What artists from Dublin do you admire most?
There are heaps! Very hard to tell you them all to be honest. Three close painting friends: Cian Walker, Tony Byrne and Sam Le Bas. Some fine artists I like are Eleanor McCaughey, Cian McLoughlin, Peter Monaghan, Richard Gorman, Colm Mac Athlaoich.
Lots of designers, illustrators, photographers… The list would go on for a long, long while! There’s heaps of talent in Dublin. I think the Dean Hotel project is testament to that. The artwork I curated for the hotel is probably the best indication of who I admire the most.
You started Inputout in 2007, how did this come about and what did you want to achieve?
I started my own practice after working for a design house (Zinc) for three and a half years after leaving college. The idea of working directly with a client and managing my own projects appealed to me. Similar to all creative agencies, I was keen to produce well considered, progressive design work. As well as this, I was keen to pursue a painting career, so Inputout can be see as the commercial embodiment of my interests in design and painting.