Tuesday 16 January 2018

My Job in Munster: Conor O'Brien, Graphic Designer

Munster Rugby graphic designer Conor O'Brien
Munster Rugby graphic designer Conor O'Brien

Limerick man Conor O'Brien has worked in the print and design industry for over 11 years. He started with Hacketts in Limerick and then moved to the 'Limerick Post' newspaper production department before joining Snap Printing. He is a big rugby fan and plays with Young Munster. He also plays double bass.

When did you join Munster?

In the summer of 2011 just after we won the Magners League. One of my first projects was to design the 'champions' poster. I hope to get to do another one this year!

What do you do?

I am responsible for creating Munster's graphical communications from match programmes, ticket designs, adverts and posters along with online imagery to other projects like designing the Munster Experience Museum in Thomond Park or the back wall of the Red Shed (East Terrace - Irish Independent Park). I'm also involved in the creative process when it comes to advertising campaigns for the likes of the MRSC renewals. I have had the opportunity to use my photography skills and learn some new skills like animation and video editing.

What is the best part of your job? The best part is getting to create artwork for a brand I'm passionate about. I have quite a bit of creative freedom and I think the people I'm doing the work for trust me, which is very important when working in a creative role. It's also nice as a fan to be able to create artwork for fans.

Most memorable match?

The moment that will live forever in my memory is Ronan O'Gara's drop goal against Northampton in Thomond Park in November 2011. The tension in the run-up was immense.

Irish Independent

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