Angus McBryde is a graphic designer and illustrator from Dunedin, New Zealand.
Angus graduated from the University of Otago in 2010 with a Bachelor of Consumer and Applied Sciences majoring in Design Studies.
In 2011 Angus was contracted by the McGuinness Institute as director of a national strategy publication, with a staff of designers working under his instruction. He was re-contracted by in Institute in 2012 to work on conference material and another national publication.
Later that year, Angus co-founded Foundry Magazine, a digitally distributed, non-profit music publication focused on bringing quality long-form content to New Zealanders interested in homegrown talent and perceptive music journalism. Foundry released four issues over eighteen months, attracting readers at Flying Nun Records and APN Media.
In mid-2012 Angus undertook full time freelance design work, working with City Choir Dunedin on a rebrand to coincide with their 150th anniversary, and also branding two Dunedin theatre troupes. For the latter work, Angus was nominated for two Promotion of the Year awards at the 2012 and 2013 Dunedin Theatre Awards, and won in 2013.
From February 2013 to March 2015 Angus was employed as the sole designer for Glow PR and Marketing in Dunedin. This role saw him working on brand identities, marketing collateral, websites and corporate documents for a wide range of local, national and international clients, including:
Team Architects, ADInstruments, Escea, Brand Dunedin, National Citizen Service (UK), Heyroth & Kürbitz Architects (DE) , Dunedin City Council, NZ International Science Festival, Dunedin Heritage Festival, Upstart, WellSouth Primary Health Network, Tru-Bilt Industries, Tourism Waitaki and the Southern District Health Board.
During this time Angus continued his work as concept designer for many theatre productions nationwide, most notably for comedy collective Discharge, Big Lies Theatre Company, Arts Festival Dunedin and Improsaurus. He also assisted with the production and release of a number for albums for Fishrider records.
A digital copy of Angus’ professional portfolio, documenting a range of both corporate agency work and arts-oriented work, can be viewed here.