John has not stopped drawing things ever since he was the tender age of 3. 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.

He has held such important positions as head illustrator for the Block T Studio Collective and lead designer for the prestigious Marsh’s Library, before deciding to go full-time freelance 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 get in touch with John is through his email address: johnrooneyillustration@gmail.com
Feel free to get in touch at any time for a chat.

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.