UCD Research and Innovation asked me to create a visually engaging map of the campus, communicating their Research and Innovation activities. This was a new departure for me in many ways- the flat style, entirely digital. I learned a lot! 45 or so individual icons were created and placed on the stylised map as well as numerous little extra bits to add visual interest. I really enjoyed creating every little piece in Illustrator and connecting everything up to the whole.
In May I was delighted to be invited by Trócaire to help 2 primary schools in Skerries paint a mural about Climate Justice. The project was coordinated by Milverton National School Prinicipal Johnny Tyndall and brought students from Milverton together with students from Réalt na Mara National School. Trócaire staff explored the theme with the students and then I came in to help them design and paint the mural. We came up with the slogan "There is Hope if we Act Together" and created 3 characters representing young people from all over the world becoming conscious of Climate Justice and acting together to create a better world. I really loved working with the students. You can see the mural in Skerries SuperValu carpark.
A series of 5 pop-up banners for UCDVO to promote the benefits of volunteering overseas. Photographer Graham Seely took the photos of the student volunteers and I illustrated their statements in Illustrator.
I have been drawing at 5 events over the last 3 months for the irish Green Building Council as they seek to engage and build support for a new national Renovation Strategy for Ireland which involves deep retrofitting of all of our building stock- offices, hotels, homes, schools- everything! This is a core part of Ireland's efforts to meet its climate change targets. The process is called Build Upon and is taking place in other countries around Europe. www.buildupon.eu