Alan is one of the best known creative directors in fashion and beauty, and co-founder of creative studio ABOUD+ABOUD.

Since graduating from St Martins in 1989 he has offered award-winning creative and branding solutions to clients that have included Levi’s, Neal’s Yard, LVMH and, most significantly, Paul Smith. This Dubliner has had an uninterrupted relationship with designer Paul Smith for over 25 years which gave him a control over the look and feel of the brand that is unique in the fashion world.

Alan was spotted by Smith himself at his graduate show, and has worked with him on the brand’s identity ever since. He strives for a future that has a deeper concern for the duty of design, once commenting: “I am aware that it is the designers of my generation and the previous one who are responsible for the saturation of the high street with meaningless design.”

ABOUD+ABOUD has also been internationally recognised working for other global fashion & lifestyle brands including ZARA, Levi’s, H&M, LVMH, River Island and Gap Kids amongst others.