First and foremost, I am a driven and expressive visual communicator. My goal is to paint purposeful beauty in motion by employing careful design and diverse technical skillsets in order to achieve world class sequences.
I am fortunate to have had a range of opportunity to develop my artistic curiosity as well as my academic and technical ability. As a teenager, I represented Ireland at EXPO 2000 in youth theatre, and have always tried to embrace the theatrical, the international and the outlandish in my work. I later studied at the National College of Art & Design in Dublin with a term in Rotterdam where the seeds of design through motion were first planted.
I have since worked in post-production as a junior designer, and then in Ireland’s National Television Network, RTÉ as a broadcast designer. Here I won the opportunity to rebrand Ireland's primary entertainment station RTÉ TWO, co-directing and previsualizing the entire award winning package of animations executed out of house at Piranha Bar. At RTÉ Graphic Design, I created daily motion graphics stings and packaging that brand and service daily programming as well as title sequences and branding for the channels themselves.
I continued to develop myself creatively outside of work, taking on clients in the United States, Canada, and constantly upskilling my technical ability with masterclasses courses and seminars. I exhibited with the “Brainbelt Illustration Collective” producing limited edition pieces for the Cloud Atlas (2013) Premiere in Dublin and Dawn Of The Dead Special Screening (2014).
In 2013, I won a Full Scholarship Competition and a bursary to study at the Vancouver Film School. This was life altering. Over 14 months, I used the school as a platform to redirect my broadcast design skills towards the types of problem solving required by the Visual Effects Industry. With this journey, I could confidently bridge my accumulated experience from cinematography, broadcast design and visual effects to create the kind of work I always dreamed of.
I now market myself as a capable and enterprising art director and an effective production artist. I am available for hire independently or I would be delighted to add my skillset and passion to your world class team.