Multimedia/Graphic Designer at Symantec, Dublin
- Graphic Design
Paul Redmond's Overview
- Multimedia/Graphic Designer at Symantec
- Waterford Institute of Technology
Paul Redmond's Experience
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; SYMC; Computer Software industry
August 2012 – Present (11 months) Ireland
• Design graphics for web blogs and whitepapers.
• Update of graphics in library to include 3D versions of conceptual illustrations.
• Layout of whitepapers and other documentation using library graphics and technical specs.
• Design of videos and animations for presentations and instructional use.
3D / Multimedia Designer
Privately Held; 11-50 employees; E-Learning industry
October 2010 – August 2012 (1 year 11 months) Dublin, Ireland
Design of graphics and animations for online e-learning content.
Update of company website
Designer of company print material including product brochures
Working closely with instructional designers to translate scripts into visually appealing courses.
Clients include QBE, Killik, The Irish League of Credit Unions, Danke.
Apparel & Fashion industry
April 2011 – June 2011 (3 months) From home
A short term contract to design 3D photorealistic versions of music products for packaging and website. Designs were created, textured and rendered based on schematic diagrams and physical samples received.
Products included headphones, ear buds and ipod docks with Bob Marley branding design.
The final project was to render one of the headphones at higher resolution for use on the sides of Ziggy Marley's tour bus.
Samples are viewable on the House of Marley website.
Graphic / Multimedia Designer
July 2008 – February 2011 (2 years 8 months) Kilkenny, Ireland
When I first started in Transmedia Solutions, the company was a vehicle signage and print design company. Since I joined I increased the company’s design capabilities to include web and multimedia design.
Along with the design of the day-to-day print graphics and layouts, my first major task was to layout and design a printed monthly magazine and online news site for Kats Eye Magazine. Starting with the template design of the magazine, I quickly organised the articles for the first magazine and integrated the articles into a web template for display online in a php article template.
Articles were supplied by local freelance writers, I made my own personal contribution to themagazine in the form of The K Files - 3d characters superimposed on live Kilkenny scenes. Each month, I created a 2 page serialised story in relation to Kilkenny based ghost stories and folklore. In conjunction to this, I also added a kids puzzle page to compliment the stories.
The K Files has now grown into it’s own website, where more elaborate stories can be fleshed out without needing to constrain them to 2 pages.
3D / Graphic Designer
June 2007 – May 2008 (1 year)
My duties in Gravity Design involved creating graphics for website design, brochures, flyers, booklets, corporate id, websites, promotional material for local businesses and 3D renderings for future housing developments.
I would be involved in a project from initial consultation with the client through to the final sign-off of the product. This would include layout design, gathering information from the client, and taking all necessary photographs for use in the output print material.
For any 3D work produced for housing developments, the process involved photographing building materials for use as texture maps, converting CAD drawings for use in Cinema 4D and adding trees, plants and surrounding objects to enhance the visual of the finished development. All brochure material would then be modified to suit a website. Production tools used for these projects include Illustrator, PhotoShop, Cinema 4D XL (for any 3D diagrams or renders.), InDesign, Quark Express and Dreamweaver and Flash for website design.
I also designed the company’s own website using html and flash.
Garlanna Greeting Cards Ltd.
January 2006 – June 2007 (1 year 6 months)
Using Quark Express, Photoshop and Illustrator, I was involved in the production of high quality greeting cards for special and personal occasions.
Using hand painted artwork, 3D concepts and pre-sized templates, each individual card needed to be pre-visualised and then designed to the specifications of the company guidelines.
In conjunction with this, I was also involved in the design of the company website and any promotional DVDs, flyers or brochures necessary.
Design Team Leader
Privately Held; Myself Only; E-Learning industry
January 2003 – January 2006 (3 years 1 month)
Working closely with the Project Manager, I was responsible for aiding in the design of, and overseeing the production team in the design of computer-based interactive training using 3D, PhotoShop and Flash to produce high quality images and animations to illustrate scripted content.
Having commenced employment in Sourceskills in January 2003 as Senior Graphic Designer, I quickly gained the trust and admiration of a team of eight designers, five writers and three content editors. Because of my ability to build on the ideas submitted by the design team, in July 2004, I was offered the promotion to Design Team Lead.
Part of the transition process to team leader was to train a team of external designers in New Delhi, India. The four-week training schedule became an enjoyable experience for the team of designers
and myself. I successfully managed to provide to the team a comprehensive understanding of the design style, procedures and also PhotoShop and 3D design techniques.
I was also successfully able to remotely liaise with the Project Manager in India and despite a 5-hour time difference, I organised a working schedule that was effective for both time zones.
AD-MAN /No.1 Horse site Ltd
July 2000 – November 2002 (2 years 5 months)
One of AD-MAN’s largest projects was to design a multimedia portal for Ireland’s equestrian community to communicate and to share information. Firstly it provided an online presence to cater for horse sales, auctions and forums, and also provided personalised websites for equestrian organisations. This online portal was named No.1 Horse Site.
I was employed to provide creative direction and graphic solutions to promote and market the equestrian website and to create dynamic video presentations and promotional advertising for equine events and promotional shows for No.1 Horse Site and it's customers.
Originally, web sites and CD-ROM advertising was currently the only avenue that AD-MAN had taken. However, I successfully drew up a proposal to the managing director to use full screen advertising created using DVD technology to produce full screen advertising and presentations for display at the RDS horseshow. Having provided the specifications for the hardware necessary, which included plasma screens and 3000 lum video projectors, I created advertisements,
promotional videos and intros designed to catch the attention of visitors to the show. Providing free CD-ROM showcases featuring lower resolution and interactive versions of the video advertising
Following on from this, during the local elections, AD-MAN was commissioned by a local candidate to provide a live action promotional video to be displayed on a large screen in the shopping area of Wexford. Using a digital video camera and I filmed the 15 second promo and post-produced it using After Effects, Cinema 4D XL and Premiere Pro for editing, 3D animation and color key effects.
3D Multimedia Designer
Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Information Technology and Services industry
July 1998 – June 2000 (2 years)
I was responsible for producing graphics, animations and presentations for Internet and CD-ROM distribution to promote the company’s products and services.
Using Flash, Director and 3d design, I provided dynamic interactive productions highlighting the features, usage and maintenance of their Intranet/ Internet knowledge management software.
These promotional design techniques were also utilised in the design and maintenance of Transcom’s global websites.
Working closely with a team of writers, software developers and subject matter experts, I gained first hand experience in the integration of graphics and software to produce a final product that was a synergy of all of the team’s talents.
Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; SKIL; E-Learning industry
June 1996 – July 1998 (2 years 2 months)
I worked with a team of designers, writers and source material experts, storyboarding and producing graphic illustrations for computer based training courses on CD-ROM and producing interactive e-learning content.
Using graphics , I had to visualize bullet pointed scripts providing training in hardware and software such as Lotus Notes, COBOL, Visual Basic, Visual C++ and Intel.
Paul Redmond's Skills & Expertise
Paul Redmond's Education
Waterford Institute of Technology
Art & Technology, Fine art, Computer Arts, 3D animation
1993 – 1996
Activities and Societies: I studied art and media using the current technologies to produce paintings, sketches, photography and video animation (stop-motion and 3D)
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