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Spike O'Laochdha
Spike O'Laochdha
Comic and Concept Artist for Hire
Edison, NJ, United States

Summary

Prolific artist wielding a diverse and dynamic skill set whose work represents an amalgamation of cultural influences. This fusion of Eastern and Western illustrative styles creates a notably distinct aesthetic -- one which captures a surface complexity, yet fundamental simplicity in all subjects. From comics to magazines, painting to identity branding, delivery of high-quality work is assured, individually crafted to suit each project's unique creative vision.

Skills

Digital PaintingIllustrationStoryboardingTypographyGraphic DesignComic ArtWritingBook Cover Illustration

Software proficiency

After Effects
After Effects
Illustrator
Illustrator
Manga Studio
Manga Studio
Photoshop
Photoshop
Adobe Creative Suite
Adobe Creative Suite

Experience

  • Principal Artist and Co-founder at Forty-six & Two
    United States of America
    September 2017 - Present

    Co-founder, principal artist and art director of Borrowed Time anthology- comic series. Adapting writer's stories into multiple art styles, while collaborating with and managing a team of artists to ensure that each story has a unique aesthetic. Responsible for series' graphic design and pre-press.

  • Founder/Principal Artist at Spike O. Illustration
    Remote, United States of America
    May 2009 - Present

    Founder, operator, and principal artist of freelance graphic art company Spike O. Illustration. Establishing fluid, lasting relationships with clients (e.g., independent contractors to multinational firms) to fulfill aesthetic needs, while delivering quality imagery in a timely manner. Specializing in comic books and concept art, range also spans to projects in advertising, editorial, and web. Experienced in managing art teams of several freelance contractors on larger projects.

  • The Searcher at BL Dwyer Publications
    Los Angeles, CA, United States of America
    November 2015 - April 2017

    Pencil and ink artist on BL Dwyer's fantasy series "The Searcher". Beginning as color flatter for first issue, duties expanded to primary artwork for Issue 2+. Partial emulation of establishing artist's style required in foundation drawings.

  • Gs and Subject D-17 at Dirty1/2Breed Comics
    Woodbridge, VA, United States of America
    December 2013 - Present

    Artist on flagship titles "Gs" and "Subject D-17". Required to alter visual style to appropriately suit each title. Responsible for all artistic duties on both titles, including lettering and pre-press.