I’m Eimear Carragher, an Irish illustrator and designer.   I Love colourful energetic styles and designs.  I have a passion for creating characters and making up stories.  Everything starts with a pencil sketch, I like working both traditionally and digitally.  My favorite approach is to mix both by using gouache, ink, watercolour, colour pencil and more.

I have done quite bit of travelling (hope to do loads more) which has given me great exposure to different people, cultures, flora and fauna.  Whenever I can, I love to get into nature and to the West of Ireland to get the best sea walks ever.  Ever since I was little, my favorite thing to do was draw and create.  I love to illustrate at every opportunity.  My head is filled with countless things I want to draw and techniques I want to master.  I’ve always wanted to work in a design field.  My main profession is digital media & design which has given me great experience and continued learning.  My passion is children’s book writing and illustrating.  The experience from both areas means my creative sparks are backed up with solid design thinking.  I hope to keep building and developing my portfolio and style to reflect all my creative loves and inspirations.

I also work in animation and my next project is to make some illustrated animations and to finish an illustrated animal alphabet and dummy book, watch this space!