Hello! My name is Béibhínn McCarthy. I am a Illustrator and Designer for Animation with a specialism in Background and Layout Art.
Last year I moved to the UK to study an MA in Animation at Arts University Bournemouth. I received a Graduate School Award and a Distinction for my final master's project, which focused on telling story and building atmosphere through cinematography in background art. Currently I am working as a Trainee Background Artist at Kavaleer, an animation studio based in Dublin.
I have been working as an illustrator since graduating from The National College of Art and Design with a First Class Honours BA in Illustration. I've done editorial illustration, exhibitions, and album covers, however my absolute favourite is building magical little worlds for children's books.

I am open to relocation and remote work for a role in design for animation. CV available upon request.
My email is beibhinnmcc@gmail.com
- The Irish Times Magazine, The Ticket - The Civic Theatre - Candlelit Tales - City of Dublin Education and Training Board - Seal Rescue Ireland - Utopia the Edit magazine - STAND Student Festival - Fatti Burke - Tribes Press - The Art Shop - Mac Group Construction - Fizzy Orange  - Audi International Film Festival

Graduate School Award 2023 for "sheer academic endeavour, research, studentship, and innovation" from Arts University Bournemouth
Two Projects shortlisted for the IDI Graduate Awards 2020. Category "Use of Illustration in Design" -  Received Commendation Award
Featured on:
- Irish Arts Review - Utopia the Edit Magazine Cover - THE NEW NOW - Creative Howl Inspiration Gallery- Illustration Howl - Fairlichedi - Art Hole Magazine Issue: 12- Rté Lifestyle “10 Illustrators to buy from if you want to change up your space”- Art Hole Magazine Issue: 15 - 2018 Audi International Film Festival program
-2024: FX & Games Graduate Traineeship: facilitated by Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland and Cultural & Creative Industries Skillnet I was hired as a Trainee Background Artist at Kavaleer.
-2023: MA Animation: Arts University Bournemouth: Distinction
2023: Mentorship with Art Director and Visual Development Artist Antonio Terlizzi through The National Talent Animation Academy (NTAA).
-2020: BA Illustration: The National College of Art and Design: First Class Honours (1:1) 
-2019/2020: Two Internships with Illustrator Fatti Burke
- Snapshot 2023 Graduate Exhibition at Arts University Bournemouth
- Mythmakers animation screened at The Civic Theatre for Culture Night 2022
Soon is NOW exhibition by Creatives Against Covid 19 at The Guinness Storehouse 2020
 - STAND student festival's #RiseUp travelling exhibition to college campuses across Ireland
- NCAD graduate exhibition 2020 
- Ice Cream for Crow exhibition Make.Liverpool festival in Liverpool UK 2018 
Audi International Film Festival 2018 NCAD exhibition in The Lighthouse Theatre 
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