Hey, I’m Joe, I’m 25 and I have a 1st class honours M.Sc. in Interactive Media. I received a scholarship from University of Limerick to undertake this programme and I completed it in September 2015.

I also have a 1.1 B.Sc. (finished 2nd in my class) in Digital Media Design from UL, where I graduated in 2014. Like my Masters course, this programme comprised of a number of interdisciplinary subjects, including interaction design, audio/video production, programming, research methods and product design.

I have recently set up my own freelance design team with a classmate from UL. We have combined our skills in the hope of getting some work designing and developing digital products. Our website can be found at redcastledesign.com

In my free time, my heart primarily lies with film and video. I’m an avid DVD collector and am a huge fan of all things film and TV; consuming and producing. I am currently doing a part time TV Production, directing and Presenting course at The Park Studio in Dublin which is providing me with hands on know-how in the world of live television.

I’m also interested in writing (if the subject tickles my fancy) and am a self taught guitarist. Music is also a big part of my life, and I play bass guitar in a band. I am a social media enthusiast. I blog, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Youtube, post on/create forums. If it’s online, I’m all over it.

I’m always eager to work, gain experience and take part in projects in anything media-based, so don’t hesitate to contact me.

CV


Professional Experience

Red Castle Design
Sept 2015 – Present

  • Founder and designer of freelance web & graphic design team.

Odeon Cinemas
Dec 2015 – Present (Part-time)

  • Guest Experience Supervisor

Crowd Mobile
Oct 2013 – August 2015 (Part-time)

  • Internet researcher from home.

Education

Master of Science in Interactive Media
2014-2015, University of Limerick

  • Received 1.1 first class honours

Bachelor of Science in Digital Media Design
2010-2014, University of Limerick

  • Received 1.1 first class honours

Leaving Cert
2004-2010, Crescent College Comprehensive

  • 460 points incl. A1 in business studies

Technical Skills


HTML/CSS & WordPress
Adobe Photoshop & InDesign
Writing (Reviews & Scripts)
jQuery & JavaScript
Photography/Video & Editing
UX/Interaction Design
Directing for Television

Hobbies


Film & Television
Guitar/Bass & Metal Music
Soccer/NBA
Video Games & Technology
Creative Writing

Honours

  • Awarded scholarship to undertake Masters of Interactive Media programme by University of Limerick Science and Engineering department in 2014.
  • Awarded 4 consecutive letters of personal congratulations from UL President Don Barry for outstanding semester grades.
  • Awarded trophy in St. Michael’s National School for best all-round student in 2004.