Darren Stephenson

DESIGNER + DEVELOPER

Darren Stephenson

About me

Welcome to the small web presence of Darren Stephenson. This is a platform for me to portray my skills, experience and interests. I have a passion for website and application development and I want to share this with you. Please take some time to review my work.

Hi, I’m Darren Stephenson and I’m a highly motivated individual with a background in business, programming and website development. I have over 10 years experience in web design and web development, and have extensive experience anaylsing business processes, documenting business requirements and designing / developing technical solutions that satisfy requirements. My passion is the designing and developing of clean and functional websites. I also enjoy developing software and mobile applications.

 

Email

Website

Address

: hello@darrenstephenson.ie

: darrenstephenson.ie

: Temple Bar
Dublin 2, Dublin

Darren Stephenson

HOBBIES & INTERESTS


  • Games


  • Music


  • Travel


  • Cinema


  • Windows


  • Coffee


  • Cars


  • Developing

My resume

SENIOR PRODUCT DEVELOPER

FBD Insurance2013 - Current

Working with a great team on the development and adoption of new Software. Activities range from requirements gathering, to designing and developing insurance software applications.

WEB DEVELOPER /
PROJECT COORDINATOR

Taxback.com2011 - 2013

Solely responsible for the development of internal management software and co-ordinated their adoption in the company. Also responsible for developing and maintaining the local websites.

FREELANCE DEVELOPER

Yourdsweb.net2006 - 2011

Worked closely with various clients helping them to realize their web development requirements. This is where I gained a lot of my experience in developing and managing various web projects.

Professional Scrum Master

Scrum.org2015 - 2015

"Professional Scrum Master is the cutting-edge course for effective Scrum Masters and anyone supporting a software development team's efficiency and effectiveness."

Masters in Information Technology (MIT)

NUIG2009 - 2011

Designed to produce graduates who have core technical knowledge combined with a strong appreciation of business environments and an understanding of 'people' in the workplace.

Business with Information Systems Management

GMIT2004 - 2008

Proficient from both a technical and a business perspective, this programme aims to produce graduates that are capable of designing, developing, implementing and maintaining information systems.

Milestones Achieved

2412 Cups of Coffee
37 Succesful Projects
443 Network
3 Awards Won

Skill

87%

HTML5/CSS3

The basics, my introduction to HTML in college set me on my web development career path.

75%

JAVASCRIPT

The powerful programming language of the web, I use in making web pages more alive.

83%

PHP

A server-side scripting language that’s my go-to for dynamic website development.

69%

SQL

Experienced with many types of SQL, including MySQL, PostgreSQL and even Oracle’s PL/SQL.

100%

WORDPRESS

I’ve had the pleasure of growing up with the Wordpress CMS platform for over 10 years now.

74%

MAGENTO

Have developed a number of stores with this comprehensive e-commerce focused framework.

69%

LARAVEL

Dabbled with Laravel out of boredom, and was so impressed, it’s now my favourite framework.

78%

ANGULARJS

An open-source JavaScript framework maintained by Google, this is my tool for web app dev.

86%

PHOTOSHOP

Not just for photography, this is a power house for graphic media content.

68%

FIREWORKS

When designing a new website template for a client, this is my go-to software application.

87%

DESIGN

Whether it be graphics, online content, or technical solutions, a good eye for design is imperative.

91%

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Adaptable, flexible, and developing strong long-lasting relationships are my key traits in managing a project.

Work Process

IDEA

CONCEPT

DESIGN

DEVELOP

TEST

LAUNCH

My Blog

Choosing a wordpress theme

Choosing the Perfect WordPress Theme

New WordPress themes are launched every day and the number of options on offer for giving your website a makeover

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Frontend Developer Workflow in Magento

Learn how to manage a new theme with client side compilation mode in Magento. From Magento themselves, an excellent example

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Ten Common Mistakes Made by Photographers

Using WordPress If you are a photographer or artist who relies on WordPress for your blog or portfolio, chances are

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Why you must make time for personal projects

- David Palumbo

How to Successfully Work From Home

If you want to have a productive work day, then you have to get out of those pj’s! In today’s

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Laravel - The PHP Framework For Web Artisans

- - Taylor Otwell

Feedback

"Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer knows the propensity to dream, the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch."

-Tim Berners-Lee

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  • hello@darrenstephenson.ie

  • Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland

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