A graduate of Fashion Design from the Limerick School of Art and Design, Ireland.
My work is primarily concerned with the space that exists between particulars, in the connectivity between processes of abstraction and the realization of concepts in visual language.
Working professionally across image making, photography, illustration, design and education, my desire to question and make sense of things is constant, finding logic in process and pursuit in connecting elements.
Within education my focus has always been on developing skill potential and identifying enabling processes within learning, linking creative practice with tools for living.
I have always worked collaboratively across disciplines in art, design and education and this is most evident in Slashstroke, a multilateral creative organisation set up in 2004. Slashstroke, the magazine and platform has allowed me to bring together creatives from around the world to discuss and produce new work exploring central questions around creativity, process and practice and to reach out directly through public interaction in live events, work shops and exhibitions.
Middlesex University, 2010-2013
Visiting Lecturer and assessor for Fashion Communication and Styling Lecturer for all year groups.
Winchester School of Art: 2011
Visiting Lecturer for Fashion BA.
University of Hertfordshire, 2007-2013
Visiting Lecturer for Fashion BA, Final year.
Visiting Lecturer for Photography BA (all year groups)
Limerick School of Art & Design: 2000-04
Visiting Lecturer in Fashion and illustration.
Grafton Academy Dublin: 1999
Part-time Lecturer in Fashion design and illustration.
Ulster University: 1999-2002
Visiting Lecturer in Fashion Design all year groups.
I primarliy teach the final year students, working through an instensive program of skill development in creative practice, helping them to develop confidence, context and currency in their work.
Co founder and Director of Slashstroke, a multilateral creative organisation working with a wide range of clients from Art, Fashion, Design and Education offering bespoke projects from live interactive events, educational programs, Creative Direction and production.
In addition to this, Slashstroke offers an online platform and magazine exploring connectivity through creativity across disciplines.
Slashstroke Magazine: 2007-present.
6 issues , 6 online Publications , 2 printed.
Skip Art Collective: 1998-1999
Art collective group
SE SI Young Designer Collective:1997-1999.
Set up a retail platform for young Irish fashion graduates.
David Poole collection 1999-2002
Own label, Womenswear, retailing in Ireland.