My name's Paul Currah, and I'm an independent / freelance graphic designer passionate about ideas first brand identity, illustration and digital design. I work remotely from my home studio in Poole (near Bournemouth). Education: Graphic Design BA (Hons) Norwich School of Art & Design (now NUA) 2005 Industry Experience: 16 years Design studios I’ve worked with: DutchScot, Modern Designers, The Partners, Radford Wallis, Blast, Carter Wong, GBH and HGV. Clients I’ve worked with: The Paleo Foods Co, Southbank School, Waitrose, Royal Mail, BBC, AstraZeneca, LV=, Deloitte, Random House, The National Gallery, Mr Singh’s Bangras plus lots of start-ups. Charities I’ve worked with: Macmillan Cancer Support, National Association for Hospice at Home, Greenpeace, Water Sanitation for the Urban Poor and Believe in Young People. Design awards: Six D&AD pencils & more. My proudest achievement: One of the proudest achievements of my career has been working for Macmillan Cancer Support between 2010–2020, on over 170 creative projects. I played a small part in helping Macmillan increase their income by 61%, reach 69% more people and raise spend on cancer services by 71% / £74.9m (source: Macmillan’s annual reports 2011 and 2019). My other passions: Besides ideas led design, my other passions include astronomy, Bedlington Terriers, drumming in a gigging rock band and running lots of marathons! Paul – October 2021
- Band identity with rock group The SamuraisDorset based rock band The Samurais needed an iconic visual identity to stand out in the live music scene in Bournemouth, Poole and beyond. A boundary pushing, elongated font was selected for the typography (Coign Pro by Colophon Foundry) – inspired by the form of the samurai sword. We then sliced said sword from the negative space of the S letterform – a logo that could be boldly displayed as a visual shorthand for the band on their bass drum and other merchandise.
- My decade with Macmillan Cancer SupportI worked with Macmillan Cancer Support on over 170 creative projects between 2010–2020, playing a part in helping Macmillan increase their income by 61%, reach 69% more people and raise spend on cancer services by 71% / £74.9m. Source: Macmillan’s annual reports 2011 and 2019.
- Brand evolution with The Paleo Foods CoThe Paleo Foods Co commissioned Currah & Co to evolve the brand identity we originally created back in 2013. The new brand was launched with a design refresh of their hugely popular grain-free granola range in autumn 2021. Scope Naming, brand creation, brand identity, illustration, packaging design, advertising, print, website.
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Independent creativeCurrah & Co
Bournemouth, United KingdomFull Time
Clients: Macmillan Cancer Support, The Paleo Foods Co, Modern Designers, DutchScot, Poole Festival of Running, etc.
Senior DesignerThe Partners
- London, United KingdomFull Time
Designer working on a range of client projects including The National Gallery, Random House, Thrislington Cubicles, Deloitte, Wolf Theiss, UBS, Aviva, Winnersh Triangle, ARM, AstraZeneca, BBC and Mr Singh’s Bangras.
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