Alex O'Brien

Alex O'Brien

Creative DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
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Alex O'Brien

Alex O'Brien

Creative DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Most recently Creative Director of The Face magazine, which he relaunched in 2019, with over a decade of experience in Art Direction for luxury fashion and media. Having worked with some of the biggest brands in the world, through print, digital, OOH - working in the UK and abroad, in house and on set.
  • The Face magazine relaunch
    The Face magazine relaunchI undertook the relaunch of the legendary style bible, The Face, overseeing the Creative Direction of the title across print, web and social. With cover stars including: Adele, Dua Lipa, Harry Styles, Grimes, Rosalia, FKA Twigs, Jorja Smith, LaKeith Stanfield and Pinkpantheress, among many others.
  • Visual refresh of Kerrang! magazine
    Visual refresh of Kerrang! magazineI revived the look of the legendary music title and have overseen the covers, and creative direction of the brand since November 2022
  • Stella McCartney - FW18 Campaign
    Stella McCartney - FW18 Campaign
Projects credited in
  • The Ins and Outs of Consent
    The Ins and Outs of Consent‘The Ins and Outs of Consent’ a digital zine that delves deeper into the nuances and intersections of consent from multiple perspectives. Brought to you by gal-dem, The Face and BBC in response to and in praise of the ground-breaking series I May Destroy You, created by Bafta winner Michaela Coel. We worked with 6 expert contributors from our community to voice the grey areas left out of traditional and mainstream conversations around sex-education. The zine is split into 7 sections: Intro + A-
    THE FACEAfter 15 years out of circulation, The Face have returned with an online magazine and print publication. We helped the relaunch by creating a series of digital assets bringing to life editorial content on and their social channels.
  • Stella Menswear Modern Luxury
    Stella Menswear Modern LuxuryA timeless appeal evolves with a modern energy in the new Stella Menswear collection; reenergising the contrast between the familiar and disruptive. The result is your effortless new wardrobe in luxurious fabrics and iconic styles.
  • Figures Of Rebirth, The Face Magazine Print 2019
    Figures Of Rebirth, The Face Magazine Print 2019Volume 04 2019. Art Directed Alex O'Brien, photography Benjamin Hampson ‘Life is a cycle of birth, death, and rebirth, with our actions in this life, our “karma”, effecting our future incarnations. Kindness leads to good karma, whilst selfishness leads to bad karma. The soul may be reincarnated thousands of times.
  • Invitationional Animation - Stella McCartney
    Invitationional Animation - Stella McCartneyFor Stella McCartney’s 2018 Winter show, socks in compostable invitations made in collaboration with Tipa were sent to invitees. Animations of the vacuum sealed invites were used to promote the show on social media and on web.
  • Stella McCartney Menswear AW18 Lookbook
    Stella McCartney Menswear AW18 Lookbook
Work history
    Creative DirectorStudio AOB
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Freelance creative and art direction, and consultancy.
    Creative DirectorThe Face Magazine
     - London, United KingdomFreelance
    Relaunching and creative directing the legendary style magazine, as well as bringing it to life online across web and social media.
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  • Advertising
  • Film
  • Corporate Identity
  • Print Design
  • Art Direction
  • Digital Content
  • Digital
  • Creative Agency
  • Design
  • Creative Direction
  • Online Campaigns
  • Outdoor Campaigns
  • Print Campaigns
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
    Fashion Communication with PromotionCentral Saint Martins
     - London, United Kingdom