Sam Flaherty, Designer in London, United Kingdom
Sam Flaherty

Designer in London, United Kingdom

Member since January 30, 2016
Sam is a graphic designer, brand director, and creative thinker with over 15 years of experience, working globally with like-minded clients—such as Google and Citibank—to ensure clear and effective communication with their audiences. He specializes in brand building with a focus on digital. "Sam was transformational in making the French Florist the brand it is today. If you have the privilege of working with him, I suggest you don't miss your chance." —M Jacobson, French Florist
Sam is now available for hire

Portfolio

Employment

  • Freelance Creative Director | Graphic Designer

    2013 - PRESENT
    Freelance Work
    • Engaged as a consultant and creative director on numerous projects for various SMBEs, helping companies establish a creative strategy, vision, and critical path. Built, briefed, and led creative teams to realize that vision.
    • Worked on a conceptual project for Google (while at MultiAdaptor in London)—making use of new and interesting interactive technologies and presenting our concepts at the Google Headquarters.
    • Created (while at Wordsearch in London) a logo and visual identity for the Scalpel, a new skyscraper set to change the face of London's skyline.
    • Conceptualized (while at Grey in London) an advertising campaign for Hugo Boss and created concepts for a range of new special edition packaging.
    • Built a variety of work that has been published in a number of books and digital platforms.
    • Conducted interviews for the likes of The Brand Identity and Victionary, as well as having features on Behance and The Dots.
    • Designed and oversaw (while in Paris) the development of We The People, a fashion, lifestyle, and travel online destination. The website was featured on SiteInspire.com.
    Technologies: Adobe Suite, Art Direction, Advertising, Branding
  • Senior Graphic Designer

    2011 - 2013
    Spring in Alaska
    • Led the art direction and designed numerous print and digital projects for a range of brands such as Penguin Publishing, Woolworths, Red Bull, and more.
    • Communicated with clients, attended briefing meetings, and presented work.
    • Created a full studio rebrand during my time at the agency.
    • Worked on-location art directing photo and video shoots.
    • Mentored interns and junior designers—acting as a senior designer/art director.
    Technologies: Adobe Suite

Education

  • Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Marketing
    2006 - 2007
    University of Victoria - Wellington, New Zealand
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Graphic Design
    2003 - 2006
    University of Otago - Dunedin, New Zealand

Experience

Location

London, United Kingdom

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