Gerald B Kennedy BA, MA, FHEA is a 'Senior Lecturer in Web Design and Coding' at 'Manchester Metropolitan University' and a professional freelance multidisciplinary designer, web developer, and photographer.

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  • The Fore-front of Creative Digital Multimedia

    Graphic Design, Web Design, App Design, Creative Coding, Physical Print / Digital Design, UI/UX Design, Motion Graphics / Moving Image / Animation, Television / Film / Audio/Video, Branding, Typography, Photography, Data Visualisation / Infographics, History, Theory of Design..

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    Imaginative teacher who understands and relates to students’ need for variety. Creative problem solver who responds to deadlines and can make quick decisions. Enthusiastic, optimistic, extroverted, spontaneous, flexible, patient and action oriented. Supportive and co-operative team player that is both self-assured and level-headed. Excellent communicator with the ability to improvise and motivate, a natural leader.

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  • Gerald B Kennedy

    “Thank you for visiting, now don’t be shy, have a look around the inside of my mind. I am a riddle, wrapped up in a mystery, inside an enigma; or am I an open book? Either way, step inside, don’t be shy, and make yourself at home, I don’t bite! Navigate the inner core of my thoughts, read my mind, look through my life, and get to know me!” P.S. “Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everyone I’ve ever known.”

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Multi-Purpose Designer

Implementation of a bespoke, full-service approach to digital strategy, design, and development. Simultaneously believing in best practices, taking risks, and pushing the boundaries of digital design.

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Senior University Lecturer

I lecturer on the following programmes within the School of Digital Arts (SODA):

• Web and UX Design BSc (Hons):
Front-End Web Development - Creative Coding - Web Standards - Ul/ UX - Information Architecture - Visual Communication - Idea Generation - Visual Research - Design Principles - App Design - Responsive Design - Design Theory - Typography - New Technologies - Contemporary Perspectives in Web and UX Design.

• Creative Digital Design BA (Hons):
Creative Digital Design - Graphic Design - Accessible Design - Platform Production - Visual Identity & Branding - Data Visualization - Motion Graphics - Audiovisual - 3D Design - Typography - Visual Communication - Experiential Design - VR/AR - Advertising - Typography - Layout - Branding - Logo Design - Photography.

As well as the following 'Professional Degree Apprenticeships':

• Digital User Experience (UX) BSc (Hons) Professional Degree Apprenticeship:
An innovative blend of higher education and work-based learning, this programme allows you to gain practical experience whilst you work towards a Bachelor of Science degree (with honours) via part-time study.

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Lovin' it!

...and, most importantly, absolutely LOVIN' what you do!

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Designing and building functional and beautiful mobile-first responsive websites.

As the web progressively gets more and more intricate, it is now essential to deliver a solid web experience to an ever-increasing number of media. Using responsive fluid grids, flexible images, and media queries is one way to help get the design looking fantastic irrespective of the gadget's screen size.
However, there is substantially more to responsive design than simply being aware of the media’s screen size. For example, since one always has their mobile phone with them, connectivity can range from a solid WI-FI signal, to 3G, or even EDGE. Additionally, touch screens open up new opportunities to interact directly with the content, and mobile ergonomics lead to different considerations when designing layout and functionality.
The limitations of portable devices force us to concentrate on what elements are indispensable, and how then to present these elements as fast as possible. Building fast-loading optimised experiences mobile first has a knock-on effect on the design of tablet, desktop, and other emerging media’s.

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“Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everyone I’ve ever known.” - Gerald B Kennedy


• Doctor of Philosophy - PhD, 2021 – 2028, University of Huddersfield, Expected completion date 2028.
• Master’s Degree, Digital Arts and Humanities, 2013 – 2014, University College Cork, Grade: 1st.
• Honours Bachelor Degree, Digital Media, 2012 – 2013, Technological University of the Shannon (TUS), Athlone (AIT), Grade: 2:1.
• Ordinary Bachelor Degree, Visual Communications/Graphic Design, 1998 – 2001, Atlantic Technological University (ATU), Letterkenny (LYIT), Grade: 3rd.

Additional Certifications:

• Higher Education Academy (HEA) Fellowship (FHEA).
The HEA places FHEA status as equivalent to a PGCHE / PGCAP.
• QQI (FETAC) Level 6 Special Purpose Award in Training & Development, Grade: Distinction.
Module 1: Training Needs Analysis and Design – Module 2: Training Delivery and Evaluation.
• FETAC Major Award Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Television & Video Production, Grade: Distinction.
• Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) in Web Authoring using Adobe Dreamweaver CS6.
• Certified PHP Developer.
• Kilroy’s College Diploma in Photography.
• Teaching English as a Foreign Language (T.E.F.L.), Teaching English as a Second or Other Language (T.E.S.O.L.), Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Children (T.E.F.L.C.).

Professional Memberships:

• Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (FHEA).
• iED.
• World Design Organization (WDO).
• Centre for Cultural Ecologies in Art, Design and Architecture.
• The Teaching Council of Ireland.

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