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!
Instagram just commissioned this from me as part of their International Pride Wall campaign – an initiative where they have selected work from a series of artists to get Pride themed art into Facebook’s London offices. Happy Pride, Everyone!!
Leo and Mark Kinsella-O’Shaughnessy were the first same-sex couple to announce their engagement in the Irish Times, after the successful Marriage Equality referendum on May 22nd last year. A year later, and we are just back from their amazing celebration – in blazing French-Riviera-style sunshine – at Castle Leslie, for which I had the honour of designing their invitations and wedding stationery.
In the immortal words of Brendon Marczan, ‘If this is the new normal, where one throws a celebration for 200 of your family and closest friends, where you get married at a castle where a Beatle married his supermodel girlfriend, then that’s a ‘normal’ I’m glad to be part of!
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!