About

Brian Donnellan B.Des., H.Dip.(Bus.)

I believe in working closely with my clients, using my experience, technical skills and creativity, to help define and develop their message and their marketing material. I have over 15 years of practical experience producing creative graphic design solutions quickly and economically, working both independently and as part of a collaborative process with key stakeholders and specialist consultants.

My many satisfied clients have expressed how much they appreciate the “committed, visionary and diligent” nature of my ‘hands on’ approach and having a direct relationship with the person doing the nitty-gritty work.

Education

I graduated from the Limerick School of Art & Design, LIT with a Degree in Visual Communication in 1998.

As part of my client-focused and ‘always learning’ approach I successfully undertook Dundalk IT’s part-time ‘Higher Diploma in Business in Small Enterprise Support’ 2010-2011.

MOLA Intranet

Tender Submission

Carton Brochure

DDDA Master Plan

Previous Experience

My aptitude and ability is backed up by my track record as Senior Graphic Designer with Murray O’Laoire Architects (1998-2010).

During this time, while working autonomously, as a team player and as a team leader as and when appropriate, I provided a diverse range of screen and print design and development services. Including:

  • Design and development of the company’s initial website and later, more advanced, website.
    Notably, MOLA’s website was voted best architectural website in 2003 by the Sunday Business Post.
  • Design and development of MOLA’s intranet, Fios. I also worked closely with MOLA’s Information and IT Managers, Denis O’Kelly and Ger Somers, in developing and enhancing Fios’ Information Architecture (IA) and User Experience (UX).
  • Origination and maintenance of the content for Marketing and Tender Submissions sections of Fios, and for the origination, branding and development of an extensive range of printed marketing material, including the firm’s company profile, project profiles, newsletters and brochures
  • Design, collation and production of marketing and tender submission material and packages, frequently delivered under tight deadlines and necessitating excellent project management skills.
    MOLA received widespread recognition for their high quality of design and information architecture.
“During Brian’s many years with us he showed excellent project management skills and continued to successfully take on additional responsibilities. Much of his work was conducted under tight deadlines and I cannot remember in his 12 years with us a single occasion where he did not deliver a high quality product on time . . .
Brian also collaborated closely with our urban design unit and architects in project based work and he contributed greatly to the design production and presentation of. . . significant landmark projects.”

Ralph Bingham, Director,
Murray O’Laoire Architects

 

During my time with Murray O’Laoire Architects I also worked on a select number of projects as The One Image, before formally launching the studio in March 2010.