I’m a passionate, hands-on art/creative director who loves doing clever, beautifully designed work in any medium. I love photography, typography, art, my Canon and my polaroid SX70, but most of all I love what I do.
I worked for 5 years as Senior Art Director at Chemistry, Ireland’s best and most awarded ad agency. I was responsible for concepts, art direction and writing for TVC, print and digital in FMCG, retail, telecommunications, motor, financial and charity. In 2013 I founded and am the Creative Director of Studio Yeah, a Melbourne based multidisciplinary studio.
I have 15 years experience in art direction, digital, advertising and DM.
Things I love: I love my job, coming up with a clever idea, and making it look great in any media. I love being ahead of digital trends. I love my side project – www.ayearoftees.com where I designed, uploaded, facebooked and tweeted 1 t-shirt every day during 2010. I love to be challenged, and I love working under pressure. I love a pencil as much as I love photoshop. I love pitches. I love that I’ve had the chance to work with some amazing people, and some amazing clients including BMW, Coors Light, Telstra, The Department of Health, Cancer Council, Strike Bowling Bar, Sky Zone, eircom, Bank of Ireland, Peugeot, and Guinness. I loved the 2 years I spent travelling the world. I love making no-budget short films and music videos, and that I got a chance to speak at pechakucha in Dublin.
Things I hate: Bad design, losing pitches, warm beer, sticky keyboards, blunt pencils and I really, really hate cucumber.
I love the year I spent managing a gallery in Dublin in my spare time. I'm pretty fond of my 45 international awards including: Gold – Caples. Silver - A.D.C.N.Y. Nomination – D&AD. 6 Golds & 1 Silver – IDMA. 2 Silvers – Campaign Awards London. Merit – One Show Awards, New York. Gold – ECHO Awards, San Francisco. Best Outdoor Campaign and Most Recalled Campaign – The Outdoor Effectiveness Awards. Best Online Campaign – Golden Spiders Online Awards. Silver – Advertising Effectiveness Awards (IAPI ADFX). Finalist: Getty/Mishmash video competition. 8 ICAD nominations for Outdoor, TV, DM and Viral. Irish Web Awards. Best Brand Campaign – Irish Marketing Awards.