Rory Russell (Posterboy)

Art Director and Designer

Level
Junior
Location
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

Projects credited in

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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Skills

  • Music Producer
  • Motion Graphics
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Typography Design
  • Editoral Design
  • Cinematography
  • Art Direction
  • Advertisement
  • Campaign

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Contagious

    Contagious

    • Marketing & PR
  • D&AD New Blood Festival 2020

    D&AD New Blood Festival 2020

    • Events
  • W

    Whitespace

    • T

      The Union Advertising Agency

      Work history

      Currently

      Designer

      Stratum Co.

      Aug 2019
      • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
      • Part Time
      • Primarily focusing on packaging design and branding for companies across the UK.

      2020

      Graphic Designer

      Whitespace

      Jul 2020 - Aug 2020
      • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
      • Internship
      • 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).

      2019

      Graphic Designer

      Contagious

      Jul 2019 - Aug 2019
      • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
      • Internship
      • At Contagious I worked on a huge variety of projects from experiential design to research and pretty much everything in-between.

      2019

      May 2019 - Jun 2019
      • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
      • Internship
      • Working on a plethora of commercial graphic design projects, pitching to big clients and developing concepts.

      2019

      Graphic Designer

      Stewart Brewing

      Jan 2019 - Jul 2019
      • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Working with the Natural Selection Team I was tasked with creating 10 new designs for a series of beers to be released in the summer. Ordering products and working with printers we launched our event across the UK.

      Education

      Currently

      Sep 2013
      • 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.

      2020

      BDes (Hons) Graphic Design

      Edinburgh Napier University

      Sep 2017 - May 2020
      • 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.

      2016

      Diploma of Higher Education

      Edinburgh College of Art

      Sep 2014 - Jan 2016
      • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
      • Studying intermedia fine art helped develop my critical and creative thinking at Edinburgh College of Art. Working in a variety of mediums from film, photography, painting and sculpture I pushed myself to develop new skills.

      Awards

      2020

      D&AD Newblood One To Watch

      D&AD New Blood Festival 2020

        2019

        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.

        2013

        The Alistair McGreggor Award For Excellence in Art

        Dingwall Academy

        • Awarded for my accomplishments in Art and Design, working with primary schools and children with learning difficulties.

        2013

        SQA Advanced Higher Art National Exhibition

        SQA

        • Achieving 100% in Advanced Higher Design saw my work tour around the nation along with other brilliant talents.