Kevin Doocey

Web Enthusiast | doocey1@gmail.com

ABOUT

I'm a recent MSc. Information Systems Management graduate with over 5 years experience in web technologies. Whether it's establishing successful websites or designing enticing artwork on Adobe Photoshop, I've kept up the latest trends in the modern era and now seek new, invigorating challenges.

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EDUCATION

MSc. Information Systems Management
National University of Ireland, Galway
1 Year Masters

JUNE 2014

BA Hons, English & Information Technology
National University of Galway, Ireland.
3 Year Course

JUNE 2013



EXPERIENCE

Front End Developer
Final Year Project.

As part of a final year project for my MSc in Information Systems Management, I created the 'look and feel' of the web service directory that we developed for Galway branch of Saint Vincent de Paul. I meticulously planned every detail out the site's layout, and also created all the graphics on display. I delved into PHP, HTML, JavaScript, and CSS during the development period, as well as calling upon my expert Adobe Photoshop skills to ensure a consistent, user friendly interface for the charity's members to use.

SEP 2013 - JUNE 2014

Sports Reporter
Western People.

I covered various sports for the vastly read Western People sports section. Travelled to games; compiled reports, before filing them in time for publication on Monday evening. My publications were read by tens of thousands in the biggest selling newspaper in the North West.

2008 - 2010

Sports Journalist
Sports Direct News.

I reported on various sports for an English start-up website. My duties involved the composition of feature writing, interviewing Premier League footballers. Such a role was carried out from home, using a custom content management system (CMS) to file stories under a stringent timescale.

2013 - 2014

Freelance Columnist
PaddyPower, Betfair, Boylesport, talkSPORT.

As one of the most respected Newcastle United bloggers, large brand names such as PaddyPower and Betfair recruit me to write a feature column for their respective blogs. My pieces are well researched, and envoke interesting discussion amongst fans. I have also been asked to give my thoughts on NUFC live on talkSPORT, one the biggest sports radio channels in the UK.

2012 - PRESENT

View the rest of my experience, and connect with me on LinkedIn.



AWARDS

Business Card Design Winner
Bebo.com

Designed a business card for Bebo.com to distribute across Europe, as part of a competition. The design was printed and handed out to business partners at various summitts across the world during 2009.

2009

Class Representative
National University of Ireland, Galway.

I served as class representative for NUI Galway's 3rd year Information Technology class as part of the Bachelor of Arts programme. Such tasks included gaining feedback on classes, lecturers, and any other aspect of the course & liaising with the department staff to ensure a smooth day-to-day running of the module. I also successfully organised class events.

2013


SKILLS

WordPress


Adobe Photoshop


HTML/CSS


MySQL


Java


Node.js


OTHER SKILLS

Digital Marketing: Twitter Advertising, Facebook Advertising, Social Media Campaigns.
Analytics: Google Analytics, Google Webmasters Tools.


PORTFOLIO

TYNE TIME

Established in January 2009, Tyne Time is one of the most respected Newcastle United Blogs on the internet. Covering opinion pieces on the biggest football club in the North East of England, this WordPress powered blog, hosted on a dedicated cloud server, has amassed over one million visits and continues to provide top quality content for its dedicated readership.

WordPress, Adobe Photoshop, PHP

SLINK

Assigned as a Final Year Project in my BA Hons degree, paired with another class student, we strived to create a working social network dedicated for students to showcase their credentials to potential employers. Throughout the course of the project we delved into JavaScript and proactively engaged with modern technologies such as Node.js and MySQL to create our solution. We deployed the app on AppFog, via the command line.

JavaScript, Node.js, MySQL, Jade

WORLD CUP TODAY

To mark the world's biggest football event, I set myself the challenge of creating an engaging and fully responsive website that could cater for followers of the 2014 World Cup. Using WordPress and a cloud host, World Cup today raked in thousands of visits, with Search Engines proving a major source as I tried out various SEO techniques which resulted in the site ranking very high for competitive search terms.

SEO, Responsive Design, WordPress

SAINT VICNENT DE PAUL

Assigned as a year-long project as part of my Masters, I teamed up with four other classmates to set about creating a database driver, web service directory for the Galway branch of Saint Vincent de Paul. My duties in the project involved the front-end design and ensuring that the members of the charity could use the service with ease. The project was completed on time, and regarded as a success by both the charity and the development team.

MySQL, PHP, WordPress, Adobe Photoshop

DAVIDDOOCEY.COM

A fully-functioning , asesthetically pleasing showcase for an established musician. As a musician myself I knew what the true requirements for such a website would be - including its layout, the styling of images, and indeed a focus on what the individual offers, for eg. his CD. I also deployed some SEO techniques which ensured that the website ranked #1 for not only his name, but on the first page for a various competitive terms such as 'changing time'.

MySQL, PHP, WordPress, Adobe Photoshop



CONTACT

Email
doocey1@gmail.com

Address
Belgarrow,
Foxford
Co. Mayo, Ireland.

Phone
+353 857589778

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