Kevin Doocey

Web Developer |


MSc. Information Systems Management graduate with years experience creating web applications. Whether it's establishing successful websites or designing enticing UIs/UXs, I've kept up the latest trends in the modern era and now seek new, invigorating challenges.


MSc. Information Systems Management
National University of Ireland, Galway
1 Year Masters

JUNE 2014

BA Hons, English & Information Technology
National University of Galway, Ireland.
3 Year Course

JUNE 2013


Front End Developer
Final Year Project.

As part of a final year project for my MSc in Information Systems Management, I created the 'look and feel' of the web service directory that we developed for Galway branch of Saint Vincent de Paul. I meticulously planned every detail out the site's layout, and also created all the graphics on display. I delved into PHP, HTML, JavaScript, and CSS during the development period, as well as calling upon my expert Adobe Photoshop skills to ensure a consistent, user friendly interface for the charity's members to use.

SEP 2013 - JUNE 2014

Sports Reporter
Western People.

I covered various sports for the vastly read Western People sports section. Travelled to games; compiled reports, before filing them in time for publication on Monday evening. My publications were read by tens of thousands in the biggest selling newspaper in the North West of Ireland.

2008 - 2010

Sports Journalist
Sports Direct News.

I reported on various sports for an English start-up website. My duties involved the composition of feature writing, interviewing Premier League footballers. Such a role was carried out remotely, using a custom content management system (CMS) to file stories under a stringent timescale.

2013 - 2014

Freelance Columnist
PaddyPower, Betfair, Boylesport, talkSPORT.

As one of the most respected Newcastle United bloggers, large brand names such as PaddyPower and Betfair recruit me to write a feature column for their respective blogs. My pieces are well researched, and invoke interesting discussion amongst fans. I have also been asked to give my thoughts on NUFC live on talkSPORT, one the biggest sports radio channels in the UK.

2012 - PRESENT

View the rest of my experience, and connect with me on LinkedIn.


Business Card Design Winner

Designed a business card for to distribute across Europe, as part of a competition. The design was printed and handed out to business partners at various summitts across the globe during 2009.


Class Representative
National University of Ireland, Galway.

I served as class representative for NUI Galway's 3rd year Information Technology class as part of the Bachelor of Arts programme. Such tasks included gaining feedback on classes, lecturers, and any other aspect of the course & liaising with the department staff to ensure a smooth day-to-day running of the module. I also successfully organised class events.






JavaScript {& jQuery}




Digital Marketing: Twitter Advertising, Facebook Advertising, Social Media Campaigns.
Analytics: Google Analytics, Google Webmasters Tools.



Established in January 2009, Tyne Time is one of the most respected Newcastle United Blogs on the internet. Covering opinion pieces on the biggest football club in the North East of England, this WordPress powered blog, hosted on a dedicated cloud server, has amassed over one million visits and continues to provide top quality content for its dedicated readership.

WordPress, Adobe Photoshop, PHP

Dempsey Heating & Plumbing

An eloquent WordPress-powered website for a heating and plumbing business who were looking to improve their online presence. I worked with the client to figure out their project requirements, and design preferences before prototyping an initial mock-up of the project. Fully-responsive and browser standards compliant. SEO optimised.

PHP, WordPress, Adobe Photoshop, VPS Hosting


Assigned as a Final Year Project in my BA Hons degree, paired with another class student, we strived to create a working social network dedicated for students to showcase their credentials to potential employers. Throughout the course of the project we delved into JavaScript and proactively engaged with modern technologies such as Node.js and MySQL to create our solution. We deployed the app on AppFog, via the command line.

JavaScript, Node.js, MySQL, Jade


A simple web application that fetches the latest 3 Day Weather Report for the city a user has entered. The user's input is checked against a freely available world weather news' forecast & if the town exists it will return the weather. If incorrect, an error is displayed. The function to retrieve the weather is written in PHP where the file and its results is called using AJAX. The site makes use of Twitter Bootstrap for its look & feel.

. PHP, AJAX, Twitter Bootstrap


To mark the world's biggest footballing event, I set myself the challenge of creating an engaging and fully responsive website that could cater for followers of the 2014 World Cup. Using WordPress and a cloud host, World Cup today raked in thousands of visits, with Search Engines proving a major source as I tried out various SEO techniques which resulted in the site ranking very high for competitive search terms.

SEO, Responsive Design, WordPress


Assigned as a year-long project as part of my Masters, I teamed up with four other classmates to set about creating a database driven, web service directory for the Galway branch of Saint Vincent de Paul. My duties in the project involved the front-end design and ensuring that the members of the charity could use the service with ease. The project was completed on time, and regarded as a success by both the charity and the development team.

MySQL, PHP, WordPress, Adobe Photoshop

Paul Drakes (SEO Specialist)

A fully responsive, modern sales-focused site for a New Jersey based SEO specialist. Site makes uses of primary colours and smooth typography to aid the sales process.

MySQL, PHP, WordPress, Adobe Photoshop


A fully-functioning , asesthetically pleasing showcase for an established musician. As a musician myself I knew what the true requirements for such a website would be - including its layout, the styling of images, and indeed a focus on what the individual offers, for eg. his CD. I also deployed some SEO techniques which ensured that the website ranked #1 for not only his name, but on the first page for a various competitive terms such as 'changing time'.

MySQL, PHP, WordPress, Adobe Photoshop


Eper12x is a site I was asked to design and develop for an American marketing guru. The intention of the site to to promote his skillset and an online course which he is offering. In order to provide an ecommerce faciliity I needed to integrate a payment gateway and custom user login areas. The end product was a good-looking product which has resulted in a substantial increase in sales for the client.

MySQL, PHP, WordPress, Adobe Photoshop



Co. Mayo, Ireland.

+(353) 857589778


Created using Twitter Bootstrap & other free elements.