Mary Lillis

Mary Lillis - Designer

Galway, Ireland

I currently work as a Freelance Graphic Designer with a variety of clients, primarily focusing on book design, cover design and typesetting.

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Overview

I am efficient, meticulous and detail orientated, I love book layout and design and am excited to work in all genre's.

I have recently completed studying for a Level 9 Certificate in Art Direction for Film & Television at Limerick Institute of Technology where I received a Distinction.

In my 13 years at at various print companies I worked in several positions.

At KPW Printers I was the lead Designer responsible for the Maldron Hotel Group, the Connemara Coast Hotel, the Quality Hotel Youghal, the Clayton Hotel and the Jury’s Doyle Hotel Group.

At iSupply Print and Design I began as Senior Graphic Designer. One of our biggest clients was Education Matters, I was responsible for the design and layout of their Yearbook three years running and was responsible for course manual layouts across several University departments. I was then promoted to Department Supervisor as well as my duties as Senior Graphic Designer. I was lead designer responsible for one of our largest clients and I successfully managed a variety of graphic design projects from concept through completion. In my final twelve months I was promoted to Head of Design, on top of my design responsibilities I also trained and managed seven designers over two branches.

References are available on request.
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Children’s Non-Fiction
Education & Reference
Fiction
Gaming & LitRPG
Poetry

Certifications

  • Special Purpose Certificate in Art Direction for Film & TV

Work experience

Freelance Graphic Designer

Self-employed
September, 2020 – Present (over 1 year)

I am currently working as a Freelance Graphic Designer with a variety of clients including Cubicle 7 Games and NoRopes Theatre Company. I am primarily focusing on book design and typesetting.

Senior Graphic Designer & Head of Design

iSupply, Galway
August, 2011 – September, 2020 (about 9 years)

In my nine years at iSupply I worked in several positions across 3 branches. At PrintThat I was Senior Graphic
Designer. One of our biggest clients was Education Matters, I was responsible for the design and layout of their Yearbook three years running and was responsible for course manual layouts across several University departments. In the Sea Road branch I was Senior Graphic Designer and Department Supervisor. I was lead designer responsible for one of our largest clients and I successfully managed graphic design projects from concept through completion. In my final twelve months, as Head of Design in the design studio of iSupply Printing, on top of my design responsibilities I also trained and managed seven designers over two branches.

Graphic Designer

KPW Printers, Galway
July, 2008 – August, 2011 (about 3 years)

At KPW Printers I was the lead Designer responsible for the Maldron Hotel Group, the Connemara Coast
Hotel, the Quality Hotel Youghal, the Clayton Hotel and the Jury’s Doyle Hotel Group.

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