Hello, my name is

Ciaran Foley

I can help you
make you websites prettier
make your code scalable
refine your strategy

About Me

I'm a web designer & Front-end developer with 12 years experience based in the NYC area. I'm a forward thinker with a passion for usability, User Experience and Cultural Customization. I excel at HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Organic SEO and strategy. I know enough of Rails, .Net & PHP to get by (and some ColdFusion, but I hope you dont use that) Drupal or Wordpress across multiple servers that integrate with a legacy system? - no problem.

I'm fully legal and willing to work in the US, EU or the Schengen Zone countries.

Download my Resume

It might be a little less up to date than my site though ;)

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Contact Information

Address
Stamford, CT
USA
Email
ciaran@ciaranfoley.com
Phone
321 258 6889
Website
ciaranfoley.com
github
github.com/ciaranpearse

What I Do

I've been doing this for a while so I've picked up a wide range of skills. Im strongest in Frontend development, CMS and organic SEO but can hold my own with just about anything from databases to marketing.

HTML4/5

Expert level HTML

CSS2/3

Expert level CSS & CSS3

SEO

Very impressive organic SEO results. Many 1st page results with nothing but great content.

JavaScript

I learned JavaScript a long time ago. Ive really been getting back into it lately

Ruby on Rails

Admitibly intermediate at best but love Ruby on Rails

Strategy

There's usually a better and leaner way to do it. Strategy can always be refined.

Employment

I've worked for companies large and small. For startups and for multi-nationals. For financial, entertainment and design companies. I've even started a few myself!

from March 2007 to present day

ExecuNet Inc.

Senior UX Designer

Responsible for overall look and feel of the customer facing website. Transitioned front-end code from table based HTML/Flash to pure CSS and JavaScript. Championed UX efforts, made recomendations and assisted in implementing changes in order to enhance usability. Owned design, development and maintainance of multiple member only blogs using Wordpess & Expression Engine.

Sept 2006– March 2007

Accenture (Subcontracted through Murphy & Co.)

Site Manager

Managed content across accenture.com and their multiple country specific websites. Assigned tasks among team members in Greenwich, CT and China. Created new sections and editions of various Accenture online properties. Collaborated with Accenture employees worldwide to gather assets and launch new features.

Janurary 2005 – September 2006

Contracting

Web Designer – Contract

Sony Professional:


Designed, programmed and maintained product specific mini-sites. Recommended and implemented CSS standards for new site designs. Meet with internal clients to identify and fulfill online advertising needs. Designed and launched online advertising campaigns. Created sales and informational emails using Sony guidelines. Analyzed and explained web traffic statistics to internal clients. Managed, updated and maintained content on sony.com/professional through TeamSite.

DirecTV:


Designed local and external advertising banners and landing pages in CSS, HTML and JavaScript. Coded, troubleshot and designed email newsletters and prospect customer sales emails.

The History Channel:


Designed and coded multiple show specific web sites for overall site redesign using CSS and JavaScript. Gathered multimedia assets for inclusion in redesigned web sites.



A&E TV:


Redesigned minisites for specific shows new series using HTML, CSS, JavaScript & Flash

CMP:


Managed email campaigns for Call Centers. Maintained email address resources. Updated and maintained websites and intranet. Identified bottlenecks and breaking points in existing processes and identified remedies. Calculated ROI based on cost of emails sent versus income generated.

Oct. 2003 – Jan 2005  

illmagination llc.

Partner / New Media Director

Managed Client relations and direct all aspects of Web Production and ensure all client projects are completed in a timely manner and under budget. Identified, arranged and managed outsourcing needs. Identified new technologies and expanded service offerings. Conducted competitive analysis studies and recommendations for clients and run usability testing seminars to examine and identify possible problems and/or bottlenecks. Mentored clients to insure smooth handover upon project completion. Developed backend tools to ensure smooth workflow amongst employees and outsourced partners regardless of location.

Oct. 2000 – Sept. 2003

MicroWarehouse

Art Director/ Web Producer

Coded all HTML and CSS for Static and Dynamic areas of warehouse.com and Micro Warehouse Inc.’s Intranet redesigns based off Photoshop mockups. Liased with Development team in NJ offices and Freelance Developers in Turkey to ensure that all design and functionality standards were strictly abided by. Once developed, managed 75% of the content on Intranet and 90% of content on warehouse.com. Streamlined the content deployment tool to ensure current and accurate products and promotions were advertised on all warehouse.com homepages. Managed the process of bi-weekly advertising updates to all of the Consumer, Government, Education and Corporate segments for the Micro, Mac, Data Comm and Mobile catalogs. Worked closely with Broadcast Email Manager and Web Design team to produce all HTML for the PC Business, PC Consumer, Mac and Data Comm weekly broadcast emails. Created cross-browser/platform, scalable promotional pages showcasing product information offers and promotions for Micro warehouse Inc.’s manufacturers.

Skills

Although my main skills are more frontend oriantated I enjoy figuring out the backend. I've fallen in love with Ruby on Rails and am working on a major personal project using it at the moment so that I can leanr it inside out

I don't care it its a PC or a Mac - give me sublime text and I'll get it done!

Main Skills

HTML
CSS
JavaScript
JQuery
UX
Ruby on Rails
PHP

List of Skills

Code
HTML5 CSS3 javaScript jQuery Ruby/IRB/Rails PHP GIT Unix Shell Scraping/Spiders SQL & NoSQL
Design
Pencil & Paper Fireworks Photoshop Illustrator
CMS
WordPress Drupal ExpressionEngine TeamSite
Languages
English Irish (Gaelic) German Hungarian

Portfolio

There's probably a lot more - these are the ones I remember the most

Testimonials

I've worked with many people in my career. Here's what a few of them have to say about me.