Me and Taran

I have over 10 years experience in design, and have been creating websites since the early, dark and dial-up days of the internet.

Initially building websites in HTML as a teen, I then went on to study Visual Communications in Waterford Institute of Technology. This gave me an understanding of design history and theory to better appreciate what makes great visual design work. I've been designing ever since, and have created a large body of work, both digitally and in print.

I am always working to improve my skills in UX theory and practice, front-end and visual design. I recently finished a Diploma in UX to learn the latest workflows in user experience design and also continue to hone my front-end development skills for UI-related work. In recent years I also completed a Masters in Professional Design Practice at Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT).

When I am not being busy and important, I enjoy gardening, playing music and generally faffing around with my family. Pictured is me with my son, somewhat reluctantly dressed as a pumpkin!

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Work and
Experience.

  • 2 Years

    2018-Present

    UI/UX Designer Poppulo

    Poppulo are an Internal Communications SaaS company whose customers include global companies like Unilever, Rolls Royce and Vodafone. As a UI/UX Designer at Poppulo I would be responsible for carrying out user Research, ideation/design workshops and prototyping on software features.

  • 13 Years

    2004-2017

    Design Director and Founder Chuffey

    In 2004 I started my own design business, Chuffey. We completed design and development of websites for companies such as Bayer Crop Science and visual solutions for American Holidays, The National Lottery and many other SMEs.

  • 2 Years

    2003-2004

    Senior Designer LWA

    At LW Associates I was the lead designer for both digital and print, helping produce full marketing campaigns including digital, graphic and brand elements.

  • 5 Years

    2001-2002

    Web Designer MediaTec

    I worked as a web designer for Mediatec, a Kildare-based web design company who also designed touchscreen kiosk hardware and software. During this time I also worked on some interactive design for companies such as Maxol and the Local Enterprise Board.