MEET RONAN, SECRET JUGGLER, ADVENTUROUS FOODIE AND MONTY PYTHON FAN
Ronan has worked in the Creative and Marketing Industry for nearly 2o years and established SugarProjects; a small, multi-discipline design agency, in 2013. His career started as inhouse graphic designer, to mid-weight designer in a large advertising agency, senior designer in engineering, construction, hospitality and insurance sectors and eventually creative director and owner of SugarProjects. With a broad range of design experience in agency, public sector and private sector, Ronan brings a wealth of industry knowledge and experience to SugarProjects.
What is your guilty pleasure?
Listening to retro dance classics – ‘Encore Une Fois’ anyone?!
Favourite TV show/film to watch growing up as a child?
My brother and I used to watch Monty Python every Saturday if it was raining!
What’s your secret talent that no one knows about?
I am an ace juggler
What’s your favourite Pantone swatch?
I love Pantone Metallics but rarely get to use them
What fictional place would you most like to visit?
What’s the weirdest food you’ve ever eaten?
What is your greatest achievement?
Working in a job I love (most of the time!)
1. What made you want to work in the creative industry?
I have always been interested in Art and Design but only average at drawing, painting, ceramics, etc. I would always come up with creative ideas, concepts and inventions but found it difficult to implement them – the creative industry and the progression of software has helped me to realise my imagination.
2. When did you know you wanted to be a graphic designer?
I remember publishing my first daily newspaper as a 7-8yr old kid with paper, pencils, crayons and stickers. The circulation wasn’t great (my mother and younger sisters) but I loved the idea of design and was very particular that is was styled correctly. There was no computers, tablets, mobile phones or social media when I was growing up, so a daily paper was the only tangible way of receiving up-to-date communication.
3. Favourite piece of work to date?
Every job provides a certain amount of satisfaction, but I particularly enjoyed brand development for Lough Erne Landscape Partnership (LELP), website design for Quinn Building Projects (first major website project), social media campaign for Tour of Fermanagh and recent Broker publications for Liberty Insurance.