Experience​​​​​​​
Freelance Design Consultant / 2019 - Present
• Currently working with a number of companies on UI / UX, Brand & Marketing related design projects.
Oyster Capital Partners
Graphic Designer / 2016 - 2019
• Assisted Companies under the Oyster Capital Umbrella with Product Development, Branding and Marketing related activities.
• During my time at Oyster Capital Partners I worked with both start-ups and well established companies.
   - Cloudwords - SaaS, Automated Translation Platform.
   - Fieldaware - SaaS, Field Service Management.
   - Novaerus - Air Purification Devices
• 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, start-ups and design agencies. Some notable companies and agencies I have worked with include:
. Novaerus
. Cloudwords
• Enovation Solutions
. Bluedrop Medical
• Outdoorsie
• Alison.com
• Wicklow Wolf Brewing
. Datalex
• Atlantic Bridge
• Birth Digital
• Aro
EDUCATION
Waterford Institute of Technology - Visual Communications
REFERENCES
Note: Reference names and contact details available on request.
SKILLS
• Adobe Creative Suite
• Invision
• Figma
• Wordpess
• Hubspot
• Html / CSS
• 508 Compliance
• Brand Implementation
• Brand Management
• Typography
• Microsoft Office Suite
PERSONAL SKILLS
• Problem Solving
• Creative Thinking
• Attention to detail
• Communication
AWARDS
Skillsoft - Presidents Club - Outstanding Achievement Award
SmartForce -  Employee of the Year Award
European Logo Design Annual Award


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