Freelance – Ireland, United Kingdom & Colombia
June 2012 to present
All things design, interactive, motion. Team. solo, management. Complete with pencil.
BBC, Lotus Media, Glimpse Digital, Tailored Films, Parents Plus, Bang Bang Teo, lph Media.
Development Producer — BBC MediaCityUk, Manchester, United Kingdom
August 2011 to June 2012
I worked with the BBC in Manchester in Childrens Interactive as a development producer producing original content for the CBBC/Cbeebies websites. I led multi-disciplinary internal and external project teams delivering innovative digital products, tools and templates. A major part of my role was to generate new ideas and identify product development opportunities through research and analysis of customer needs and market trends and on the basis of BBC Editorial and BBC Future Media & Technology priorities. I worked with new technologies including HTML5 to prototype products for TV, PC, Mobile, and Tablet. I developed products for interactive storytelling to introduce new ways of delivering content to children. I developed and maintained excellent communication and collaborations with BBC R&D, FM&T, other BBC groups and external partnerships to be able to evaluate emerging technologies that might be exploitable including user interfaces, one of which combined audio recognition, touch and gesture to create an intuitive interface aimed at young children. I maintained a collaborative working relationship with the television production areas, feeding in to and delivering ideas, evolving working practices and worked effectively as part of a strong and multi-disciplined team. I had to be aware of legal and rights issues relating to digital media content as well as specific areas such as data protection and ensure all product development activity met with the BBC Editorial Guidelines. I’m currently working on a freelance/contract basis with CBBC/Cbeebies.
Producer/Director — Glimpse Digital Ltd
Jan 2006 to Jul 2010
Glimpse Digital Ltd. is a multidisciplinary digital imaging lab working in animation, design, visual effects, and matte paintings for film, HD, TV and the web. Glimpse uses skills that encompass the full breadth of the film making timeline, from concept work to production design and pre-visualization to on-set direction and supervision, to 3D animation and visual effects. With Glimpse Digital I was the producer/designer working with clients as Owens DDB, IIBBDO, McCann Erickson on brands as VW, Aer Lingus and broadcasters RTE and TG4. I was also in-house producer of the short film Blind Man’s Eye (2007) a Frameworks (IFB/Arts Council/RTE) funded film that was in competition at the Venice Film Festival 2007.
Creative Director — Educational Multimedia Group
Sep 2000 to May 2003
Achievements Set up professional services interactive team Successfully managed the outsourcing of EMG products Developed online video-based training of content by business guru Brian Tracy Designed & developed high-end products for Intel, Cisco, FAS, University of Phoenix Responsibilities Develop and execute creative strategy Manage and direct the creative team Maintain fiscal responsibilities and budgetary aspects of projects Meet with clients and present creative work Inspire and motivate the creative team by creative example Research technologies and areas for future development Represent the company at various seminars and conferences.
Head of New Media Development — Educational Multimedia Corporation
Jun 1998 to Aug 2000
Note: Educational Multimedia Corporation was a subsidiary of Educational Multimedia Group Achievements Set up design/media department of designers, developers, audio & video technicians ‘e-Learning Company of the Year’ , O2 Digital Media Awards, 2002 Approved Microsoft Independent Courseware Vendor (ICV) Developed and customised core products for Amtrak, UPS, Bayer, Bank of Ireland, Siemens, AIB, Eastman, Guinness, Aer Lingus, Goldman Sachs. Developed Senior/Junior school syllabus for skoool.ie in conjunction with Intel Developed products based on Macmillan Computer Publishing content Designed and built in-house sound studio Responsibilities Manage and direct the creative team both editorially and visually Direct all activities as they relate to the courseware production Maintain fiscal responsibilities and budgetary aspects of projects Responsible for growing the interactive and print design business Meet with clients and present creative work Liaise with departments heads to ensure a smooth flow of information and communication Interview and hire senior creative staff Inspire and motivate the creative team by creative example Conduct employee assessment appraisals Initiate and lead training for the design team Responsible for branding and corporate identity of EMC.
Motion Graphic Designer — Studio Zenith
Nov 1997 to May 1998
Hi end title sequences and commercials.
Head of Interactive Media — The Electric Paper Company
Nov 1995 to Nov 1997
Interface design, product development and design, corporate presentations, video and sound recording and editing, web-site development.
Supervising Sound Editor — Setanta Studios
Aug 1993 to Mar 1995
Supervising Sound Editor “The Sign of The Fish” (Animated T.V. Series) Additional Film/Sound Editing “The Sheltering Desert” (Live Action Feature)
Supervising Sound Editor — Don Bluth Entertainment
May 1987 to Jul 1993
“The Storytellers” (Animated T.V. Series) Supervising Sound Editor “The Pebble and the Penguin” (Animation Feature) Dialogue Editor “A Troll in Central Park” (Animation Feature) “Thumbelina” (Animation Feature) Film/Dialogue Editor “Rock-A-Doodle” (Live Action/Animation Feature) Assistant Dialogue Editor “All Dogs Go To Heaven” (Animation Feature)