Ideas based Creative Director and Art Director with over 15 years experience in advertising, design, digital, social media and animation.

Originally from Northern Ireland, I started my career as a designer/art director and multimedia artist, working with studios and direct clients throughout Ireland in the areas of branding, graphic design, web design, motion graphics, audio-visuals and performance.

I moved to Australia in 2004. Since then I’ve worked as a Creative Director and Art Director, working with a variety of major advertisers and clients in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.

I’m passionate about my work and the challenge every new brief brings. I love the creative process and collaborating with clients and colleagues to find unique and innovative solutions.

Over the last few years I’ve been fortunate to receive a number of advertising and design awards as well as having work recognised in publications and blogs including Desktop Magazine, Adnews, B&T and Best Ads On TV.

With a knowledge base covering creative direction, art direction, design, digital and social media, I have the experience to deliver solutions to any challenge and the skills to produce highly crafted, award-winning work.

Specialties: creative direction, art direction, design, concept development, integrated campaign development, pitching, client presentation, branding, experiential, technology, UI and UX for app and web design, social media, illustration, wire-framing and prototyping, animation and motion graphics.

Skilled in the use of Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Azure, Proto.IO, After Effects, Final Cut Pro and Cinema 4D. Knowledge and experience of digital tools and frameworks such as Bootstrap and Coda.

My client experience includes brands such as LG, Microsoft, Budweiser, Lenovo, Garmin, SBS, Merida, Smirnoff Ice, Citrix, Merida, NRMA Insurance, Bank Of Queensland, Rio Tinto, Griffith University, News Corp, Queensland Newspapers, Tobby's Estate, Queensand Government, Sun Safety Queensland, Australian Defence, Donna Hay, Tough Mudder, plus numerous small to mid-size clients.


    Creative Director

    Tonic

    Sydney, Australia

    Head Of Creative

    Tonic

    Sydney, Australia

    Creative Director, Art Director

    Freelance

    Brisbane and Sydney, Australia

    Freelance projects with The Hoopla Family, Harajuku Gyoza, The Film Garden, Holloway Eyewear, Jesse Smith Photography, Black Lantern Music

    Senior Art Director

    Junior

    Brisbane, Australia

    Art Director, Designer

    Huybers Advertising

    Brisbane, Australia

    Art direction and design

    Freelance

    Belfast, Melbourne and Brisbane

    Art direction, design, branding, illustration, motion graphics, web design, animation, model making.

    Senior Designer

    Motion Monkeys

    Belfast, UK

    Art direction, design, web design, motion graphics, audio-visual production and performance.

    Designer

    Amp Magazine

    Belfast, UK

    Published - Integrated

    The Work

    2013

    Fail Campaign for Sun Safety, QLD Health included in 'The Work' 2013

    Published - Branding

    Sendpoints Publishing

    2013

    Fail Campaign for Sun Safety, QLD Health included in 'The Work' 2013

    Bronze - Integrated

    BADC Awards

    2012

    Fail Campaign - Sun Safety, QLD Health

    Bronze - TVC

    BADC Awards

    2012

    Reinvent TVC - Holloway Eyewear

    Top 6 for Interactive

    Best Ads On TV

    2012

    Queensland Health - Sunburn Fail

    Silver - Non-Traditional

    BADC Awards

    2011

    Griffith University - Trojan Suitcase

    Silver - Transit Media

    BADC Awards

    2011

    Griffith University - Trojan Suitcase

    Bronze - Ambient

    BADC Awards

    2011

    Bank Of Queensland - International Trade Pallet Stunt

    Bronze - Web Design

    BADC Awards

    2011

    TAFE Queensland - TAFE MADE Website.

    Bronze - Direct Mail

    BADC Awards

    2011

    Griffith University - Criminology Pack

    Finalist in three categories

    Create Awards

    2011

    Finalist for web design, branding and design

    Gold Award

    Eiffe Awards

    2011

    Bank Of Queensland - Brand

    Top 6 for Outdoor

    Best Ads On TV

    2011

    Griffith University - Trojan Suitcase

    Published - Corporate Indentity

    Desktop Magazine

    2011

    Jesse Smith Photographer branding and identity pack

    Bronze - Corporate Identity

    BAD Awards

    2010

    Jesse Smith Photography branding and identity pack

    Silver - Web design

    BAD Awards

    2009

    Junior website

    Silver - Corporate Identity

    BAD Awards

    2009

    Junior branding and identity pack

    Bronze - Direct Mail

    BAD Awards

    2009

    NRMA Insurance - Herogram

    Published - Press

    AdNews Magazine

    2008

    NRMA Insurance Broncos supporter press

    Published - Integrated Campaign

    AdNews Magazine

    2008

    NRMA Insurance - Carbonators Campaign

    Bronze - Press

    BAD Awards

    2007

    Brisbane Writers Festival

    Bronze - Poster Campaign

    BAD Awards

    2007

    Brisbane Writers Festival

    Published - Poster Campaign

    Australian Creative Magazine

    2007

    Brisbane Writers Festival

    Published - Ambient

    B&T Magazine

    2007

    NRMA Insurance Giant Hailstone stunt

    Published - Ambient

    B&T Magazine

    2007

    NRMA Insurance Dodgem Car stunt

    Bronze - Design

    BAD Awards

    2006

    Brochure design for TCB development