about

Rosa has worked as a designer, developer, illustrator and educator. She is a graduate of the National College of Art & Design, Dublin, a fully qualified post-primary teacher, and an enthusiastic fiddler with technology. Thanks to the wonders of globalism and caffeine, she currently divides her time between teaching and various collaborative creative ventures at home and abroad.

Things that keep me busy…

2021

A small collection of wonder
Interior layout and design of a collection of short prose, poetry and illustration by emerging writers.

‘Raise a better generation’ and ‘Stand up’
Two illustrations contributed to Draw the Line which, along with around 100 other artists illustrating actions to make the world a better place, won the 2017 Broken Frontier Award for Best Webcomic. Published in hardback in 2020, due out in softcover in November 2021 with updated illustrations.

2020

The History of Kilbarrack United
Cover design and interior layout and design, of a community history celebrating 50 years of Kilbarrack United F.C.

To The Future And Back Again
Writing mentorship, interior layout and design of a collection of short speculative fiction by emerging writers from west Dublin.

The Mind’s Penumbra
Writing mentorship, interior layout and design of a collection of short prose, poetry, graphic fiction and playwriting by emerging writers.

2019

DOT MD: Graphic Medicine Exhibition
Contributing artist to the Graphic Medicine exhibition at DOT MD, curated by Dr Ian Williams.

Yes, We Still Drink Coffee!
A graphic essay documenting a conversation between Seham Osman and Melatu Uche Okorie contributed to Yes, We Still Drink Coffee!, a collection published by Fighting Words and Front Line Defenders, which tells the stories of women human rights defenders from Egypt, Kuwait, Palestine, Tunisia, Turkey, Somalia and Sudan.

Rebalance
A comic about illness, published by the Irish Times in print and online.

Blockathon Ireland
As part of a team (AiL), awarded first place for the development of a design proposal and functioning proof of concept utilising blockchain technology in the Irish public sector.

Sliced Quarterly
Contributing artist to Sliced Quarterly Volume 3 which collected issues #9-12 of the experimental comic anthology edited by Ken Reynolds.

2018

The Mega Gamecraft Showdown: Digital vs Analogue
Team AiL awarded first place (people’s choice award) for design and development of a card game during this game jam. Our first analogue game at a game jam!

Sliced Quarterly
Contributing artist to Sliced Quarterly Volume 2 which collected issues #5-8 of the experimental comic anthology edited by Ken Reynolds.

2017

Draw the Line
Contributing artist. The collection won the 2017 Broken Frontier Award for Best Webcomic.

Vast Expanse
Contributing colourist to Issue 4.

Vast Expanse
Contributing colourist to Issue 3.

2016

Honeypot
Contributing artist (inker).

Vast Expanse
Contributing colourist to Issue 2.

Vast Expanse
Contributing colourist to Issue 1.

2015

Connections anthology
Contributing creator to Sunday Comix’ anthology to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

 

 

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