CV

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Experience

UX Designer

Puppet : August 2018-Present

  • Designing from fine details to overarching features on Puppet Remediate
  • Helping spread new design system patterns and designing for features across products.
  • Getting the whole office involved with ‘hallway research’ and usability testing sessions.
  • Fuelled learnings into 12in12: A Year of Side Projects.

Co-Leader

Ladies That UX Belfast : Summer 2019-Present

  • Co-leading my local chapter of Ladies That UX.
  • Organising meetups for 70+ attendees aiming to highlight a diverse range of speakers of different backgrounds, gender, and experience.
  • My role focuses on introducing first time speakers and helping students and others starting out in the field of UX get involved.

UI Engineer Intern

Allstate : Summer 2017

  • Developed branding and an online hub for UI Engineering, collaborating with an international team across two continents.
  • Co-managed the project from concept to code, practicing everything from crafting a story into a brand and prototyping essentials to ReactJS and SVG animation.
  • Participated in the Product Design team weekly critiques, user testing, and design workshops.
  • Chronicled the experience in weekly blog posts to help other young designers starting out.

Capabilities

Skills & Tools

  • Crafting designs with personality through narrative and user centred design.
  • Illustration and icon design for digital products and print.
  • Bridging gaps and working with designers and developers from concepting to code.
  • Coding new stories with HTML, CSS, Javascript, ReactJS, and SVGs.
  • Quick to learn and always eager for a new challenge.
  • Making monsters in Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite, and InVision.

Education

BDes Hons Interaction Design

Belfast School of Art : 2016-2020

  • Modules include: Interaction Design Fundamentals, Communication Design, Exploring Identity, Imaging and Data Visualisation, Creative Entrepreneurship, and Designing with Content. Upcoming focus on Designing User Experiences and Narrative and Storytelling.
  • Contributed to setup and curation of art & design pop-up shop opening for the final year exhibition show. Exhibited and successfully sold my own designs.

A-Level Studies

Cross & Passion : 2014-2016

  • Maths, Accounting, Physics, English Literature
  • Completed via distance learning, providing practice in both the subject matter and time management and self-directed work.

Interests

Among Other Things...

  • Fueling my tabletop gaming hobby through regular game design competition winnings.
  • Curling up with a good reference book (zoology and ancient military history are favourites besides the inevitable design tomes).
  • Counting the latest additions to the kickboxing & jiu jitsu bruise collection.
  • Constructing Lego vignettes.
  • Football (soccer for those across the pond).
  • Beating the drums.
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