Designing, surfing, hiking, travel, photography & video

These are just some of my passions and interests that help keep me creative and motivated.

I’m currently working in financial tech here in Dubai helping regional banks scale and global banks diversify. Working in a city with a rapidly growing financial sector yields a lot of opportunities to create and re-think some compelling concepts and ideas.

I share my passion for design with my interests, such as travel or being in the ocean – I feel it keeps my creativity flowing. Discovering new ideas and perspectives on problems really takes a healthy dose of fear and adrenaline. I thrive when being outside my comfort zone and for me – it’s only helped me grow more as a designer and a person.

Career

YAP – Product Designer

Dubai | April 2021 – Present

YAP is a digital banking app revolutionizing the mobile banking experience. We function as an independent app with no physical branches, making it the first of its kind in the UAE.

Synechron – UX Designer

Dubai | Aug 2019 – April 2021

Synechron is a leading digital transformation consulting firm focused on the financial services industry and is working to Accelerate Digital initiatives for banks, asset managers, and insurance companies around the world.

No79 Design – Jr. UX Designer

Coleraine | Jan 2017 – July 2019

No79 work with businesses looking to improve their visual appearance both online and offline. We offer the best designs and solutions to help you stand out from the crowd.

Education

University of Ulster

Belfast | Class of 2019

Bachelor of Design in Interaction Design with First Class Honours

Northern Regional College

Newtownabbey | Class of 2015

Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production at D*D*D (A Level equivalent of A*A*A)

Side Note: I also created Roam Often – a place to store my photos and videos from my trips and travels over the years. At present it’s currently in its infancy but slowly developing into what I want it to be. Coming Soon