Ballinteer Road, Dundrum
Dublin, Dublin D16
+353 86 7770484
As director of O’Shaughnessy Creative, Chris’s primary focus is delivering simple, strategic, concept driven communications that allows universal accessibility regardless of the medium. He achieves this through smart creative thinking, his wealth of experience, and client relationships based on high levels of collaboration, trust and respect. Over the years, Chris has collaborated with some of the world’s top brands and businesses from worldwide icons such as AT&T, Shell, HSBC Bank and Philips; to proud Irish institutions such as the Irish Department of Finance, Friends First and Irish Life. His work has been judged and published internationally, winning a variety of creative awards, with some of his executions leading creative thinking worldwide and adopted by clients as global best practices. Before founding O’Shaughnessy Creative in 2011, Chris worked as Creative Director of Design at JWT Advertising Toronto (2003-2011), specialising in design and brand strategy spanning different disciplines and different international markets for clients such as Bayer Inc., Johnson & Johnson, Cadbury Adams, HSBC Bank, Walmart, Unilever, Canon and Mazda. Previous to this, Chris was co-founder of E-quator design; a joint Irish/US-based design and information technology consultancy with a creative presence in Europe and the United States. E-quator created award-winning work for clients such as ADP, AT&T, Avaya, Logica, Lucent Technologies and Philips. Chris has played key roles in developing many of Ireland’s well-known brands, including Green Isle Goodfellas Pizza, Eircom, Irish Life and the Department of Finance. He was instrumental in the brand identity and renaming of Friends Provident Life Assurance to Friends First and the naming and brand identity of Tusa - a joint venture between TSB Bank and Superquinn, which became the first in-store bank in Ireland. Chris continues to be an advocate for the development and growth of Irish creative business internationally.
Philosophy on Work
O’Shaughnessy Creative is an independent creative design consultancy. Our strength is our belief in delivering simple but intelligent communications, by fusing world-class creativity with strategic planning to consistently project the true values and personalities of our clients’ businesses. Our knowledge of international markets, in combination with our experience in branding, design and communications, (in brand identity and brand positioning) allows us to successfully deliver end-to-end business solutions and position companies for local and global marketplaces. Based in Dublin, we work across Europe and North America, including Atlanta, Barcelona, Frankfurt, New York and Toronto. We continue to collaborate with small, medium and Fortune 500 clients, building long-lasting successful relationships, covering many different markets and spanning various disciplines.
- Brand identity - Brand building - Publications - Exhibitions - Websites - CMS development - Smartphone applications - Motion graphics - Promotions - 360-degree creative brand strategy - Name generation - Event management - Outreach programmes - Social media strategies
Bronze Winner - Summit Creative Awards 2015 Various Awards - ICAD (Irish Institute of Creative Advertising and Design) -Awarded ICAD Bells and Special Merits for Online, Interactive, Print and Package Design Gold Winner - Philips European Marketing Campaign Awards - Gold Winner - Nortel Canadian Awards for Business Excellence Gold Winner - On two occasions at the Irish Institute of Chartered Accountants Annual Report Design Awards Gold Winner - McNaughton (Ireland) and Strathmore (USA/Canada) for outstanding use of their paper in print Special Merit - Zanders Papers for outstanding use of their paper in print.
Graphis Logo 7 - Gold Award Graphis Brochures 6 - Gold Award Graphis Logo 9 - Silver Award Graphis Design Annual 2018 - Silver Award (Branding)
Limerick College of Art and Design, Rep of Ireland - National Diploma Graphic Design & Communications - One Year Certificate in Visual Education HETAC Equivalent Level 7 Degree + Merit
ICAD (Irish Institute of Creative Advertising and Design)
Area of Expertise
Branding. Design. Communication.
Hobbies / Freetime
Art, rare comics, rare books... and Rugby