Gemma Sweeney

Aloha and welcome!

My name's Gemma Sweeney and I'm a creative professional based in Manchester, UK with commercial experience in web and graphic design, online content production and social media management. I've been working for the BBC in Salford since June 2011, after graduating with a first-class honours degree in web design and development.

This site is currently undergoing several phases of construction, but feel free to dive straight in and find out more about me, my background and my skills using the tabs above, or get in touch via the footer links. If you're here to find examples of my latest Photoshop and web copy writing work, check out my Tumblr.

Background summary

You can find out much more about me on the rest of the site, but here's a brief introduction:

  • Employed as an Assistant Content Producer for the BBC.
  • First-class degree in Web Design & Development (BSc Hons) - averaging over 72% each year.
  • Advanced GNVQ in Information Technology - awarded first prize for best performance.
  • Highly computer-literate, since childhood.
  • Enthusiastic, dedicated and meticulous completer-finisher.
  • Has a unique blend of online design, development and editorial experience.

Key Skills

  • Web and mobile content production
  • Image creation and manipulation with Photoshop and Illustrator
  • UXD processes (from initial research to user testing and evaluation)
  • HTML & CSS front-end design
  • Social media management
  • Digital photography
  • Freehand illustration and sketching