My illustration of Sandycove has been featured on the cover of LeCool Dublin this week and includes an interview with me…
Who are you and what do you do?
I am a graphic designer from Dublin, where I worked for the last 10 years before moving to Paris last summer. I studied Visual Communications and Interactive Media at IADT, I began working initially as an Editorial Designer in a publishing house and then as Art Director for Martello Media, an interpretive design firm that designs museums and visitor experiences. I am currently working on branding and website projects for clients in Paris and Dublin. I also get very excited by information design projects.
Tell us more about this cover
While living and working in Sandycove over the last few years I have been amazed by how drastically the landscape changes depending on the light and tides, I wanted to capture some of these variations in a series of illustrations.
How do you create your works?
As always I begin on paper, positioning the key elements before blocking out the basic shapes in Adobe Illustrator. When I’m happy with the overall composition I begin to add detail using a palette of shapes, curves and angles, like building lego. I play around with the line thickness, before adding colour.
Where can we see more of your work?
On my website
I would have to say an information design project, I enjoy the challenge of making complex information easily accessible, it’s like solving a visual puzzle.
Whose work do you currently admire?
I love the work of Paris agencies Atelier ter Bekke & Behage who’s typically French style of typography balances refined structure with playfulness. I love the exhibition design work of Pentgram’s Abbott Miller, who I was lucky enough to visit in their New York Office. I am a big fan of the simplicity of Mark Farrow‘s work as well as Garbett (formerly Naughty Fish). I recently fell in love with the work of Fritz Kahn, a Physician who began visualising the structure and function of the human body in the early 1900s.