Brennan McGuigan

Designer

Stamford, CT, USA
Experienced Senior Designer with a demonstrated history of working in the startup and luxury sectors. Skilled in Creative Direction, Graphic Design, Advertising, Branding & Identity, and Typography. Strong arts and design professional with a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) focused in Graphic Design from Academy of Art University.

From conception to completion I have brought some of the worlds most recognized brands to life. My career path began in Hawaii but shortly took me to Seattle where I made the connections that allowed me to take my skills all over the US. From San Francisco creative agencies to New York startups, I have worked and learned along side some of the most talented people in the industry. Now back in Seattle I am looking to further my creative connections back in the PNW.

Work Experience

Arccos Golf

Senior Marketing Designer

As the founding senior graphic designer it was my responsibility to help bring this tech start-up brand to life. I was responsible for the creation of highly visible brand elements which includes retail packaging, digital and print advertising, trade show booths, internal and b2b marketing materials. My role as a senior designer expanded to Art Director where I led and directed teams to create broadcast commercials and photo shoots for new and upcoming product launches.
June 2014 - Present Connecticut, United States

Design Within Reach

Graphic Designer

Responsible for illustration and design of all print advertising for Design Within Reach. Managed and designed retail customer experiences through store visuals, POP displays, window clings, signage and marketing collateral. Handled all in house design needs including presentations, company marketing collateral and identity standards. Developed a technical illustration guideline for use in all marketing materials as well as mural sized (500+ sq/ft) retail displays.
July 2010 - July 2014 Connecticut, United States

Academy Of Art University

Tutor

Coached students in typography, illustration and photography. Developed teaching standards for all Adobe Creative Suite programs based on student performance and skill level.
January 2008 - December 2011 California, United States

Pro Sports Club

Graphic Designer

Concept and development of in club signage and marketing collateral. Developed look books for executives and departments within ProClub.
January 2005 - December 2006 Washington, United States

Davis Design And Assoc.

Graphic Designer

Responsible for design and update of consumer goods packaging. Clients include: Continental Mills, Ghirardelli, Matson, LLC, Sea Port Products Corporation, Costco, and Wolfgang Puck Coffee Company.
January 2004 - December 2005 Washington, United States

Seattle University

Graphic Designer

Designed Flash animations for professor presentations for use during in class and online training videos. Set up identity standards and usage for on campus advertising.
January 2000 - December 2003 Washington, United States

Education

Academy Of Art University (AAU)

MFA Graphic Design

August 2006 - May 2010 San Francisco, California, United States

Seattle University

BA Visual Arts

August 1999 - May 2003 Seattle, Washington, United States

Languages

English (Native),

Awards

Academy Of Art University

Spring show

2010

Academy Of Art University

Spring Show

2009

Skills

Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Google Ad Academy, Google Studio Certified, Vandercook Platen Press , Vandercook Universal Press,