Graphic Design

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Graphic DesignerNathan Burke
Website: Online Portfolio

Biographical Info

I am a Graphic Designer/ Photographer based in Dungarvan, Co Waterford. I graduated from Waterford Institute of Technology in 2016 with a First Class Honours in BA Hons Design (Visual Communications).

I have studied in disciplines such as Brand Identity, Photography, Stop Motion Photography, Typography, Motion Graphics, Logo Design, Label Design, Package Design, Poster Design which have allowed me to develop sufficient skills in Adobe Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects and Premiere. 4th Year Design Competition Winner and recipient of an Internship from Waterford Institute of Technology with Vitamin Design Studio in Waterford City. The design I produced also gave me the honour to work closely with Irish director and playwright Jim Nolan and the Garter Lane Arts Centre Waterford on their production of the play ‘Wife to James Whelan’ which was written by world renowned playwright Teresa Deevy.

Photography projects completed
Dungarvan Aglow – Book Cover Photography for an International Award Winning Author – Wedding Photography – Landscape Photography. – Portrait Photography

You may also find me on LinkedIn or Twitter

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Senior DesignerEmagine

Biographical Info

I am senior designer at Emagine, a design and web agency in Waterford. My work ranges from traditional graphic design & illustration for print, logo & branding design, to web and app design.

I have had design work featured on the Art of the Menu website – a global showcase of the best design for the restaurant industry in April 2015 – http://www.underconsideration.com/artofthemenu/archives/burzza.php

The website I designed for The Little Milk Company was awarded Most Beautiful Website in Ireland at the 2015 Irish Web Awards. At the same awards ceremony Ardkeen.com which I also designed, was crowned Best Ecommerce for Retail.

I am currently curating a soon to be launched web gallery to showcase the best in Irish web design – http://designedinireland.com due to go live in August.

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Graphic Designerfrankdowlings.ie
Website: http://www.dowlings.ie

Biographical Info

As a professional designer, I am committed to promoting the professional practice of design at all levels, from education through to the everyday activity of design, in all it’s forms. Recently, I’ve been concentrating on Design Management, I particularly enjoy working with designers from different disciplines and backgrounds, where there’s strong creative interaction on multi-disciplinary projects. My real interests are in Brand Design and Corporate Identity. I’ve also built up considerable expertise in the areas of Intellectual Property and Trademark Registration, through practical ‘hands on’ involvement and attending industry seminars and workshops, to give me a more comprehensive understanding of the entire process. I enjoy the challenge of creating unique design solutions and the whole implementation process for new Corporate Images. I particularly enjoy signage design applications, involving structural problem solving, which afford an opportunity to work in 3D, illumination and the use of different materials like metal, glass, wood and composites. I’ve studied signage design internationally and like to keep continually aware of new trends and construction techniques.

Professional Skills
My career to date, while largely design driven, has provided me with a range of business and management skill sets. Broadly based, media, advertising, marketing and public relations activities mean I have acquired a comprehensive working knowledge of strategic planning and problem solving expertise from my accumulated experience of working for retail, commercial, business and professional client services. As a company director and employer, I have first hand experience in employee and staff relations, while on the other hand, developing and maintaining relationships with clients. I can competently organise and manage large projects, bringing together a variety of specialists and contributors to meet the project objectives, budget and critical path to delivery. Specialties:I can illustrate competently, in particular the visualisation of buildings and structures as artists impressions or of prototype industrial and consumer products, thanks to a high level of spatial awareness. I am a keen photographer with a catalogue of over 15,000 images which are available for use in publications and projects. I am an accomplished Calligrapher and have taught the subject at graduate level and combine this with a professional interest in typeface design and letterforms.

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Graphic Designer | Web Designer | IllustratorDavid Doyle Designs

Biographical Info

Graduated from W.I.T. with a 2.1 in Design (Visual Communications) Currently studying Web Development part time In the process of starting my own business, looking to network within the design community and make some connections.

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Creative DirectorTrue Output

Biographical Info

John Gavin is the owner and Creative Director of TrueOutput. A multi-faceted designer whose work encompasses strategy, design and technology. His projects span the design of brand identity, print, packaging, environments, websites and moving image. He brings his experience from working in both London and Ireland to national and international clients, from FTSE 100 companies, SME’s and individuals, winning multiple awards for his work.

He has a commitment to creativity, making the complicated simple and finding the beauty in truth, and openly admits to an abnormal interest in typefaces.

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Graphic DesignerStephen Geraghty Design

Biographical Info

I am a Waterford-based freelance designer, currently focusing on production. Studied in WIT, achieving an Hons Degree in Design Visual Communication. Currently looking for short-term/freelance work.

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Creative DirectorMárla Communications
Home Waterford City Enterprise Centre, Waterford Business Park, Waterford City, IrelandWork Phone: +353 (0)51 853 650Website: http://www.marla.ie

Biographical Info

Lee Grace is a Waterford native, who has been working as a graphic designer and illustrator for the last 17 years. On obtaining his diploma in Design Communications at the Waterford Institute of Technology in 2004, Lee joined Waterford city based design agency Márla Communications where he has recently been appointed to the role of Creative Director at the agency.

Illustration serves as a key part in Lee’s career, publishing three graphic novels along with showcasing work at numerous exhibitions and events including at the Bottleneck Gallery in New York. Lee co-organised a Design Week show in 2009. He is a founding member of fuse:d.

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Management, idea and executiongreif-maher
Home Studio at Belvedere, Lower Branch Road, Tramore Co. Waterford Work Phone: 0049 89 23 51 56 89Cell Phone: 00353 86 888 9561Website: http://www.greif-maher.com

Biographical Info

Studies
DESIGN & ILLUSTRATION 1993 – 1995 FH Hamburg, Germany
ARTS & COMMUNICATION 1996 WIT Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland, Diploma in Communication Design
KOMMUNIKATIONS DESIGN 1997 – 1998, University of Applied Sciences Munich, Germany, Diploma in Communication Design

Vita
MULTIMEDIA & TEACHING 1998 – 2000 appointing Applied Sciences Munich, Germany, Center of Excellence for Communications and Media at the University of Applied Sciences Munich KOCHAN & PARTNER Ltd. 2000 – 2001 Art direction
BBDO INTERONE Agency Network Munich, 2003 – 2005 Freelance work, Screen Design
WUNDERMAN MUNICH, 2007 Freelance work, Screen Design Since 1999 selfemployment, idea and execution, graphics and screen design (Waytohere Ltd). Free art director for advertising agencies. One year Marketing at Teachpilot (2006).

Todays Work
GREIF-MAHER LTD. SCREEN & CORPORATE DESIGN
Corporate and graphic design for companies in the financial sector, culture and education. Often projects are developed in a team with other professionals, graphic designers, copywriters, photographers and programmers.

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Managing and Creative DirectorPassion for Creative

Biographical Info

Jill Hincks is the Managing and Creative Director of Passion for Creative. She moved to Ireland from the UK in 2005 and established Passion a year later. The former Creative Director and co-founder of GCP Direct a specialist Direct Marketing agency in Manchester, Jill is highly renowned as a strategic thinker with creative vision. She has worked on global brands such as Virgin Active, Marks & Spencer, B&Q, Argos, Homebase, Disney, Littlewoods, MBNA and Bank of Scotland to name but a few.

Jill is a hands on Creative Director and with over 30 years’ experience on both agency and client side, her expertise in a multi- channelled environment spans several sectors including financial services, mail order, business to business and all forms of retail.

Jill is a Board Member of Waterford Chamber. She is a Business Mentor for many city and county Enterprise Boards and one of 12 mentors who represented Ireland on the EU Female Entrepreneurship Programme. She is also a regular public speaker at national business events on the subject of marketing and brand strategy.

Expertise
• Served as a Company Director for over 15 years
• 30 years agency experience
• 20 years as Creative Director
• 10 Years as Art Director

Role
• Brand Strategy
• Marketing Strategy
• Creative Direction
• Graphic Design
• Web Design

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Creative Director at Fuzion CommunicationsFuzion Communications
Website: Behance

Biographical Info

Currently, creative director with Fuzion Communications working closely with clients with growing their brands, services and products. Our design ethos is to deliver strong creative and conceptual design, on budget and within deadlines with strong strategic thinking backing up the design work. 15 years experience, working with with many clients from small, local companies, to some of Ireland’s largest national companies including SuperValu, Meteor, Fota Island Resort, O’Callaghan Properties,The Irish Examiner, O’Flynn Properties, Actavis, Hunky Dorys, FEXCO Merchant Services, MARS Ireland and Centra among others.

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Creative Director at Fuzion CommunicationsFuzion Communications
Website: Behance

Biographical Info

Currently, creative director with Fuzion Communications working closely with clients with growing their brands, services and products. Our design ethos is to deliver strong creative and conceptual design, on budget and within deadlines with strong strategic thinking backing up the design work. 15 years experience, working with with many clients from small, local companies, to some of Ireland’s largest national companies including SuperValu, Meteor, Fota Island Resort, O’Callaghan Properties,The Irish Examiner, O’Flynn Properties, Actavis, Hunky Dorys, FEXCO Merchant Services, MARS Ireland and Centra among others.

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Graphic DesignerRed Heaven Design
Home Red Heaven Design Main Street, Main Street, Lismore, Co. Waterford. P51 VD14 Work Phone: +353 58 54390Website: Red Heaven Design

Biographical Info

Over the past 25 years David has created work for many clients both public and private across multiple sectors. During this time, his experiences and love of creativity, designing traditional signage, shopfronts & exhibitions, then moving into branding, packaging & print, and online services, are what feed the multi disciplinary work created by his company Red Heaven Design, located in the heritage town of Lismore Co. Waterford.

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Graphic Designer / IllustratorKaren Nolan Design

Biographical Info

Illustrator/ graphic designer for print, always in search of a challenge. I like to draw shapes in ink, pencil or paint and doll them up on my trusty Mac. I have been known to dip my paintbrush in the wrong cup and spoil a perfectly good cup of tea. When I’m not pushing pixels round a screen or creating images, I like to make stuff. Any stuff really – I’m not fussy. I also write a blog that talks about all things eco-friendly. The aim is to make green issues easier to digest and a lot more fun. Strictly no preaching. Throughout the two decades I’ve spent working in the design industry I’ve designed and illustrated for clients such as Trocaire, Environmental Protection Agency, Good Food Ireland and the Irish Agricultural Museum. I have an MA from National College of Art & Design (2005), a Silver award from Art Directors Club, Switzerland (1998), 2 runner-up images in Creative Quarterly 35 (summer 2014) and a well-earned gold star for “best picture” from Miss O’Brien’s class (1975).

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Graphic DesignerSteve O’Connell Studio

Biographical Info

Working in both the cultural and commercial fields, Steve O Connell studio designs a variety of media, including books, catalogues, visual identities, typefaces, signage, packaging, exhibitions and websites. The studio collaborates closely with clients, developing a deep understanding of the subject matter in order to produce original, meaningful graphic design.

Steve O Connell has worked at leading studios in Dublin and London, including Conor & David (WorkGroup), Design Factory and Mind Design. He is a founding member of the 100 Archive and has been a guest speaker for Typography Ireland. His work has been commended by the IDI and ICAD.

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Graphic DesignerBoxfish
Work Phone: 087 2861747Website: Boxfish

Biographical Info

I started up a graphic design company named ‘Boxfish’ over 3 years ago, after spending 10 years in the graphic design and printing industry in Dublin. Boxfish is a fresh and innovative graphic design company with an office in Dunmore, Co. Waterford and Hanover Quay in Dublin 2 around the most affluent city location by the Bord Gais Energy Theatre. Boxfish is here to offer local and international companies the strong force they need to gain a competitive advantage in today’s marketplace at competitive prices. We deliver simple but effective eye catching design solutions to make each and every company stand out. We are professionals in influencing public perception for all types of businesses, eg. Banking Institutions, Airports, Mobile Phone Networks, Coffee & Catering Companies, Solicitors, Car Manufacturers, Boutique Hotels, Colleges, Government Bodies and Small New Businesses!

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Biographical Info

I am currently completing my Masters in Interaction Design. Looking for suitable, upcoming positions.

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Creative DirectorLorenzo Tonti Design

Biographical Info

Lorenzo is an Italian-Swiss designer who moved to Ireland 30 years ago to work at Kilkenny Design Workshops, having studied poster design and cultural communication design at what is now called the University for Applied Arts—ECAL in Lausanne. Since then he worked for various design studios in Switzerland and Ireland, and since 1992 has his own design studio based in the South East of Ireland. The studio’s work is mainly branding related for artisan food companies, SMEs, some cultural institutions, and other businesses, based both in Ireland and internationally. Charities have also been part of the client list.

Additionally Lorenzo lecturers part-time in visual communication at the design course at Waterford Institute of Technology, where he was programme leader for three years tasked with the redesign of the course structure. He also introduced a very successful series of internship awards for students at WIT.

Lorenzo is a founding member of fuse:d, a designers and business network based in Waterford. He was recently made a Fellow of the Institute of Designers in Ireland, and is the chairperson of the Regional Committee for the IDI tasked with the expansion and development of IDI activities in the regions outside of Dublin. Lorenzo is also on the IDI Executive Council.

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