Jacky Sheridan: The Skinny Showcase
Jacky Sheridan is an Irish illustrator originally from Dublin currently working and based in Belfast. She graduated from Belfast School of Art in 2014 and has since worked as a designer, gallery manager, event manager, studio manager, artist in residence, typographer and has helped in establishing Northern Ireland’s first illustration agency UsFolk, who currently represent her in Ireland. In between all that she works primarily as a freelance illustrator – her self-proclaimed description as a ’Jacky of all trades’ is fitting.
Sheridan’s illustration work draws inspiration from her youthful fixation on drawing swear words and crude imagery on her school journals, its current evolution being bold striking ink work with a contrasting limited flat colour palette. Her illustrations have a stark feminist influence through layers of dry Irish wit.
Although she produces the main bulk of her work for editorial purposes, she has also done large scale murals, typographical branding projects, band merchandise, food packaging and exhibited her work internationally.
Her dream job would be to combine both her loves and illustrate a beer bottle label.
Clients include Subway, Coca Cola, The Debrief, Vice and Computer Arts amongst others. You can check out her work at: