ABOUT ME
I am a senior visual designer with specialist experience in both Irish and multinational organisations within the design industry. I have extensive experience and expert knowledge of global branding. I am very creative, imaginative and passionate, with a strong focus on delivery. My passions lie in design, coding, illustration and typography. My attention to detail is excellent. I work to tight deadlines and I am comfortable in both a team and individual environment.

WORK
The Loop – 2019 to present day
In this role I am responsible for delivering, from concept to delivery, frontend graphics for the theloop.ie, theloopdutyfree.ca and theloopdutyfree.co.nz. For theses three websites, I design, build and develop bespoke web pages while continuously striving to improve the user’s experience and ensure a visually memorable and exciting brand.

Twitter – Freelance 
I directed and designed various in-house projects for Twitters HR department. These included illustrations, graphics and customised icons.

Aura Internet – Freelance
I have designed and front-end developed various websites for Aura’s clients using HTML, CSS and WordPress. These projects are based on the Goal-Directed Design methodology. I have also designed logos and marketing material for Aura’s clients.

Pioneer Investments – 2001 to 2009
I was employed by Pioneer Investments to set up a design studio within their Dublin office which would serve their global markets. Pioneer Investments have offices in 36 different countries. I worked mainly with America, South America, Italy, Germany, Holland and the United Kingdom. As part of the design team, I designed and delivered the global corporate brand guidelines. This project involved designing strict design guidelines to enable all countries to design common branding. This involved a huge degree of complexity due to the number of global markets and product offerings.

EDUCATION
Griffith College 2017 – 2019
MSc in Applied Digital Media

DIT 2015 – 2016
BSc Degree in Digital Technology and Design

Athlone RTC 1994 – 1997
Bachelor of Arts Graphic Design

CONTACT
Telephone: 353 87 686 0675
Email: annmcguigan@gmail.com

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