Showcase & Discover Creative Work

Samuel Dunn

Art Director / Senior Designer

London, United Kingdom
My career in design began at the age of ten on my primary school playground; selling jewellery i had made from the aluminium foil my sandwich came in. Unsurprisingly as it turned out, jewellery design was not my calling. A decade later while completing my degree in graphic design, i was offered a junior role at XYZnetworks- a television company that produced twelve premium music, lifestyle and factual channels for Australia's subscription TV service, Foxtel.

With a keen focus on art direction and branding, I spent the following five years developing and refining my skills both in front of the computer and behind the camera and worked my way up to Senior Broadcast Designer. I developed strong creative partnerships with producers and creative directors that not only lead to the most exciting and fulfilling work, but also the most successful- winning 14 local and international design awards. In 2012 when XYZnetworks and Foxtel merged i was approached by the LifeStyle Group to lead their creative team as well as manage and mentor their designers.

I have recently relocated to London and am currently looking for work.

Work Experience

Freelance

Freelance Designer

June 2013 - Present London, United Kingdom

Foxtel

Senior Broadcast Designer

March 2012 - June 2013 Sydney, Australia

XYZnetworks

Senior Broadcast Designer

June 2007 - March 2012 Sydney, Australia

Education

University Of New South Wales

The College of Fine Arts - Bachelor of Design Studies (BDES)

Majoring in Typography, Graphics and Environments.

Exchanges to:
University of California, Davis, USA.
Bachelor of Design Studies
Majoring in Graphic Design, Typography and Interior Architecture.

Williem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Porosity Studio
Completion of major work
January 2003 - December 2007 Sydney, Australia

Languages

English (Native),

Awards

PromaxBDA Awards World 2012

Gold "Best Unscripted/Non-fiction/Reality Programming Spot" - Planet Cake

2012

PromaxBDA Awards World 2012

Silver "Best Art Direction & Design: Promo" - Planet Cake

2012

PromaxBDA Awards ANZ 2012

Gold "Channel Brand of the Year" - LifeStyle Food

2012

PromaxBDA Awards ANZ 2012

Silver "Most Outstanding Promo of the Year" - I Love Food Awards

2012

PromaxBDA Awards ANZ 2012

Gold "Best LifeStyle Promo" - Selling Houses Australia

2012

PromaxBDA Awards ANZ 2012

Gold "Best Themed Campaign" - I Love Food Awards

2012

PromaxBDA Awards ANZ 2012

Gold "Best Interactive Promotion" - I Love Food Awards

2012

PromaxBDA Awards ANZ 2012

Gold "Most Outstanding Marketing Initiative" - I Love Food Awards

2012

PromaxBDA Awards ANZ 2012

Gold "Best Integrated Marketing Campaign" - I Love Food Awards

2012

PromaxBDA Awards ANZ 2012

Silver "Best LifeStyle Promo" - Planet Cake

2012

PromaxBDA Awards ANZ 2012

Silver "Best Directing" - I Love Food Awards

2012

PromaxBDA Awards ANZ 2012

Bronze "Best On-Air Campaign" - Selling Houses Australia

2012

PromaxBDA Awards World 2011

Bronze "Typography / On-Air" - Channel [v] Ripe Clip of the Week

2011

PromaxBDA Awards ANZ 2010

Sliver "Best Use of Typography" - Channel [v] Ripe Clip of the Week

2010

Skills

After Effects, Basic Training & Understanding Of Cinema4D / Maya, Illustrator, Indesign, MAC Platform, Photoshop, Understanding Of Dekocast / Final Cut Pro / AVID Systems,

Technical Skills

Art Direction
Broadcast Design (Motion)
Branding
Design Team Management
Graphic Design (Print)
Typography
On-Set/Camera Experience
Directing
Compositing
Grading
Editing

Publications

Recent work published in "Graphic Design: Australian Style Manual".

Feature articles and interviews in Design Quarterly, Incubate and InDesignLive:
www.indesignlive.com/articles/people/Samuel-Dunn#axzz20jclER9L

References

Available on request.