Velda Conaty


Employment History

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BDI Beads Ltd

Jewellery making and craft supply shop.

Co-Owner and Director

My father and I started the business in February 2003 on a small market stall in blackrock market. By the end of that summer we moved to a larger stall and expanded the business. We stayed in the market for 3 years while also doing other markets selling my hand crafted jewellery and running jewellery making classes in a local night school.
In 2006 we moved to shop premises in Bray. We traded here for four years and moved premises again in June 2010. Unfortunately in January 2013 we had to close the doors.
During our time in the business we taught many students, ran stalls in the RDS, were shortlisted for the Irish Times best 12 shops around the country and enjoyed every moment with our customers. I learnt a lot from the experience from book keeping to designing fliers.
Have a look inside the shop

Croke Park

Children's Fun Zone Staff

June 2013 – Sept 2013
Set up the Davin Car park with games for the children. Set out barriers with a view to health and safety of the children. Manage one of the games and help the children to play the game in a safe and fun way.
Restore the site to its original. Ensuring that my work site was ready for the next week.

Escher Group

Software Developer

Feb 2001 – Jan 2003
Writing modules for existing software. Tracking and fixing bugs in the system. Liaising with team members. Setting up test systems on location for customers. Using in house Visual Basic based languages. I implemented and supervised the social club in the company for 18 months.

Mc Keown Software

Software developer

Nov 1999 – Feb 2001
Writing modules for existing software. Fixing bugs in the system and bug tracking. Liaising with other members of the team and with customers.


Education History

Graduate Diploma in Multimedia and Web Design

Senior College Dun Laoghaire

Sept 2013 – May 2014
Result: Distinction
Course Content:

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustator
  • Adobe Premier Pro
  • Adobe Dreamweaver using : Java, HTML 5, CSS 3
  • Web development Suite using SQL and ASP.NET
  • Graphic Design

Advanced Diploma in Computer Technology

Senior College Dun Laoghaire

Sept 1998 – June 1999
Qualifications received: City and Guilds

  • Visual Basic Level 2
  • Coding and Programming in C++ level 3
  • Relational Database Methods and Programming Level 3
  • Information Technology – Certificate in Programming
  • Information Technology – Modules in the Information Technology Series