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  • McFadden Alex

    Art Director | Designer

    Vancouver, Canada

I’m a Dublin born designer with a passion for what I do. My background in Product Design has enabled me to explore and develop my talents in numerous areas such as graphic design, illustration, 3D modelling, rendering, industrial manufacturing and web development. This engineering format, and my creative talents, gives me a great foundation from which I can bring a positive addition to any project. With a hard work ethic, a critical eye for detail and a perfectionist attitude, I am constantly looking to improve, and grow as a designer. I adapt to any challenge; having the capacity to quickly learn any skill required to overcome it. Specialties: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Solidworks, Cinema 4d, Maxwell Render, Rhino, AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, Hand Rendering, Illustration. Job specific skills: • Hand drawing and rendering • Design for Print and Digital • Computer visualisation and rendering • Computer 3D modelling • Web development, UX and UI • Critical analysis

Work Samples

Work History

  • Art Director

    Responsible for all graphic and design related outputs. Event branding, conceptualization and rendering, presentation creation, art-working and production, web development, management, UX and UI, the management of creative department workflow delegation and timelines, and mentoring.

    Clients of note: Accenture, Acelity, Adroll, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Facebook, HINO, Inspirefest, Jameson, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Mastercard, Matheson, Microsoft, Mylan, Oath, Oracle, PayPal, Salesforce, Trend Micro, Workday, Yahoo

  • Freelance Graphic Designer

    • Alex McFadden
    • Ireland
    • May 2013 - Present (4 years 6 months)

    Key clients include Boutique Bake, University College Dublin, BearCreation, Jobo, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Drogheda Arts Festival, Annsfort Stables, Emma by Jane, EnjoyLearnPerform, and FitFreaks.

  • Lead Designer

    • Event Fuel
    • Dublin, Ireland
    • Oct 2014 - May 2016 (1 year 7 months)

    Responsible for all graphic and design related work throughout. Branding, event conceptualization and rendering, presentation creation, art-working, liaising with clients and managing their brands, interns, website creation, social media assets, etc.

    Clients include:
    4th of July Festival, Accenture, Adidas, AIG, Airbnb, BD Festival, Cadbury, Canterbury, Cycle Against Suicide, Electric Ireland, Ernst & Young, Facebook, IRFU Charitable Trust, Kingspan, Leinster Rugby, Lock 6 Cafe, Menarini, Movember, Nissan, Nitro, PaddyPower Betfair, Penny Dreadful, Poker Stars, RaboDirect, Rainbow Run, SAP, Sizmek, St. Mary's College, Tour de Picnic, Twitter.

  • Lead Designer

    • iTagged
    • Dublin, Ireland
    • Dec 2013 - Oct 2014 (10 months)

    Brand design management of iTagged.
    Design of iTagged mobile application v2, which was featured in the App Store.
    Development of iTagged assets and any affiliated brand design requirements for print, web, etc.

  • Lead Designer

    Responsible for the creation of Branding and Communications material for key clients such as:
    Aspire PR, Colaiste Naomh Eoin, Ferrero, Kinder, Tic Tac, George Hook, Harry's on the Green, Ireland Texas Business and Education Assoc., Phlok, Stretch-n-Grow, Sonra, Track and Trail.

  • Junior Designer

  • Financial Risk Controller: Invoice Discounting

    • Bank of Ireland
    • Dec 2011 - Sep 2012 (9 months)

    Responsibilities: Assess and forecast the financial trends of a client’s business in order to calculate the financial risk to the Invoice Discounting facility ; applying appropriate restrictions and approvals to each client.

    Strong critical analysis and time management skills required; along with interpersonal, multi-tasking, and prioritisation skills. Requires a natural eye for anomalies, primarily financial.

  • Chargeback Customer Service Operator

    • Bank of Ireland
    • Jan 2009 - Dec 2011 (2 years 11 months)

    Responsibilities: Investigate all financial loss claims of Bank of Ireland credit card users; assess each case and pursue reimbursement on the client’s behalf.

    Maintain an excellent standard of service, expertise, and efficiency to maximise positive customer experience.

    Delegation, communication, and team working with fellow employees in a high pressure environment. Pro-active and independent working.

    Critical analysis of claims under strict legal and financial regulations. Problem solving and “getting it right” first time, every time.

    Created innovative work practices to improve cost and time efficiency.

Education

  • Dublin Institute of Technology

    • Hons BSc Product Design Industrial Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Manufacturing Engineering, Marketing
    • 2004 - 2008

    Graduated with 1st class honours. Winner of the 'Bolton Trust' DIT-Steorn Student Enterprise Competition - 2007 http://www.dit.ie/news/archive2007/studeenterprise/nt-

Specialties

Awards

Steorn; DIT/Bolton Trust Student Enterprise Competition Winner 2007

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