- County of Kent, GB
- £7 /hr
- Available now
I'm an Irish graphic designer who's just moved to London and I've been a designer for over 12 years. I worked for the Independent News & Media Group (Ireland)more...I'm an Irish graphic designer who's just moved to London and I've been a designer for over 12 years. I worked for the Independent News & Media Group (Ireland) for over 2 years as a Senior Creative Designer in their advertising studio, during which time my role was to design advertising for national newspapers and magazines, in-store promotional materials and in-house corporate materials. Prior to this I worked as a graphic designer in the sign and print industry. Between the two industries I have extensive experience in the print media within Ireland. I have also worked as a freelance designer since the year 2000.
During my tenure with Independent Communications my key responsibilities were to provide dynamic advertising designs for national newspapers and magazines in Ireland. I designed a wide range of ATL and BTL advertising materials such as in-store poster adverts, point of sale materials (both 2D and 3D), newspaper advertising and promotional materials for national Irish newspapers. I was also responsible for maintaining web site advertising. I worked along side seven other designers, supervising and delegating the workload, managing accounts and proofing final designs. As it was a high volume and short deadline environment time management was very important so I am very deadline aware as a result.
In my previous experience in the sign and print industry I was responsible for the design and layout of interior and exterior signage, point of sale and presentations for multinational and national clients in the FMCG sector. My primary role was to design layouts and presentations for clients using visual software so that they could see in real terms what the final product would look like. I designed point of sale, 3D point of sale, large-scale on-site graphics, I have vast knowledge of both sign and print production as again I have worked in these areas. I was heavily involved in project management and often worked closely with clients on-site to achieve a successful result.
My experience as a freelance designer has been very varied. I have worked on projects such as album covers for artists and bands, logo and letterhead design for small business's, brochures, corporate literature, and much more. I've really enjoyed this part of my design career as it has afforded me the room to be creative and grow as a designer, to improve and develop my skills and broaden my horizons within design. Upcoming projects include web site design, logo, pos and album cover for an Irish band.
I have all the experience required for this position, from my skills as a dynamic designer to all the relevant design standards. I am an excellent designer with an eye for dynamic design and have a great ability to adapt to new programs and processes, as well as new environments. I am very friendly and get on very well with people from all walks of life, but I have a professional attitude and work well to deadlines and time constraints. I have also developed skills as a photographer and as a sometimes freelance designer have worked on some varied and interesting projects. I have recently designed my online portfolio, which can be viewed at www.wix.com/lukeWcleary/graphicDesigner.
Area Covered: Newspaper and magazine advertising, logo design, album covers and inlays, ATL and BTL, POS and shop interiors.