I started my design studies in Athlone Institute of Technology. After graduating with a BA (Hons) in Visual Communication 2007, I worked as a graphic designer in Dublin for several years. On moving to Galway, I completed a BA in Fine Art (Painting) at GMIT. In 2018, I completed a Master’s Degree in Graphic Design with the University of Hertfordshire (UK).
I am currently the in-house graphic designer for the EatGalway Restaurant group, which includes Aniar Restaurant, Cava Bodega, Tartare Café + Wine Bar and Food on the Edge, for the past ten years. I also freelance for several companies, many of whom are also in the restaurant industry. In 2011, I obtained a WSET Level 2 in Wine and Spirits. This aids me to work closely with sommeliers and restaurants owners on the layout and structure of their menus.
I have a keen interest in photography; as well as working alongside professional photographers, I regularly use my own photographs in my design work.
For the majority of my time as a designer, I have worked with clients in the food & restaurant industry. This has helped developed my passion for food, nature and local produce. I have combined this passion with my love of drawing and illustrating and I have created a range of tea towels, aprons, greeting cards and prints featuring my illustrations. I aim to expand this project further to create a variety of products. Visit my online shop to view these products.
I am passionate about supporting Irish jobs. All of my products are printed and produced in Ireland. I use biodegradable packaging where possible.