Profile: Paul Finn

Waterford, Ireland

By signcraft

Posted on Monday, October 31st, 2016

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Shop name:
Paul Finn Design & Display

Shop size:
5000 sq. ft. on the first
floor; 11,000 sq. ft. total

Staff: 9

Age: 54

Graphics equipment:
Two Seiko large format printers
Two Mutoh plotters
Gerber Sabre router
CNC hotwire cutter
Gerber Omega software

In 1980, I finished college and went in search of employment. Luckily I got a job straight away in a travel agency in Dublin City centre. The job entailed designing and producing artwork for newspaper adverts, magazines and making up the window display promoting the business.

I didn’t have much experience if any, but I completely immersed myself in the task. I also had a certain amount of freedom and this allowed me to experiment and try new ideas. Within three years I had achieved all I could in that job—I had designed and overseen production of all their summer and winter holiday catalogues for the entire country.

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