My Story

I’m a Web Designer and front-end developer from Dublin, living in Cork.  I studied Visual communications in Dun Laoghaire IADT, Dublin, for four years and graduated in 2009. Whilst in college I developed a passion for web design and screen based projects.

In 2011 I started travelling, I worked for AJ Hackett Bungy, as a photographer and video editor, along with Magic Memories Australia as a photographer and carrying on my freelance design everywhere I go. I also had a grown-up job for two years in a golf software company based in Perth, as a front-end web developer/designer.

My websites are all WordPress sites, some are built with a pre-designed WordPress theme where I have just implemented the theme and laid out the content. Others are fully designed and built with WordPress, using a custom theme that I have coded with a BootStrap frame work. I have developed over 30 custom WordPress themes for several different companies.

My unique skill is, I am a developer who studied design. This has given me a huge advantage in terms of dealing with designers and developers. I understand what is trying to be achieved by designers and can also communicate to them the areas they need to consider when designing a site. I have also found that once a site is built and the designer sees it in use that they find flat areas or that a layout is not user friendly. This is where I offer subtle suggestions to enhance the design and make for a better experience.

 

Graphic Design

Web Development

Online Marketing

SEO & Social media

Testimonial – Starfish Lane, Perth

Starfish Lane is a small business based in Perth, Western Australia specialising in paper, invitations and craft.

I do not hesitate to recommend Lisa Harrison. She joined us at Starfish Lane as a part time employee working on our website. Lisa worked hard, often long hours with efficiency and faithfulness – always with a smile on her face. The role she took on was not an easy one, often having to meet and negotiate with difficult people. She managed this extremely well. She always went the extra mile for me personally, and Starfish Lane, attending meetings after hours.

Lisa is a friendly, compassionate person with an excellent work ethic. Apart from her website knowledge, she was always willing to offer new ideas in other areas of the business. Her enthusiasm, honesty, reliability and responsible nature is missed by me and the team at Starfish Lane. Through her efforts the Starfish Lane website was brought back from the brink of disaster. As a team player she was an asset to Starfish Lane. 

It was our loss when she left Australia and I wouldn’t hesitate to re employ her should she return to Perth. 

Avrile Bird
Director – Starfish Lane 

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