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2003 – 2006
Colaiste Dhulaigh and College of Further Education
FETAC Award and Higher National Diploma (Graphic Design)
2007 – 2010
Dublin Institute of Technology
BA Degree in Visual Communications
I’m Russell, a Dublin City based Graphic Designer. I graduated from Dublin Institute of Technology in 2010 with a 2nd class Honours Degree in Visual Communications. After my education I enrolled in the ICAD Upstarts in 2011 earning valuable experience on short term briefs which gave me a grounded sense of the fast pace of project work in the graphic design industry
I’ve worked as a freelancer for 3 years between Ireland and Germany most of that time spent in Promotions and Marketing in Dublin before moving onto web design in Hamburg working for superReal and pier2port respectively.
Most recently I was a designer with drawinginc which helped me gain valuable knowledge of web, branding, and print processes and moulded me as an all-round design professional in a close-knit team environment. I spearheaded much of the studios pharmaceutical work as well as designing presentation pitches for campaigns surrounding signage systems and point-of-sale for DIY and home improvement companies. I also attended business networking meetings to represent our company in the absence of our creative director when needed.
I’m a fast, hard working, and meticulous designer who thrives on a good challenge. I’m a proficient user of Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign for my work and I carry a strong knowledge of After Effects, Keynote, WordPress, Microsoft Word/Powerpoint, and basic HTML. I also have experience in wireframing with Omnigraffle and Sketch. I am passionate about all areas of design and visual communication and I attend exhibitions as frequently as possible.
Oct 2012 – March 2013
April 2013 – August 2013
November 2013 – December 2017
Dublin Institute of Technology (Final Year)
‘Illustrate My World’ Little Green Street Gallery
ICAD Upstarts Interdisciplinary ‘The Spectacle’