Enthusiastic user experience designer based in Dublin, Ireland. Common sense approach to design and usability. Passionate about mobile, UX, visual design, simplicity.
Working as part of the product development team at SkillPages. SkillPages is amongst the fastest growing consumer internet companies in Europe. Since launch in January 2011, over 21 million people from over 160 countries have joined.
Working as mobile design lead for the mobile website, iOS App and Android App at SkillPages.
Lead Mobile Designer
From September 2013
• Leading the design on upcoming mobile experiences to include the new mobile website and next version of our iOS and Android apps.
• Porting existing desktop products to an integrated mobile experience that's aligns and compliments the user experience on web.
• Creating, improving and iterating our existing iOS and Android apps.
Senior User Experience Designer
March 2010 - September 2013
• Delivered SkillPages 2.0, a full and comprehensive upgrade to UI and UX with colleague Tony O'Donohoe to our 8 million members.
• Metric based design and iteration delivering user numbers and engagement.
• Written documentation to include technical interaction specifications while working closely with the development team to ensure front end implementation quality.
• Collaborating and problem solving with other members of the UX team.
• Creating and working with site maps, rich media storyboards, user flow, wireframes, and other information design documents.
• Evaluating and writing user testing reports.
Acrylic on canvas December 2012. A Christmas present to my girlfriend who has an unhealthy obsession with elephants.
Exploration for a new search results screen.
Refresh to our blog.
Watercolor 1997. Painting part of a project exploring a subject in different mediums.
Android App Icon
Icon creation for our new Android App.
Progressive User Engagement
Created a new widget to prompt SkillPages members to add content to their profiles.
Corporate Company Pages
Refresh to our corporate pages. Coming Soon.
Exploration of various layouts for improving the main navigation on SkillPages.
Skill Page Update Types
Redesign of the various different skill page update types.
Social Media Iconography
Design of third party icons.
Posting Updates Widget
Redesigned and streamlined the way that members can upload updates to their skill page.
Created new email invitation templates for SkillPages 2.0 and optimized for mobile.
Email Invitation Landing Page
Designed a new landing page for users arriving from an email invitation.
First Time Member Flow
Created the entry flow for members who have just joined SkillPages.
Upgrade Your Browser
New design for when a member tries to access the website from an unsupported browser.
Sign up and Login
Redesigned and refined the login and sign up process on SkillPages 2.0.
Conceptualized and composited user interface and user experience elements for the messaging center.
New Company Pages
Updated our company pages to fit in with SkillPages 2.0
SkillPages Blog Refresh
Recently refreshed the skillpages blog to match the new SkillPages design.
iPhone App Icon
Designed and produced the icon for our new SkillPages app, which you can find in the iTunes app store. Download it today: https://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/skillpages/id570677458
SkillPages Members Success Stories
Created slides for a rolling animation that showcases our SkillPages members success stories in our new office.
What is SkillPages? Video
Demonstration video explaining the benefits of SkillPages. Animated in Flash. Storyboards and graphics created in Fireworks.
F.ounders Photo Book
F.ounders is a yearly event that brings together company founders from across the world. This year was exceptionally well received as over 150 founders gathered for the 3 day event.
SkillPages put together a photo book with images from the opening night and first morning, capturing highlights of the event itself. I worked on the design and layout, and the book was presented to the delegates at the final dinner at Dublin Castle.
We recently commissioned a new sign to welcome visitors to the new office. PVC raised letters on our painted SkillPages blue wall.
SkillPages at the Nasdaq
Great to see, our mark up on the Nasdaq in New York.
The SkillPages Mark
In January 2011 we rebranded Weedle to SkillPages. I was given the task to deliver the new mark which would represent our brand and company. We wanted it to symbolise our friendly but professional tone and be instantly recognisable.
Marks and Identities
Various work from over the years.
New Landing Page
Redesigned the logged out user homepage. This page is photography based giving example to the various skills of users that can be found on SkillPages. The main call to action is to search for skilled people.
eircom Hi-Speed Interactive CD-ROM
The purpose of the CD-ROM was to troubleshoot problems with ISDN and give information about setting up various eircom services. I worked on the project while under employment for Strata 3 and was responsible for the authoring of PC and Mac Format CD-ROM, Animation and Sound Edits.
eircom iStream Interactive CD-ROM
This CD-ROM coincided with eircom's rollout of broadband in Ireland and was designed to illustrate the speed of the new service. I worked on the project while under employment for Strata 3 and was responsible for the authoring of PC and Mac Format CD-ROM.
eircom Sales Interactive CD-ROM
The purpose of the CD-ROM was to help the sales team to explain the offered services to existing and potential customers. I worked on the project while under employment for Strata 3 and was responsible for authoring of PC and Mac Format CD-ROM, animation, sound editing and video implementation.
UCD Smurfit School Interactive CD-ROM
UCD is one of the leading Universities in Ireland. The Smurfit School of Business required a CD-ROM to attract potential students and showcase the facilities and programme's that they offer. I worked on the project while under employment for Strata 3 and was responsible for the authoring of PC and Mac format CD-ROM, sound editing and animation.
Vaultus Mobile Techologies
One of the most challenging and satisfying projects that worked in the past on was for Vaultus Mobile Techologies, a startup based in Boston. I worked on this project for over a year in charge of two major iterations of the website. I worked closely with @Oonagh O'Regan the Director of Marketing and visually developed the website, branding and print collateral following her marketing strategy and direction. We worked well together and saw through major changes in a very fast and well executed manner.
Other work included design and development of weekly email campaigns, design of trade-show graphics and multimedia backdrops for conferences including the Gartner Conference, Flash product showcase/animations and network/product diagrams.
Web Design Samples
Various Designs from my time as a freelance designer or contract designer and developer for www.tendora.com. I was lucky enough to work on a variety of projects ranging from brochure websites, email newsletters to more dynamic database driven websites. I also enjoyed creating the html/css templates for the bigger sites or full development for the smaller ones with flash animation if needed and basic SEO.
Qualifications & Certifications
Art & Design