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I have sixteen years experience working as a Graphic Designer, primarily in the field of publishing. I recently finished working for INM, where I was responsible for creating adverts, marketing, features and magazines for a variety of National and local newspapers.
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Senior Designer

Jul 2006 - Feb 2012 (5 years)

I have recently finished working for Independent News Media. My position there involved me designing adverts and magazines, that feature in a variety of INM's Irish newspapers, such as the Irish Independent and the Evening Herald. Projects • Redesign of Evening Herald Wedding Guide and Sunday Independent Travel Magazine. • Design of a variety of regular and stand alone features and magazines such as Love Shopping, National Bike Week, Ultimate Spa Guide and Taoiseach's Public Service Excellence Awards. • Successful pitch to Media Planet to secure the design and production of magazines featured in INM’s Irish newspapers as well as the New York Times and Washington Post. • Design of literature and promotional materials for a variety of Employee Programs run by HCL.

Senior Designer

Jul 2004 - Jul 2006 (2 years)

As senior Designer I was required to oversee the day to day running of all of Penton's titles, including Wedding Journal and Neighbourhood Retailer Magazine. My job also involved in designing promotional materials for associated events such as the Wedding Journal Show. Projects • Redesign of Wedding Journal, one Ireland's top wedding magazines. My job was to give the magazine a cleaner more contemporary look. • Go Belfast: Responsible for the launch of a free monthly magazine to promote tourism and life within the city.


Feb 2003 - Jul 2004 (1 year)

Working for Smurfit Print & Design, the contact publishing department, meant that as well as producing regular monthly titles I was able to utilise my design skills to create more imaginative work. The job also meant I had more opportunity to liaise with clients and I have had a closer relationship with staff involved in repro and printing. Projects • The Irish Tatler Women of the Year Awards: This was a major project that involved the creation of all the literature for the event which included flyers, tickets and brochures. • The Smurfit Management Trainee Program: A redesign of existing literature to give it a more contemporary feel. • Regular design of titles such as Your New Baby, Auto Woman and Cara, the inflight magazine for Aer Lingus.

Senior Designer

Jul 1999 - Feb 2003 (3 years)

Whilst working at Titan I was involved in many of the company's core projects. The most recent being the launch of a magazine based on the television show 'Robot Wars'. The title is aimed at the youth market, so I created a look that reflects the gritty industrial feel of the show and at the same time has a strong colourful shelf presence. Additional Projects • Dreamwatch: Relaunched company’s first non-licensed science fiction title. Redesigned entire magazine with a cleaner, modern feel, moving it towards the look of the lifestyle market to give it a wider appeal. Promoted to senior designer and as head of the magazine given responsibility for overseeing work of junior designer. • Tomb Raider Comic: Launched title to coincide with the release of the movie. • Book jackets and promotional materials for Titan Books. This involved designing leaflets, posters and invitations for various titles and book launches. • Star Trek Monthly: Employed by Titan to redesign the flagship title. Gave the magazine a more contemporary look whilst maintaining the feel of the television show.

Art Editor

Apr 1998 - Jul 1999 (1 year)

At Arena my main role was to oversee the production of CIS Today and Classic Travel, in-flight magazines designed for First and Business Class. This involved the choice of pictures, commissioning of illustrators and the complete design and preparation for repro. Additional Projects • Responsible for 1999 re-design of both CIS Today and Classic Travel. • Freelance Art Editor for sub contract magazines such as Farnborough International 98 and the Official Magazine for The PFA Annual Awards Ceremony.

Freelance Graphic Designer - Escape Magazine

Dec 1996 - Jan 1998 (1 year)

Employed to design various parts of the magazine, primarily the Buzz news section and the main features. The job also involved the running of the picture desk, which included searches, returns and the organisation of the office library.


BTEC HND Graphic Design

1992 - 1994 (2 years)


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