Who am I?

Personal Details

  • Name: Greg Collins
  • Date of birth: 25 May 1993
  • Nationality: Irish
  • Employer: Freelance
  • Current Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Email: greg@greg.ie

Professional Profile

I grew up in Dublin, Ireland, and graduated from Dublin City University with a B.Sc. in Enterprise Computing. I am an innovative, multidisciplinary designer with a passion for intricate detail and creativity.

I have a wide range of experience of creating content and designs for a number of successful individuals/brands including creating the illustrations for Conor McGregor's "MacTalk App", numerous Snapchat geofilters with over 600 million views, Jeff Seid’s clothing line and producing the logo, t-shirts and posters for Dublin City University’s largest student society, the Accounting & Finance Society. Although I have a vast skill set which allows me to undertake projects from all across the graphic design spectrum, my greatest expertise revolves around social media branding.

Having spent the past year in New York City. I have returned to Dublin & I am now looking to create ties with people and companies in the Digital space with similar interests to mine. I am happy to chat with individuals and companies should they feel I can be of assistance to them by creating content for a website, branding a new product coming to market or consulting with marketing and design teams on a new design concept.

My Professional Background

Work Experience

2016 November - 2017 June

RevCascade

Sales & Marketing Growth Hacker

Job Description

RevCascade is a software solution created in order to help retailers efficiently launch & scale dropship programs, minimising risk through holding less inventory while also increasing sales thanks to a larger product offering for their customers. My main responsibilities were:

• Intensely collaborate with the co-founders, responsible for executing marketing strategies to support the sales team.
• Partner with RevCascade business leads and cross-functional teams to develop short and long term marketing strategies.
• Build and execute strategic channel marketing, including digital, social media, email, direct mail, blog postings and newsletter content
• Design and manage email marketing campaigns and social media strategy and monitoring.
• Route qualified opportunities to the sales team for further development and closure.

2015 October - 2016 September

Mercantile Group

Digital Marketing Executive

Job Description

Digital Marketing Executive
What started out as a 3 month internship progressed into a full time role. I help manage a social media network of over 360,000 fans across Dublin's most exciting venues:

• Farrier & Draper • Soder + Ko • The George
• Cafe En Seine • South William • East Side Tavern
• The Mercantile • Pichet • Opium • Whelans Live
• Marcel's • Le Petit Parisien • The Green Hen

2008 May - Present

Freelance Graphic Designer

Conor McGregor, Snapchat, Jeff Seid.

Job Description

Having taught myself Photoshop at 15 years old, I began to take up freelance work, the main projects i've worked on are:

• MacTalk App: I was tasked to create the illustrations for Conor McGregor's official soundboard app "MacTalk App", this consisted on 4 illustrations, for the logo & each page of the app. Upon launch MacTalk reached No.1 on the Irish, US & UK's app store.

• Snapchat: I have the main snapchat geofilter in London as well as 12 of geofilters all over Dublin, these are in the major areas of Dublin and are seen by 10's of thousands of people daily. They are: Dublin (Shamrocks), Dublin Ireland, Georges Street, Grafton Street, O'Connell Street, St Stephens Green, North Dublin, South Dublin, Dublin City University, Trinity College Dublin and Dublin's Creative Quarter.

• Jeff Seid: I worked on professional bodybuilder Jeff Seids clothing line, I created the design "Cut like a diamond". Jeff has 2.4+ million Facebook fans, 1.5+ million Instagram followers, 600,000+ YouTube subscribers and 100,000+ Twitter followers.

• @TweetLikeAGirl: Worked on branding and created content for the parody Twitter account. The account has over 1.6 million followers.

• Accounting & Finance Society DCU: I created the logo, t-shirts and posters for one of DCU's largest societies, now that I have left the college I still work for them independently.

My Education

Education

2011 September - 2015 May

Dublin City University

Enterprise Computing

2.1 (II.I)

School Profile Description

The B.Sc. in Enterprise Computing offers me the foundation for a career in information technology for the modern business enterprise.
I received a Second Class Honours Upper grade. Some of the modules I studied throughout my time in DCU are as follows:

• Cloud Computing
• Introduction to Programming
• Supply Chain Management
• Web Design
• Social Media Strategies
• Introduction to PHP

2005 September - 2011 June

Belvedere College S.J.

Leaving Certificate

School Profile Description

The College is a Catholic school under the trusteeship of the Society of Jesus. Set in the centre of Dublin city, it continues today a tradition since 1832 in the Jesuit approach to education. Belvedere has dedicated teachers who are committed to high academic standards. The College provides a rich and diverse curriculum catering for the needs of each individual student. It strives for excellence also in areas of sport and culture, social concern, and spiritual values, wherein students are encouraged and challenged to realise their full potential as human beings.

References

  • Shane Lynch

    Account Director

    Greg worked with me on many projects in Focus Advertising, he helped brainstorm ideas and gave valuable graphical input for mainstream advertisements.

What I’m best at

Skills & Knowledge

Software

Photoshop 90%
Microsoft Office 80%
Adobe Illustrator 63%
Adobe Premiere Pro 57%
Adobe Dreamweaver 33%

Recognitions

Approved Snapchat Geofilters

Dublin, London, Dubai, New York City, Las Vegas, Brisbane, San Diego, LA, New Delhi, Istanbul, Denver, Seattle, Jakarta.
Amount Approved: 28 - Uses: 13 Million - Views: 642 Million

Minor Football Championship Winner

Dual winner in both hurling & gaelic football

First Irish Designer to work with Snapchat

I created the first ever geofilter that was shown in Ireland

Language Skills

English -
Experienced
Irish -
Advanced
French -
Basic

Knowledge

  • Google Analythics & SEO
  • Wordpress
  • E-commerce Platforms
  • HTML & CSS
  • Web Usability
  • Branding
  • Photo manipulation
  • Digital Painting
  • Photo Editing
  • Vector Design
  • Portrait Retouching
  • Video Editing

Hobbies & Interests

  • Sports

    Sports

    I've been a huge sports fan for years, playing soccer, gaelic football, hurling, rugby, tennis & golf.

  • Photography

    Photography

    I have recently got involved in photography, in the Mercantile Group I was required to take food/cocktail shots.

  • Marketing

    Marketing

    Having started my own company I had to learn how to market it without any budget, this was where i got my love for digital marketing.

  • Movies

    Movies

    I love any type of movie, short films, comedies and especially documentaries.

  • Fashion

    Fashion

    I have always been very into fashion, even setting up my own clothing company to try my hand at designing.

  • Technology

    Technology

    The college degree I have is very technology based, through this I have always been hugely interested in the latest tech.

  • Travel

    Travel

    I was lucky enough to have travelled to some of the most exotic places in the world in my teenage years as well as living in New York City from Sep '16 - Sep '17.

  • Music

    Music

    I love all types of music, my favourite genres would have to be rap/hip hop and tech house music.

My latest work

Portfolio

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    Snapchat

    Geofilters

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    Accounting & Finance

    Branding

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    Niall Behan College Election Campaign

    Graphic Design

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    MacTalk by Conor McGregor

    Graphic Design

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    Jeff Seid

    Clothing

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    Urbanity Coffee

    Branding

Contact

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