Diarmuid Mac Cormack

Design Systems Lead

Montreal, Quebec, Canada
• To be recognized as a top Design System Lead.

• To always work in an environment that promotes the production of high-quality, effective visual communications and intuitive interactive design.

• To remain open to new and exciting developments in my profession while maintaining a high level of expertise and creativity.

Work Experience

Hudsons Bay Company

Design System Lead

I created (from scratch), manage and distribute a design system for The Bay to assist their Product Design team build UIs across 9 different design pods.
January 2022 - Ontario, Canada

Morgan Stanley

Design System Lead

I create and manage Design Systems for award-winning UI's developed by our global UX team that supports the deployment of a suite of financial management apps known as "matrix" across windows desktops, iPhone/iPad and android devices. I produce, manage and distribute all UI design elements and supporting assets through a global Design System I created for our entire global UX operation in Montreal, New York, the UK and India.
July 2013 - Quebec, Canada


Senior Product Designer

I was a senior Product Designer on a large UX team at Qualcomm. I was responsible for translating UX research and business objectives into effective visual UI design solutions and compelling user experiences for mobile, web, TV and standalone digital devices.
California, United States


Lead Visual Designer

I was lead designer on a small inhouse team of designers for a large healthcare business in San Diego
June 2012 - December 2012 San Diego, California, United States


Senior Designer

I was hired at Adnetinc as senior website designer to support their huge workload primarily for website design for the natural resource industry. In the 4 years at Adnet I successfully designed and coded some of their most memorably websites.
January 2008 - December 2011 Quebec, Canada


Creative Director / Owner

I set up ICANCREATE as an educational resources for designers. However I more frequently use the ICANCREATE brand as my own Freelance design business.
California, United States


Senior Designer

I was hired by Massmedia as a senior digital designer to help build their suite of digital design offerings from internet advertising to CDrom and touchscreen kiosks.
January 2001 - November 2002 Sydney, Australia


Creative Director

I was hired as an advertising creative at Impact Media. Over almost 4 years at Impact Media I designed some of their biggest successful advert campaigns and helped build a business from 4 employees to over 25.
July 2003 - August 2007 Galway, Ireland


Senior Multimedia Designer

I was hired to set up Hugeunot's multimedia design department. Huguenot is a very well respected irish packaging and brand design firm.
February 2002 - August 2003 Cork, Ireland


I was hired as the premiere designer on Labyrinths team. I designed every aspect of the business's visual communications. I helped build the business to over 40 employees by the time I left in 2000.
July 1996 - January 2000 Ireland


Waterford Institute Of Technology

Visual Communications Design

May 1993 - July 1996 Waterford, Ireland


English (Native),
French (Beginner),
Irish (Conversational),


Eircom Golden Spiders

Best Design Agency



Adobe Suite, CSS, Design Systems, Design Tokens, Figma, HTML, Illustration, JavaScript (jQuery), Jira , Sketch,