While their lives look frantic on Snapchat, exotic on Instagram, and they always seem to be doing something in the public eye, being successful involves more than just an enviable social profile. MELANIE MORRIS meets five of Ireland’s most prolific creative professionals and finds out what makes them tick.
Portraits by Anthony Woods. Still Lifes by Trevor Hart.
BRIAN KENNY, 31, CEO, MiniCorp
Business and motorbikes.
WHAT DO YOU USE YOUR PHONE FOR THE MOST?
(Deep breath) Social, Snapchat, email, Instagram, Twitter, Calendar – basically, everything to keep me connected.
WHAT’S MOST IMPORTANT IN A PHONE AND WHY?
The battery – I’m on the phone non-stop and always end up with an external battery pack. Samsung phones definitely perform better here, and I like the cordless charging option.
ANY APP YOU LOVE THAT WE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT?
Scannable for business expenses. I’m not exaggerating here – it’s changed my life.
YOUR PERFECT WEEKEND?
A run, 3fe coffee and family brunch in the city. Then bring Lilly (our daughter) to the park, a nice movie and a takeaway.
BEST CHRISTMAS PRESSIE EVER?
My first ever mobile phone.
WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO FIND UNDER THE TREE THIS YEAR?
That’s easy, the Samsung Gear 360 Camera – I’m seriously thinking of getting into vlogging.
WHAT WILL YOU REMEMBER 2016 FOR?
Growing our phenomenal team in MiniCorp by double.
This article originally appeared in the November issue of IMAGE magazine, on shelves nationwide now.