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

My current position in Andor sees me as the sole graphic designer based in the marketing department, in Belfast. I am responsible for the production of all global marketing materials from product literature to exhibition booths and tradeshow stand designs, as well as merchandise, print advertising and brochure materials. The role also sees me interact with a number of other departments to provide design assistance, such as engineering to provide brand guidelines for labelling products correctly and consistently.

I was heavily involved in the company's first major rebrand for over ten years when Andor was purchased in January 2014 by Oxford Instruments. I am also responsible for managing the relationship with printing companies and external design agencies that we use for larger projects.

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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