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
About 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.
Currently I am a designer with drawinginc which has 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 spearhead 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’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
Design Intern superReal
April 2013 – August 2013
Interactive Designer pier2port
November 2013 – Present
Graphic Designer drawinginc
Exhibitions June 2010
Dublin Institute of Technology (Final Year)
‘Illustrate My World’ Little Green Street Gallery
ICAD Upstarts Interdisciplinary ‘The Spectacle’