Alan Armitage - Experienced Graphic Designer

Graphic Designer / Production Manager at Kilkenny Print & Graphics



Current location


Work category

Media and Design



My Design career to date has covered both the print & web environments. Ive been self employed on occasion and understand the ups & downs of running a business. Working as part of a team, being self motivated to work alone or working to tight deadlines are all part of my everyday environment. Ive worked within Start-up and well established businesses. I believe Ive got a wealth of experience and talent to contribute. If I'm not with my family, I'm happiest when I'm in front of a Mac or PC designing, coding, or just learning something new. Love all things internet, particularly the developments on the mobile platform.

Mobile: 086 3583806

Alan Armitage's Professional Experience

2012 - Present

Coderdojo Kilkenny - Volunteer / Mentor

Co Founder of Coderdojo Kilkenny
CoderDojo is an Irish led, global movement of coding clubs for young people. Come learn or teach to code, hack, develop websites, apps, games and more! Ireland ·

Mentoring each Saturday keeps me sane. Its refreshing to mentor young aspiring kids after the day to day negativity of the week

Key Skills
css graphic design HTML Notepad++ Textwrangler
2011 - Present

Kilkenny Print & Graphics - Graphic Designer / Production Manager

Available for Freelance Work, specializing in Logo Design and Corporate Identity. Also available for some Front End Web Development, although I'm still testing the water with this so it will depend on the project.

Key Skills
Adobe Dreamweaver Adobe Illustrator Adobe InDesign adobe photoshop branding corporate identity Freelance Graphic Designer Logo Design Quark XPress web development
2005 - Present

Kilkenny Print & Graphics - Graphic Designer / Production Manager

Responsible for Kilkenny Print & Graphic's design and print production from concept to plate making.

Winner of Best Irish Small Printer Award 2007

Operating Systems: Windows 2000, XP, Vista. Apple Mac OS X etc
Software: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Dream-weaver & Quark Xpress
Compose Workflow System - PDF Imposition, Express Workflow & Visualproof Pro
AGFA Apogee Prepress Manager
ONYX Postershop & SignLAB

RIOCH Digital Printer C900S-X7X8, Command Workstation & EFI SeeQuence Impose
Printshop Mail

Key Skills
Adobe Illustrator Adobe InDesign adobe photoshop branding corporate identity Dreamweaver Logo Design Mac OS Operating Systems printer Quark XPress
2012 - 2012

Design Jam Limerick - Graphic Designer

Design Jam Limerick is a one-day design session during which people will team up to tackle an engaging user experience (UX) challenge: how to change Limerick and its media image in the next few years so that we can turn it into Fab City!

Who should participate?
The aim is to get designers, developers, and members of the public together to learn and collaborate while working on actual design problems.

When and where?
On the 28th April 2012 from 9:30am to 5:30pm, at the Strand Hotel (City View Suite), Limerick.

What is the design challenge?
How to change the perception of the city by using Emerging Technologies and OpenData.

The session champions open-source thinking and sharing. The Design Jam will be a fantastic opportunity to meet people from different backgrounds passionate about the present and future of Limerick.

Key Skills
graphic design UX Design
2012 - 2012

Startup Weekend Dublin - Google HQ, Gordon House, Barrow street, Dublin 4 - Graphic Designer

Friday March 2nd 7 pm - 10 pm Sunday 4th March Startup Weekend is a global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs in a mission to inspire, educate and empower individuals, teams and communities. Come share ideas, form teams, and launch startups. No Talk, All Action. Launch a Startup in 54 hours. What an amazing experience. Well work the time and money. Cant wait for the next one.
Member of "The Match App" Team who took 3rd place Startup Weekend Dublin 2012

Key Skills
Adobe Illustrator Adobe InDesign adobe photoshop entrepreneur graphic design Pirching ideas Presentation start up UX Design
2002 - 2005

Kilkenny Frozen Foods - Frozen Food Van Sales

Day to day frozen food sales through out the south east of Ireland

1999 - 2002

Travel & Tourism Company - Creative Director

Responsible for the development of both their Print & Internet presence from concept to delivery. liaising with Sales and the Design and Development department.

Key Skills
Adobe Dreamweaver Adobe Illustrator adobe photoshop graphic design internet Quark XPress
1993 - 1999
Key Skills
Adobe Illustrator adobe photoshop annual reports branding brochure design corporate identity graphic design Logo Design Quark XPress
1993 - 1999

AA Design / A4 Associates - Graphic Designer / Partner

Worked as a freelance Graphic Designer after college graduation in 1993 sole trading as AA Design. Partnered with 3 others to form A4 Associates. Disciplines included Design, Illustration, photography & Marketing.

Key Skills
Adobe Ilustrator adobe photoshop designer Graphic Designer Marketing photography Quark XPress

Alan Armitage's Education and Qualifications


Bachelor/Degree - Design Communication

Limerick Institute of Technology


Bachelor/Degree - Design Communications

Limerick College of Art and Design


Higher Diploma - Graphic Design

Limerick School of Art and Design


Certificate - , Leaving Certificate

Kilkenny College

Second Level -

Alan Armitage's Additional Information



Currently studying HTML5 & CSS3 in my spare time in the evening. Completed an Introduction to Software development JAVA night course in December 2011 and looking forward to developing my interest in programming in the future. I'm also hugely interested in UX Design and social media.

I have a keen interest in Politics & History, both Irish & World and also my own family history and genealogy.

Try to keep active with swimming and Kickboxing

Mobile: 086 3583806