"I like to think my work is very graphic and has a strong, dark and sometimes humorous style, probably very influenced by cinema, rock, comics and underground culture in general. Most of my work is created digitally while retaining the expression of traditional media, namely pen and ink, screen printing and woodcutting." - Ale Mercado
Chris Judge is an illustrator and children's picture book author from Dublin. His first book The Lonely Beast won the Specsavers Irish Children's Book of the Year 2011 in Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards and his second book The Great Explorer has recently been published. His third book, The Brave Beast will be published in 2013.
Dan Leydon is an illustrator based in Sligo on the West coast of Ireland. He has worked mostly around the themes of sport and pop culture.
Diarmuid Ó Catháin is a freelance illustrator living and working in Dublin. His quirky humorous style tends not to take itself too seriously.
His hand drawn sketches are brought to life with a healthy dose of technological magic! Diarmuid has worked with a wide range of clients, both Irish and international, on a variety of projects including branding, editorial, advertising, packaging and gaming.
Jennifer Farley is an illustrator based in Westmeath. Her illustration work is colourful with a hint of retro and a dash of hand-drawn type. She illustrates picture books and prints for children and is founder of Zoo-Tees.com - home to lovingly illustrated t-shirts. Jennifer's portfolio is online at www.Laughing-Lion-Design.com
Poppy & Red are two friends Anna Deegan and
Paula McGloin, who joined together in 2011 to develop a collection of
illustrations for stationary and accessories. Since then they have continued to
work together, fusing their imaginations to invent more fun and inspired
creations. The illustrative duo, Anna from Dublin and Paula from Sligo, possess
an optimistic style that is retro-inspired, whimsical and playful. They love
working with patterns and rich colour palettes. Nature, the animal kingdom and
everyday life inspires their artwork. They like to approach each new project
with a fresh outlook and plenty of positivity!
Based in Ireland, Steve Simpson is a freelance illustrator/designer working in the areas of packaging design, illustration and art for children’s books. Steve regularly has work exhibited in London, LA & New York and recently had a solo show at the Copper House Gallery in Dublin. He was also a main stage speaker at the 2012 OFFSET creative conference in the Grand Canal Theatre, Dublin. Steve has won numerous international awards for both his packaging design and illustration projects, including gold & silver medals at the AOI’s Images, Best of British Illustration Awards.
Gavin Mc Crea is a surf artist based in Bundoran, Co Donegal, Ireland’s Atlantic Frontier. Drawing inspiration from the powerful, unrelenting energy of the ocean on his doorstep Gavin’s work is a bold and vibrant testament to the best waves that Mother Nature has to offer. Treating all in life as a canvas his work takes many forms from conventional canvas, outdoor murals, unique and quirky surfboard sprays to signs, shops, t-shirts and more recently on an egg in Dublin’s Big Egg Hunt.
Born in the USA and raised in Ireland, Daniel Philip Robinson has recently achieved degrees in Film Theory at Trinity College Dublin, and Animation at the National Film School at IADT Dún Laoghaire.
His background in Film and Animation influence his interest in cinematic storytelling and drama in his paintings and drawings.