About me Drawing is what I’m good at!
Since 2015 I have been on the road as an illustrator and graphic recorder, working for a broad range of organisations: non-profit, educational and business – helping them tell their stories and spread their messages by using drawings and illustrations.
I studied architecture and urban planning at Cornell University, USA and the Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany and subsequently worked in community development in Berlin. I used artistic strategies to facilitate and engage with diverse communities in a participatory way. This background helps me in my live-illustration work – I have a good feel for what’s going on in the room and I can create workshop materials and visuals that can make workshops a joy to be at and their outcomes shine with clarity.
Why choose to work with me?
Years of working with people in a variety of contexts have exposed me to a broad range of approaches and techniques. Whether it is working with community groups in socially disadvantaged neighbourhoods or a top manager in a multinational organisation, both jobs have one thing in common: I need to comprehend the brief and the reasons for it. It may seem simple, but I will listen to you closely to understand your needs and goals, to understand the what, why, and for whom. I may also have quite a few questions! If your goals can be better achieved with a mix of approaches, I can deliver a tailored strategy for you.
Get in touch! I’d love to hear from you!
Passionate about the environment
I grew up on a smallholding in rural Ireland in the 1980s, in an environment in which respect for the land took precedence. This background has shaped how I want to engage with the world around me: in the least harmful way possible.
I bring this ethos into my work in the following ways:
- Reduce the need to travel physically and, where possible, work remotely.
- If travel is necessary to your event, I prefer to travel using public transport, if feasible. If your event is very close to where I live, I might even come by bicycle.
- When working on site, I use water-based and refillable markers and avoid non-renewable materials.