Ciaran Murray

Consultant and Small Business Owner in Londonderry, United Kingdom

I've worked in many roles within the creative industry during the past two decades, including game designer, web developer, graphic designer, copywriter and business development. However my true strengths lie in creative thinking and strategy.

I co-founded of Belfast based agency Fresh Made Media in 2009, where I worked for several years developed bespoke web-apps and websites for clients. I have designed and developed my own Content Management platform which is still in use.

In 2015 I setup Creative Metrics, a digital consultancy which focuses on content and inspiring engagement with audiences through creative marketing and social channels.

I am also a passionate comedy writer, satirist and published author, best known as the writer of Pure Derry and co-writer of The Ulster Fry.

In 2017 I started Your Derry - a social movement which aims to inspire leadership, ambition and belief in my hometown through positive initiatives and the crowd sourcing of ideas and influence. Our first project, Walled City Coffee, brought late night coffee culture to the city for the first time.

I received the award of Northern Ireland Digital Business Person of the Year from Digital Advertising NI in 2016, and I'm still slabbering about it despite the fact I kinda hate awards.

I had a beard before hipsters came along and spoiled it for everyone.

  • Work
    • The Ulster Fry
  • Education
    • Masters International Business
    • BSc Hons Computer Science