Kevin Fay

Art Director

  • LevelSenior
  • LocationUnited Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsArt Director - Creative Director - Graphic Designer
  • Ally Sinyard
  • Holly Aspinall
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About me

I’m an award-winning art director with extensive experience of managing and creating concepts, generating ideas and directing shoots for a range of subjects. Equally adept at commissioning world-renowned photographers to shoot household name actors and sports stars or creating imagery for style, food and still life shoots amongst others. Possessing a proven track record of producing quality, engaging work to tight deadlines, I also hold extensive experience of commissioning and art-directing illustrators across a wide variety of subjects. My skills are transferable across all media, advertising and retail industries.

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Skills

  • Print Design
  • Art Direction
  • Typography
  • Design
  • Concept Creation
  • Idea Generation
  • Ideas Development
  • Creative Art Direction
  • Creative Direction

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  • Shortlist Media

    Shortlist Media

    • Publishing
  • Technical Test #1

    Technical Test #1

    • Fishery
  • F

    Freelance design

    • T

      The Media Factory

      Work history

      Currently

      Freelance Art Director

      (Various)

      Jan 2019
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Working on various accounts at We Are Social.

      2018

      Art Director

      Shortlist Media

      Jul 2012 - Dec 2018
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • • Responsible for the conception and execution of all visual content for the UK’s leading mens magazine, boasting a weekly circulation in excess of 500,000. • Led, mentored and encouraged art team. • Ensured the design of all pages were of excellent quality and demanded the attention of the reader whilst perfectly complementing the editorial content. • Generated concepts for a wide variety of major cover stars, both in the UK and internationally, worked alongside and art-directed world class photographers for use in magazine and online. Also directed videographers in tandem with stills when needed. • Created still life and conceptual shoots. • Responsible for style shoots and biannual fashion specials. • Created and managed branding and design for ShortList sub-brands, events and commercial franchise activity. • Part of team repsonsible for curation of ShortList Instagram account. • Comfortable at presenting and pitching ideas to board members and stakeholders. • Award winning and consistently shortlisted for prestigious industry awards.

      2012

      Art Director Creative Solution

      Shortlist Media

      Nov 2009 - Jul 2012
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • • Generated a high volume of original and engaging solutions for a variety of international brands across various platforms. • Fulfilled clients objectives whilst ensuring content and design conformed with the titles high editorial standards. • Art-directed a wide variety of high quality photographers specialising in areas such as fashion, beauty and still life. • Integral part of an award winning team during period of growth.

      2009

      Freelance Design

      Freelance design

      Apr 2009 - Nov 2009
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Freelanced at companies including: Shortlist Media, Redwood, Cedar, IPC.

      2009

      Feb 2007 - Mar 2009
      • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
      • Full Time
      • • Responsible for design across the portfolio including Sawasdee (Thai Airways), Location (Hamptons International), Oryx (Qatar Airways), Kempinski Hotels, 442 Middle East, Autocar Middle East and F1 Racing Middle East. • Created original concept for Location and two years later carried out a full re-launch to fulfill clients requirements for brand repositioning. • Commissioning and sourcing photographers and illustrators, organising and directing photo-shoots. • Integrally involved in all pitch work, creating solutions to fulfil clients briefs resulting in the successful acquisition of various contracts. • Directing and nurturing staff within the department and also recruiting and managing a designer in the Bangkok office.

      2007

      Freelance Design

      Freelance design

      Jan 2005 - Feb 2007
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Freelance at companies including: Sunday Times Travel Magazine, Redwood, Publicis Blueprint, Sunday Publishing, Wardour, Mediamark.

      2005

      Aug 2002 - Jan 2005
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • • Responsible for several customer publications. • Designing editorial content, directing photographers, illustrators and managing budgets.

      2002

      Senior Designer

      ETP Limited

      May 2000 - Sep 2002
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • • Employed as Senior Designer for various design industry publications • Designing editorial content for these publications as well as commissioning photographers/illustrators and organizing and controlling photo-shoots • Liaising with editors, sales managers and repro houses to ensure the design process ran smoothly and to deadline

      2000

      Graphic Designer

      ETP Limited

      Apr 1997 - Apr 2000
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • • Layout of editorial pages • Overseeing magazines being sent to repro • Designing small classified advertisements and full page ads for leading companies in various industries

      Education

      1997

      BTEC National Diploma Graphic Design

      South Essex College of Further and Higher Education

      Aug 1995 - Jun 1997
      • United Kingdom

      Awards

      2017

      Cover of the Year

      PPA Awards

      • Winner of the Cover of the Year for ShortList