When I started the MSc in Marketing, Consumption and Society, I decided to step back from my full-time role to focus on my studies. However, I continued to do freelance work for clients throughout the year in areas such as graphic design and web development. Here is a sample of the work.
I took on several web development projects throughout 2018- 2020, most of which involved content management and integrating functionality into websites. The biggest project I took on was a full website build for Moylan Ryan – Embodiment Coach.
I was connected with Moylan through a mutual contact and worked with him through each phase of the web development process. These phases included:
- Initial consultation
- Project strategy
- Wireframing and layouts
- Design of main pages
- Booking integration
- Revisions and snaglist
The WordPress website, www.moylan-ryan.com went live after two months. It has been a great resource for Moylan for providing information to clients and for managing his bookings and appointments.
Sean designed a beautiful website for me. He made the whole process rather easy and enjoyable. I’d highly recommend his services, great experience from start to finish.
Graphic Design was another area I did freelance work in before and throughout my Master’s I worked with Good Shepherd Ireland and developed banners, flyers and a booklet for their various events and activities.I also worked with LimBrick City (now Shannon Bricks) on designing Posters for several of their events around the country.
Working with clients throughout this time allowed me the opportunity to grow and step outside my comfort zone to explore different styles and design formats. It allowed me to gain insights and knowledge on how to effectively use fonts, composition, colours and balance to communicate effectively through visuals.
Working freelance was a fantastic learning experience on each stage of a creative project. I learned how to effectively project manage: quoting, briefing, design and developing, revisions and sign-offs, and invoicing and payment, and most importantly communication clearly and efficiently with clients.