For an introduction; My name is Edward Neill. I currently work as the Advertising Assistant at Tyler Brûlé’s Monocle Magazine. I overlook the delivery of all commercial partnerships through print and digital channels. Although this has been an invaluable experience in a fast-paced and challenging environment, I am looking to transition back into the creative field, with my background of interactive and visual design, and digital media. A designer with three years experience in both full-service agencies and start-up environments. I have been exposed to the end to end process of design, allowing me to value-add at every stage.Locked Pro Plan feature
Prepare, check and transmit the final advertising pages to remote print sites Responsible for trafficking of pages on press day, working closely with the Editorial and Production Departments (A flexible approach to working hours is required on press day) Liaise with clients and advertising agencies to quality control advertising content, copy chasing and processing PDF’s for the print publications. Ensure ad content and layout meet both advertising and editorial guidelines Provide support on all matters relating to efficient production issue planning and advertisement production to internal stakeholders and external clients Process ad copy: assisting with classified planning, ad. setting and proofreading, checking of PDF dummy issues, communicating with sales teams on orders / booking related issues, updating and circulating page and issue data for financial analysis Manage administration functions for the department inc organizing weekly mailings, maintaining holiday and sickness records; copying, filing, archiving of invoices; ordering of stationery, booking meeting rooms, booking couriers.
As a junior digital producer (JDP) my role is to manage, nurture and generate creative ideas and solutions alongside the creative, account management and production departments and transition these ideas into working models for production. I have also collaborated with external parties and suppliers and in-house creatives to develop client solutions, manage production, work-flow and output. As part of my role I have also project managed online creative concept production, working alongside Account Management. As a DP I was responsible for managing key digital and online projects through the agency process from conception to completion. This includes: • end to end management of the digital development process • managing the digital production process • problem solving • reporting • playing an active role in internal or external agency meetings • collaborating in and contributing to strategy meetings on a range of projects and client solutions • front end development of UX and UI • exporting assets for developers and motion graphics Khemistry engaged to oversee the design and development of ‘Sally and Possum’ for the Department of Education and Training. ‘Sally and Possum’ is a series of applications for congenitally deaf children age 2-4, using gamification to encourage user involvement and engagement to improve literacy and help bridge the divide between congenitally deaf children and the rest of the world. My responsibilities included creating all the front end design work, UX and UI, and managing project milestones to completion. Part of my role involved applying my design skills and ability in the Adobe Creative Suite CS6, exporting print, web and front end UX development for a range of Khemistry clientele.
In the last semester of my Bachelor of Creative Industries I was required to complete two internship units of 80 hours each, which I completed at Khemistry. Over this period I worked as a junior designer as well as a digital strategist. My roles and responsibilities over the course of this intership included: Assisting in the production and completion of digital and print ready art work for commercial solutions, internal and external Applying creative concepts as a contributing member within a collaborative environment. Developing and realising design solutions both autonomously and under direction by the senior graphic designer, experience architect and senior accounts manager I developed the confidence and capability to undertake relevant research into contemporary business solutions for clients, progress the development of my own practice and development in a multi disciplinary background, speak to and articulate design ideas and develop skills within current industry standard software. What I was able to achieve: • Contribute to the overall success of internal and external design initiatives. • Develop an in-depth understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a contemporary graphic designer in a commercial context for professional development • Further develop skills within current industry standard software, both autonomously and under direction for best practice and commercial standard • Further developing communication skills for the capability and confidence to undertake and articulate contemporary business solutions for collaborative discussion and valid input. • Establish professionalism in commercial business environments. • Immersing ones self in all aspects of the business and creative team.
Salon Support is a boutique importer and distributor of high end salon exclusive hair care products across 11 tiered brands with extensive product lines. It is both a B2B and B2C business. My role included pre-press artwork for the following: • Promotional product information including POS and merchandising • New product promotional collateral • Events and education calendar • Promotional packaging design • Instore banner design • A magazine quality bi-monthly newsletter • Supporting digital direct sales tools for the Area Managers • International conference brochure and supporting collateral • Web design and imagery • E-commerce design • Artwork for full page advertisements in Instyle magazine, the flagship salon industry magazine
Majoring in Digital Media and Interactive Media