Kieran McCarthy  Designer  Photographer and Online Marketing Specialist

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Digital Photography SpecialistA Powerpoint& Flash presentations specialist. A creative web designer, e-Learning specialist, multimedia and online marketing specialist with 25 years' IT experience. A highly motivated individual and a strong team player with excellent literacy and communication skills.

Key Skills
  • Powerpoint Presentation Specialist
    15 years' experience designing custom Powerpoint presentations and presentation templates

  • Creative Website Designer & Online Marketing Specialist
    Over 10 years' experience designing and developing websites using HTML, CSS, Flash & ASP.
    Search engine optimisation and social media marketing. Website link banner design. HTML e-mail design

  • Flashtm Animation & Actionscript Development
    Flash presentations, Flash website components, advertisement banners and e-cards

  • eLearning Specialist
    Specialising in design and development of Blackboardtm course materials

  • Graphic Design / Digital Imaging Specialist
    Some 35mm and digital photography skills, specialising in portraiture and promotional photography. Extensive digital image design and editing skills using Photoshoptm and Micrografix Picture Publishertm.

Skillset

WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT & CMS LAST USED EXPERIENCE
Macromedia Dreamweaver Currently used 10 years
HTML, CSS, Javascript Currently used 10 years
Macromedia Flash & Flash Actionscript Currently used 5 years
Microsoft CMS Content Management System 2006 1 Year
Goss iCM Content Management System 2006 2 Years  
MS Access & ASP 2001 2 years    
eLEARNING LAST USED EXPERIENCE
Blackboardtm (University College Dublin) 2005 4 years
SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING LAST USED EXPERIENCE
Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo Currently used 5 years
Youtube, Dailymotion, Vimeo Currently used 5 years
DESIGN & PHOTOGRAPHY LAST USED EXPERIENCE
Microsoft Powerpoint Currently used 15 years
Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator Currently used 10 years

Micrografx Picture Publisher
Currently used 10 years
Digital Photography Currently used 15 years

Employment

2007 - Present CONSULTANCY/FREELANCE WORK

  • Powerpoint presentation design. website design, social media marketing & search engine optimization
  • Technologies Used: Powerpoint, Flash, HTML, CSS, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Recent web project www.mvbalmoral.org.uk (Website design, development, creation of written content, SEO and social media marketing)

2006 - 2007 KENT COUNTY COUNCIL

  • Contract Website Developer. Maidstone, Kent, UK www.kent.gov.uk >
  • HTML/Flash design and Actionscript development for Kent County Council website
  • Website content management using Microsoft Content Management System (CMS)
  • Website Approvals: Approval of web page submissions from content editors, checking for correct use of English and compliance with W3C technical standards
  • Technologies Used - HTML, CSS, Flash Actionscript, Microsoft CMS

2005 - 2006 SWALE BOROUGH COUNCIL

  • Contract Website Manager. Sittingbourne, Kent, UK www.swale.gov.uk >
  • Management of website www.swale.gov.uk and partner websites
  • Redesign of website www.swale.gov.uk and partner websites
  • Moderator, Swale Borough Council discussion forum
  • Technical support for content management issues using Goss iCM. Website-related digital photography
  • Technologies Used - HTML, CSS, Goss iCM Content Management System, Coldfusion

2001 - 2005 AUDIO VISUAL CENTRE, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN
Audio Visual Specialist. Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland www.ucd.ie >

  • eLearning Specialist: Design and development of e-learning projects using Blackboardtm.
  • Design of Powerpoint & Flash presentations
  • Design, implementation and maintenance of websites for university faculties and departments
  • Providing technical support and training to academic staff
  • Promotional photography - site photography for web and print, and some event photography
  • Sound Engineering: Weekly educational satellite television transmission "Safety and Health in the Workplace"
  • Assistance with live web streaming of University events
  • Technologies Used - HTML, CSS, Javascript, Flash, Blackboardtm, Powerpoint, Digital Photography

2000 - 2001 JWT COMMUNICATIONS INTERNATIONAL / DDFH&B ADVERTISING DUBLIN
Contract Digital Communications Designer. Christchurch, Dublin, Ireland www.ddfhb.ie

  • Design and development of websites, e-cards and website advertisement banners for clients including Heineken, Smirnoff, Baileys, Nestlé Ireland and Eirtricity Wind Energy
  • Powerpoint Presentation Design. Digital product and event photography, Lotus Notes Database Design
  • Technologies Used - HTML, CSS, ASP, Flash, MS Access, Powerpoint, Lotus Notes

1997 - 2000 PRICE WATERHOUSE COOPERS FINANCIAL SERVICES
Corporate Designer/Developer. Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland www.pwc.com/ie

  • Design of corporate documentation for print and electronic formats
  • Design/development work on the corporate intranet
  • Design of Corporate Presentations using MS Powerpoint
  • Technologies Used - HTML, CSS, Javascript, Lotus Notes, Powerpoint

1994 - 1997 SCREENPHONES MULTIMEDIA / CHORUS COMMUNICATIONS
Multimedia Designer and Photographer. Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland www.upc.ie

  • Community television information channels created using Ms Powerpoint: Multimedia design, maintenance and information update for community cable television channel projects in the Dublin, Maynooth, Sligo and Donegal regions of Ireland
  • Landscape photography, site photography and event photography for community television channels
  • Design and implementation of a tourism website for the Irish North-West region
  • Technologies Used - Powerpoint, Digital Photography, HTML, MS Office

1989 - 1994 MICROWORLD SOFTWARE HOUSE & PC TRAINING CENTRE
IT Trainer and Software Developer. Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland

  • In-house training on Microsoft suite, Lotus suite, WordPerfect
  • Database Design & Implementation using MS Access 2.0, DBASE 3.0 and Q&A 4.0
  • On-site software applications training and support at SME client sites
  • Technologies Used - MS Access, MS Office, Lotus Suite, DBASE

Secondary Education

St. Ita's Secondary School, Co. Limerick, Ireland '81 - '86
Irish Leaving Certificate 1986. Result - 6 Honours, 1 Pass

Third Level Education

  • N.C.E.A. Certificate in Computer Programming, Information Technology & Data Processing
    Limerick Regional Technical College. Co. Limerick, Ireland '87-'89
  • City & Guilds 417 Certificate in Computer Programming
    Limerick Regional Technical College. Co. Limerick, Ireland '87-'89
  • City & Guilds 418 Certificate in Data Processing
    Limerick Regional Technical College. Co. Limerick, Ireland '87-'89

Other Courses

  • Introduction to 35mm Photography
    Killarney VEC, Co. Kerry, Ireland 1992
  • Advanced 35mm Photography
    Audio Visual Department, University College Dublin, 1995
  • Adobe Photoshop Intermediate
    Arthouse Multimedia Centre, Dublin, 1998
  • Intermediate Web Page Design
    Arthouse Multimedia Centre, Dublin, 1998
  • Advanced Web Page Authoring
    Arthouse Multimedia Centre, Dublin, 1999
  • Introduction to Macromedia Flash
    Arthouse Multimedia Centre, Dublin, 1999
  • Macromedia Flash Intermediate
    Arthouse Multimedia Centre, Dublin, 2000
  • Adobe Illustrator Intermediate
    Arthouse Multimedia Centre, Dublin, 1998
  • Digital Photography Skills
    Audio Visual Department, University College Dublin, 2001
  • Digital Video Production and Editing
    New Media Technology College, Dublin, 2004