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 told by my parents that it really is a pure 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. I have also been studyding Japanese and have passed the JLPT N5 exam. I am studying to take the N4 this year.