Paul Currah
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Paul Currah

Graphic DesignerBournemouth, United Kingdom
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Paul Currah

Graphic DesignerBournemouth, United Kingdom
About me
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
Projects
  • Band identity with rock group The Samurais
    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 Support
    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 Co
    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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Work history
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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.
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    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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Skills
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Creative Ideas
  • Web Design
  • Advertising
  • Concepts
  • Packaging Design
  • Branding
  • Digital Design
  • Print Design
Education
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    Graphic Design B.A HonsNorwich University of the arts
     - Norwich, United Kingdom
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    Foundation Diploma in Art and DesignNorwich University of the arts
     - Norwich, United Kingdom
Awards
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    Design Week Awards: WinnerDesign Week
    The Partners – Mr Singh's Bangras branding and packaging design – Paul Currah (Designer)
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    The Die-Line Awards: 2nd PlaceThe Dieline Awards
    The Partners – Mr Singh's Bangras branding and packaging design – Paul Currah (Designer)
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