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Welcome to Upp, Gary Corr

  • by Charlotte Howard
  • 22nd Nov 2017
    • Upp News

There’s not much else going on at this time of year. As the nights draw in and the famous Manchester weather limbers up for the winter, we wanted to bring a bit of sunshine into our 18th floor office in MediaCity.

Enter right, Gary Corr.

Normally, the interview process can take weeks and sometimes months, however our creative team were so impressed with Gary’s fantastic portfolio and lovely, warm attitude that he was hired within a week of his interview!  So we thought we’d find out a bit more and introduce the new member of our Upp family…


What made you want to get into graphic design?
Probably album covers or club flyer design when I was younger, I always wanted to recreate them. The Cream logo by Farrow London was the first logo that made me love visual identity design.

Who would play you in the movie of your life?
Jake Gyllenhaal.

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?
Thai Green Curry.

How long have you worked in the industry?
5 years.

Do you have a party trick or any hidden talents?
My hidden talent is so perfectly hidden that haven’t found it yet…

What was the last book you read?
Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill (…i’m still waiting to be rich)

Where did you grow up?
West Belfast, right at the foot of the Black Mountain.

If your life had a theme song what would it be?
Apparently its…

What’s your favourite thing about your job?
Creating brand identities. The different range of clients and briefs I work across, never knowing what the next project will be makes it exciting.

What’s your proudest work achievement?
Winning a D&AD New Blood Graphite Pencil Award.

Thanks Gary!


See more of Gary’s work on his Instagram here and keep an eye out for his creative work with the rest of the Upp team on Our Work page.