Gerry Byrne
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Gerry Byrne

Graphic DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
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Gerry Byrne
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Gerry Byrne

Graphic DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Hello, I’ve been working as a designer in London for the past eight years or so, where I’ve been creating, designing, photographing, collaborating, making, and absorbing everything around me. I’ve managed to get some variation to the work I’ve been doing so I’ve had some experience in branding, editorial, product design, assets for print and web, brochures, flyers, posters, signage, website upkeep & maintenance, copy writing and blog design. I regularly use Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign – The Holy Trinity. I also did a Dreamweaver introduction course a few years ago, but haven't really needed to use it since. I regularly work on html emails, but from a design platform. I've also worked extensively in social media for the last four years taking various seminars including the Propel 'Social Media for Profit' seminar in October 2017. I have first hand experience and understand how to make social media work for a business as a tool to connect to customers, engaging them and not just 'posting because we have to'. I’ve had experience working with major brands and understand the intricacies of brand guidelines. The beauty of experience is knowing when to attempt to push the boundaries of those guidelines to enable growth which can be both challenging and exciting as a designer. I’d really like to join a creative team and work on challenging design briefs. I’m slightly nervous about the term ‘desk job' unless, of course it’s an exciting desk in a really creative environment – then I can live with it.
Projects
  • Poster for National Express
    Poster for National ExpressI designed and wrote the copy for this poster while at Jacob Bailey. It ran across multiple train and bus stations across East Anglia.
  • Blog Design
    Blog DesignI designed the look and feel of the blog 'NSFW' for Balans Soho Society.
  • Deliveries Rebrand for Pod
    Deliveries Rebrand for PodThe assets from this photoshoot gave me everything I needed to rebrand Pod's deliveries across all platforms. This side of the business continues to grow very successfully with a steady year on year growth.
  • New Salad Menu Launch
    New Salad Menu LaunchA colourful new salad range for Pod.
  • Cutlery Free for Charity Project
    Cutlery Free for Charity ProjectTo help reduce our single use plastic impact, we implemented this campaign at all Pod stores.
  • Water Bottle Label Design.
    Water Bottle Label Design.Single use plastic bottles are definitely not the answer, but while we're researching alternatives I was given the task of re-designing the Pod water bottle label. I kept it simple, but made the colours a little more vibrant and the messaging as simple as possible.
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Work history
    Balans Soho Society logo
    Balans Soho Society logo
    Brand ManagerBalans Soho Society
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    I currently work as Brand Manager for a small restaurant group in London. I am responsible for coordinating the marketing and PR teams (external) and designing all visual communication for the company. I also manage our social media channels and have extensive experience and training in this field.
Skills
  • Abobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Social Media
Education
    University of The Arts London (UAL) logo
    University of The Arts London (UAL) logo
    BA (Hons) Graphic Art & Design UndergraduateUniversity of The Arts London (UAL)
    London, United Kingdom
    I graduated with a 2:1 in Graphic and Media Design (Design for Advertising pathway).