Welcome to the design practice of Ciarán Hanrahan. Ciarán is a full-stack freelance product designer with 13 years experience designing best-in-class digital products.

Ciarán also runs the agency C&H, working at the intersection of brand and product with his partner Emma.


I first contracted with Cal.com on a sprint to design a marketing site and web-app. I subsequently joined to help define their product roadmap, lead all design initiatives and build out a design system for a fast growing open source product. Off the back of that, Cal.com raised a $25M Series A and have been growing ever since.



Peblo is a global financial service that provides gorwth financing to creators and talent agencies. Myself and my partner Emma were hired to deliver a brand, a website and a web app for Peblo with a 3 month turnaround. Peblo were subsequently acquired by eCommerce Wayflyer for €10m. We continued to lead all design initiatives for a year and a half until their firt full time design hire.



I worked on a contract with the team at Qatalog to help improve core features around pages, posts & sharing while also helping build out their new design system to cater for a rapidly expanding feature set across their product - the go-to place for team collaboration.



I contracted with an extremely talented team of designers at Cloudkitchens to help build a flexible design system that needed to support a number of complex systems across multiple platforms.



I worked with OneFootball on a number of contracts over a 2 year period. I led the initiative to build their design system to serve a growing team of designers & engineers across a number of platforms (including iOS, Android and Web).



Conjure is a new a behavior change & achievements platform built by solopreneur James Whelton. I've worked with James in short sprints over the last three years to help create a visual identity, a web app, a website and a component library to enable him to launch and grow his application.


What I appreciated most about Ciarán was his pragmatic approach to designing software. He focuses on simplicity and strips back an interface to only the essential elements. He skillfully used this approach to create an entirely new product for video creators at OneFootball. Upon release, the work was highly praised for its impact and "simple UI/UX".

Jack Flynn
Head of Product Design at OneFootball

Ciarán is an expert designer who consistently delivered designs that were user friendly yet matched the cool, modern feel of our brand. He’s got a real knack for working through a tricky design problem, draws on a huge variety of sources for inspiration, and is excellent at talking through designs and explaining his choices. His technical knowledge also meant designs were always dev ready, and he liaised directly with our engineers throughout implementation. If you get an opportunity to work with him, you should take it."

Olivia Denyer
Head of Product at Peblo