Paddy is a designer-maker, with a focus on communication design, print, and visual identity. Originally from the South East of England, he is now living in Falmouth, where he is currently studying Falmouth University's MA Communication Design course. He is moving to the Exeter area in September, and seeking a role within Graphic Design. Previously: Graphic Design BA(Hons), at the University of the Creative Arts, Epsom. A social-theory led course, combined with the platforms of typography and infographics (and lots of screenprinting!).Locked Pro Plan feature
Freelance designer working with the team at Studio Eger. Designing for major exhibitions/print, typesetting, and art-working. The main project I worked on lasted three weeks, creating the exhibition labels for "I Object – Ian Hislop's Search For Dissent" at the British Museum.
I worked with Open Water Design (now part of Wonderful Digital Agency, Maidstone), learning the steps taken in branding a company, and creating promotional materials for various clients. I supported the design team, as well as working on individual tasks. The placement was a valuable experience to me as my first taste of design work experience, where I learnt a lot, both in terms of technical skill and about the industry in general.
I started at Nightingale Cider Company as a farmshop retail worker, orchard worker, and assistant cider maker. My large range of responsibilities included helping customers through general customer service and stock presentation, while working with a team of other staff. This then grew to also include freelance graphic designer, where I created a range of promotional materials (magazine adverts, posters, and large scale printed pieces), adhering to existing brand guidelines set by Anthony Burrill. This led to some freelance jobs, creating for other local companies – such as designing bottle labels and pump-clips for Old Dairy Brewery.
I graduated from UCA Epsom in June 2019, proudly completing my BA(Hons) Graphic Design with a 2.1 degree. Over three years I specialised in print, branding, and exhibition design, with a particular interest in typography. I enjoy creating pieces of work with hand-crafted elements, such as custom typefaces and the use of screenprinting. Whilst at UCA I have had a winning design chosen as part of a live brief with Nescafé Azera and Twelve Agency, with my tin design being championed in a country-wide campaign, shown on all adverting, and available for sale in all supermarkets across the country (Azera By Design, Umbrellas – 2018). I have worked on a number of large self-initiated projects alongside my studies, such as collaborating on a large scale mural for The Big Draw illustration festival, and designing/screenprinting sets of posters for visiting guest speaker's talks, that are held at the university. I was part of the team that organised our final university show, "This Way Up", which delivered our work as pop-up shows in London design studios. Some hosts of our show included G.F Smith, Pentagram, Johnson Banks, NB, J.Walter Thompson, DN&Co, and It's Nice That/ Anyways. I was also a major contributor to the organisation of our Work In Progress "Utopia" show. https://www.thiswayup.graphics/