Hi, I'm Ciara. I'm Irish - Limerick born, meaning the 'west is best'. Living in London since 2011. Associate Creative Director who art directs and writes. Currently hanging with the crew at JOINT London working on Amazon, TSB, Kettle Chips and Thatchers Cider. Before that I was at BETC making work just beginning with B - bunnies, booze, blokes with their tops off, beauty and baby adverts. I've been lucky to work in places as far as DDB Canada to starting out at Ogilvy & Mather Dublin. During my career I've got to work with amazing people making things such as the first song scientifically tested to make babies happy, a complete new global brand campaign and positioning for Bacardi, and create the cutest ad ever for hotel brand - ibis. By evening I volunteer with Creative Equals and She Says as a committee member helping with their events and as a For Creative Girls and Who's Your Momma mentor - supporting young women in advertising across the world. By night I draw my Twitter followers and have sketched over 600 portraits for my blog - #TwitollowerSketches. Follow me if you want one @ciaraomeara Any time left is spent cruising art galleries and playing the classical flute. At the same time, obviously.Locked Pro Plan feature
Currently at Joint working on Amazon Global, Kettle Chips, Thatchers Cider, VUE cinemas, ECP and TSB.
Started as Creative on Bacardi Global, Diet Coke, and ibis Hotels and progressed to Lead Creative Rimmel Global, Cow & Gate, Aptamil and Disney. I also worked on Evian, Lacoste, Carte Noire, Samsung, and new business pitches. Highlights: I created the first song scientifically proven to make babies happy 'The Happy Song' with Grammy award winning musician Imogen Heap and leading Goldsmiths psychologists. My concept won us the Scholl global account. My digital platform concept helped us win the Rimmel global account. My concept was the winning idea for the Bacardi Global account - Untameable since 1862. My TVC for ibis - Snuggling Bunnies was named cutest ad of the year 2013 by Ad Week.
VCCP (May 2012) Euro RSCG (May-July 2012) I went freelance as I tried to find a creative partner to team up with so I could break into different London agencies. While doing so I got to work on O2, EasyJet, VO5, Thomas Cook, Dettol, Finish Quantum, Credit Suisse and new business pitches.
Lead digital creative for clients such as McDonald's, Vodafone, Sol beer and Cereal Partners Worldwide. Highlights: Creating and managing all the digital creative for the McDonald's Monopoly Millions campaign. Helping win the Sol account. Expanding Cereal Partners into a digital client.
Digital creative worked on clients such as Shoppers Drug Mart (similar to Boots in UK/IRL) and its umbrella brands, WonderBra, Subaru, Champion sportswear, Manulife, APCOR and Canadian Blood Services. Highlights: In less than a year in the country I was on the Canadian Strategy Top Art Directors list, twice. I picked up two Cassies for the digital campaign Subaru campaign 'Get out there'. A budget campaign I did for Shoppers Drug Mart's Amigo brand went viral after being spotted and shared by DJ Deadmau5.
Junior Creative on traditional and digital projects for clients such as O2, Nissan, AerLingus, Loadzajobs, MyHome and Rabodirect.ie Highlights: Several pieces of work I did for O2 picked up awards, along with our group agency project 'Be The Difference' going on to win more awards including a Cannes. I came 2nd in Ireland's Young Creatives competition as a solo creative, just missing out to a team. My creative idea won the agency the Loadzajobs account.
I attained an internship as a Junior Art Director while doing my masters at DIT. Working on clients such as GSK (Lucozade and Panadol), Deep RiverRock (Coca-Cola water brand), Ford, Peter Mark, HSE (Health Service Executive) and Ulster Bank.
1 Year Masters in Art Direction, Copywriting, Marketing, Consumer Behaviour, Layout & Design, and Presentation Skills.
Degree in Film, Audio, Editing, Graphics, Animation, Web Design and Sound Design.