Catherine O’Kane is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer. She graduated with a BA honours in Design and Communications from University of Ulster in 2010.
In the same year was awarded a Residency at the Irish Cultural Centre in Paris from the Royal Dublin Society Student Art Awards with her short film ‘Prelude’ which was also screened at Thurrock International Film Festival in 2012.
O’Kane subsequently completed various freelance animation projects, including “The Deep Dark Wood” for Culture Night at The Model, Sligo and the animated short ‘Cuimhne An Domhnaigh’ for a smartphone application and animation series for the BBC.
She has recently completed a professional storyboard training course in The Animation Workshop,Viborg. She works within the field of digital art, using a Wacom tablet and painting programs such as Adobe Photoshop. Her illustrative work tends to vary in style from anime/manga style to traditional realism.