Gemma O'Brien

Gemma O'Brien

ArtistSydney, Australia
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Gemma O'Brien

Gemma O'Brien

ArtistSydney, Australia
About me
Gemma O’Brien is an Australian artist known for her bold super-graphics, illustrative lettering and hand-painted murals. After dropping out of law school to pursue graphic design, she became inspired by letterpress printing and has since gone on to build a career around drawing, painting and digital design. Her style is sought after by leading brands including Tiffany & Co, The New York Times, and Google. A number of her projects have received the Award of Typographic Excellence from the New York Type Directors Club, in 2015 she was recognised as an ADC Young Gun and in 2016, named one of PRINT Magazine’s New Visual Artists: 15 under 30. Outside her commercial work she exhibits with China Heights Gallery in Sydney and is a regular speaker at creativity conferences around the world.
Projects
  • Joy
    Joy
  • OK
    OK
  • Times Square: Thank You Essential Workers
    Times Square: Thank You Essential Workers
  • Love
    Love
  • Turn On Your Mind
    Turn On Your Mind
  • One Of A Kind
    One Of A Kind
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Projects credited in
  • Wiip Talking Ideas - Gemma O'Brien
    Wiip Talking Ideas - Gemma O'BrienTalking ideas with the amazing Gemma O’Brien @mrseaves101 A multi award winning Australian artist specialising in lettering, illustration and typography. We asked her what the inspiration was behind her recent artwork which illustratively bellowed a simple gratitude: THANK YOU ESSENTIAL WORKERS, it was displayed in the heart of NYC of 8.4 million, and also more than 1,800 digital billboards across the city including above Lincoln Tunnel, Times Square and LinkNYC kiosks across Brooklyn, Manhatt
  • Wiip Talking Ideas - Gemma O'Brien
    Wiip Talking Ideas - Gemma O'BrienTalking ideas with the amazing Gemma O’Brien @mrseaves101 A multi award winning Australian artist specialising in lettering, illustration and typography. We asked her what the inspiration was behind her recent artwork which illustratively bellowed a simple gratitude: THANK YOU ESSENTIAL WORKERS, it was displayed in the heart of NYC of 8.4 million, and also more than 1,800 digital billboards across the city including above Lincoln Tunnel, Times Square and LinkNYC kiosks across Brooklyn, Manhatt
  • ADVICE FROM GEMMA O’BRIEN, ARTIST AND TYPOGRAPHER
    ADVICE FROM GEMMA O’BRIEN, ARTIST AND TYPOGRAPHERTo celebrate International Women’s Day, we’re putting the spotlight on some of the most inspiring women in the creative industries on The Dots. Over the rest of the week, we’ll be highlighting their work, thoughts on what it means to them to be in the creative industries, their inspirations, aspirations, iconic role models and sage words of advice. Next up, Gemma O’Brien, Artist and Typographer specialising in hand-lettering, illustration and typography. She honed her craft studying at College
Skills
  • Advertising
  • Visual Arts
  • Art Direction
  • Drawing
  • Brand Design
  • Design
  • Illustration
  • Lettering
  • Illustrator
  • Concept Development
  • Typograpghy