seamas culligan

Senior Graphic Designer / Photographer / Visual Artist

Boston, MA, USA

Work Experience

Pearson

Senior Graphic Designer

Established visual identity that dominated US custom publishing market by playing an integral role in the development of Pearson’s Creative Department.

Trained and mentored junior designers and interns.

Art directed and designed college textbook covers and interiors in both print and digital media.

Enhanced the identity of initiatives while adhering to corporate brand standards by developing logos from concept development through design completion.

Researched fonts to compliment subject matter.

Sourced stock imagery to keep projects within budget.

Researched color combinations and design innovation in order to stay on top of current visual trends.

Motivated design department to raise standards by kick-starting creative thinking through slide show design and presentation for graphic design training.

Met costly print deadlines and streamlined processes through constant monitoring of project dates, quality control design checking, and proofreading.

Researched subject matter identifying cultural aesthetics.

Developed multiple client series’ templates.

Still photography and video shooting/editing.
April 1999 - April 2017 Massachusetts, United States

Jebca

Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Photographer - Part Time

Designing book covers according to authors’ needs.

Brand design and development.

Creating illustrations for book covers to visually articulate the subject matter.

Photographing scenarios to illustrate specific covers.

Designing promotional material including branding/logos, book show banners, posters, catalogs/brochures, infographics, web banners, flyers and CD packages.

Repairing and enhanced author-supplied photographs, both hard-copy and digital.
March 2013 - May 2017 Massachusetts, United States

Education

Massachusetts College Of Art And Design (MassArt)

Bachelor of Fine Arts

September 1993 - December 1997 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Awards

Graphic Design USA

Cover Design Award

2001

Graphic Design USA

Cover Design Award

2004

Graphic Design USA

Cover Design Award

2006

New England Book Show

Cover Design Award

1999

New England Book Show

Cover Design Award

2000

New England Book Show

Cover Design Award

2001

New England Book Show

Cover Design Award

2004

New England Book Show

Cover Design Award

2005

New England Book Show

Cover Design Award

2006

New England Book Show

Cover Design Award

2016

Skills

Adobe Dreamweaver, Art Direction, Branding, Color Theory, Concept Development, Drawing And Illustrating, Graphic Design, HTML, Illustrator, Indesign, Photography, Photoshop, Typography,