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Welcome and thanks for taking a look at my site! My name is Amanda Cavanaugh, I'm a UX designer/researcher and folk musician living in Dublin, originally from Brookline, MA just outside Boston. I'm passionate about interaction music, design, puzzles, problem solving, and all things creative.

I studied at Tufts University in the Boston area for my undergraduate degree where I attained a liberal arts bachelor degree with a major in music. From Irish fiddle tunes and western classical, to jazz, icelandic pop, and ambient noise, I developed a love for experimenting with new genres and creative fields.

When I started my master’s degree, I wanted to find a way to combine my interests in music, technology, illustration, and design. I found the Creative Digital Media MSc course at Dublin Institute of Technology and knew that it was the avenue I had been seeking to bring my passions together and expand my skillset.

I have been with IBM 3 years, working as a UX Designer and Researcher in 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 CV available here.