I’m Ciaran, a tech-loving front-end developer, SEO strategist and digital designer. I’ve studied print design, worked as an SEO at a Digital Marketing Agency, with some of the best SEOs in South Africa, and taught myself countless skills and tools too.
I’ve got a wide and varied skill set which covers many facets of the modern web. My specialization falls in front-end web design and technical SEO, however I’m a keen (read: obsessive) self-learner and I’m constantly looking for new ways to develop my abilities and learn new things.
Here you can see some websites I’ve built, brands I’ve worked with, and some items from my everyday design ventures. I’m a big fan of simple, effective websites with a striking visual look. If you like what you see here, you might want to take a look at my Dribbble portfolio where I share some smaller bits and pieces from the projects I’m working on.
Developing for web is one of the most fascinating experiences to have each day. It combines all that I love about design with nifty, innovative technology.
I build websites and web apps from scratch - using frameworks like WordPress, Laravel or VueJS. I try only to build websites and applications which are functional, beautiful, natural to use and understand.
Technical SEO is vital on the modern web, especially in South Africa where small businesses pop up every single day. There's also a lot more to it than just ranking for keywords.
I've got the know-how to optimize your website or online store to provide a great user experience, and keep the search algorithms happy.
Graphic design was my entry point into digital arts. What began with me creating assets for my YouTube channel years ago turned into a love for layout, typography, UX, and aesthetic.
My design philosophy is diverse and well-informed. It combines brand identity design with web design, visual content creation and style guides in a modern and unique manner.
Even the most interesting webpage won't rank without longform, keyword-rich, well written and well researched content.
I'm an experienced content writer with a a good few hundred thousand words under my belt (both as a strategist and a writer), with editing skills to match.
I can create content strategies and writing briefs which rank well, read well, and carry practical value to encourage sharing and engagement.
Much of my experience in SEO and WordPress Development is in E-commerce. It's challenging if you're not familiar with the online shopping space. You need strategy if you want to convert, and someone with experience in the field to help you develop it.
In addition, affiliate marketing can be a great way to monetize existing platforms. I can help you turn cornerstone content into passive income, and create strategies to monetize your website.
Wordpress is used in almost 40% of the top websites around the world. Its the perfect place to set up an online store, business site or blog - it ranks well, is easy to customize and functionality is immediate.
Many of the WordPress sites Ive built have become SERP-rulers and great converters. They also prove easy for clients to use - especially the non-tech-savvy. They look great and work well, and are very low maintenance in the long term.