Mac Donagh

Developer & Designer

  • Dublin, Ireland

I am a Frontend Developer from Dublin with a love of design and unique, creative interfaces. My experience also includes back-end development and UX/UI design. I am hugely passionate about programming and design and strive to excel in both by challenging myself to explore and master new technologies and methods.

My journey in this career began in 2010 when I started a one year course in Advertising & graphic design. Here I realised that I wanted to pursue a career in digital design and development. I went on to complete a four year degree in Multimedia with a first-class honours in 2015. After completing my degree I joined an exciting e-commerce start-up called Love & Robots. I started as an intern and progressed to lead developer over two years with the company.

In 2017 I left Love & Robots and began working for the Science Gallery initially in-house in Dublin and later in Melbourne. In this time I worked on the redesign of the Science Gallery site (to be used by all the Science Gallerys internationally) by overhauling the information architecture of the site, and researching competitor sites and UX principles. I delivered low to high fidelity prototypes and worked on the main site. I have also completed four microsites for the gallery. These involve me being involved in the creative process by experimenting with different technologies to create unique and immersive experiences with the lead designer.

In 2017, I moved to Melbourne. In my time here I worked with award winning agencies Clemenger BBDO and mostly with AKQA. I spent 7 months working at AKQA with multiple clients including NAB, Nissan and Kmart. I spent the majority of my time there on the Bunnings team involved in projects such as the creation and maintenance of the Homebase UK site using the existing Bunnings site, introducing a commerce solution into the Bunnings site with React and re-developing the adaptive site into a responsive platform.

My short career has seen me give talks to 4th year degree level students and at events such as an Offset event in Dublin in 2016. My work has been featured by reputable blogs such as Awwwards, Siteinspire and Hoverstates. From October 2016 to April 2017, I thought a course in web design to third-level students in Dublin.

About Me My Work

Love & Robots

Web Developer & UX Designer

I originally joined Love & Robots as an intern straight out of college in June 2015. My time as an intern was a great experience where I got to work with some incredibly talented...

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Design & Development Work

Since I was in college I have been an active freelance web designer and developer having completed my first freelance web job in 2011. I have worked on freelance and contracted...

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3D Geo Data Visualisation

Censational is a project that explores the potential usage of 3D web technologies in the growing field of data visiualisation. It was completed in conjunction with my final...

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Artist Collaboration Platform

StudioTrail is the project that I undertook for my third year final project. It is a website that acts as a platform for aspiring artists and students. It enables them to show...

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Concept Quit Smoking App

Puffd was designed as part of a research project on the effects of push notifications as a cure to addiction. The concept of the app was that it would encourage users to quit...

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Tap 'n' Tab

HTML5 Audio Drum Simulator

Tap ā€˜nā€™ Tab was the result of an experiment using the HTML5 Web Audio. The application allows the user to click on different parts of a drum kit to play the sound. It also has...

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