Rory J Murphy

Designer | Illustrator | Artist


Designer at Marbek Clothing
August 2016 - Present (2 months)
Freelance contract to help Marbek with their interior, exterior labels as well as hang tags and typographic brand development.

Short-term course at Studying UX Fundamentals with Aquent Gymnasium
July 2016 - Present (3 months)
As a prelude to gaining more digital and specifically UX & UI design experience I am taking on my first course. I am aiming to study abroad next year and in the meantime take on as many courses as I can, looking to gain professional experience and take on mock briefs to further both experience and understanding.

Storyboard Artist (FL) at Kneejerk Irony
November 2015 - July 2016 (9 months)
I am currently producing storyboards for an unannounced project. Maybe I've said too much...

Graphic Designer at Burning Ball 2016
January 2016 - January 2016 (1 month)
Provided design work for Burning Ball's volunteer badges, festival bracelets and a poster. The festival, held in Vienna, used a 1920's Art Nouveau aesthetic, which the boundaries that I had to work with the festivals existing brand assets whilst adding a unique twist.

Storyboard Artist at Kao TV
October 2015 - October 2015 (1 month)
Produced trailer storyboards for upcoming crowdfunding campaign.

Illustrator & Designer FL at Crafty Creatives
August 2015 - October 2015 (3 months)
Proved illustration and design for custom stationary boxes, including illustration work for postcards and stickers as well as designed notebooks.

Artist at Illustrated 2015 Group Show
May 2015 - May 2015 (1 month)
ILLUSTRATED 2015 brings together a collection of the brightest visionaries in contemporary illustration and street art. Showcasing not only some of the biggest names in the business, but also offering a glimpse beneath the surface into tomorrow’s most promising artists. Between 9th – 10th May against the backdrop of The Old Truman Brewery, ILLUSTRATED 2015 brings its collection to the heart of Shoreditch – East London’s revolutionary arts and media quarter.

Branding and Apparel Designer at Convict
December 2014 - May 2015 (6 months)
Provided all banding and initial clothing designs for Convict - a start up label from Kelvin Vidler, founder of Bench.

Storyboard Artist at One Eyed Robot
November 2014 - November 2014 (1 month)
Provided storyboard for Omnicom Group's, an American-based global marketing and corporate communications holding company, headquartered in New York City, Christmas animation.

Planepat at Branding Designer
September 2014 - September 2014 (1 month)
I was tasked to create the visual identity for Planepat, a streetwear clothing label with an aviation twist.

Concept Artist at Independent Film Studio
July 2014 - July 2014 (1 month)
Provided concept artwork to assist in Kickstarter campaign

Graphic Designer at Revolve marketing
July 2014 - July 2014 (1 month)
Produced promotional flyer for Fredericks's Bar in London, promoting their new Pop-up Terrace Bar using their existing style guide.

Art Direction and Branding at Nelstrom Studios
June 2014 - July 2014 (2 months)
Created look and feel for unanncouncd online video tutorial series. Produced branding and incedental pop up cards and additional icons for video coding online course.

Graphic Designer at
November 2013 - May 2014 (7 months)
During my tenure at EGI I produed a plethora of different marketing materials including EGI Books of Abstracts to complement their international conference hosted in Helsinki along with EGI's, 'Why EGI,'promotional campaign and additional marketing materials.

Freelance Illustrator at Towers Watson
July 2013 - July 2013 (1 month)
Provided illustration support for Philips staff presentation.

Artworker (Temp) at Brew Agency Ltd
May 2013 - May 2013 (1 month)
Assisted with Toshiba tablet campaign localisation using Adobe After Effects along with additional illustration work and other account assistance.

Illustrator at Sugar Rush Advertising
March 2013 - March 2013 (1 month)
I provided support for a advertising pitch for a financial firm with quick Illustrations to visualise an upcoming campaign.

Graphic Designer at Watchtower Games
January 2013 - January 2013 (1 month)
Watchtower Games branding

Freelance Illustrator at Endemol
November 2012 - November 2012 (1 month)
Produced illustration for promotional video collateral

Storyboard Artist at The Sound Pipe Media Ltd
October 2012 - October 2012 (1 month)

Graphic Designer at
October 2012 - October 2012 (1 month)
I designed an Infographic which detailed Relationwise's Internship programme.

Graphic Designer at Gong Communications
June 2012 - June 2012 (1 month)
Gong provide Public Relations for global initiatives. I assisted in producing a brochures as well as working on a Powerpoint Presentation.

Graphic Designer at The Visual Safari Design Group
April 2012 - April 2012 (1 month)
Provide 2 days temp cover for London 2012 marketing assets and additional marketing resources.

T-Shirt Designer - Freelance at Groundfighter
October 2011 - October 2011 (1 month)
Created T-Shirt design for Mixed Martial Arts company

Graphic Designer & Artworker - Freelance at Wildfire Pro
September 2011 - September 2011 (1 month)
Adapted Logo and Artworked for US chocolate bar brand, 'Unreal.'

Storyboard Artist - Freelance at Omnific Advertising
June 2011 - June 2011 (1 month)
Produced storyboards for upcoming K1 Speed Racing commercial for Californian advertising agency.

Graphic Designer - Freelance at Beaufox
May 2011 - May 2011 (1 month)
Produced Logo for children's clothing company.

Graphic Designer - Freelance at 8
December 2010 - January 2011 (2 months)
Produced branding for toiletries business.

Lead Artist - Freelance at Pan Vision
November 2010 - November 2010 (1 month)
Artist for Gamex video game expo in Stockholm, Sweden. Demonstrating THQ's 'uDraw' Nintendo Wii drawing tablet for the Nordic audience.

Lead Artist - Freelance at THQ
June 2010 - August 2010 (3 months)
Worked with THQ to present uDraw gaming tablet to British Media and Danish 'Playground' Expo.

Concept Artist - Freelance at Likely Story Ltd
March 2010 - March 2010 (1 month)
Provided conceptual work for film Pre-production.

Illustrator - Freelance at Camden Roundhouse
March 2010 - March 2010 (1 month)
Created 3 illustration for 3 articles discussing Race, The Football World Cup and Big Brother, through Catch 22 magazine.

Graphic Designer - Freelance at Give-A-Car
March 2010 - March 2010 (1 month)
Designed an newspaper advert for this car scrappage company.

Artworker/Designer - Freelance at Board Game Company
June 2009 - December 2009 (7 months)
Responsible for translating the ideas for football board game.

Graphic Designer - Freelance at Oliver James Clothing
July 2009 - July 2009 (1 month)
Produced Logo for clothing company.

Sketch It Out Group Show at APW Gallery
April 2009 - April 2009 (1 month)
Invited and participated in the 'Sketch It Out' group show in Long Island, New York.

Illustrator/Designer - Freelance at RIPS International Ltd
January 2009 - March 2009 (3 months)
Produced limited edition packaging and six comic book panels for 'The Great Rip Up' series packaging.

Storyboard Artist - Freelance at Therapy Films
May 2007 - May 2007 (1 month)
Storyboard music video for 'Sweet About Me,' by Gabriella Cillme.

Solo Show at Flaxon Ptootch
April 2007 - April 2007 (1 month)

Designer at Byinstinct
January 2007 - February 2007 (2 months)
Worked on Swedish Navy clothing brand as well as providing assets for Patient Pak and Which Way To Pay.

Storyboard Artist/Set Designer - Freelance at Desperate Vision
2005 - 2007 (2 years)
Produced storyboards and set designs for the independent film 'George Bush In Outer Space.'

Illustrator - Freelance at Oakley Sunglasses
March 2006 - May 2006 (3 months)
Shortlisted for Artist Series Competition.

Illustrator - Freelance at Don't Panic
April 2006 - April 2006 (1 month)
Produced illustrations for the online magazine with 3,000 hits per day.

Storyboard Artist - Freelance at Rob Clifford
2006 - 2006 (less than a year)
Produced preliminary Storyboards for film short.

Wine Advisor at Oddbins
2001 - 2006 (5 years)

Storyboard Artist - Freelance at UP Creative
March 2005 - March 2005 (1 month)
Storyboarded 'Utopia' by 'Jackson And His Computer Band.'

T-Shirt Designer at Fit My Style
May 2004 - May 2004 (1 month)
Produced T-Shirt for Apparel company.

Cartoonist at Dreamy Comics
1996 - 1996 (less than a year)
Produced Comic for 'Clytemestra & Jonny.'

Work Flexibility

Location flexibility

Within Marlow.
Within South East.
Within United Kingdom.
Can telecommute.

Length of contract