With over 18 years experience in design, editorial design and art direction I have art directed and co-created some of Ireland’s biggest lifestyle magazines. I’ve also designed editorial for top magazines in Sydney and London. I’ve won PPAI Magazine Designer of the Year in 2007 and Designer of the Year at the 2012 Magazine Awards. I’m highly skilled at digital retouching and all aspects of prepress production. My work in creating a 3D issue of Stellar magazine was shortlisted as Innovation of the year 2012. I am also an accomplished Illustrator, my work is vector based and has been published in magazines around the world. I’ve won a Computer Arts Award for my illustration work. I’ve had catalogues of my work with Getty Images and had close working relationships with Emap (now Bauer), IPC Media, Pacific Publications and more. I’m highly proficient in a wide range of programmes including : Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Quarkxpress and more.
Responsible for design of commercial promotions/assets, activations and pitch decks. Concepts, creative copywriting and mechanics of social media roll-out. Also digitally rendered experiential aspects for clients and event illustration. Day to day also involved HPTO design, animated gifs, banners and other digital assets.
ART DIRECTOR & U.I. DESIGN
IRISH TATLER & PLANETWOMAN
Harmonia publishing 2014-2016
Responsible for design evolution of Irish TATLER magazine. This evolved into a digital role where I was responsible for visual and design aspects of a new digital venture at Harmonia Publishing. Project management includes organising site content, editing and optimising navigation and user experience.
VIP Publishing: STELLAR Magazine, KISS Magazine, Boutique magazine
• Art Director ( co-creator) of STELLAR magazine. ( 2008 – Present (consultant)
Responsible for all design of visual content from inception: including layouts, cover designs and design of other promotional material etc. Regularly designed advertorial content for clients including Rimmel, L’oreal, Chanel, NYC, River Island etc. ( Awarded Designer of the Year 2012 )
• Art Director (co-creator) of Boutique Magazine ( Aer Lingus )
Responsible for editorial design and visual look of the magazine. Established current design template. Liaised with client regularly. Art Directed and organised cover shoots – booking and working closely with photographers, stylists etc.
• Art Director of KISS magazine. ( 2006 – 2008 )
Responsible for all visual content. Including design of layouts, cover as well as design of invites and other promotional material etc ( Awarded Designer of the Year 2007 )
Advertising Creative (freelance)
The Sunday World Newspaper
– (4 years) Dublin
Created advertising concepts, copywriting, teaser campaigns and designed adverts for The Sunday World newspaper which appeared in the Irish Market Journal and across other media. Adverts usually involved dynamic and witty relationships between eye catching images (created and altered in photoshop) coupled with catchy tag lines to engage viewers both consumers and other media professionals.
Art Direction responsible for design evolution of glossy teen title.
Limerick Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Design, Graphic Design, First Class Honors