My name is Amanda Cavanaugh, nice to meet you!
I'm a UX designer/researcher and folk musician living in Dublin, originally from the Boston area. I'm passionate about design, music, storytelling puzzles, and all things creative.
I grew in Brookline, MA and fell in love with fiddle at age 8 after watching Eileen Ivers in Riverdance. I went on to study music and ethnomusicology at Tufts University (BA magna cum laude), and there I developed a passion for finding the intersection of music, technology, and storytelling. In 2015 I received a MSc from the Dublin Institute of Technology in Creative Digital Media, and started exploring new areas of design and user research at IBM.
I’ve been with IBM for 4 years, and I’m currently working in data security. In the evenings you can find me playing sessions in Dublin or performing with my various music projects!
I love trying new things, helping people to tell their stories, and sharing my ideas with others through music and design.
PDF of my CV is available here.