Alex Plunkett, Art Director and Designer
I was born in Australia yet have enjoyed most of my upbringing and teenage years in Europe. After finishing high school in Hamburg, I returned to Australia to study communication design. Eventually, I was dragged back to Berlin by the vibrant culture, music and pursuit of a career as a designer. Here, I continue to design and create in print and digital.
The work I am most passionate about is, challenging projects with clear social, cultural and ecological relevance and trying to make the world a more exciting and fairer place.
My experience includes developing the brand voice for small and globally recognised companies. Making sure that the tonality is on-brand in every visual element and every user flow, is essential to creating a cohesive and lasting impression with the audience.
I place huge importance on the uniqueness and usability of digital products in order to create an excellent user experience. From sitemap, walk-throughs and user-journeys to website, app or VR-game, I can support in the conceptual phase of complex projects and develop entire projects using common frameworks like WordPress.
My experience covers the conception and production of short-films, animations, voice-overs, music and sound designs as well as meeting a range of educational, cultural, social and marketing needs. Communication on fixed timelines is vital to creating engaging environments and emotional interactions.
Whether it’s a brochure, flyer, booklet or poster, my goal is to find the most suitable print products for your communication needs. Selecting special, high quality materials and sustainable production methods – while keeping your communication on point – is something I feel very passionate about. My experience also encompasses the conception and coordination of exhibits as well as the development of identities for festivals and small events.
2019–current, Freelance Art Director and Designer, Neue Bandbreite, Berlin
2014–2019, Designer at mc-quadrat, Berlin
2014, BA Communication Design, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia
2012–2014, Freelance Web Designer, Melbourne, Australia
2005–2010, Musician and Sound Engineer, Hamburg, Germany
ARD – German Broadcasting Network
Berlin à la Carte
BVG Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe
Conscious Madness – Arts & Music Festival
Expertise + Skills
Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut
Sound design, video and music production
Motion graphics animation
Project and design management
Typesetting and prepress
Screen design, WordPress, CSS and HTML
Fluent in English and German