Clara Hooper

Dublin, Ireland
086 154 6141
clara@clarahooper.com


Personal Profile

An experienced graphic designer and photographer. Having worked in the creative industry in both roles, in agency and freelance,  I have a detailed understanding of what is needed to get the best results for the client. Both careers have given me the opportunity to work alongside inspiring and creative people as well as with some of Europe’s top brands. Highly creative and adaptable with a constant desire to learn new skills, I am always looking for inspiration. My unique work experience has given me keen eye for detail, a strong work ethic and the ability to thrive in any working environment.


Professional Skills

Design experience

  • Digital marketing design – working to briefs on large      campaigns for multinationals (Guinness, AIB, Vodafone)
  • Assisting with and creating brand identities for SMEs and startups.
  • Passion for typography.
  • Experience creating wireframes and app prototypes. 
  • Photography for large marketing campaigns (Diageo, (Guinness, Carlsberg), CocaCola, Google, Concern Worldwide, Vodafone, AIB GAA Baby Jerseys Campaign, UPC, Seat, Aviva, Ulster Bank and many more)
  • Complete understanding of the marketing industry overall having been both photographer and designer. 
  • Photography work presented at both NCAD and RHA
  • Fashion photography published in The Independent.
  • Food photography published in Hot Press, The Phoenix, Food and Wine Magazine


Software and ICT skills

Excellent skills in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, XD, Premiere Pro, Capture One. 

Communication and organisation skills

  • Experience working both independently and successfully collaborating with creative teams.
  • An organised professional with strong attention to detail. 
  • Constantly looking to further my education.
  • Problem solver.
  • Passionate about creating excellent design and quality products.
  • Capable of managing deadlines. 
  • Ability to work unsupervised.

Professional Experience

October 2011 – Present

Clara Hooper Photography
Freelance Designer & Photographer

April 2019 – Present

Packshot Photography Studio
Product Photographer

September 2016 – April 2019

Lafayette Photography
Freelance Photographer

October 2009 – October 2011

In the Company of Huskies, Digital Marketing Agency
Designer


Professional Development

Jan 21 - May 21

Institute of Art, Design + Technology,  Dún LaoghaireCertificate in Interaction Design Principles

Sept 09 –Nov 09

IBAT College, Swords
Diploma in Web Graphic and Animation

Sept 09 – Jan10

IBAT College, Swords
Diploma in Desktop Publishing

April 09– July 09

IBAT College, Swords
Diploma in Web Design Course

Sept 03 – May 06

University of Wales, Newport. Wales
Documentary Photography, Ba (hons)

Sept 02 – May 03

Sallynoggin College of Further Education
Portfolio in Foundation Photography

Sept 95 – May 01

Cabinteely Community School, Dublin
Leaving Cert

Interests


  • Keeping fit with Yoga.
  • Looking after my two dogs, they are quite demanding.
  • Self-taught expert on the American electoral system.
  • Sketching & painting (both digital and real)
  • Watching futuristic space shows to see if they have figured out how to get over 2020

References available upon request.

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