Ruairi Madine

Statement

Pronounced brewery, but without the 'b'. I take pride in being a versatile and dynamic designer who fits into a multitude of roles and is able to design in a variety of forms. I'm always looking for ways design can influence the world and form a visual narrative. Through speculative design, interactive design or Cinema4D - I'm fascinated with exploring the combination of technology and design in the modern day. Despite this, I still hold my firm roots and foundations in traditional forms of design and print work. My current ambition is to find a home in a small intimate studio or creative team based in London that I can have a big impact on and grow alongside.

Achievements & Experience

Through a 10 week internship with UWE I've had experience creating cup designs, of which there over 100,000 printed cups across many festivals in Europe, including Glastonbury. From this internship I was given a part time position as a designer over my final year that I hold today. I also won a competition and was selected from a pool of people to create a speaker with Minirigs that celebrated Bristol and our community. This meeting with Minirigs led to me completing freelance branding projects alongside their lead designer Aidy Brooks, creating websites, social media assets and building brands from scratch.

Featured Projects:

UWE & Minirigs

A competition winning speaker design that aimed to celebrate Bristol by championing the people and the diversity that they exhibit.

Reuse Me Reusable Cups

Reusable cups that are in rotation across many festivals in the UK and Europe. The design incoorporates more abstract recycling arrow symbols, whilst reminding the user of the environmental benefits of the cup with illustrated elements.

Shapes

My own monospaced typeface call 'Shapes' that explores the different emotions drawn from basic shapes. There are two weights; Sharp & Rounded, each with their own personality.

Shapes & Old Paintings

An abstract publication that built on my own typeface's direction and looked at whether my typeface and shapes could add to or take away from the existing narratives of other paintings.