In January 2018, I got a new job as a book cover and general graphic designer with Mercier Press, a publisher based in Cork. I have always loved reading and books and design and art and typography, so this job has been a wonderful experience so far. For over a year now, I have loved exploring ideas and capturing stories through images and words, and I love pushing my skills a little bit further with every new project that comes my way. So today, I wanted to celebrate some of that work, by gathering some of my favourite covers from 2018. Keep an eye out for them in bookshops!
Back in September, I started developing an idea for a short film. The story is now called The Clockmaker and by the end of next May, I hope to be able to show the world a charming little story about an elderly little gentleman as he closes up shop.Read More
Recently, I was asked to design a logo for a local DJ group called LoopTown. Dealing mostly with late teen audiences and house music, I had some fun playing around with styles and symbols that I thought would resonate with that audience. I wanted to create something fresh and distinctive for the group, mixing between simplicity and complexity to create an image they could build a brand on.Read More
Earlier this year, I was invited to join a project that got me excited immediately. The Guards, an independent comic with a brilliant creative team behind it, is finally ready for the release! Act 1 will be launched at Dublin Comic Con this year, and I promise you it's worth picking up a copy! Written by Shane Ormond, with art by Kevin Keane, and working with editor, Colin O'Mahoney; I was delighted to provide comic lettering and design for the book. I think the team did an incredible job, and I am so proud and delighted to have been a part of it.Read More
I had so much fun with this one! None Shall Pass, created by John Murphy of Bold Puppy and pushed a step further with LS Comics, was of those projects that really makes me fall in love with graphic design all over again. A great team of talented people came together to work on this teaser-version of the book, and I was utterly delighted to have been a part of it. Many thanks to Eoin of LSComics, John of Bold Puppy, Robert Carey, Dee Cunniffe, and Cormac Hughes!Read More
Last week, I shared a pitch for and advertising project that I'm currently working on. So this week, I'm sharing stage two: the animatic! :)
One of our assignments in college this semester is to create a 30-second advert for a product of our choice. I picked Zippo lighters; mostly because the product itself is pretty cool, so I found it easy to come up with an strong, visually dynamic idea which would sum up the product well. I'm having a lot of fun with it, and it's starting to come together now, so I figured I might as well start sharing the process involved in it as I make progress. Here's step one: The Pitch! ...Which, in this case, also includes styleframes and the storyboard.Read More
The weekend before last, I was lucky enough to spend some time in the company of a few incredible people with amazing drive and determination. The musicians, and all those involved in making the first Ortús Chamber Music Festival as successful as it was have been wonderful to work with and an inspiration all around!Read More