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Rory Russell (Posterboy)

Art Director and DesignerEdinburgh, United Kingdom
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Rory Russell (Posterboy)

Art Director and DesignerEdinburgh, United Kingdom
About me
Posterboy is the amalgamation of 7 years in-depth study of a wide variety of creative disciplines. Studying at Heriot Watt University, The University of Edinburgh (Edinburgh College of Art) and Edinburgh Napier has provided me with in depth knowledge of; fashion womenswear constructed to British Standards; editorial fashion and styling; fine art sculpture, painting and photography; graphic design, art direction and illustration. Alongside the practical teaching university has provided me with, I have also relished in developing of a strong academic research process. Conducting research into sustainability in packaging design and uncovering ways in which far-right groups are utilising graphic design online to radicalise 18-29 year olds on popular social media platforms. Beyond university I have developed team management skills running restaurants and events to fund my studies. My volunteer work has seen me work with children and schools in the Highlands on a variety of creative projects as well as providing education on animation to autistic children. In my spare time I work on music composition and production, which has seen my music used in campaigns as well as my own album ‘20X20’ which will be released in September 2020. In short I like to keep busy… We live in a world that is tittering on the edge, both culturally and environmentally. As designers we paint the world around us, build the world around us and are instrumental in societal narratives. Now is not the time for subtlety, now is the time for being unashamedly bold, self-critical and change the world around us to benefit us all. Contact: rory@posterboy.design Website: www.posterboy.design Instagram: www.instagram.com/posterboy.pdf
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Projects credited in
Work history
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    DesignerStratum Co.
    Edinburgh, United KingdomPart Time
    Primarily focusing on packaging design and branding for companies across the UK.
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    Graphic DesignerWhitespace
     - Edinburgh, United KingdomInternship
    Initially working on a project with Whitespace and Business Gateway, developing a 15 second animation targeting graduate students to start their own business. Whitespace offered a placement from this project which will be done this summer (2020).
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Skills
  • Music Producer
  • Motion Graphics
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Typography Design
  • Editoral Design
  • Cinematography
  • Art Direction
  • Advertisement
  • Campaign
Education
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    Foundation in Art and DesignHeriot-Watt University School of Textiles and Design
    Galashiels, United Kingdom
    Working on a range of projects and disciplines in fashion from womenswear, menswear and textiles to technology, cultural studies and editorial design/direction.
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    BDes (Hons) Graphic DesignEdinburgh Napier University
     - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    With my background in fashion and fine art I developed my design skills and honed into the creative area I wanted to. Further developing my practical skills as well as my digital abilities this course pushed me to explore routes I had never thought of. I developed skills in typography, motion graphics, 2D and 3D design, art direction, illustration and film.
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Awards
    D&AD Newblood One To WatchD&AD New Blood Festival 2020
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    The NODs (Shortlist)The NODs
    The NODs is a Scottish based advertising and design awards ceremony. The student brief asked us to create a campaign that changes people's perceptions of traffic wardens. Using the antihero trend I created 'Who's The Real Villain' campaign which focussed on cartoon illustration and copywriting.
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