Advertising, Art Direction, Concept & Branding, Corporate & Brand Identity, Design, Environment, Events, Illustrator, InDesign, Office, Photoshop, PowerPoint, Print Design, Word


  • isobar
    Digital Art Director
    2017 - Present

  • Huckleberry agency
    senior art director
    2014 - 2015

    Clients: Funtastic, 7-11, Slurpee,
    Medibank, Krispie Kream, Carmans,
    Kids under cover, BakersDelight

    Concepts for campaigns, digital and
    print, interior design, lead creative
    for pitches.

  • So There. a design company.
    Creative director
    2008 - 2013

    Building creative and solid brands that change companies from pure operation to creatively led powerhouses.
    Application to promotional material, corporate communications, on-line, UX design and magazine.
    Client manage, production and design.

  • Designworks Auckland
    2006 - 2008

    Clients: Air New Zealand, Montieths,
    DB, Landco, Toss Salads.

    Brand designer and Typographer

  • Maxim-Group
    Senior Designer
    2000 - 2006

    Clients. Interion, TVNZ Satellite Services, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, DB, Waste Management, Lumley, Royal SunAlliance, NZRU, KiwiBank, Vista, Manukau Council, PFI.

    Corporate branding and communications. Interpret brand strategy, create interesting and award winning design work. Responsible for photo shoots and presspassing. 1997 April – 2000 March.


  • University of Canterbury School of fine arts
    BFA Fine arts Typography/Graphic design
    1996 - 2000

Awards and Achievements

  • Bronze 2016 IAB MIXX Awards

    Interactive Video Ad
    Lean Cuisine, Taste It All

  • Finalist 2013 Best Awards.

    Vinum Assets

  • Winner 2005 Best Awards.

    Identity large scale.
    Air New Zealand Identity

  • Finalist 2004 Best Awards.

    Taging Font Design.

  • Highly commended 2003 Best Awards.

    Visual communication. Bestwood calendar.

  • Highly commended 2003 Best Awards.

    Identity large scale. Bestwood identity.

  • Finalist 2003 Best Awards.

    TVNZ Satellite Services Display.

  • Finalist 2001 Best Awards.

    Small identity development. Red Turtle Identity & Application to Stationery.


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paul connell
Education University of Canterbury School of fine arts
Employer isobar
Location Sydney Australia


About paul

Competent integrated and digital creative with love of typography. Able to meet deadlines and problem solve in most areas.

Once described as the swiss army knife of design. Comfortable with leading
creatively within a team environment or be a positive team member. Have positive relationships with clients with an easy going and value lead nature.

Knows listening is a great attribute and has a desire to be helpful.

Likes romantic dinners and beach walks.

Has a sense of humour.




Total $5



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