Alumni

Below is a selected list of Animation, Games and related industry professionals who studied at the Irish School of Animation, Ballyfermot College of Further Education over the last 20 years.

Jason Ryan Supervising Animator with Dreamworks Animation on Chicken Little, Monsters V’s Aliens and Shrek Forever After.
http://www.jasonryananimation.com/
http://www.dreamworksanimation.com/

Richard Baneham Animation Supervisor with Weta Digital. Academy Award Winner for his VFX work on Avatar. Richie also worked on the Chronicles Of Narnia, the Lord of the Rings trilogy and the Iron Giant.
http://www.wetafx.co.nz/

Seamus Malone Animation Director with Aardman. Seamus has worked on films, shorts and TV shows like Wallace and Gromit in ‘The Curse of the Were-Rabbit’, Chicken Run, Wallace and Gromit in ’A Matter of Loaf and Death’, Shaun the Sheep and Creature Comforts.
http://www.aardman.com/

Colum Slevin Head of Studio Operations at Lucasfilm Animation. Formerly, the Executive in Charge of Global Talent Development at Lucasfilm, Colum also worked in the VFX department as digital production manager on the films Master and Commander and Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.
http://www.ilm.com/

William/Bill Hodman Workbook artist at Blue Sky Studios. Bill has worked on films like Horton Hears A Who! Ice Age 3 and Tarzan.
http://www.blueskystudios.com/

Simon Rodgers Concept Artist with Dreamworks.
http://www.dreamworksanimation.com/

Padraig/Patrick Collins Storyboard artist on Corpse Bride, Fantastic Mr Fox and the upcoming films Gnomeo and Juliet, and Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie.
http://www.fantasticmrfoxmovie.com/

Wee Brian McGrath Character Animator with Dreamworks Animation on How To Train Your Dragon, Monsters vs Aliens, Kung Fu Panda and Flushed Away.
http://www.dreamworksanimation.com/

Audrey Stedman Background Designer for the TV Show ‘Family Guy’, the Spongebob Squarepants Movie and the Iron Giant.
http://www.fox.com/familyguy/

Steven Deane Previsualisation Artist at Rhythm & Hues. Previs Artist on Avatar and The Chronicles of Narnia.
http://www.rhythm.com/

Brian Woods Key Layout Artist for Disney TV.
http://home.disney.go.com/tv/

Colbert Fennelly Animation Layout & Support Supervisor at Rhythm & Hues, previously an animator at Walt Disney Feature Animation.
http://www.rhythm.com/

Niall O’Loughlin Well Known Caricaturist.
http://www.caricatures.ie/

Damian Farrell Creative Director at Caboom.
http://www.caboom.ie/

Cathal Gaffney Managing Director with Brown Bag Films and Academy Award Nominee.
http://www.brownbagfilms.com/

Darragh O’Connell Director/Executive producer at Brown Bag Films and Two Time Academy Award Nominee.
http://www.brownbagfilms.com/

Alan Shannon Company Director and Director with Jam Media.
http://www.jammedia.ie/

John Rice Company Director and CEO with Jam Media.
http://www.jammedia.ie/

Mark Cumberton Company Director and Line Producer with Jam Media.
http://www.jammedia.ie/

Andrew Kavanagh Owner/Founder and CEO at Kavaleer Productions Limited.
http://www.kavaleer.com/

Gary Timpson Managing Director with Kavaleer Productions Limited.
http://www.kavaleer.com/

Robert Cullen Creative Director at Boulder Media.
http://www.bouldermedia.tv/

Tomm Moore Co-Founder, Creative Director and Animation Director with Cartoon Saloon and Academy Award Nominee.
http://www.cartoonsaloon.ie/

Paul Young Co-Founder, CEO and Producer with Cartoon Saloon.
http://www.cartoonsaloon.ie/

Ross Murray Managing Director and Producer with Cartoon Saloon.
http://www.cartoonsaloon.ie/

Nora Twomey Creative Director and Animation Director with Cartoon Saloon
http://www.cartoonsaloon.ie/

Siobhan Mullen/De Stefano Storyboard Supervisor at World Leaders Entertainment.
http://www.wleaders.com/

Ryan McElhinney Award winning product and interior designer.
http://www.ryanmcelhinney.co.uk/ryan2/

Trevor Murphy Compositor, Editor at The 7th Art.
http://www.seventhartgroup.com

Dr Tom Walsh Senior Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Animation degree course at the Arts University College at Bournemouth in the UK.
http://www.aucb.ac.uk/

Matthias Lechner Art director at Thilo Graf Rothkirch’s Cartoon Film.
http://www.cartoon-film.de/

Marec Fritzinger Senior Layout Artist at Prima Linea, Marec previously worked for Disney for 10 years on films like Tarzan and Enchanted. Marec also teaches at the animation school Gobelins.
http://www.primalinea.com

Des Duggan Senior Animator at Blue Castle Games.
http://www.bluecastlegames.com/

Tom O’Flaherty Animator with the Moving Picture Company.
http://www.moving-picture.com/

Richard Kelly Owner Pricklypear Productions.
http://www.pricklypearproductions.ie/

Ruth Daly Animator at Rhythm and Hues Studios who has worked on The Chronicles of Narnia, Futurama and The Iron Giant. Ruth also works for Animation Mentor.
http://www.rhythm.com/

Graham Gallagher Animation, Storyboard and Concept Supervisor at Eurocom.
http://www.eurocom.co.uk/

Brian Gilmore Head of Post Production at Brown Bag Films.
http://www.brownbagfilms.com/

Dave Lowry Lead Animator with Double Negative on Hellboy 2 The Golden Army and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
http://www.dneg.com/

Paschal McGuire Lead Animator at Curve Studios.
http://curve-studios.com/

Garrett O’Donoghue Storyboard artist at World Leaders Entertainment.
http://www.wleaders.com/

David Satchwell Senior Computer Graphic Supervisor at Sony Imageworks who has worked on films like Solaris, Moulin Rouge, The Polar Express and I Am Legend.
http://www.imageworks.com/

Fabian Erlinghäuser Animation Supervisor at Cartoon Saloon.
http://www.cartoonsaloon.ie/

Jeremy Purcell Owner, A Man & Ink.
http://www.amanandink.com

Lorraine Lordan Owner, A Man & Ink.
http://www.amanandink.com/

Kevin O’Sullivan Animator at Framestore.
http://www.framestore.com/

Andrew McEvoy Animator with Double Negative.
http://www.dneg.com/

Chris Dicker Creative Director at TT Animation and Co-Creator of ‘What’s Your News?’.
http://www.ttgames.com/
http://www.whatsyournews.com/

James Kenny Motion Graphics Artist at The Element.
http://www.element.ie/

Barry O’Donoghue Owner and Producer at Barley Films.
http://www.barleyfilms.net/

Terry Reilly Senior 3D Animator at Double Negative.
http://www.dneg.com/

Louise Ridgeway Head of Animation at Rare Ltd.
http://www.rareware.com/