Creative Lives — “Every project I work on teaches me something new” – Paul Irwin, senior project manager at DesignStudio

Posted 09 May 2017 Interview by Laura Snoad

Describing his team as the “glue that holds the agency together”, DesignStudio senior project manager Paul Irwin is responsible for developing close relationships with clients, getting under their skin so that subsequent creative work really hits the mark. The studio counts Deliveroo, Airbnb and Nokia as clients, with Paul’s personal career highlight being the studio’s radical redesign of the Premier League identity, which introduced a shocking pink into the footie stalwart’s palette. Although Paul spends 80% of his working day communicating with internal and external teams, his role also requires him to be a master of finances, schedules and budgets; the necessary, if unglamorous, backbone to all the client wooing. 

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