The first step in creating my website was to choose a site to make it on. After my first draft on SquareSpace I decided it wasn’t for me, I didn’t really like any of the layouts that were on offer. I moved to Weebly and started new!
I really wanted a simple look, something clear and to the point. I didn’t want anything to be too complicated. Keeping it personal and try to make it as “ME” as possible I tried to bring a essence of my background and things I care about. My opportunity to do this was in the about me;
Dia duit! My name is Aisling McElroy, I’m currently an Animation student in the Belfast School of Art.
A hopeless dreamer and an eager learner, I’m always trying to enhance my skills and grab every opportunity that comes my way.
Being a movie buff from a young age influenced me to create birthday DVDs for my family, to be like one of the greats (I wish). Mixing my love for film and art with digital platforms slowly followed as I grew. Understanding the importance of the little things is key in my work, after all they are what matters most!
I consider myself a key team player. To that effect, I helped launch a new society called “UUB Creatives”. One of the most successful societies on campus, we created it in the hope of breaking down barriers between courses, creating a new age creative community in Northern Ireland and connecting people from all over.
Growing up bilingual with a rich celtic language helped me to realise that being unique is good, and that every culture and person that I meet has something to offer that can inspire and teach me to grow, explaining my keen love of travel and connecting with others wherever I go!
Everybody has a story to tell and I hope you become a part of mine.
Using my Irish is second nature so it had to become a part of my website even if it was the simple hello and welcome… Marketing me I wanted to show every aspect of me not just my work but my background, my personality, who I’ve become, who I want to become and what my aims are.
Next was my showreel and then portfolio. Explaining in each part what exactly I done in each piece/project. Finally ending with my blog, cv and contact page! Simple and to the point.