Cathal Sheridan

Freelance Designer

Donegal, Ireland
Cathal Sheridan is a highly skilled 3D designer, exhibition designer, and furniture designer. With over 10 years of industry experience, Cathal combines artistic flair with technical expertise to bring your creative visions to life. From crafting immersive exhibition experiences to designing functional and captivating furniture pieces, Cathal's portfolio showcases a diverse range of projects that embody innovation, craftsmanship, and meticulous attention to detail. Whether you're seeking to transform spaces, showcase your brand, or enhance your living environment, Cathal's expertise and passion for design will ensure a seamless and extraordinary outcome. Explore the possibilities and let's chat about your next project. Get in touch today to discuss how Cathal Sheridan can turn your ideas into reality.

Work Experience

Cathal Sheridan Design

Freelance Designer

As a skilled designer, I have taken on various responsibilities throughout my career to ensure the successful completion of projects and the delivery of high-quality design solutions. Some key responsibilities I have held include:

• Researching Concept Ideations: Conducting in-depth research to gather insights and inspiration for concept development, ensuring that design solutions are innovative and aligned with user needs.

• Creating New Product and Brand Concepts: Translating research findings into compelling product and brand concepts, considering factors such as aesthetics, functionality, and market trends to deliver captivating designs.

• Leading Design Team: Taking charge of a design team, providing guidance, and overseeing their work to ensure projects are completed within the defined time frame. Encouraging collaboration and fostering a positive and productive work environment.

• Managing Timelines and Deadlines: Taking responsibility for managing timelines, workflow, and deadlines within the design department. This includes coordinating with cross-functional teams, setting realistic project schedules, and ensuring timely delivery of design assets.

• Utilizing 3D Software and Adobe Suite: Leveraging 3D software tools, such as Solidworks and Sketchup, Keyshot and Vray, along with the Adobe Creative Suite, to create both 3D and 2D designs that effectively communicate the vision and intent of the project.

• Creating Sales Catalogues and Design Reports: Utilizing Adobe InDesign to craft visually appealing sales catalogues and design reports, effectively showcasing products and design concepts to clients and stakeholders.

These responsibilities demonstrate my ability to lead, manage, and execute design projects efficiently while utilizing various design tools and software. I am confident in my capability to contribute effectively to your agency's goals and deliver exceptional design outcomes.

September 2019 - Ireland


Owner, Designer

Key Responsibilities

• Founder, and owner of HuKuboards.
• Created, and designer the HuKu brand.
• Designer and maker of products for sale into the surf, skate, and fitness industry.
• Created marketing strategies to create brand awareness of HuKu within its target market.
• Sponsorship of notable Irish surfers, and organising skate competitions throughout Ireland.
• Designed a manufacturing line, to implement high efficiency turn out of stock.
• Utilized CNC technology, and laser cutting technology in production of Hukuboard products.

Key Achievements:

• Throughout my time running Hukuboards, I created an Irish brand that entered the Irish surf industry and proceeded to overtake the market leader in the balance board sector. HuKuboards peaked at being stocked in 22 shops nationwide, as well as having a successful online sales record, reaching throughout Ireland and the UK, as well as throughout Europe and the Americas.
September 2019 - Ireland


I.T. Carlow

Product design innovation

Honours degree in Industrial design

Grade 1.1 in Industrial and product design innovation

Subjects covered:

• Sustainable design and innovation
• Visual communications
• International design movements
• Applied design management
• Marketing of design
• Design, and professional practice
• Applied research & user centred design
• Thesis: Post war polymers, with a focus on
chair design
September 2010 - June 2014 Ireland

Marcs Interior World

Cabinet maker

National certificate in cabinet making

Grade: Distinction

Subjects covered:

• Practical woodworking skills
• Theoretical knowledge, materials
• Design awareness
• Time management
• CNC Machining
August 2003 - July 2008 Ireland


English (Native),


Science Gallery/rx3

Winner - Thrash to cash design product design competition



Finalist - Pallet to product competition



Adobe Suite: Illustrator, Brand Development, CAD, Concept Development, Design Management, Design Researcher, Design Thinking, Event Management, Furniture Design, Keyshot, Market Researcher, Model Making, Packaging, Power Point, Product Development, Publisher, Sketchup, Solidworks,