Personal Details

  • Name | Alice Coleman

  • Email | allie22@gmail.com

  • Location | Cork

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

  • Current Occupation | Graphic Designer (Book Cover Design)


Education

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

  • Graduated with a H1 First Class Honours

  • 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 Columba's GNS | 1999 - 2007

  • Developed a broad range of knowledge.

  • Learned sign language, as some students and staff in the school were deaf.


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


Skills

Software

  • Confident with the Adobe Suite; and have an advanced skill level in Photoshop and AfterEffects.

  • 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 almost all traditional media

Communication

  • Have a 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, and as a 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

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, 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 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 | JULY 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.

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

  • I am hugely passionate about all forms of media, especially illustration, design, and animation. I work with many different types of media on a professional and personal level.

  • I love stories and characters. I adore films, books, and comics. I regularly write and create my own characters, and frequently collaborate with others to build engaging stories.

  • I have loved gymnastics since I was a child. I am a former member of the Irish National Gymnastics team, and have 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 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 in 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 the Doodle 4 Google competition in 2012, for a design I presented based on the Google logo.


Updated 11/07/2018