It is with great pleasure that Piquant announce the promotions of two team members to Heads of Department; Lyndsey Hall has been working as Social Media Manager with Piquant for four years and is taking on the role of Head of Digital Communications and Strategy, while Hugh Heffernan is a senior designer, he has been working with Piquant for four years and is moving to Head of Brand and Strategy.
Since its inauguration in 2013, Piquant has grown from a start-up of 2 to a team of 15 creatives, designers, creators, communicators and developers. As a full-service creative agency with nine years of experience across our services of brand, design, media, web and communications, Piquant recognised the value in restructuring the team by the creation of two new head of department roles that will work side by side with company directors Conor Buckley, Kevin King and Róisín Buckley to lead the team in the production of inspiring, beautiful work that drives social change.
This is a pivotal moment for Piquant; we recognise the dynamism and creativity that Hugh and Lyndsey have brought to the team and are excited to work with them as they develop the vision, impact and scope of branding, communications and strategy at Piquant.
– Conor Buckley, Company Director.
With a master’s degree in comparative literature and a degree in New Media & English, Lyndsey has a passion for the written word and how it is used in digital projects. A multi award-winning online marketing and communications professional, Lyndsey brings to Piquant her expertise in digital marketing and social media management, alongside her extensive experience in managing multi-platform, integrated national communications campaigns across the education, health, environmental and culture sectors. Committed to staying ahead of social and digital curves, Lyndsey offers valuable industry insights, is a regular contributor to the Digital Marketing Institute, and lectures in marketing and communications at University of Limerick and Griffith College Limerick. With a wide ranging skillset that includes training and coaching Lyndsey supports clients in realising effective communications on all digital platforms.
It’s been a joy to work with Piquant and get the chance to create meaningful work, for clients that align so strongly with my own personal values. I’m looking forward to driving our digital communications practice even further towards our goal of creating impactful, purpose-driven creative work that fits seamlessly into the social and digital space, and helps our clients affect positive change in our world.
Branding expert Hugh, brings a passion for storytelling, typography and strategic design systems to every project he undertakes. A graduate of Cork Institute of Technology’s BA in Visual Communications, Hugh has extensive experience in realising and delivering exciting brands that stimulate and entice audiences. An unrelenting creativity coupled with his impeccable work ethic, intuition for concept, and understanding of audience, Hugh brings to Piquant purposeful brand systems and stunning design. Hugh has a huge love for music and outside of Piquant is director of Limerick’s music festival Feile na Greine. Hugh is a precise designer whose attention to detail, understanding of visual communications and flair for motion design allows for the creation of brand and design systems that both inspire and stand the test of time.
I am thrilled to be afforded this opportunity. The last two years have distinctly highlighted the precarious position our world is in and that the next decade will be pivotal in determining all our futures. With this in mind, I will use this opportunity to work with and empower brands in a position to shift the dial and effect positive change in sectors instrumental to environmental safeguarding, human rights protection and cultural expression. I believe this can be achieved through focus on insight, empathy, purpose and impact.
As a growing agency in Ireland’s Midwest, Lyndsey and Hugh’s appointments facilitate Piquant in developing and strengthening the branding and communications services that we can provide to our clients. We are excited to support the new department heads as they realise their visions.