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Advertising Art Director, Digital Marketing Consultant and Tech Nerd with 25 plus years experience in the industry. Specialises in creative thinking, advertising concepts from digital to traditional, design, copywriting, social media, content, imparting lessons learnt and making a fine cup of tea. A straight talker, still uses markers and paper. But also enjoys experimenting with all the...
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Skills

Content Creation Project Management Copywriting Art Direction Creative Thinking Creative Strategy Adobe Creative Suite Creative Direction Abstract Thinking Product Management

Employment

  • Freelance Art Director / Creative Consultant

    2018

    Art Director and techie nerd, always on the lookout for new opportunities. With over 20 years experience in the advertising industry. I have helped create many successful and award winning campaigns and activations.

  • Chemistry

    2018 - 2019

    I started in Chemistry on a freelance contract using my digital background to help deliver creative digital solutions with existing clients and new business pitches. I worked on through the line projects for brands such as Dunnes Stores. Windsor Motors. Audi. Bord Na Mona. Irish Examiner and Guaranteed Irish.

  • ICAN

    2007 - 2018

    Started in April 2007 - to learn the new world of digital advertising - a sort of career refreshment. In my time at ICAN I was placed on a steep learning curve, as a team we helped pushed the boundaries of what could be done in digital. Winning new business and industry awards on the way. As an Art director in the digital landscape I had to keep abreast of every changing technology and finding ways to tell brand stories through them.

  • BBDO Dublin

    1999 - 2007

    During my time in BBDO I worked with a great bunch of committed professionals, and worked with great brands such as Diageo, Bank of Ireland, IBSB, 7up, Renault. Producing awarding winning print, outdoor and TV executions.

  • Ogilvy Dublin

    1998 - 1999

    My time in Ogilvy involved working with a lovely bunch of people and some great clients such as Ford, Bupa, Lyons Tea and Flora.

  • Freelance Art Director

    1996 - 1998

    During my two years freelance I was lucky enough to work with Chris and Dave in Cawley Nea, creating an awarding winning Club Orange Campaign. I also did some work with QMP, Larkins, Javelin and a few Direct Clients.

  • JWT DDFH&B

    1993 - 1996

    This is where it all started as I worked my way up from the dogs body in the studio repro camera room to become a Junior Art Director. While there I was fortunate enough to work on some big brands such as, Nestle, Burger King, SAAB, Jaguar, and Heineken.

Education

  • Advertising

    1990 - 1992

    Advertising (Art Direction)

  • Dublin Insitute of Technology

    1987 - 1990

    Visual Communications