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, and industrial manufacturing. 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, learn, and grow as a designer. Specialties: Packages: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Solidworks, Cinema 4d, Maxwell Render, Rhino, AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, Hand Rendering, Illustration. Job specific skills: • Hand drawing and rendering • Computer visualisation and rendering • Computer 3D modelling • Critical analysis

Work Samples

  • Goliath

  • VERTica

  • Irish Museum of Modern Art

Work History

  • Design Executive

    • B*Different - Marketing Transformation
    • Jun 2013 - Present (10 months)
  • Company Branding

    • Annsfort Stables
    • May 2013 - May 2013

    • Logo and brand work for an Irish owned, Tipperary based riding school, livery stables, and equestrian centre.

  • Graphic Designer

    • Drogheda Arts Festival 2013
    • Apr 2013 - May 2013 (1 month)

    • Newspaper spreads, ads, event posters, event invites, signage.

  • Graphic Designer

    • Irish Museum of Modern Art
    • Apr 2013 - May 2013 (1 month)

    • "I knOw yoU" exhibition; the design of a fold-out, information broadsheet for the public.

  • Designer

    • Neil Gordon @FactoryGraphics.com
    • Apr 2013 - Apr 2013

    • Intern - Miscellaneous projects for Neil Gordon and for iACT.

  • Company Branding

    • Boutique Bake_
    • Apr 2013 - Apr 2013

    • Logo and brand work for an Irish owned, baking business.

  • Club Logos 2013

    • UCD Surf Club
    • Mar 2013 - Mar 2013

    • Logos for use in club promotion, apparel, and sundries.

  • Company Branding

    • BearCreation
    • Feb 2013 - Feb 2013

    • Logo and brand work for an Irish owned, high end furniture design company.

  • Blind_Panda - Brand Label

    • Freelance
    • Sep 2012 - 2013 (7 months)

    • Developing an art and fashion label, and online persona.
    • Selling personal designs and illustrations through 3rd party sites.

  • 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.

  • Freelance Graphic Artist

    • Audio Chi
    • Jan 2007 - Jan 2007

    I was hired to produce a Japanese/ Kawaii-esque graphic for a set of designer headphones, in order to generate interest and revenue for the emerging company.
    http://www.coroflot.com/alexmcfadden/Rising-Sun

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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