In 2013 I wrote a short piece for The Fox Is Black about why I feel a good creative education matters. To accompany the piece I made a small animated illustration. You can read the blog post here.
As a small Christmas gift from Funeral Suits I illustrated a set of paper dolls inspired by the characters that appear in their music videos. You can download a PDF of the cut-outs from the band's website here. The guys also asked fans to create short stop-motion videos for the project. You can watch my contribution here.
In 2012 a photograph of mine appeared in Concrete; a beautiful book by Phaidon Press which explores the aesthetics of concrete architecture. It is a stunning compendium of both buildings and photographs and I am very proud to have my image featured amongst its pages. The photograph is of Arne Jacobsen’s ‘Skovshoved Petrol Station’ near Copenhagen and it is one of 180 structures which is featured in the book.
On the 4th of November 2011, My Bloody Valentine's critically acclaimed album Loveless turned 20. To mark the event Bobby Solomon of The Fox Is Back asked for me to create a desktop wallpaper for his Sights and Sounds. This project also featured an amazing contribution by Alex Synge, who made a stunning wallpaper for My Bloody Valentine's debut album Isn't Anything. Both wallpapers can be downloaded below:
Download the wallpaper here.
Keep Sketch is a Dublin-based project that features a collection of stationary created by some of Dublin's best designers and illustrators. In September, I created some limited-edition badges for the project. More details can be found on the Keep Sketch website and here.
Photo by Alex Synge.
UpStart was a poster campaign that ran during Ireland's 2011 General Election. The aim of the project was to promote creativity during the lead up to the Irish election. Further details can be found here.
Photo by Unkie Dave.
Illustrated single cover for an issue of Uppercase Magazine. More details about the project can be found here.
The Chester Beatty Library was established in 1950. Based on the grounds of Dublin Castle, the museum is home to the remarkable collection of mining magnate Sir Alfred Chester Beatty. During the early twentieth-century Beatty built-up an incredibly impressive collection of rare manuscripts, miniature paintings, prints, drawings, rare books and decorative arts from all across the world.
In 2009 I collaborated with the museum's Education Services to write, design and illustrate a set of activity packs for families visiting the museum. The project was supported by the State Street Foundation and was launched in May of 2009 by television presenter Brian Ormond. Images © The Trustees of Chester Beatty Library
In 2006 I helped create a family activity pack for the National Gallery of Ireland. The gallery is home to Ireland's national collection of both Irish and European art. It has an extensive collection of Irish paintings as well as a number of notable works from the likes of the Dutch masters and the Italian Baroque. The pack is designed to help children and families engage with the collection through fun and easy-to-use activities and exercises.