Personal Details

  • Name | Alice Coleman

  • Email | allie22@gmail.com

  • Location | Cork, Ireland

  • Degree | BSc Digital Animation Production, H1 First Class Honours

  • Current Occupation | Book Designer, Graphic Designer, and Illustrator


Education

+ LSAD / LIT Clonmel | BSc Digital Animation Production | 2013 - 2017

  • Graduated with a H1 First Class Honours
  • Project | A 1-minute animated short created using ToonBoom Harmony and AfterEffects, developing illustration, motion graphics, and animation skills. Project selected to be shown at the Dingle Animation Festival 2018.
  • Project | A 2-minute animated short as part of a 5-person team, created using ToonBoom Harmony and AfterEffects, developing teamwork and animation skills. Project selected to be shown at the Dingle Animation Festival 2016.
  • Project | A kinetic text video, created using Adobe Photoshop and AfterEffects, developing timing, design, illustration, and animation skills.
  • Project | Designed a character to fit into an existing game, using Photoshop and developing illustration, colour and lighting skills.
  • Award | Best Audio in Pen & Pixel 2014, for recording sound and dialogue as part of a team of 3, and individually mixing a soundscape using Reaper, to create an audio comic.
  • Award | Commendation Award in the LSAD Drawing Awards 2017, for a notebook submitted as an art piece.

+ Regina Mundi College | 2007 - 2013

  • Produced a high level portfolio for entry into college.
  • Was awarded Leaving Certification in Higher Level Art, Higher Level English, Higher Level Geography, Higher Level Irish, Maths, and French.
  • Project | Designed information booklets, posters, and tickets for in-school events.
  • Project | Designed and arranged printing of graduation hoodies for staff and students.
  • Project | Took part in the Lucky Bag Project organised by Nina Tanis as part of the Cork Art Trail 2011.
  • Award | Certificate of Excellence for Art and Design, 2013

+ St Columbas GNS | 1998 - 2007

  • Produced a high level portfolio for entry into college.
  • Was awarded Leaving Certification in Higher Level Art, Higher Level English, Higher Level Geography, Higher Level Irish, Maths, and French.
  • Project | Designed information booklets, posters, and tickets for in-school events.
  • Project | Designed and arranged printing of graduation hoodies for staff and students.
  • Project | Took part in the Lucky Bag Project organised by Nina Tanis as part of the Cork Art Trail 2011.
  • Award | Certificate of Excellence for Art and Design, 2013

Certifications

+ Adobe | Adobe Certified Associate in Print & Digital Publication Using Adobe InDesign | 2017

  • Completed an Adobe InDesign CC self-study training.
  • Acquired real-world experience with Adobe InDesign CC.
  • Passed the Adobe Exam: Print & Digital Publication using Adobe InDesign CC 2015
  • Click HERE to view certificate
  • Valid from December 2017 - December 2020

+ Udemy | UX Design & User Experience Design Course - Theory Only | 2019

  • Successfully completed course taught by Daniel Walter Scott
  • Click HERE to see certificate

Skills

Software

  • Very confident using the Adobe Suite; with an advanced skill level in Photoshop, AfterEffects, XD, and InDesign.

  • Confident with animation software including ToonBoom Harmony and Flash.

  • Have a good knowledge of Storyboard Pro.

  • Confident with both Windows and Macintosh systems.

  • Well able to use Microsoft Office, and have an advanced skill level with Word and PowerPoint.

  • Comfortable using Reaper.

Traditional Media

  • Familiar with most traditional media, including traditional drawing and painting tools

Communication

  • Good understanding of interpersonal development, intrapersonal development, and effective teamwork.

  • Able to write with clarity and purpose, and able to analyse media through documentation.

  • Can work well in a team, and independently with little guidance.

  • Have experience working with the public, as a steward, tutor, and public speaker.

Other Skills

  • Have a full clean Irish Driver's License

  • Completed a manual handling training course in the summer of 2014


Experience

Mercier Press | Cork, Ireland | January 2018 - Present

January 2018 - Solo Graphic Designer | December 2019 - Visual Communications Specialist

I design book covers and jackets, ensure all books are typeset to a high standard, create ebooks, and provide additional business design including brochures, promotional material, videos, content for social media, and more.

One Curious Chip | Online, International | June 2012 - Present

Freelance illustrator, graphic designer, and motion graphic artist. Projects have included designing clothing graphics for specific clients as well as for a larger audience, producing illustrations for print on commission and independently, designing logos for various companies including LoopTown, Mada, EL Consulting Engineers, Madrigal'75 and more. 

Ortús Chamber Music Festival | Cork, Ireland | June 2015 - Present

Responsible for graphic design, including logo and brand identity, poster design, and festival program design. 

North Press Comics | Ireland | 2016 - Present 

Provided comic lettering and design for The Guards: Act I, which was released at Dublin Comic Con 2016, and received widespread positive reviews.

South Tipperary Arts Centre | Clonmel, Tipperary | October 2017 

I gave a 2-hour illustration workshop as part of the South Tipperary Arts Centre's celebration of Inktober.

Lightning Strike Comics | Ireland | June 2015 - April 2016

Joined Lighting Strike Comics as a contributor providing design and some illustration for a charity comic book called The Life and Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, which was published by Lightning Strike Comics in association with Dublin Comic Con. Later provided design and lettering for a preview comic book called None Shall Pass, a story developed by Bold Puppy.

Ruth Butler | Cork, Ireland | June 2015 - June 2016

Collaborated with writer and musician, Ruth Butler, on production of a series of music videos which were released monthly from late 2016 until mid 2016.

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Pink Kong Studios | Dublin, Ireland | June 2016

I worked with Pink Kong Studios as an animation and design intern for three weeks during the summer of 2016. During this time, I utilized my design, illustration, and animation skills using software including Adobe Photoshop and Flash to produce character designs, character rigs, illustrations, and animated scenes for corporate videos.

Jellybean Group | Cork, Ireland | June 2015 - December 2015

Full-time during the summer, and later part-time graphic designer and web developer with JellyBean Group. I designed web banners, flyers, and other design requirements to help promote specific products online and in print.

Collins Press | Ireland | October 2015 - December 2015

Lettered an 88-page graphic novel called Shackleton, by Gavin McCumiskey and David Butler.

Art Teachers Association of Ireland | Athlone, Ireland | October 2015

I was invited to talk and host a Q&A about my "Transition from the Comfort of the Art Room to the World of Third Level Art" at the ATAI annual conference 2015.

Punt Press | Ireland | Autumn 2015

I joined Punt Press as a letterer on a 20-page comic called The Globalists, written by Nigel Flood and illustrated by Kevin Keane.

The Cork Comic Creator Group | Cork, Ireland | Autumn 2015

Contributor to The Cork Horror Comic in 2015, as a letterer on a four-page story called Back In Time.

Cork Summer Show | Cork, Ireland | Summer 2014

Worked with the Munster Agricultural Society in promoting The Cork Summer Show, and also as a steward in the Children's area during the event.

Huguenot Design | Dublin, Ireland | Summer 2014

Two week work placement. Developed my interpersonal skills, organisational skills, and design skills, with a focus on creating a consistent, unified collection of icons.


Exhibitions

Heroes and Villains | Crawford Art Gallery | Cork, Ireland | April - July 2018

Cork Comic Creators | Cork County Library | Cork, Ireland | October 2017

Inktober: A Celebration of Illustration | South Tipperary Arts Centre | Tipperary, Ireland | October 2017

LSAD Drawing Awards | LSAD Gallery | Limerick, Ireland | March 2017

Shared Universe | Camden Palace Hotel Arts Centre | Cork, Ireland | September 2015

Pen & Pixel Student Exhibition | LIT Clonmel  | Tipperary, Ireland | May 2014, 2015, and 2016


Interests

Visual Media

I am hugely passionate about visual media, especially illustration, design, and interactive media. I work with many different types of media on a professional and personal level.

Stories

I love stories and characters. I particularly love reading books and watching films. I regularly write and create my own characters, and frequently collaborate with others to build engaging stories.

Sport

I like walking, hiking and practicing yoga to stay active and healthy. I also enjoy watching MotoGP and gymnastics. I am a former member of the Irish National Gymnastics team, and competed nationally and internationally at junior and senior level.


Achievements

My graduation film, The Clockmaker, was selected to be shown at Dingle Animation Festival 2018

I was nominated Best Letterer in the 2018 Irish Comic News Awards

I was awarded Best Letterer in the 2017 Irish Comic News Awards

I was given a commendation award at the LSAD Drawing Awards 2017

I worked on a short animated film which was selected to be shown at Dingle Animation Festival 2016

I was awarded Best Audio - as part of a team - at Pen & Pixel 2013, for an audio interpretation of an excerpt from a comic

I was a member of the Irish Gymnastics Team and have placed competitively nationally and internationally at junior and senior level

I was a finalist in Doodle 4 Google competition in 2012, for a design I presented based on the Google logo


Updated 22/10/2018