentations for user conferences and trade shows across the U.S. and EMEA.
• Regularly called upon by executive management and sales people to give design assistance on important client presentations especially where large contracts were involved.

Smartforce
Senior Graphic Designer / 1999 - 2002
• Worked with a creative team of designers and developers responsible for the launch of the company's first online e-Learning Portal (LMS). This included UI design, brand development, as well as sales and marketing materials, liaising with developers and external design and advertising agencies.
• Maintained a pivotal role in developing the brand across all media.
• Managed design and multimedia teams in Ireland and San Francisco.
• Responsibility for creating new visual standards and training new employees.

CBT Systems
Graphic Designer / 1996 - 1999
• Worked on major design projects developing graphic libraries for Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle & SAP products.
• Provided on site training and mentoring for a team of 30 designers in the South Africa office.
• Promoted to Art Director with responsibility for developing new visual design standards and streamlining the design process.

Freelance Design
Worked on many creative design projects from international companies, startups and design agencies. Some notable companies and agencies I have worked with include:
• Datalex
• Outdoorsie
• Enovation Solutions
• Alison.com
• Wicklow Wolf Brewing
• Atlantic Bridge
• Birth Digital
• Aro
• Lightwave Technologies
• Wallop Creative

EDUCATION
Waterford Institute of Technology
1993

REFERENCES
Note: Reference names and contact details available on request.

SKILLS
• Adobe Creative Suite
• Invision
• Sketch
• Figma
• Wordpess
• Hubspot
• Html / CSS
• Responsive Design
• 508 Compliance
• Brand Implementation
• Brand Management
• Typography
• Microsoft Office Suite

PERSONAL SKILLS
• Problem Solving
• Creative Thinking
• Attention to detail
• Communication
• Fine Art

AWARDS
• 2014 - Skillsoft Presidents Club, Outstanding Achievement Award
• 2000 - Smartforce Employee of the Year Award.


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