EDUCATION:


National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland


New School for Social Research, New York, USA 20th Century Philosophy and General Semiotics



TEACHING:


NYU. New York University.

Lecturer Digital Art / Film Technology

Arthouse. Dublin, Ireland,
Digital Multimedia. Editing and Animation,

Developed training materials and multimedia
courseware to assist artists enhance their
professional skills and artistic potential.
The training promoted the skills for artists to
operate in a market economy.

The Irish Press Group, Dublin, Ireland

Intensive retraining in Digital Technology

COMPUTER SKILLS:


Adobe Creative suite;
Photoshop,
Illustrator,
In Design.
After Effects.

Cinema 4D
Flame
Final Cut Pro
MAYA

WHAT EXACTLY DO YOU DO?
ARTIST, PAINTER, ILLUSTRATOR, DESIGNER, ANIMATOR, ART DIRECTOR


I first came to NYC in 1992 to study at the New School for Social Research. Returning to Ireland in 1995 I graduated from The National College of Art & Design, receiving a B.A in Fine Art / Multimedia. I then began teaching, retraining The Irish Press Group in desktop publishing. I also worked at Arthouse, the first multimedia center for the arts in Europe, funded by Apple and Microsoft. Returning to NYC in 1997 I continued to work in print design as associate art director at Time Magazine producing biweekly special issues. The next leap came into motion design and animation working with Edgeworks at the forefront of video technology. My last major project with them was in 2002, a pioneering project in the world of special effects and HD film making, “The Kid Stays in the Picture” a low budget indie but a cult within the motion graphics world which has spawned an entire wave of production. Since then I have taught motion graphics and digital arts at NYU and presently teach at DCTV (Downtown Community TV). I have worked on the redesign for five broadcasting networks: NICKTOONS, FOX, PBS, MTV and COMEDY CENTRAL.

In 2010 I designed the title seq for “BLANK CITY NYC Underground Film Movements, 1977-1987”, a feature documentary which premiered at Tribecca Film Festival in May of 2009 and ran at IFC cinema from April 2011 through June 2011. It was also featured at MOMA as part of MOMA’S Looking at Music.

This year I worked on the title sequence and animated graphics for the new documentary “The Fight For Our Lives” – a look at the anatomy of our medical-industrial complex.