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Firstname/Profession
Sean
Creative Director
12 Plus years Experience
Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch
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Represented: 09/06/21


Bio

Sean is an experienced creative director and design business leader. Over the past two decades, he has gained invaluable design and leadership experience while working with some amazing people at a range of innovative, creative agencies in New Zealand and London.

 

Upbeat and professional, he is extremely passionate about design and creativity in general. Sean thrives in dynamic creative environments and is driven to develop authentic, design-led communications that elevate brands and encourage long-term business success.

 

As a seasoned Freelance Senior Creative & Past President and Fellow of the Designers Institute of New Zealand (DINZ), Sean is a major asset to any project needing innovative creative direction and effective leadership. 

Expertise

Account Management Art Direction Brand Development Brand Identity Client Service Creative Direction Graphic Design Ideation Project Management Studio Management

Software

Illustrator CC InDesign CC Photoshop CC

Recent Employment

Creative/Brand Specialist / Oct 2019 - Present / Self-Employed

Auckland, New Zealand 

  • Currently contracting as a senior creative and branding specialist for various design agencies in Auckland

Creative Director / Feb 2017 - Oct 2019 / VOICE Brand Agency

Auckland, New Zealand

  • Focused on the ongoing development of VOICE as an award-winning, specialist brand agency
  • Worked on a range of strategic brand development, brand implementation and brand roll-out projects for organisations from multiple business sectors 

Responsibilities included: 

  • Creative direction of all VOICE projects in partnership with the agency Principal
  • Art direction, ideation, concept development and graphic design
  • Team leadership/management including creative oversight, studio management, professional development, mentorship
  • Client engagement including ongoing relationship development and opportunity identification 
  • Project management/estimating 
  • Clients included FrucorSuntory, Property Brokers, Chamber Music New Zealand, Crane Brothers, Southern Cross Healthcare

Creative Director / 2002 - 2016 / Base Two Design Wellington

Wellington, New Zealand 

  • Worked with an etensive list of clients from a broad range of industries and business sectors. I was responsible for the quality of the creative services delivered by the agency and also the day-to-day management, mentorship and development of our design and production teams. 

Responsibilities included: 

  • Creative direction and oversight
  • Ideation, concept development, design
  • Team management including professional development and mentorship
  • Client engagement and ongoing relationship development
  • New business development and opportunity identification
  • Budgeting & estimating 

Qualifications

AIT - Auckland Institute of Technology

1991 - 1992

Study in Graphic Design

 

Otago Polytechnic School of Art 

1987 - 1990

Diploma of Fine and Applied Art, majoring in Ceramic Sculpture

Creative. Digital. Marketing. Recruitment.

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