About

Graphic Design

Lover of creating something from nothing. Day to day, specialising in design for print but a lover of designing interfaces that captivate the user.

Photography

Keen hobby photographer, shooting with a FujiFilm Finepix bridge camera. Prefers to shoot still life and landscapes.

Sports Lover

Follower of Liverpool FC and Ulster Rugby. Can be entertained by most sports, except snooker, that's not a real sport.

Curriculum Vitae

High School

Ballyclare High School 1997 – 2004

Undergraduate Degree

University of Ulster, Jordanstown 2004 – 2008
BSc Interactive Multimedia Design (Dip. Industrial Studies) | 2.1

 

Andor Technology

Employment Period: 2011 – Present
Position: Graphic Designer

As the sole graphic designer globally for Andor, I am responsible for managing internal and external stakeholder relationships that feed into the design and production of these marketing materials. For example I collaborate with internal technical departments, (e.g. engineering) to provide  the technical characteristics for labelling products correctly and consistently. I am also responsible for managing the relationship and contracts with external printing companies ensuring the effective delivery of projects on budget and to spec. From time to time I would use the services of external design agencies on larger projects. I am responsible for engaging with these agencies, providing briefing and specs, evaluation of work and ensuring delivery.

I was responsible for the graphic design of the company's first major rebrand for over ten years when Andor was purchased in January 2014. This was a significant undertaking which included a global rollout of a new logo and brand guidelines on its correct usage, updating all existing marketing materials as well as liaising with the engineering team to ensure product branding and documentation was updated as well.

I am currently working alongside the Group Director of Communications in implementing a new brand strategy and visual guidelines for Oxford Instruments and all their subsidiary companies. This will bring all 9 companies under a new brand identity and effect all parts of the business including marketing materials, product design, website design and all associated public facing materials.

Next Group PLC

Employment Period: 2007 - 2010
Position: Sales Assistant

My main responsibility as a part-time sales assistant was to provide a high level of customer service both on the shop floor and over the telephone. This helped to increase my confidence, communication and interpersonal skills greatly.

Stephen Kelly Design

Employment Period: 2007 - 2010
Position: Freelancer

After I graduated, I began working in a freelance capacity for friends and small local businesses while still working part-time. This included both web and print work on a small scale but allowed me to continuously improve and develop my design skills.

Intel Ireland

Employment Period: 2006 - 2007
Position: Systems and Web Administrator

Part of my university degree was a placement year with Intel. I was responsible for the maintenance and redesign of the main intranet site and also developed a new Flash-based tool for managers to use during appraisals to score staff on key competencies.

During my time at Intel I also took part in the Intel Involved scheme in which we voluntarily undertook various forms of community work.

Next Group PLC

Employment Period: 2003 - 2006
Position: Sales Assistant

My main responsibility as a part-time sales assistant was to provide a high level of customer service both on the shop floor and over the telephone. This helped to increase my confidence, communication and interpersonal skills greatly.

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