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Skills

After Effects, Animation, Collage, Compositing, Drawing, Editorial, Fine Art, Hand Drawn Animation, Identity, Illustration, Painting, Photoshop, Visual Arts, Watercolour

Employers

  • Freelance
    Illustrator
    2016 - Present

    Simon O’Carrigan uses his energetic, fast and fresh drawing style to create whimsical, lively illustrations.

    He freelances in editorial, book, and product illustration, as well as murals, storyboards, motion graphics & animated GIFs.

    His current favourite things to draw include antennas, mountains, urban landscapes, portraits, and consumer/domestic objects. (And Norbert, the Norwich Terrier, who accidentally flew).

    With a background in both animation and fine arts, Simon prefers to work with pen and ink on paper to preserve the freshness that comes with the techniques. He is also technically proficient and adept at making his handmade images web, print, and device ready.

    Simon studied for Bachelor of Fine Art at the Victorian College of the Arts, and completed an Honours graduate year at Monash University. Since graduating in 2007, he has staged fourteen solo exhibitions, and shown his animated films in over twenty festivals worldwide. He has been invited to judge the Melbourne International Animation Festival, and he has been awarded a number of Arts Grants from Australian government and industry bodies.

    Simon O’Carrigan was born in Bendigo, Victoria; raised in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney, and now lives and works in Melbourne. His studio is on Easey Street in the heart of Collingwood’s creative precinct.

    –November 2016

    Follow his newest drawings on instagram
    http://www.instagram.com/simonocarrigan

    For commissions or to license use of existing work get in touch
    http://www.simonocarrigan.com.au/?page_id=65

    For limited edition fine art prints, check out Big Cartel
    http://simonocarrigan.bigcartel.com/

    For merchandise (greeting cards, tote bags, etc) head over to Redbubble
    http://www.redbubble.com/people/simonocarrigan

  • Booked Out Speakers Agency
    Agent / Manager
    2007 - 2016

    Booked Out is a speakers agency for writers, artists and thinkers.

    With roots firmly planted in Australian literature, Booked Out has long-established connections with all major and independent publishers and count some of Australia’s most popular authors as their clients, friends and colleagues.

    In my time at Booked Out I worked as booking agent and manager. Tasks included:

    • Project management: Overseeing workload, staffing, allocation of tasks, prioritising
    • Artists’ Liason: authors / illustrators and schools / festivals
    • Database design, management: Back up/archiving, file maintenance, designing & implementing Filemaker extensions, scripting & automation
    • Training: Training new booking agents & staff
    • Tour management: national tour planning / promotion (school visits)
    • Website management: copy writing, image preparation, updates
    • Reporting: Weekly and annual productivity & revenue statistics

Education

  • Monash University
    Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours)
    2007 - 2007
  • Victorian College of the Arts
    Fine Arts (Painting)
    2004 - 2006

Awards and Achievements

  • ASA Emerging Writers’ and Illustrators’ Mentorship Awards – Picture Books, (Copyright Agency Cultural Fund)

    In 2017 I was very grateful to be awarded with a Copyright Agency Cultural Fund mentorship, via the Australian Society of Authors (ASA). Through this, a leader of the field is sponsored to give me regular mentorship throughout 2017, as I develop my picture book, Flight Paths. I am very luck to be working with the inimitable Sue deGennaro.

    The book I pitched for the mentorship is already, five months later, almost nothing like what I started with — which is great! It

    also means I won’t write much about it, because it will all change.

    The one thing that I am (almost) certain of, is that the book will star Norbert, the Norwich Terrier, who accidentally flew.


    2017
  • Toyota Community Spirit Sculpture Prize 2014 - runner up (collaboration with Alizon Gray)


    2014
  • Exquisite Palette Prize, St Luke Artist Colourmen / Golden Paints


    2013
  • NAVA Janet Holmes A Court Artists Grant


    2011
  • City Of Melbourne Young Artists’ Grant


    2010
  • City of Yarra Young Artists’ Grant


    2010
  • CCP Kodak Salon, Most Innovative Use of Photomedia


    2009
  • City Of Melbourne Arts Grant Program


    2008
  • NAVA Ignition Prize (VCA Graduation Prize for Professional Practice)


    2006

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Simon O'Carrigan
Education Monash University
Victorian College of the Arts
Employer Freelance
Location Melbourne Australia
Website

 

About Simon

Simon O’Carrigan uses his energetic, fast and fresh drawing style to create whimsical, lively illustrations.

He freelances in editorial, book, and product illustration, as well as murals, story boards, motion graphics & animated GIFs.

His current favourite things to draw include antennas, mountains, urban landscapes, portraits, and consumer/domestic objects. (And Norbert, the Norwich Terrier, who accidentally flew).

With a background in both animation and fine arts, Simon prefers to work with pen and ink on paper to preserve the freshness that comes with the techniques. He is also technically proficient and adept at making his handmade images web, print, and device ready.

Simon studied for Bachelor of Fine Art at the Victorian College of the Arts, and completed an Honours graduate year at Monash University. Since graduating in 2007, he has staged fourteen solo exhibitions, and shown his animated films in over twenty festivals worldwide. He has been invited to judge the Melbourne International Animation Festival, and he has been awarded a number of Arts Grants from Australian government and industry bodies.

Simon O’Carrigan was born in Bendigo, Victoria; raised in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney, and now lives and works in Melbourne. His studio is on Easey Street in the heart of Collingwood's creative precinct.

Follow his newest drawings on instagram @simonocarrigan or head to http://www.simonocarrigan.com.au for a full portfolio.

November 2016

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