About

Drew is a Creative Director at Saffron Brand Consultants, based in London.

With 15 years of international experience, Drew has got to see a bit of the world, having worked with clients throughout Europe, North America, the Middle East, as well as his native homeland of Australia.

He has worked on projects including the reorganisation of global telcos, the digital transformation of a national broadcaster, dusting off cultural institutions, rethinking mobility, and creating disruptive e-commerce platforms.

Before joining Saffron, Drew was the Design Director at Love + Money; and had previously worked at brand and design studio SouthSouthWest and the Melbourne office of global brand consultancy Interbrand.

Along the way, he’s been lucky enough to work with and learn from a lot of clever people, be an elected councillor of the Australian Graphic Designers Association (AGDA), win a couple awards, given a few talks and even penned an article or two. And before all that, he coached rowing for a while.

 

Contact

Email: ilive@drewcoughlan.com.au

Experience

Saffron Brand Consultants
Creative Director
June 2021 – Present

Design Director
September 2017 – June 2021

Senior Designer
May 2016 – August 2017

Love + Money
Design Director
September 2015 – April 2016

Senior Designer
September 2014 – September 2015
loveandmoney.agency

SouthSouthWest
Designer
April 2013 – September 2014
southsouthwest.com.au

Interbrand Australia
Designer
May 2011 – April 2013
standapart.com.au
interbrand.com

Freelance
Elmwood
Tank Branding
SouthSouthWest
Interbrand
March – May 2011

Aer Design
Designer
September 2009 – October 2010
aerdesign.com.au

Rednoise
Junior Designer
May 2008 – September 2009
rednoise.com.au



Awards
2015
Shopify Awards, Best in Show – Frank Body (frankbody.com)

2014
AGDA Biennial, Finalist, Branding (large business) – ahm

2012
REBRAND Awards, Best in Show – QAGOMA
Spikes Asia, Silver, Corporate Identity – QAGOMA
AGDA, Distinction, Logo – QAGOMA
AGDA, Distinction, Range of items – QAGOMA
IDCA, Best Branding Campaign – QAGOMA
Type Directors Club of America (TDC) – QAGOMA