Alan Nagle is a midlands based designer and illustrator, who is inspired by his appreciation of the Irish environment, his architectural past and digital media. His colourful and geometrical style has appeared in print, online media and home products for a variety of clients.
"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.
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Chris is a London based illustrator whose portfolio is characterised by bright ideas, bold colours and cute characters. His work references his love of nature, childhood fantasies and all things heroic and fanciful. Passionate and prolific, new work is popping up all the time.
He has recently worked with GAP, Urban Outfitters, Threadless, Random House and Pearson Publishing producing T-shirts, book covers, typographic posters and corporate illustrations.
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
Nicola Colton is a freelance illustrator and artist working in Dublin. A lot of Nicola's work is influenced heavily by fairytales, folk tales and children's picture books and is bold, colourful and slightly naive in style. She especially loves to draw animals and themes of nature and the whimsical generally peak her interest. She is also a member of Illustrators Ireland which is host to 55 of Ireland's leading illustrators.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Sarah Doherty is a Graphic Designer working in Dublin. Since graduating from NCAD in 2004 she has worked mainly in branding and packaging. In her spare time she has a passion for illustration, pattern making, painting and anything creative. Working primarily in pen and ink, her work is inspired by nature and the world around her. A simple doodle can spark an idea. She creates bold, fun, patterns which are brought to life with the aid of a striking colour palette and a little help from the Mac.
Fatti Burke is a Waterford-born illustrator living and working in Dublin. After graduating from Visual Communications, NCAD in 2012 she completed the ThreeX3 program with Detail, Atelier David Smith and Zero-G design studios and is now working as a freelance illustrator full time. She draws most of her inspiration from Dublin City, internet memes and childhood.
From Dublin, Fintan Taite is a freelance Illustrator / Cartoonist. His distinctive style can be found in many areas including Children's Picture books,
Comics, magazines, advertising and the corporate sector. Fintan's work has also been exhibited in America, the UK and Ireland.
Born and raised in Kilkenny, Ireland, He went on to study graphic design in Waterford Institute Of Technology. He has been exploring his creativity through various artforms from an early age. He views his design process as acute and proficient. He aims to create work that intrigues and visually appeals to the viewer. His work can be viewed at www.jamesloughman.com