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Design Skills: Portfolio - SOLD OUT

  • Flatiron Belfast 64-66 Upper Church Lane Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT1 4LG United Kingdom (map)

This speed portfolio event is open to all designers and design students, but the expert focus will be on Branding, UX, Products and Experiences.

Bring your best 3 projects to speak about and share with our design experts from Fathom, Mammoth, The Foundation, CME and Smarts. This event will help you get some advice and guidance about your work to help progress it and give you new opinions and insights from an industry perspective.

Book your ticket below and we will allocate you time slot at the start of Design Week.


Our design experts include:


With over 12 years industry experience and a First Class Hons in Interactive Multimedia Design, Marie–therese has held various roles within the digital sector during her career. In her role at Fathom she now leads the delivery team, developing the roles of those within it and ensuring projects are properly structured and delivered on time and to budget.

After a university placement in Intel Dublin, Marie–therese’s career formally began as a Front End Designer & Developer within Eyekiller and MadebyMint, and progressed onto Senior UX Designer in Etain and Head of Digital Creative in Mammoth. Since joining Fathom, Marie–therese has had immense experience shaping UX projects for clients such as Permanent TSB, Police Service of Northern Ireland, Vita Liberata and Tesco Mobile.

In her spare time, Marie–therese organises & hosts the local meet up Ladies that UX Belfast, a part of the global group that encourages women within the industry to get together monthly, help mentor each other and discuss how user–centred design and its application is progressing within the community in Northern Ireland.



“Having joined the CME Group back in 2012, I head up the UX Design team here in Belfast, where I work with an enthusiastic bunch of designers, researchers and all-round user experience specialists. We focus primarily on customer-facing enterprise applications and our myriad of web assets - and strive to create intuitive solutions for our users - both external and internal. 

I took a meandering path to a career in UX. My degree is in Psychology, including Human Computer Interaction – which somehow led to a post grad in IT (it was still called ‘IT’ back then ☺ ). Prior to joining CME, I worked my way through various technology roles - web development, systems analysis and solutions architecture – focusing more and more on problem solving and workflow design as I went. So, with UX I feel like I’ve kind of come full circle and love applying both my academic background and industry experience in my day-to-day job.”



Patrick attended the University of Ulster Art College, Belfast and Virginia Commonwealth University in the US and is a graduate in Visual Communication. Patrick has been working as a graphic designer for 10 years, working for Slater Design, as freelance and the Northern Ireland Civil Service before joining Mammoth five years ago. Patrick has worked on brand, design and advertising campaigns for the likes of Sony, Budweiser, Paul Costelloe, Bank of Ireland, Rory McIlroy, Victoria Square, Queen’s University and Ulster University.



Andrew is a cultural magpie, a collector of bright and shiny ideas who is as likely to be inspired by album artwork or live theatre as he is by anything marketing related.  With over 25 years industry experience, Andrew leads the award-winning Smarts’ Creative Services team of designers, copywriters and digital media experts.

He has delivered communication campaigns, brand identities and digital media solutions for some of the world’s biggest consumer brands and not-for-profit organisations including Guinness, Bushmills Irish Whiskey, Johnnie Walker, Lidl, Save the Children and Dell.


As a specialist in identity design, Alan’s sole focus for the last 30 years has been to develop design that lasts for the clients he has worked with. As a passionate designer in search of 'the great idea' he loves every brand challenge and relishes the opportunity to work with designers who think outside the box. Having rolled out brand programmes for Ireland’s largest public and private sector organisations, he has been the recipient of several industry awards for his work – most notably an Irish Design Effectiveness Award for the design and implementation of the identity for the Police Service of Northern Ireland. Now working with organisations and designers Alan encourages a blend of memorable creativity and strategic thinking to solve any challenge.

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