Alan is an award-winning illustrator from Ireland. His illustrations have been used in editorial features, advertising campaigns, corporate branding, publishing, festival promotions, TV channel identities, documentaries and films, including the international animated short A Thousand Kisses, which is currently touring the festival circuit. See for showings.
He has substantial experience in graphic design for television, having worked for RTÉ (Ireland's national broadcaster) for twelve years before moving into the field of illustration. He is an author of comics and was twice shortlisted for the Jonathan Cape / Comica / Observer Graphic Short competition. He is a recipient of the Cecil Day Lewis Literature Award by Kildare County Council and was awarded best-emerging talent at the IDI Design Awards in 2017. He recently completed a Designer in Residence at Facebook Analog Labs in Dublin. He is currently writing a graphic novel
Winner Irish Design Awards 2018 - Collaborative Design
Winner Irish Design Awards 2017 - Best Emerging Illustration
Winner Irish Design Awards 2017 - Publishing Illustration
Cecil Day Lewis Literature Bursary 2017
Winner Irish Design Awards 2016 - Broadcast Design
Shorlisted Jonathan Cape / Comica / Observer Graphic Short Prize 2016
Shorlisted Jonathan Cape / Comica / Observer Graphic Short Prize 2014 
Winner Irish Design Awards 2012 - Broadcast Design
Winner Irish Design Awards 2011 - Broadcast Design
Nominated ICAD 2011- Broadcast Craft - Animation
Oh.... and the Xtra-Vision Colouring competition in 1991!
RTÉ, An Post, Ornua, Facebook, Department of Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht
Illustrators Ireland / Illustrators Guild of Ireland (IGI), Association of Illustrators (AOI), Visual Artists Ireland (VAI), Institute Designers Ireland (IDI), Straylines Comics Collective, Brainbelt Illustration Collective.
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