About RAM's Work

My name is Rosanna Africa McGuirk and this is RAM’s Work. I am an Irish graphic designer specialising in the areas of visual identity, brand strategy, print design, web and multi-media. I have been assured by my parents that it is a coincidence that I happen to be named after two Toto songs from the 1982 album Toto IV.

I studied Design in Visual Communications at IADT, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland and graduated with a first class honours degree. Following graduation, I was awarded a place in the prestigious Three x 3 annual internship programme working across three design studios; Zero G, Atelier, Detail. The programme was my first major experience working with live clients and instilled in me a new way of creative thinking and an appreciation for exploring ideas as part of a team within a creative studio environment.

At the start of 2013, I joined the award winning design team at Catalysto in Dublin and have worked there now for five years as a senior creative designer. In my free time, I am still pursuing personal projects and freelance work.

Driven by a passion for typography and a desire to explore type design I attended the Condensed Program as part of Type@Copper at the Cooper Union in New York City, an intensive full-time certificate course in lettering, history and theory taught under Sumner Stone, Hannes F. Famira and Just Van Rossum. Continuing my education in design in my free time is something I have always believed to be important.

Education

Studied Visual Communications at the Institute of Art, Design and Technology.

Work

Over 7 years industry experience working as a graphic designer.

Design

Creating beautiful and meaningful visual communications.

Concept

Bringing ideas to life with imaginative thinking and strategy.

Typography

Passionate about the fine details of typography and type design.

Print

Tactile and tangible, I believe good print design will never die.

Craft

Constantly exploring, learning and expanding my knowledge of design.

Japanese

Passionate about learning the language; I have passed the JLPT N5 and continue studying.