Eric Lynch

Designer / Freelance Designer / Sound Engineer

Dublin, Ireland
Interdisciplinary designer with skills in digital media design, print design, typography, identity design, branding, responsive web design, motion graphics, UI/UX, environmental design, illustration, exhibition design, art direction, copywriting and advertising. Currently working in a full-time creative position and further developing my professional practice.

Work Experience

Together We Create

Designer

September 2018 - Present Dublin, Ireland

Jobbio

Designer

July 2017 - September 2018 Ireland

Carte Rare

Freelance Designer

Branding, Typography, Brand Identity Guidelines, Web Design
August 2016 - September 2016 United Kingdom

Good As Gold

Digital Designer

Branding, UI/UX, Application Design, Web Design
May 2016 - September 2016 Ireland

The Heritage Council Of Ireland

Freelance Designer

May 2016 - June 2016 Ireland

Boyle Design Group

Designer

During my time interning at Boyle Design Group, I designed a full identity, editorial designs for an annual report/tender document and was involved in assisting senior designers on various jobs including—

Graphic Design, Identity Design, Print Design, Editorial Design, Photography and Portfolio Documentation.
July 2015 - September 2015 Ireland

IADT

Designer / Social Media Content Manager

I was hired by the Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology, to design a comprehensive identity for the colleges 2015 graduate exhibition. The output of the project was titled "What Are You Looking At?!" and was very well received. Overall the graduate exhibition doubled the previous attendance record to well over 2000 visitors to opening night.

After the design stage of the project was completed I was involved in the promotion of the event through social media. This included the application of the brand to all social media platforms and content generation / photography for all posts and updates about the event.
May 2015 - June 2015 Ireland

Education

Institute Of Art, Design And Technology (IADT) - Ireland

First Class BA (Honours) Degree — Visual Communication Design

The Visual Communication Design Programme at IADT was listed as one of the top 25 Graphic Design courses in Europe by Domus (Italy / New York) in 2013.

During my time studying Visual Communication Design at IADT, I learned from a team of highly-regarded, national and international industry professionals and gained a wealth of experience in the following areas:

Logo / Visual Identity Design
Digital Design
Responsive Web Design
Application Design for mobile devices
User Interface [UI] Design
User Experience [UX] Design
Motion Graphic Design
Typography
Print Publication / Editorial Design
Image Making
Poster Design
Signage / Wayfinding Design
Exhibition / Environmental Design
Copywriting
Photography / Videography
Objective Thinking / Making
Critical Thinking / Writing
September 2013 - June 2017 Dublin, Ireland

Institute Of Art, Design And Technology (IADT) - Ireland

Portfolio Preparation Course

2012 - 2013 Dublin, Ireland

Sound Training College

City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Sound Engineering and Music Technology, Sound Engineering & Music Production

Graduated with a Distinction at the top of my class.

Obtained a City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Sound Engineering and Music Technology and a Sound Training College Diploma (this Diploma attests to unrivalled industry experience, specialisation and employability).

Studio Recording Techniques in Commercial Studios
Electronic Music Production/Performance
Live Sound and Event Production
DJing
Preproduction, Artist Development and all aspects of Client Work
Music Technology
Composition/Production for Film and Other Media
Music Industry Studies
Practical Electronics Work
September 2008 - May 2010 Ireland

Languages

English (Fluent),

Awards

Institute Of Designers In Ireland

System Error—Shortlisted for an I D I Graduate Design Award for Visual Communications: Printed Material

2017

Institute Of Designers In Ireland

Undergraduate Thesis —Shortlisted for an I D I Graduate Design Award for Design Research

2017

Design History Society

Undergraduate Thesis —Design History Society Essay Prize Nomination

2017

Agrafa

Fís Film Project—Shortlisted for an Agrafa 2017 student digital design award

2017

Agrafa

System Error—Shortlisted for an Agrafa 2017 student editorial design award

2017

100 Archive

IADT Gradshow—included in the 100 Archive Selection 2015

2016

Skills

Ableton Live, Administration, Adobe Creative Suite, Appliation Design, Branding, CSS 3, Customer Serive, Editorial, Graphic Design, HTML 5, Identity Design, Illustration, Logic Pro, Motion Graphics , Music Production, Photography, Pro Tools, Reason, Sales, Screen Printing, Sound Design, Synthesizers, Team Management, Twitter Bootstrap, Typography, UI/UX, Vector Illustration , Web Design,

Press & Publication

System Error—Published in Chois Gallery magazine, Issue 33, March, 2016.

System Error—Featured on Cover of Exhibition Art: Graphics and Space Design, Sandu Publishing, 2016.

System Error—Published in Exhibition Art: Graphics and Space Design, Sandu Publishing, 2016.

IADT Gradshow 2015—Published in Color Code: Branding & Identity, Sandu Publishing, 2016.

Achievements

Three x 3—Shortlisted for a place on this prestigious Irish internship programme [June 2017]

The Heritage Council—Poster adapted for the National print and poster campaign of Heritage Week 2016 [August 2016]