Welcome, my name is David Randell. I am a Front End Developer & Designer based in Dublin, Ireland. I have a passion for user centered design and building exceptional user interfaces & experiences.
As a Designer I have 15+ years of experience in the Adobe suite of software, primarily Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. I am effective creatively under tight deadlines, with or without a brief and with minimal supervision. I believe in a team process, that the sum is greater than any individual part and the collective contribution and co-operation of each and every team member is essential for success.
The Earth without art is just 'eh'.
I am originally from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I came to Ireland by way of Cruise Ships, where I travelled all around the world for over 15 years. I met my beautiful Irish wife Jane while working on the ships and when it came time to settle it was easy decision to choose Ireland. I love Art, History and Archeaology which Ireland has in abundance. It is never to long between taking road trips somewhere on this little island to find something long forgotten. Jane and I have three little boys, Tim (8) and Liam (6) and Owen (4)! If you need to smile just find some pics of them on my Facebook profile... I challenge you not to smile!
I have too many hobbies to go through since I never say no to any new challenge or activity! The main ones though are my alter ego AbracaDave Magic. I love doing close up magic, there's no greater feeling than making someone smile or laugh, that moment of 'Astonishment' when they 'Embrace The Impossible' is priceless and I cherish every moment I create through such a fun hobby. I recently a Kids magic show as well. The entertainer bug started way back in High School in Canada where my passion was music, I did a year at Humber College in Toronto as a Saxophone major all the while I was playing Drums in various rock and roll bands on the side! My dream job is taken by some dude named Larry... the nerve!
I am lucky to have so many great experiences, and I bring these 'life experiences' into my design mentality. UX design becomes an easier process when you know the users inside and out, when you can relate and pull from past experiences and knowledge to ensure that anything and everything has been considered.
Any good designer has to be an artist as well. A good pencil and sketchbook is never too far away. Your brain can fill up with a lot of garbage pretty fast and the only way to clear it is to get those thoghts down on paper. Only then can you clear your brain and make room for all new ideas.
In 2007 I tried my hand at Oil Painting, something I always wanted to try. You can see some of the results on my FB profile but also on some of the background images on this site, 'Fantasy Happy Landscapes' I call them. (Thanks Bob Ross!)
Below you will find some recent stuff, some older stuff. A nice mix of Front End Development, Wordpress Development and UX/UI Design work. Some have project details, click to view.
Thanks for looking!
Worthpoint.co.uk | Marks & Library
UX Design | UI Design | Front End Development | Custom Wordpress Site
Drumnigh Montessori Primary School | 2018
UX, UI, Website Design & Development | Customised Wordpress Theme