Gerard Donnelly

Gerard Donnelly

Branding & Digital Media Specialist

Contact Details

Mob: 0776 955 0188
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272 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4JR
Tel: 0141 354 1711

Career History

Branding and Digital Media Specialist
June 2012 – Present

I am the owner of Contribute, a Glasgow-based design agency. I work in partnership with other creative professionals, to ensure our clients enhance their brand image, engage with their target audiences in meaningful ways, and increase their revenue. We focus on results. We work closely with our clients to ensure we gain a greater insight into their business and marketplace. 

We cover a variety of disciplines including graphic design, web design and development, digital design, social media, print, and marketing. Our digital expertise and creative flair, ensure our clients make the most of new technologies that engage with their target audiences across a variety of channels. 

Our clients include a national charity, social care organisations, estate agents, financial management companies, counselling consultancies, to name but a few.

Senior Graphic Designer
August 2008 – June 2012

As well as generating ideas and seeing a job from the initial brief through to the completed project. I also gave art direction to the other designers.

The creative aspect of my job was a mix of graphic design and digital design. I would often work on all aspects of a client’s project, from the initial branding ideas to digital media campaigns and website design and development.

I scheduled the workflow for each designer ensuring that deadlines were met and that we kept our clients happy. I also ensured that the studio ran smoothly on a day-to-day basis. I was the first point of contact for the studio.

In addition to this, I was occasionally called upon to take on a more client-facing role. Due to my creative abilities, technical knowledge, and organisational skills, a vast amount of clients dealt with me directly. I attended client briefings, networking events, and new business meetings.

Some of the brands I worked with whilst at SHINE included ScotRail, MS Society Scotland, SCIAF, Haines Watts, The Torridon Hotel, Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland, and The Beatson.

Head of Design
May 2004 – July 2007

My job at Music Scotland Ltd consisted of overseeing the design and production of three magazine publications and all of the in-store design, point of sale, and marketing material for Original Shoe Co. I organised the workflow through the design studio, making sure that the work was fairly split between myself and the other five designers, and that we had the appropriate information and materials to carry out our jobs to the best of our abilities. I was the principal point of contact for the design department.

I took a magazine from the first initial page plan through to completion. This process involved designing editorial pages and adverts, liaising with the editors, advertising department, and printers to make sure that the magazines could be produced on schedule, and making sure that all pages were correctly sent to the printers. I also organised and sourced visuals that come in from individual columnists, PR companies, and photographic/design studios.

The Shine Agency 

Graphic Designer
January 2001 – May 2004

First Press Publishing
(Trinity Mirror)

Graphic Designer
June 1999 – January 2001

Areas of Expertise:

  •  Branding

  •  Graphic Design

  •  Website Design

  •  Website Development

  •  Marketing

  •  Digital Marketing

  •  Social Media Management

  •  Digital Media Campaigns

  •  Photography

  • Print Management

Software Skills:

  •  Adobe InDesign

  •  Adobe Photoshop

  •  Adobe Illustrator

  •  Adobe Premiere Pro

  •  Adobe After Effects

  •  Adobe Dreamweaver

  •  Adobe Lightroom 

  •  Adobe Audition

  •  Adobe Bridge

  •  WordPress

  •  HTML5

  •  CSS