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Great & Small Collection Launch

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Mairead Murphy Illustration

Photographer: Brooke Holm

Mairead Murphy of Mairead Murphy Illustration is a formidable artistic creative who brings a keen eye for composition and an appreciation of texture to all her work. After graduating from Interior Architecture and continuing with her Masters of Architecture, Mairead has over 10 years of designing experience having worked across large scaled construction projects where she was inspired to progress her own creative practice, Maike Design Studio.


Mairead Murphy Illustration was established in April 2014, an obvious decision in Mairead’s artistic journey, inspired by her continuing love of drawing and the imagination of the youthful, where she combines her design background with her passion of high detailed and texture character illustration.


Exploring all facets of Mairead’s design world has lead to the creation of her first illustrative series entitled “Great and Small”, is output as a wallpaper range suited for domestic and commercial applications. Capturing Mairead’s love of creating characters and scenes using the elasticity and softness of detailed pencil to capture the personality and movement in her characters and combining them with digital elements to accentuate courageous colour and texture.


The “Great and Small” collection consists of hand drawn animal characters, drawing on folk art patterning and graphic techniques across 4 distinct designs entitled “From Up Here”, “In The Forest”, “The Owl & The Pussycat” and “Under The Sea”. Each pattern develops and produces images and characters with their own identity.


The Project Agency managed the launch campaign of the 'Great and Small' Collection creating visibility for the collection and propelling Mairead Murphy Illustration within the Australian landscape.

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