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SugarProjects – Business Continuity with COVID-19

I am writing to all SugarProjects clients to notify you about the measures we have taken to ensure continued service during the Coronavirus crisis.

As responsible citizens, our first duty is to support the appropriate government directives on social distancing, to do everything we can to limit the spread of COVID-19 and protect the most vulnerable in our society.

As of Wednesday 18 March, we decided to move all staff from our office to their homes. Fortunately, unlike so many other businesses, we can continue to work as normal. We are all available via email and over the phone and will continue to work to a regular working day as best as possible.

We are very conscious that many of you are adversely impacted by the current situation. If you think that SugarProjects can be of any help at this time please do not hesitate to contact any member of the team – we would be happy to help.

We will continue to post regular updates on our website and social channels, and we encourage you to do the same to keep your customers informed.

Stay safe

Ronan Cassidy
Owner, SugarProjects

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Are you an aspiring Web Developer? Would you like to further your skills and knowledge, and get mentored by experienced developers and designers in a creative design agency? If this sounds like you, apply now for our Trainee Web Developer job!

SugarProjects Graphic & Web Design is a design agency based in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Established in 2013, we design and manage print, web and social media projects for SME’s and large companies throughout the UK and Ireland.

As a Trainee Web Developer, you will receive on the job training. The ideal candidate should also demonstrate

  • a passion for web development
  • willingness to learn
  • the ability to identify problems and collaborate to find resolutions
  • good communication skills
  • ability to work independently and as part of a team

Required skills include a basic understanding of

  • the function of a programming language in a modern website or application
  • the processes involved in developing a modern website or application
  • a working knowledge of HTML

Desirable, but not required, skills include working knowledge or experience with

  • any server-side and/or client-side programming language
  • Content Management Systems and their function in a modern website or application

Key duties include

  • working as part of a team to build, test and deploy front-end web applications (HTML, CSS and JavaScript)
  • working as part of a team to build, test and deploy back-end web applications using modern server-side scripting languages and databases
  • maintaining websites and server environments

To apply for this exciting new role, please email a recent CV (including relevant experience to-date and live links to examples of your work ) along with a short cover letter explaining why you are the perfect fit for this position, to: admin@sugarprojects.com

Closing date for applications: Friday 7th February 2020 (5pm)

SugarProjects Coffee Morning – Supporting Friends of the Cancer Centre

This year, we are proudly supporting Friends of the Cancer Centre with a number of local activities and events at SugarProjects. The first of these events is a coffee morning in the Killyhevlin Industrial Estate on Friday 4th October 2019, from 10am-12pm. All donations received will go towards Ciara’s sky dive fundraiser for Friends of the Cancer Centre who gave amazing support and guidance to her and her family when she was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma.  If you live, work or happen to be passing through Enniskillen on Friday 4th Oct, and you would like to support Ciara, please drop in and donate to this essential resource.

“To mark my five years in remission from Hodgkins Lymphoma, I have decided to do a sky dive in order to raise money for the charity that helped me and my family so much during a dark time. Friends of the Cancer Centre offered us support and guidance when I was diagnosed and helped us throughout the course of my treatment. As a young person battling cancer, they went above and beyond to make sure I felt comforted and supported. Five years on, I am so happy to be raising money for this amazing charity and raising awareness for Hodgkins Lymphoma.”

To donate, visit Ciara’s fundraising page below;



Jenny has worked in the design industry for nearly 15 years. She joined SugarProjects in 2015 as Senior Web Designer / Developer. Since graduating from the University of Ulster in 2007, Jenny has worked on large websites for leading manufacturing, hospitality and insurance companies. Specialising in HTML5, CSS3, PHP and WordPress, Jenny is a very experienced developer and natural designer.

What is your guilty pleasure?
I love Musicals…on stage and on the small screen. I can’t wait for the stage production of “The Greatest Showman”.

What’s your favourite way to unwind after a busy day?
I love everything GAA so I find the best way to destress is to go to football training with my local team in Kinawley and think of nothing else for an hour…even better if its pouring rain…so refreshing.

Favourite place you’ve visited?
Definitely Orlando Florida,  me and my husband stayed there for a few days of our honeymoon but I’d love to go back for longer…you hear that Sean!! 😊 I’m a big child at heart and a bit of an adrenaline junkie so I love the theme park rides, the shows and just the experience of it all.

What’s your secret talent that no one knows about?
I can hula hoop and rollerblade at the same time…multitasking at its finest!

Favourite TV show/film to watch?
Admittedly I watch quite a few Reality shows but my favourite shows are anything History or Politics related or True life dramas. My favourite film is Schindler’s List.

1. At what point did you realise that you wanted to be a web designer?
I’ve always known that I wanted to work with computers but was never sure what field. In the past I’ve tried my hand as a Graphic Designer and a Front-end Web Developer but my heart definitely lies with UI and Web Design. It gives me more flexibility and freedom in terms of being creative and I love how it is constantly evolving.

2. What is your favourite font?
I’m not sure I have one favourite font but I love using contrasting fonts which complement each other such as combining serif and sans-serif fonts. Vollkorn and Roboto are a good combination.


Ronan has worked in the Creative and Marketing Industry for nearly 2o years and established SugarProjects; a small, multi-discipline design agency, in 2013. His career started as inhouse graphic designer, to mid-weight designer in a large advertising agency, senior designer in engineering, construction, hospitality and insurance sectors and eventually creative director and owner of SugarProjects. With a broad range of design experience in agency, public sector and private sector, Ronan brings a wealth of industry knowledge and experience to SugarProjects.

What is your guilty pleasure?
Listening to retro dance classics – ‘Encore Une Fois’ anyone?!

Favourite TV show/film to watch growing up as a child?
My brother and I used to watch Monty Python every Saturday if it was raining!

What’s your secret talent that no one knows about?
I am an ace juggler

What’s your favourite Pantone swatch?
I love Pantone Metallics but rarely get to use them

What fictional place would you most like to visit?
Button moon

What’s the weirdest food you’ve ever eaten?
Squid Ink

What is your greatest achievement?
Working in a job I love (most of the time!)

1. What made you want to work in the creative industry?
I have always been interested in Art and Design but only average at drawing, painting, ceramics, etc. I would always come up with creative ideas, concepts and inventions but found it difficult to implement them – the creative industry and the progression of software has helped me to realise my imagination.

2. When did you know you wanted to be a graphic designer?
I remember publishing my first daily newspaper as a 7-8yr old kid with paper, pencils, crayons and stickers. The circulation wasn’t great (my mother and younger sisters) but I loved the idea of design and was very particular that is was styled correctly. There was no computers, tablets, mobile phones or social media when I was growing up, so a daily paper was the only tangible way of receiving up-to-date communication.

3. Favourite piece of work to date?
Every job provides a certain amount of satisfaction, but I particularly enjoyed brand development for Lough Erne Landscape Partnership (LELP), website design for Quinn Building Projects (first major website project), social media campaign for Tour of Fermanagh and recent Broker publications for Liberty Insurance.


Meet Daniel, our senior web developer. He started working with SugarProjects in 2016 and has instantly established himself as a key member of the team. A self-taught coder with over 10 years of industry experience, Daniel can work with practically any code language or framework put his way; although he does prefer: JavaScript, C#, PHP, ASP.NET MVC, Vue.JS, Nuxt.JS, Laravel and SQL.

What is your guilty pleasure?
Eating, very little brings a smile to my face like the prospect of enjoying a good meal.

What’s your favourite way to unwind after a busy day?
Running. A few hours pounding the pavement after a busy day/week in the office clears the head like nothing else.

Favourite food?
There is very little I don’t like but Chilli Con Carne is definitely one of my favourites.

Favourite TV show/film to watch growing up as a child?
Lord of the Rings animation (1978 by Ralph Baksi) and Thundercats. Hardly a day went past without watching either one of these.

What fictional place would you most like to visit?
J R R Tolkien’s Middle earth, more specifically Rivendell.

1. At what point did you realise that you wanted to be a web developer?
I went through school without knowing what I wanted to do, as I’m sure most of us did. From a fairly young age all I knew is that I wished to work with computers. While studying a creative media course in the local college one of the modules touched very briefly on the subject of web design & development. This exposure, albeit very brief, left me with an appetite to learn more in this field. Late nights burning the midnight oil, consuming as much information about web development as possible, enabled me to enjoy over a decade in an industry that I am passionate about.

2. Favourite coding language?
For years I was loud and proud lover of C# for its power, ease of testing & clean and structured code. However, in recent years I have begun to really enjoy my time working in JavaScript and loving its versatility and reactivity.

3. Favourite code framework?
Vue.JS. It adds the level of code structure and testing to JavaScript that I enjoyed so much in C#.



Meet our social media executive, Gabrielle from the little village of Drumquin, Co. Tyrone. Gabrielle joined SugarProjects in 2017 after completing a BA hons in Creative Technologies at the University of Ulster, Magee.

What is your greatest achievement?
Having my picture reposted on the Mumford and Sons Instagram page!!!! You could say it was the happiest day of my life!

Guilty Pleasure?
The Kardashians….

What’s your favourite thing to do to relax?
Light a few candles, make a decent cup of tea and read a good book. I’m currently reading the illustrated edition of ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’, for the 100th time, but I’ll move onto ‘The Shadow Project’ by Scott Mariani once I’ve finished.

Favourite place you’ve visited?
The Making of Harry Potter, Warner Bros Studio! AMAZING!

What are you currently watching on Netflix?
I am currently obsessing over Black Mirror, although, it’s not a show you can binge-watch, very intense.

Any films you’re looking forward too?
IT, Chapter Two! Can’t wait!

1. What is your favourite social media page to follow?
Lewis Capaldi’s Instagram, he is by far the funniest! Those shades though, he rocks them every time.

2. What made you want to work in the creative industry?
Naturally, I had no plans on venturing down the road to a career in the creative industry. However, when I applied for my course in Creative Technologies, I began to develop a keen interest in the subject, and more so on the lines of marketing and social media. I mean, who doesn’t want to sit on social media all day?


Tara is studying Creative Technologies at the University of Ulster, Magee Campus. She joined SugarProjects in July 2018 and has spent the past 12 months working on a variety of Graphic, Web and Social Media projects, before returning to university to complete her final year of university (YIKES!)

Any superpower what you would choose?
Telekinesis – I always wanted to be Matilda growing up- why I first got the fringe at a young age

Which four individuals, living or dead, would you like to eat dinner with the most?
David Attenborough, Lewis Capaldi, Louis Theroux, Adele

What is your favourite font?
Raleway, not over complicated, sharp but friendly

What’s your go-to karaoke song?
Anything high school musical related – I’m a SingStar champion

Guilty Pleasure?
I still listen to One Direction……

Favourite TV show/film to watch growing up as a child
TV Show- Recess
Film – Toy Soldiers

1. When did you discover you wanted to work in the creative industry?
I was first introduced to the world of design at a young age (8-9) when I began designing personalised cards for my family, I cringe looking back at the memory. I decided to go down the line of design, when I realised, I had a creative flare throughout my years of education, with subjects such as Art & Design being my most successful modules in GCSE and A-Level. This led to me developing upon my skills and undertaking a media course at the SouthWest College and later moving onto uni to study Creative Technologies.

2. Favourite piece of work to date?
The CAROL-OKE competition graphics for Liberty Insurance. I created a range of social media graphics for their ‘CAROL-OKE: 12 days of Christmas’ Twitter campaign which was focused on guessing the correct Christmas song. Each day one winner would receive a €50 Mastercard. I created a variety of emoji gifs that represented 12 popular Christmas songs.

3. Best concert you’ve ever attended?
BBC Radio Weekend in 2013, Dizzie Rascal was my favourite!

Quinn Lite Thermal Block Compliance Video

If you are an Architect, Surveyor, Specifier or employed in a similar role, you may be interested in this short Social Media clip we produced for Quinn Building Products to explain the Compliance and Non Compliance of thermal blocks at or near ground level (in Ireland) – spoiler – Quinn Lite Thermal Blocks are Compliant!

The 27 sec gif was created in Adobe Illustrator and After Effects and was used across a range of social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin.

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