Colin Ratcliffe

A 21 year-old Commerce graduate entering the world of tech.

Work History

Work experience

Databases Lab Tutor

Sep 2015 - Present
National University of Ireland, Galway

Lab tutor for postgraduate students of a Databases(SQL) module. Duties include teaching the main concepts of SQL, outlining solutions to the current problem to the class, answering questions from students.

Freelance Web Designer & Developer

Sep 2014 - Present (Self)

Generating leads, meeting with clients, gathering requirements & providing quality websites & designs. Also providing digital marketing services such as SEO & social media marketing. 

Design & Business Development

Dec 2014 - Apr 2015

Helping develop the brand identity and the company’s online presence. I also designed and built the company website & online store at

Startup Assistant

Nov 2014 - Nov 2014
Web Summit

This was a volunteer position at the world’s largest tech conference. My work revolved mainly around liaising with the exhibiting start-up companies and making sure they had everything they needed.


Jun 2014 - Sep 2014
Earth Light, San Diego

Selling clothing at locations around San Diego, California. Duties included dealing with customers, handling cash, tracking sales etc.



MSc. Software Design & Development

2014 - 2016
National University of Ireland

Year 1 - 2:1 achieved. 

Year 2 thesis topic  - 'Sentiment analysis and sarcasm detection in social media data'.

Bachelor of Commerce

2011 - 2014
University College Dublin

2:1 achieved

Leaving Certificate

2006 - 2011
St Catherine's Vocational School, Killybegs

450 points achieved.

Programming Languages








Software Engineering

Adobe Creative Suite


Digital Marketing

Business Development

Web Development

Graphic Design



Volunteering and Projects

Grassroots Campaigns 2014

I worked on the street team for Grassroots Campaigns in San Diego, Califonia, informing the public on womens' rights issues in conjunction with the American Civil Liberties Union.

Google Online Marketing Challenge 2012

My team and I designed and implemented a Google AdWords campaign for Wells House & Gardens. The campaign was a success in driving increased traffic to the company website within the target period.

Hot Press Student Rep 2011-2014

Helping to market Hot Press magazine to college students. Also helped organize and run events such as the Hot Press Music Show and the Jagermeister Freezer Sessions.