I grew up in Ireland, where I was always surrounded by storytellers and fascinating local characters. I studied my BA in Graphic Design, and since graduating I have worked as a designer and artworker. I have always been passionate about creating children’s stories, and wanted to bring memorable characters to life and express humour in my work. It wasn’t until I embarked on this MA that these passions and experiences came together. Over the past 18 months I have experimented with watercolour, gouache, inks, markers and digital drawing, and gained many new insights and skills along the way. I have found that what I enjoy most is working quickly in greyscale to capture character’s expressions, and later taking time to be selective when adding colour digitally.