I’m an award winning print & branding designer who’s bridged leadership positions within busy design houses with successful freelance work. I’ve managed brands with both international & local reach in industries ranging from fitness, medical, publishing & nightlife, among others. In addition to a vast expertise with all things printed, the unique solutions I’ve created for clients has included design of packaging, clothing & uniforms, professionally produced films, hand-painted illustrations, original photography & more. Beyond this, I come from a background in filmmaking that has included roles of Producer & Assistant Director. This, in addition to broadening my perspective of the visual storytelling strategies that are essential to designers, has made me adept with leadership & organizational skills within the kind of fast paced environments that involve working with a wide variety of creatives invested in reaching the same goals through active communication.
Logo & Branding, Poster & Print design, Apparel. Full brand management for companies international & local
Book & DVD publisher with in-house video-production studio. Packaging Designs, Motion Graphics, Typesetting • Managed art department & pre-press • Development of internal marketing strategies. • Produced on-site studio productions for video department • Website maintenance.
Layout & design of 3 monthly publications, as well as collateral designs for clients.
• Promoted from lead assistant for the festival’s Artistic Director to coordinator of all live panel events • VIP point-of-contact & host of private food & drink events with Academy Award nominated actors, directors, producers & writers • Stage manager of their live panel events
Bachelor of Arts Degree - Motion Picture Production
Won this award from the American Advertising Federation in April 2015 in Santa Barbara, California for the design of this 'Halloween Bash' poster design that featured original typography & illustration https://www.facebook.com/seamusdesign/photos/a.225235167615175.1073741837.224113317727360/490309591107730/?type=3&theater
Received this award in Santa Barbara California, April 2015 from the American Advertising Federation for the design of a logo campaign for Ventura Magnet Schools. I created 6 individual school logos with visual links to each other, as well as icons to represent their magnet specialties & a main logo for the overall organization. The process involved meetings with principles, teachers & representatives from all schools to make sure details unique to the schools lessons, history & pride were represented while creating a new cohesive look. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.531389673666388.1073741842.224113317727360&type=1&l=ee707b9eed
Received this award from the American Advertising Federation in April 2014 in Santa Barbara, California for the creation of this campaign of posters that featured original illustrations & typography to create the idea of going inside the mind of a killer via a retro 'roadside attraction' aesthetic. https://www.facebook.com/seamusdesign/photos/pb.224113317727360.-2207520000.1437134577./384881124983911/?type=3&theater
Received this award in Santa Barbara California, April 2014 from the American Advertising Federation for this happy hour menu design that featured original illustration & typography. https://www.facebook.com/seamusdesign/photos/pb.224113317727360.-2207520000.1437134577./384881124983911/?type=3&theater