Saar Byrne
UX / UI DESIGNER & RESEARCHER
The communication of messages is at the core of my training. And it is what I see design as being, the communication and telling of a story - of how the product works.
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January 2015 - Now
IBM DESIGN
UX / UI Designer & Researcher
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At the core of what I do at IBM is help understand a person or group of people - their wants, their motivations, their desires and how these impact their behaviours. From what insights we gather, we design.
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January 2014 - February 2015
ACTIONAID IRELAND
Visual Designer & Web Developer
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My role involved meeting with the ActionAid team and developing ideas and marketing schemes with the production of digital and print pieces aimed at certain markets with certain objectives, all depending on the project.
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January 2014 - December 2014
PERCEPT MEDIA
Designer & Developer
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The launch of a new online, high end, magazine. My role was to develop a 300+ page CMS website with content - copy and images - along with developing an online advertising package and integrating software for collecting data and handling marketing campaigns.
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May 2013 - November 2013
BOLGER WEBSITES
Visual Designer & Web Developer
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My first job. It became apparent this job was never going to be about designing incredible websites but everything to do with speed, efficiency and working on my workflow.
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March 2012 - January 2015
SAAR BYRNE DESIGN & DEVELOP
Product Designer & Web Developer
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During my Masters I decided to start working on my portfolio and getting some experience. I worked on many, many projects, these are some of them.
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CASE STUDIES

March - April 2015
IBM ASSESSMENTS
UX Designer & Researcher
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Over a 6 week period we researched and designed an app whilst we lived out of a hotel in Austin, Texas.
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May - October 2015
IBM THUNDERCLOUD
UX Designer & Researcher
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We were asked to understand and redesign the cloud storage experience for IBM Navigator. We found storage for enterprise was determined long before any company is ever developed.
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August 2016 - Now
IBM SERVICE PROVIDER
UX Designer & Researcher
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None of your business.
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May - October 2015
IBM CLIENT SUMMARY
UX Designer & Researcher
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With lots of information pouring into Care Manager we needed a page that allowed a Care Manager to have an overView of their client. This is that page.
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November 2015 - Januray 2016
IBM CARE MANAGER WORKSPACE
Interaction Designer
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A Care Manager may have over 150 clients to help achieve a better standard of health. With so many, we needed to provide a way for the Care Manager to organise their days and see who and what they need to do.
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December 2014 - July 2015
ACTIONAID VILLAGE SPONSORSHIP
Product Designer & Developer
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The question - how do we let donators know their donations are being put to good use? How do we build trust and allow donators be closer to the people they help?
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January - March 2014
ACTIONAID INSPIRATIONS EVENT
Visual Designer & Developer
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We had access to a space down in temple bar. We wanted to create an event that highlighted the issues women face across the world. And do it in an informative, engaing and fun way.
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PROJECTS

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January - March 2016
IBM NEWSLETTER
Visual & Interaction Designer
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July 2016
IBM 60 YEARS POSTERS
Graphic Designer
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2013
MNS DIGI WEBSITE
UI Designer, Photographer & Developer
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March - April 2015
ACTIONAID WORLD CUP SWEEPSTAKES
UX Designer & Researcher
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2012
DCU PROJECT ELIGO WEBSITE
UI Designer & Developer
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