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Hello! I’m Fiona McDonnell (she/her) a freelance Irish illustrator from Belfast. My style blends classic comic book & contemporary design motifs to create bold and distinctive illustrations. I’ve worked with a wide variety of commercial and private clients, and specialise in advertising, branding, editorial and heritage projects. 

I wouldn’t be where I am without DIY art movements, and continue to do my bit for artist collectives, exhibition curation, queer underground club-nights, and the Irish music scene. Bringing all this together as a speaker and facilitator for Universities, Belfast Design Week, Visual Artists Ireland and Poster House NYC.

Selected Clients:

Facebook,  Dazed,  LUSH, Jameson Whiskey, Little White Lies,  National Museums NI,  Algonquin Press, The National Archives,  An Post,  Little Museum of Dublin, The Dead Rabbit,  BPM Energy,  Irish Arts Centre NYC,  Goethe-Institute,  NI Screen,  Culture Trip,  Belfast City Council,  Queen's University,  Uplift Ireland,  The Naughton Gallery,   Outburst Queer Arts Festival   

Fiona is a member of  UsFolk Illustration Agency

Photo by Billy Woods

Selected Exhibitions:

Goethe Institute & Catalyst Arts ‘The Disappearing Wall’ 

Belfast, Northern Ireland - October 2020 

The Naughton Gallery at Queen’s ‘Lemonade Stand’ 

Belfast, Northern Ireland - September 2020 

Ulster Museum ‘The Art of Selling Songs’ 

Belfast, Northern Ireland - June 2019 

May 2019 OFFSET Design Conference ‘Group Hang - Global Edition’ 

Dublin, Ireland - April 2019 

Type Directors Club ‘The Right Kind of Wrong’

New York City, USA - February 2019 

The Copper House Gallery ‘Letterbomb’ 

Dublin, Ireland - February 2019 

Facebook Analog Lab Dublin, Designer in Residence 

Dublin, Ireland - July & August 2018

Using Format