Opportunity or exploitation?

An internship is something that is ambiguous and difficult to define. It sits between part-time college-job and entry-level career, it hovers with uncertainty between university and employability, and although it serves an invaluable function, its application is somewhat slippery. For many with an arts background, knowledge and experience gained can be perceived as theoretical, and…

Steve McCarthy

Steve McCarthy is a Dublin based illustrator, animator and all around nice guy. Having grown up amongst a family of film-makers, Steve is a story teller who brings narrative to life through the medium of illustration.     1. Can you describe your creative process in three words? Hubris, Panic, Kismet.   2. If you weren’t an…

Resilience

coffee|culture #3 This January, coffee|culture is inviting three creatives who have used their artistic output as a form of expression enabling them to thrive. Although the creative industry can be a challenging and daunting place, creatives are resilient and bounce back from obstacles be it diminishing arts grants, red tape regulations or burnout. Given the…

A Lesson in Creativity

  Dan Eames is a multidisciplinary designer who recently graduated from Graphic Design and Visual Culture at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. From Edna O’Brien’s controversial, The Country Girls (1960), to a digital installation aimed at calculating and measuring happiness, satisfaction and contentment, to the traditional and long established idea of the…