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Geoffrey Leahy

Geoffrey Leahy

Ciudad de México, MX

 
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About 

A designer who takes a sophisticated yet quirky approach to the design process whilst bringing an upbeat atmosphere to the studio. Experience from many design fields, with the majority of work focused around creating unique spaces. 

Employment 

UnityMakers, Nairobi, General Manager & Head of Design

•Lead design on new furniture collections and large scale commercial, residential & office interior projects, such as Google, Booking.com & Sunbird group coworking spaces.
•Lead strategy design to establish company as the leading
furniture supplier in East Africa.
•Creation of multiple internal systems to streamline business operations & production flow.
•Creation & implementation of multiple business strategy, reports & budgets to successfully guide the company to an annual growth of 25% in revenue.

May 2016 - Jul 2019
 

JustGhana Ltd, Kumasi, GH, Regional Design Coordinator & Project Manager (Ghana)

•Lead the design and construction of Rattray Park, Kumasi, Ghana, including on site management. Delivered all client goals within a restrictive budget and challenging circumstances
•Managed the on site development team & coordinated with the Europe team for the design of Kumasi City Hall
•Initiated the redevelopment of an old prison into a community centre, installed several IT Labs in schools across Ghana & monitored Kumasi government construction projects

Dec 2013 - May 2015
 

Sheridan + Co, London, GB, Designer & Programme Manager

•Worked on the ‘Urban Decay’ account to successfully install 30 stores across Europe with a total value of £25 million.
•Coordinated daily meetings to ensure crucial milestones were being met, and key information was being communicated to all stakeholders include creating a detailed project tracker
•Creation of marketing material for pop up retail spaces in London

May 2013 - May 2015
 

Barrows Global, London, GB, Creative Digital Designer

•Lead the design and implementation of a digital marketing suite for Unilever in New Jersey, USA with a value of £2 million.
•Designed several digital campaigns for a variety of brands across Europe & Asia
•Created a compact digital marketing display tool for digital marketing promotions to be tested on site

Aug 2013 - Dec 2013
 

Education 

The Bartlett, University College London (UCL), Masters, Urban Design

Sep 2011 - Sep 2012
 

University of Leeds, Bachelors, Industrial Design

Sep 2008 - Jul 2011
 

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