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


  • Freelance
    2016 - Present

    I am available to hire for your next illustration project.

    I have been exhibiting artwork and animations regularly since 2006. My artworks have been in over thirty exhibitions since 2005. My animations have screened in over twenty film festivals locally and internationally.

    I am currently gaining experience in freelance illustration, and I'd love to be given that opportunity with your next project.

    The work I am most interested (at the moment) in is editorial, card design, product illustration, and murals. I am also very interested in collaborations.

    My figurative portraits & illustrations feature high energy line work, painterly shading, blocked in colours and washes, and are influenced by my work in traditional hand-drawn animation. I prefer to work on paper or canvas than screen, and work with brush and ink, watercolour, oil paint and collage.


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

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


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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