Frontend’s client base spans the worlds of finance, software, consumer products and connected health applications, and over that time his design studio has evolved to meet the changing technology landscape – from the early days of emerging e-commerce, mobile WAP and touchscreen kiosks, through to today’s world of ubiquitous interfaces, social platforms and connected health.
In 2016 – Frontend founded DesignFix, a studio-run initiative that brings together students and international industry experts to tackle significant global problems – such as migrant healthcare during the Syrian Migration Crisis or how to repair the online dialogue between Government and Citizens in the post-truth era of fake news and social media propaganda.
Along the way Frontend.com has won numerous awards on the world stage, including the top prize in the IXDA awards 2015, Grand Prize at the UX awards 2017 and most recently Best Concept at IXDA awards in Lyon in 2018.
Frank is a recognised leader in UX design community and an active member of the IxDA as well as co-founder of DeFUSE, an annual UX Design event. Frank has spoken at conferences across Europe and lectures regularly in NCAD, DIT and Trinity College Dublin. In 2015 Frank was made a Fellow of the IDI in recognition of his contribution to the design community in Ireland. In a previous life before UX, Frank worked as a designer with LG Electronics, where among other things he designed over 20 microwave ovens – none of which were user tested.