Sam Flaherty, Designer in London, United Kingdom
Sam Flaherty

Designer in London, United Kingdom

Member since January 30, 2016
Sam is a graphic designer, art director, and creative thinker with over a decade of experience working globally with like-minded clients—such as Google, Citibank, and others—to ensure that they’re communicating with their audiences in the clearest, most effective way possible. He joined Toptal because he's interested in freelancing and wanted to work with the best talent and clientele.
Sam is now available for hire


Digital Design


  • Freelance Creative Director | Graphic Designer

    2013 - PRESENT
    Freelance Work
    • Worked as a consultant and creative director on numerous projects for various SMBE's, helping companies to establish a creative strategy, vision, and critical path. Built, briefed, and led creative teams to realize that vision.
    • Worked on a conceptual project for Google (while at MultiAdaptor in London)—making use of new and interesting interactive technologies and presenting our concepts at the Google Headquarters.
    • Created (while at Wordsearch in London) a logo and visual identity for the Scalpel: a new skyscraper set to change the face of London's skyline.
    • Conceptualized (while at Grey in London) an advertising campaign for Hugo Boss and created concepts for a range of new special edition packaging.
    • Created a variety of work that has been published in a number of books and digital platforms.
    • Gave interviews for the likes of The Brand Identity and Victionary, as well as having features on Behance and The Dots.
    • Designed and oversaw (while in Paris) the development of We The People: a fashion, lifestyle, and travel online destination. The website was featured on
    Technologies: Adobe Suite, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Art Direction, Advertising, Branding
  • Senior Graphic Designer

    2011 - 2013
    Spring in Alaska
    • Led the art direction and designed numerous print and digital projects for a range of brands such as Penguin Publishing, Woolworths, Red Bull, and more.
    • Communicated with clients, attended briefing meetings, and presented work.
    • Created a full studio rebrand during my time at the agency.
    • Worked on-location art directing photo and video shoots.
    • Mentored interns and junior designers—acting as a senior designer/art director.
    Technologies: Adobe Suite


  • Bachelor of Commerce degree in Marketing
    2006 - 2007
    University of Victoria - Wellington, New Zealand
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design
    2003 - 2006
    University of Otago - Dunedin, New Zealand



London, United Kingdom

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