I am a freelance Graphic Designer based in Newry. I specialise in Print Design, Graphic Design and Modern Website Design. I have experience in SEO, brand awareness, social media integration and blogging.
My Graphic Design Ethos
When it comes to graphic design, I believe less is more! If you begin to over-complicate things you will be left with a complete mess. I look at everything with a Graphic Designer mentality. I think this is a good thing because I will always analyse how things look, which allows me to imagine how it has been created and how I could improve upon it if possible.
All businesses have strengths and weaknesses, which I take into account when I do any job. Creating something pretty may be nice to look at but if it does not have function, what is the point?
"I won't just make it, I'll make it work!"
My Work Experiences
2012University of UlsterI graduated from the University of Ulster with a BSc Hons Degree in Interactive Multimedia Design in 2012. After leaving Jordanstown and with my degree at the ready, I was ready for the big bad world of work.
2013-2014JMC MobileI started working for JMC Mobile in 2013 as a Graphic Designer. It was my first job since finishing University so I had a lot to learn. It was a great learning curve, I realised why Printers and Designers tend to bump heads when it comes to print specifications. I learnt how to deal with customers face to face and also over the phone effectively. It was a platform for me to learn the ropes, and to brush up on any areas I needed to work on. I learnt something much more important during my time there, how to keep your customer happy. When I started in JMC Mobile, the first thing I was told is that the most important thing about your job is keeping customers happy, regardless of what department you are in. This is something that has stayed with me ever since.
2014-2015FieldmotionIn 2014, I transferred to Fieldmotion, a software company born out of internal frustrations within JMC Mobile. The result of JMC being sold to O2, I was asked to become the lead Graphic Designer for the company. That meant I was in charge of company branding, digital marketing and SEO amongst so many other things. I absolutely loved this job, I was given creative freedom within my role and I never looked back. The company started to get noticed and sales started coming through the website down to my SEO tactics. Something I am very proud of.
2016-PresentMcCabe GraphicsI started McCabe Graphics in 2016 and haven't looked back since. Feel Free to check out my website, I'm sure you will find something you like.
Why Work With Me?
I have had the joy of working for the past couple of years in a competitive industry and have gained some valuable insights into how business ‘actually’ works. Having a business is a great starting point but having a great looking business will be the icing on the cake. When you see your competitors, the first thing that enters your mind is whether or not they look good, whether it’s their work van, logo, website etc.
When I create something for you I won’t just make it, I’ll make it work!