Simon O'Carrigan

Simon O'Carrigan

Simon O’Carrigan is an illustrator from Melbourne, known for his loose and confident ink drawings. His work hums with energy and movement: a result of his ongoing interest in hand-drawn animation and raucous rock’n’roll.

Simon works with many mediums but ink is his enduring favourite. He regularly teaches beginner classes in ink sketching. His illustrations and animations, even when finished digitally, retain a hand-made feel, and bold use of white space.

In 2017, he began an award mentorship through the ASA, and was also hired to illustrate his first picture book by Ford Street Publishing. Once that project is finished, he hopes to make plans with a publisher for his personal work that was developed as part of his mentorship.

Simon has staged over thirty exhibitions since 2006; he’s won grants from The City of Melbourne, City of Yarra, and NAVA; and judged the Melbourne International Animation Festival.

Simon’s clients have included Oh Yeah Wow, Plot Media, James Norton Design, Sketch Group, 100 Story Building, School Magazine, the City of Yarra, and private commissions.

—February 2018

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For commissions, workshop bookings, or to discuss commercial projects, or to view his entire exhibition history & archive of works, check out his website:

For limited edition fine art prints and occasionally original art, check out Big Cartel:

For pop-culture inspired affordable art prints:

For homewares & merchandise (greeting cards, tote bags, etc):

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