In 2018, I completed the BSc (Hons) in Interactive Multimedia Design degree with first-class honours. Before and during Ulster University I was also building my freelance brand, McShannock Design, which started way back in 2016. During this time, my dream was to travel the world living the “laptop lifestyle”. However, reality hit and I realised I needed to earn a living! I was fortunate to secure a Front-End Developer role with the team at Reflex Studios. I’ll be forever grateful to Michael and Darren for giving me the valuable experience in my first design related role.
My freelancing work saw me collaborate with some excellent designers and developers and also work with some of the most well-established clients in the country. These include, but are not limited to, the ‘Northern Ireland Tourist Guide Association’, the nationally recognised ‘Citizens Advice’, and Northern Ireland’s number one glossy magazine, ‘Ulster Tatler’.
Away from the screen, I can be found exploring, cooking and keeping fit. More recently, I swam the equivalent of the English Channel, whilst raising over £1,000 for charity. You can read about this on my Just Giving page.
Adobe Certified Associate in Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign.
Awarded the BEST Award for the development of the Citizens Advice Belfast website.
Raised over £1,000 for charity, by swimming the equivalent of the English Channel.
On the Dean’s honours list two years running at Ulster University.
Trained NPLQ RLSS Lifeguard until it expired a couple of years ago.
Worked in Sainsbury’s for 6 and a half years, supervisor for about half that time.