Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Production Design Showreel 2011

This is my latest showreel. It showcases my design work on a number of films. The films from which the clips are drawn are listed at the end.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Corp + Anam

CORP + ANAM, an Irish language drama which I art directed last year, begins screening on TG4 on Wednesday 16th February. The 4 part series was written & directed by Darrach Mac Con Iomarie & produced by Paddy Hayes for Magamedia. Pictured are 2 posters which I designed for the show.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Night Nurse at the Fleadh

THE NIGHT NURSE, a short film which I designed earlier this year, premieres at the Galway Film Fleadh on Saturday 10th July. The film was directed by Terence White & produced by Ian Davis & Gary Kelly for Dig Productions. The film, funded under the Irish Film Boards Short Shorts scheme, was photographed by award winning cinematographer Kate McCullough.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Production Design Showreel 2010

This is my latest showreel. It showcases my design work on a number of films. The films from which the clips are drawn from are listed at the end.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Your Bad Self

YOUR BAD SELF, a six part comedy sketch show, which I worked on at the end of last year, begins screening on RTE 2 on Monday 11th January. Directed by John Butler & produced by Ben Kelly for Treasure Entertainment the show stars Amy Huberman, Michael McElhatton, Jason O'Mara, Peter McDonald, Domhnall Gleeson, Justine Mitchell, Hugh O'Conor, Andrew Bennett, Tom Farrelly, Karen Egan & Emily Fairman. Pictured are two illustrations which I produced for the show.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Ernest Shackleton Autumn School 2009 Poster

This is the poster for this years Ernest Shackleton Autumn School. The event is now in it's ninth year & takes place in the Athy Heritage Centre-Museum from 23rd-26th October.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Glas Energy At The Electric Picnic 2009

This is an exhibit, consisting of 7 panels, designed for the company Glas Energy. They will be on view in the Global Geen area at this years Electric Picnic, running from 4th-6th September.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Corduroy Trailer

This is the trailer for CORDUROY, a short film which I designed in April. Directed by Hugh O'Conor & produced by Emu Productions it was funded under the Irish Film Boards Signatures scheme. The film will premiere at the Cork Film Festival in November.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Pure Mule: The Last Weekend

PURE MULE: THE LAST WEEKEND begins screening on RTE 1 on Sunday the 6th of September. I worked on the 2 part show which was produced by Accomplice Television in Birr, Co. Offaly earlier this summer. Written & directed by Eugene O'Brien & Declan Recks, respectively, the series catches up with the characters 4 years on & finds them coming to terms with a country in the depths of a recession. Pictured are 3 posters which I designed for the show.

Friday, August 28, 2009

The Fading Light Trailer

The trailer for THE FADING LIGHT, a feature film which I worked on at the beginning of the year, has just been released. Written & directed by Ivan Kavanagh for Park Films, it centres on a dying woman who when visited by her two daughters, long repressed family secrets, that have devastated their lives, rise to the surface.
The completed film should be released towards the end of this year.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Roy Begins On CBBC

The Jam Media series ROY, which I worked on as an art director last year, begins screening on Wednesday 5th August on CBBC. The 13 part series concerns the adventures of Roy, an animated child living in a live-action world, & his struggles to fit in.
The show is based upon a short film, BADLY DRAWN ROY, originally produced by Jam Media in 2006 under the Irish Film Board Frameworks scheme. Below are 2 posters which I designed for the series.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Foireann Codladh At The Galway Film Fleadh

FOIREANN CODLADH, an Irish langauge short film which I designed, produced under The Irish Film Board's Oscailt scheme, screens at The 21st Galway Film Fleadh on Saturday 11th July.
Directed by Danann Breathnach & starring Tomas O'Suilleabhain as a young businessman who retires to a picturesque cottage in a sleepy village, but things are not as they seem. A darkly comic tale of one man’s fight to retain his sanity against all.
Below is a set for an estate agents office which I designed for the film.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Chez Spuds

CHEZ SPUDS, a short film for the web, produced under RTE's Storyland scheme is released today. The film is competing against 8 other short films for viewers votes in 5 recommissioning rounds. I designed the short written by Pat McCabe & Johnny Ferguson, the film was directed by Rory Bresnihan.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Oscar Nomination For New Boy

NEW BOY has now garnered itself an Oscar nomination for best short film 2009 to add to the over 20 international awards it has already received. The Oscar ceremony takes place on the 22nd of February.

Friday, October 31, 2008


This is the cover design for volume 2 of Nimrod, The Journal of The Ernest Shackleton Autumn School. The 147 page book is available for purchase, along with volume 1, from the Athy Heritage Centre-Museum.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

National College Of Ireland Commercial

This is a commercial which I recently designed for The National College Of Ireland. It was directed & photograhed by P.J. Dillon & produced by Scorpio TV Commercials.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

New Boy Wins An IFTA

NEW BOY, a film which I designed in February of last year, has won the best short film award at this years IFTA ceremony held on Sunday night. The film has already picked up awards at home in the Dingle, Cork, Foyle, Galway & Kerry Film Festivals. It is currently doing the rounds on the international circuit with wins at the Tirana Film Festival, Albania & a special mention at the Berlinale Film Festival.
The offical site for the film can be accessed here.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Flann O'Brien Book Cover

This is a comp for a book cover designed at the authors request. The book Flann O'Brien, Myles na gCopaleen & Irish cultural debate is to be published by Cork University Press in October. Six individual covers were produced for the project, one for each of O'Brien's works, reflecting a design style prevalent at the time of each books first publication.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Feelgood Organic Hampers Brochure 2008

This is the design for Feelgood Organic Hampers 2008 brochure. It is a 16 page A5 stitched brochure printed on 130gsm Cyclus paper (an unbleached, uncoated, 100% post-consumer recycled paper). I again, as with previous years, completed all the photography myself using only available light. This was a time intensive process initiated by the companies ethical business stance, but was an approach that paid off with some striking final images.

Monday, July 2, 2007

Production Design Showreel 2007

This is my latest showreel. It showcases my design work on a number of films. The films from which the clips are drawn from are listed at the end.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Ernest Shackleton Autumn School Poster

This is the almost final design for this year's Ernest Shackleton Autumn School poster. As far as I am aware this will be the first illustrated poster that they have commissioned. I have taken inspiration from the design of travel posters from the 1920's & 30's with their limited colour palates & bold graphic representation. For me they evoke a period when any travel was a valiant undertaking & an extension of empire building.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The Men Of Endurance

This is a museum exhibit, The Men Of Endurance, comprised of 29 mounted panels. Each panel contains biographical information on the crew of Sir Ernest Shackleton's Endurance Antarctica expedition.

29 woodcut style illustrations of the crew were produced for the project with a view to further exploitation of the images in other media. The background to each panel features one part of a larger anaphormic image which reveals itself when viewed at an oblique angle. The exhibit can currently be seen in The Athy Heritage-Museum Centre.

Silkscreen Posters

Two examples of two colour designs for silkscreen posters. The brief for the World Vegetarian Day poster called for a design that would have maximum impact when seen from a billboard hoarding & using one colour to accent the main message.

Feelgood Organic Hampers

A 12 page stitched brochure for Feelgood Organic Hampers. The brief called for a design that was a departure from the traditional hamper brochure reflecting the companies hand-crafted product as shown on the front cover.

At the request of the client the brochure was printed on 120gsm recycled Corona paper with soya based inks in keeping with the companies ecologically minded business model. The release of this brochure was backed up by a series of ads in trade publications.