Padraic is a lecturer in Visual Communication and is course director of #designatmagee at the School Of Creative Arts & Technologies, University of Ulster, Magee. He has worked in the design industry for 19 years beginning as a freelancer and progressing to design studios in Dublin and Belfast. In 2003, he formed design company, Elevator8 and began lecturing in typography, graphic design, moving image and entrepreneurship at Magee in 2009. His experience with Typecamp at the Bauhaus, Germany inspired his interest in collaborative design and his current academic enterprise and research interests includetypographic exploration, design consultancy, multidisciplinary collaboration and visual communication of the written word.
Padraic grew up in Ballyshannon and is currently Art Director with the Allingham Festival. He has been instrumental in the development of the 'Inspire Creativity/Engage Enterprise' event at Allingham and was the director of the innovative DELVE suite of workshops that took place in Ballyshannon in June 2015. He was delighted to see SPINVFX return with 5 paid internships to Toronto awarded by Neishaw Ali at Allingham2014 and is delighted to see ID2015 coming on board to support the 2015 'Inspiring Creativity - Engage Enterprise' event, which has allowed Wes Sewell, a world leader in the VFX industry to travel to #allingham2015.