Seán Smyth

Digital Designer & Frontend Developer


  1. Front End Developer & Music Photographer / - Present

    Initially starting out taking photos of gigs as a hobby, I now, on a voluntary basis, manage and maintain GoldenPlec website which is built on WordPress and handles over 100k page views a month.

    Key Achievements

    • Manage and maintain GoldenPlec’s custom built WordPress theme (SCSS & PHP)
    • Moved the codebase to a Git based workflow allowing for better collaboration with another developer
    • Track & fix bugs submitted by a team of over 60 volunteers.
    • Develop and impliment new feature requests from the editors.
    • Shot acts such as Red Hot Chili Peppers & Noel Gallagher at Croke Park, Macklemore, Mumford & Sons, Imagine Dragons & Ed Sheeran in 3Arena, The Cure, Sigur Rós, Kodaline & at festivals such as Electric Picnic
  2. Digital Designer / - Present

    I'm part of a team of four looking after the UI and UX of the site. This includes launching new products, new landing pages and optimisation of legacy pages.

    Key Achievements

    • I built and currently maintain a large pattern library in Sketch used by 4 of my colleagues.
    • Designed marketing landing pages for high profile handsets such as iPhone X, Huawei P20 Pro, Samsung S9 adhering to strict manufacturer guidelines.
    • Assigned as design lead for an upcoming 48 Months rebrand. Purpose of this is to get the site to a place whereby rolling out a rebrand will be easier.
    • Rolled out new page designs for many old sections of - assessing their content and bringing the design up to date with new brand guidelines.
  3. Email Marketer & Creative Designer / - June 2017

    Tasked with managing over 1,000,000 monthly email sends in six different languages. Designed assets for display ads, social media ads and offline marketing materials.

    Key Achievements

    • Reviewed & redesigned 50+ system triggered emails to ensure a consistent user experience and drive users through the sales funnel
    • Designed a series of 3 full page ads in easyJet’s in-flight magazine (circulation of 4 million per month)
    • Designed a large branded exhibition stall at ITB Berlin, the World's Leading Travel Trade Show
    • Drove the implementation of an new email marketing automated email provider (Vero)
  4. Creative Designer & Email Marketer

    GrabOne / -

    Responsible for the design, development and sending of emails to over 400,000 users daily. One third of the website's revenue was a direct result of these daily email sends.

    Key Achievements

    • Designed, built and tested bespoke nationwide digital campaigns ( among others)
    • Designed and developed custom landing pages, banners and display ads for various marketing campaigns
    • Designed nationwide print ad campaigns (Irish Independent, The Herald etc)
    • Managed social media accounts (100k+ fans)

References available on request