Dermot Hughes

Front End Developer

Personal Profile

I'm a Front End Developer and UX Designer, based in Belfast, and currently working with Reward, a digital technology platform behind some of the world's leading bank loyalty programmes, including RBS, NatWest, Mastercard, and American Express.

I'm very passionate about good and accessible UX design, and front end web technologies. I love bringing designs to life. In fact, this CV is actually written in HTML and CSS. You can view the web version at

Work Experience

Front End Engineer


April 2018 - Present

Front End Development incorporating HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript ES6+/TypeScript using the Angular framework. UX and UI Design for Web applications. Wireframing, rapid prototyping, mockups, user research, and analytics. Public facing sites and internal/client facing interfaces, including front-end development and UX design. Email design and development for award winning bank loyalty programmes.

  • Angular
  • Front End Development
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • UI Design
  • UX Research and Design
  • Email Development
  • NodeJS
  • Mobile Development

Email Development Lead

Chain Reaction Cycles

October 2016 - April 2018

Lead Developer and Line Manager for the Email Marketing team for Chain Reaction Cycles - The World's Largest Online Bike Store. Responsible for the creation and delivery of responsive mobile-first commercial and CRM emails worldwide. Working to extreme deadlines and turnarounds as short as hours.

  • HTML and CSS Development
  • Robust and Modular Templating Development
  • Responsive Email Development
  • Personalisation
  • Complex Automation campaigns
  • Landing pages
  • Release Management
  • Database Management and Segmentation
  • Workflow review and improvement
  • A/B Split Testing
  • Line Manager

Technical Support Engineer


April 2016 - October 2016

Head of the Support Department dealing with client's technical issues with websites/emails/servers. Responsible for release management. Direct first point-of-contact for clients.

  • Help Desk Support
  • Internal IT support
  • System Administrator
  • Front End Development
  • Release Management
  • Email Template Design
  • Photo/Video Production

Desktop Support Engineer

Egton Health (EMIS)

June 2014 - March 2016

Installation, upgrade, maintenance, and support of computer hardware, servers, peripherals and in-house software in GP Clinics throughout Northern Ireland.

  • Hardware and peripheral support
  • Software Support
  • Customer Support
  • Network Administration
  • New daily workspaces
  • Windows Servers

Key Skills

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • Angular
  • Responsive Design
  • Responsive Email Development
  • UX/UI Design
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Graphic Design
  • Technical Support
  • Video Production
  • Audio Engineering
  • Release Management
  • Full Clean UK Driving License and Car


BSc (Hons) Creative Technologies

University of Ulster, Magee

First Class Honours

BTEC National Diploma in Multimedia

Southern Regional College, Newry


GCSE/A Level

Abbey Grammar School, Newry

A-C including English, Maths, and ICT


In my free time I enjoy being creative if I can. I like photography and video production, recording music, mountain biking, playing bass guitar, listening to new music, watching ice hockey, cooking, and occasionally I’ve taken part as an extra in TV and Film productions such as Game of Thrones and The Fall.

A list of references is available on request.