Managing Partner

Sean’s background is in Art and Creative Direction. Before setting up Bonfire in 2005 with business partner Ian Doherty, Sean held a number of senior creative positions in agencies including Bates Ireland, Y&R (formerly Hunter red Cell) and Publicis QMP.

Sean has gained a wealth of experience in many different areas working on advertising accounts as diverse as Arnotts, Pfizer, National Dairy Council, Kerry Foods, Alfa Romeo and Independent Newspapers.

Sean’s work has been acknowledged both nationally and internationally including: the Kinsale Shark Awards, Poster Awards, The Institute of Creative Advertising & Design (ICAD) Awards, NNI Power of Press Awards, TDI Awards, The European EPICA Awards, Grand Prix at the Independent Recruitment Awards and a Gold at the IAPI Advertising Effectiveness Awards.

Sean is a current board member of the Institute of Advertising Practitioners of Ireland (IAPI) where he sits on the Creative Council.