Gerard Donohue began his career with Freestone as a reception/admin/dogs-body type person back in April 1993, who could answer a phone and operate the coffee machine very effectively. “Not quite” fresh out of university (but as good as) where he studied Social Sciences (he has never fully explained the qualification this gave him) – he saw the role as an opportunity to explore the creative world and hasn’t looked back since.
His first project was to create a groundbreaking (at the time anyway) database that listed all the digital artwork produced for one of Freestones largest clients at the time. This project was to become a full scale on-line Media Asset Management System that can be accessed by all the clients other suppliers and updates artwork instantly as it becomes live in the system.
Since then Gerard dabbled in a few other career options within Freestone. After a short spell in the studio he decided that was not for him (his one and only project was to update the printed directory for all ATM’s in the country for a major building society – Thanks guys!).
He then began work on the automotive accounts as an Account Executive for Mercedes-Benz. Building up his experience and knowledge of the account and the brand he soon became an expert in this field. Working on projects that range from design for print to POS to exhibitions to web site implementation.