Kinnegar Brewing is a brewery in Donegal set up by Libby Carton and Rick LeVert. Before becoming the beer magnates that they are now, Rick and Libby ran one of the most respected and highly regarded design consultancies in Ireland – Carton LeVert. Back when dinosaurs roamed the earth and I was a wet-behind-the-ears NCAD Visual Communication graduate, I was lucky enough to be offered a design position with them, which was the making of me! I was delighted to work with Rick and Libby on their latest venture creating a range of marketing material for their beers – which have wonderfully quirky names such as Yannaroddy, Rustbucket, High Glen, Limeburner, and Wallawalla!
Exciting! My Jameson St. Patrick’s Day 2014 bottle design has been chosen for Gail Anderson’s fantastic new book ‘Outside the Box: Hand-Drawn Packaging from around the World’- published by the Princeton Architectural Press. It’s released on October 6th and you can pre-order it on Amazon….
Jameson, the world’s favourite Irish whiskey, have commissioned me to design their St. Patricks Day 2014 Limited Edition Bottle. The bottle will be available to buy in travel retail outlets and will be on sale in over 40 markets worldwide, including Russia, Japan and Australia, from February 2014.
I have just created a series of illustrations for B&Q’s ‘One Planet Home’ initiative; their commitment to doing business responsibly and using resources wisely. You can see the full set of illustrations online here.
Earagail Arts Festival have just commissioned me to provide the illustration for the cover of their 2012 brochure and website.
The festival is a bilingual (Irish and English language), multidisciplinary arts festival which takes place every July throughout County Donegal on the North West Atlantic seaboard of Ireland. The 24th festival will take place between 7th and 22nd July 2012. International and local artists involved include Toumani Diabate and Liam O’Maonlaí, Donal Lunny and Cór Thaobh a Leithid, The Henry Girls with The Fox Hunt, Victor Gama and An Cosán Glas, Inishowen Gospel Choir and Moya Brennan.
Promotional Image / Earagail Arts Festival 2012
Commission / Rathmullan House, County Donegal
This October, Rathmullan House, a beautiful country house hotel on the shores of Lough Swilly, marked fifty years of being in business. To celebrate the occasion, the Wheeler family commissioned me to produce a fold out booklet – one side of which shows a landscape of the hotel as it is today, the other showing a history of the hotel and the Wheeler Family from the 1960’s to the present. Probably one of the most complex projects I have ever worked on and I’m really proud of the final result.
Some work I have done for Strutt Parker has been chosen for Creative Review’s 2011 Illustration Annual!
Hey now! So… if you have an iPhone, you can now download some wallpaper designs by yours truly from the nice folks at Poolga…. for free
Did a fair bit of travelling this summer around Europe, and was delighted to see some of my cover designs on bookshelves in Croatia, Germany and Spain….
Two different street scenes commissioned last week by Construction Manager Magazine and RCA respectively. If the bottom three images seem a little repetitive, it’s because they show the setting up of a small business in three stages….