I am a recent graduate of the the National College of Art and Design (Ireland), where I received first class honours in my BA in Fine Art Print and Visual Culture (Joint Major). Having spent my time in college maintaining a Fine Art practice while simultaneously completing projects for external employers, I have developed a comprehensive understanding, both practically and theoretically, of contemporary art and design. My work ranges a variety of mediums, including animation, illustration, installation and sculpture. My portfolio constitutes an array of projects, consisting of work from my own personal practice, as well as commissions I have completed in a commercial capacity.Locked Pro Plan feature
I am currently freelancing as an animator at Ado Ato, an Amsterdam-based production studio. This position was offered to me after interning at the studio from October through December 2018. As part of this role I am contributing to the development of a range of projects spanning a variety of mediums. • Developing storyboards and creating animation for a documentary that the studio is producing (Still in production) • Creating illustrations and graphics for VR implantation for the studio’s latest virtual-reality project, Another Dream. • Developing the installation design and animation for Another Dream’s premiere at Tribeca Storyscapes (Tribeca Film Festival)
During the summer of 2017 I contributed to the development of animated inserts for a documentary on James Joyce, 'A Shout in the Street', broadcast on RTÉ, BBC, Arté France and Arté Germany. • Developing a body of concept work around specific references given by production team. • Working closely with the project's director, ensuring that the aesthetic of the animation was in keeping with the tone of the documentary. • Ensuring all digital media was readily available to crew members working predominantly in Los Angeles.
I spent the summer of 2016 working on an animated graphic novel aimed at young adults via phone application (Still in production). The project is centred around the classic Gothic novel 'Melmoth the Wanderer', combining animation with the rich tradition of children's book illustration. • Developing concept art. • Storyboarding. • Creating animation through the Adobe Suite. • Formatting animation for smartphone display.
Throughout university I worked part-time in Real Nation, a promotion company specialising in event management and experiential campaigns. As a Brand Ambassador, I spent the last two years working on promotional campaigns for clients such as AIB, Bord Gáis Energy and Heineken. • Ensuring client’s campaigns were being carried out effectively and efficiently. • Informing consumers about the brand. • Comprehensively reporting on events for clients, detailing effectiveness of campaign when put into practice. • Ensuring the client is being represented with the utmost professionalism and competence. • Working closely with other Brand Ambassadors and client representatives.
While in my final year of secondary school I partook in a part-time work placement assisting artist Amanda Conrad in her practice in Ormond Studios. As part of this placement I was assisting Ms. Conrad in preparing for an exhibition that was being held in the studio. • Updating the studio’s website with information regarding the exhibition. • Photographing the development of the work’s installation for Ms. Conrad’s own portfolio. • Assisting Ms. Conrad in printing her work in Black Church Studios in Temple Bar.
During the summer of 2013 I completed a work placement at NIVAL in the National College of Art and Design. • Filing and indexing documents, programmes, advertisements and reviews of artists’ work. • Collecting programmes of exhibitions occurring throughout Dublin to ensure that the archive was being kept up to date.
• Focused on, a range of different print techniques, both analogue and digital. During my first year I was offered the opportunity to pursue a double honours degree in Fine Art and Visual Culture. This opportunity was available to me based on results I had received in the theoretical component of my core year. This has given me a strong understanding of the theory of contemporary art and design.