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Alan Dunne Alan is an award-winning illustrator living and working in Dublin. He enjoys working on narrative based projects. For 12 years he worked for the graphic design department for RTÉ television, Ireland’s national broadcaster. He is now an illustrator and writes and illustrates short story comics. He was twice shortlisted for the Jonathan Cape / Comica / Observer Graphic Short competition. He is a recipient of the Cecil Day Lewis Literature Award by Kildare County Council and was awarded best-emerging talent at the IDI Design Awards in 2017.Locked Pro Plan feature
I am the company secretary on the voluntary board of directors of Illustrators Ireland.
Illustration Active member and director of Illustrators Ireland. Illustration has been used for festivals, wall art, television. Art director/illustrator for short animated film A Thousand Kisses (due for release in 2017). Developing a pitch for a children’s picture book, Diva & Rishi. Comics Author & illustrator of comics. Member of Straylines Irish Comics Collective. Completed short comics to date: Get Off That Ship (2012), Me Hands (2012), Collage (2014), Loop Theory (2015), A Perfect Trust (2016), Folly (2016). Successfully shortlisted for The Observer/Jonathan Cape/ Comica Graphic Short competition in 2014 and 2016. Recipient of the Cecil Day Lewis writing award 2017.
Motion design & Animation Full-time graphic designer RTÉ Graphic Design Department (2006 - 2017). Designing and directing animated opening titles, channel idents, documentary design, campaign design, content graphics and broadcast design templates for RTÉ Television, Ireland’s state broadcaster. Designed flagship TV channel branding, documentaries, campaigns and programmes of a wide range of broadcast outputs: RTÉ One / RTÉ2 / RTÉ Sport / News & Current Affairs / TV Promotions / Entertainment / Young Peoples
National College of Art & Design (NCAD), Dublin BDes, Visual Communications. Awarded 1:1 (Graduated 2005) Visual Communications, Erasmus EU Student Exchange Programme Willem de Kooning Acadamie, Rotterdam (2004)
My short comic A Perfect Trust (2016) won the Illustration for Publishing category.
Having won the illustration category, I then went on to be awarded best-emerging talent for 2017
My short comic Folly (2016) was shortlisted for this annual comics art award
My short comic Collage (2014) was successfully shortlisted for this annual comics art award.