John has not stopped drawing things ever since he was the age of three. Born in Derry, Northern Ireland, he is a graduate of University of Ulster, Belfast with an Honours degree in Visual Communication.

Ever since moving to Dublin in 2008 he has been freelancing for a vast array of clients from corporate to personal and exhibiting works in a number of gallery spaces, in a wide range of media.

He has held such positions as head illustrator for Block T Studios and lead designer for the prestigious Marsh’s Library, before deciding to become a full-time freelance illustrator in 2016.

His art is inspired by interesting people, nature and wildlife, architecture, cult films, comic books, 1980’s cartoons and those big space ships from Star Wars.

He does not plan to stop drawing anytime soon.

The best way to reach John is through his email address:
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Block T illustrated, detailed cityscape and girl’s hair line drawing with permanent markers installation graffiti wallart piece in Smithfield by Dublin based illustrator John Rooney.