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Darragh McAllister

I create graphics, web interfaces, social media campaigns, and create and code online content. I can help identify your audience and tailor messages to ensure the greatest exposure and brand development.

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Name : Darragh McAllister
Phone : 087 1510238
Email : dairemacalastair@gmail.com
Address : Donegal Town, Ireland
Viber : 0871510238
Instagram : mcallisterdarragh
Twitter : @IrishDarragh

Work

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Web Design

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InDesign

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Branding Identity

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UI Design

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Typography

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Graphic Design

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Identity

I am available for web design/development, content writing, video editing, graphic design, logo design, social media marketing and branding.
You can also download some works on Social Media content strategy, and an interactive PDF document I created while at MSU Denver, through InDesign. My video editing skills can be found here

Services and skills

With a degree in Technical Communication, I am able to establish audience, and tailor messages to them in print, graphic, design, and content writing.

Using technologies such as HTML, CSS, jquery, and Adobe suite, I can create interactive documents and websites for all industries and purposes using sound UX principles.

If you need consulting or need to hire me for any of this work, drop me a line here

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    CONTENT AND MARKETING

    Know your audience, and craft consistent messages that suit the audience, and SEO. SWOT, BIM models and positioning statements for your business.

  • b

    WEB DESIGN

    Designs that are creative, accessible and informative are the main goals in our design process; turning visitors into customers.

  • d

    UI

    Create user interfaces that correspond to brand colors, audience psychology, and digital trends.

  • f

    SOCIAL MEDIA

    Establish voice, tone, colors, and brand, and create consistent messages to the right audience, at exactly the right time. Audit your social media presence Develop a content strategy Measure your progress Refine your strategy.

  • p

    UX DESIGN

    Everything from wireframes to implementation. A site must be planned for functionality, and considers what the audience needs, and provide those needs without the audience having to ask.

  • m

    FRONT END

    Skilled in WordPress, HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, and jQuery, the tools that keep the web ticking. A website is always a project that is never finished, and must adapt accordingly.

Employment

A short brief of my recent work experience. Recommendations are available opun request.

  • 2015 - 2017

    Digital Media Production

    Access Center - MSU Denver


    At the Access Center, I redesigned the department website through T4, created flyers, posters and documents for events in Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign. I also assisted disabled students in their academic pursuits by converting thier documents and books to be machine readable. Here, I got to know the importance of accessability, and was priveledged to help a lot of students with disabilities, and learn their struggles with experiencing technology, and web pages.

  • 2013 - 2013

    web designer intern

    Horton Group, Nashville, TN, USA


    At Horton Group, I was lucky to be able to work with a creative bunch of people who had alot of fun projects going on around Nashville, including websites for craft breweries, whiskey festivals, and bluegrass events. Here, I mainly worked with CSS injector on Drupal, where I edited drafts of websites in the pre-launch phase. I got to see and experience great team work, and collaboration through team meetings, and working with, and around the needs of clients.

  • 2012 - 2014

    Digital Media

    California Center for Co-operative Development, Davis, CA


    At CCCD, I was able to help the organisations clients get their businesses off the ground by designing their websites with sound UX, and advising them on social media, and SEO strategies to grow their co-op business. I researched demographics in their area, and composed and crafted content to target specific audiences. I was also able to help CCCD on their promotional materials for events, and fundraisers.

  • 2014 - NOW

    Freelance Designer and Developer

    Freelance


    Since 2014, I have designed materials for bands, weddings, and athletes throughout the US. I also helped university professors in various departments in both MSU Denver, and the University of Boulder on their subject websites. While at college, I also advised breweries in their startup phase in how to plan for launching their business online, such as social media strategies, brand colors, and content.

Education

Abbey Vocational School, Donegal Town

Berkeley City College, Berkeley, CA, USA

Metropolitan State University of Denver, CO, USA

  • 2013 - 2017

    B.S. Technical Communications

    Metropolitan State University of Denver


    At MSU, I learned the theory of communication, and UX design principles. This program taught me a wide range of skills including writing, video editing, and production, web design, content writing, social media, and interactive design.

  • 2010 - 2013

    Digital Art

    Berkeley City College


    At Berkeley City college, I got my first taste of digital art and design where I learned the basics of design. Here, I got to learn Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, After Effects, and Dreamweaver.

Contact

Whether you want to hire me for your company, need help on a personal project or need consulting, drop me a line, and we can talk about your needs. I can work remotly and understand the European and American market. You can also call me at 087 1510238