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Illustration work by Jennifer Farley




To commemorate the role of women in the 1916 Rising, Fingal County Council commissioned me to create a set of illustrations and designs to promote their event called RothaÍocht na mBan (Women on Bicycles). A variety of women from different social classes played a huge role in the Rising but have often been forgotten. As well as the illustrated characters, I designed a 3 metre banner which was carried by women in period costume in a parade. I designed a tri-fold brochure, a set of posters and flyers and a set of newspaper advertisements.

I absolutely love working on historical character illustrations and this one was great fun. Here you can see some of the promotional materials and the illustrations.









Bioblitz Illustration & Design

Bioblitz Corriboard illustrated by Jennifer Farley
Bioblitz Corriboard illustrated by Jennifer Farley

I was commissioned to create some illustrations and design the posters, outdoor corriboard signage and DL-sized leaflet to promote Howth Bioblitz. Ireland’s BioBlitz brings together scientists and recorders in a race against time to see how many species can be recorded in a 24-hour biological survey of four of Ireland’s heritage sites. I am naturally drawn to anything water-based so I was delighted to be let loose with the illustrations and made an underwater scene featuring some big and small beasties, some friendly seals, an old shipwreck and a couple of worried looking divers. The “on land” part of the poster features some creatures that kids and adults will be looking out for during the Bioblitz including butterflies, snails, the red squirrel, goats, and bats. These designs were aimed at families and children, rather than the professional scientists. Here are the completed corriboard (2 metres x 1 metre in size),  leaflets and posters.

Bioblitz Poster illustrated by Jennifer Farley Bioblitz Poster illustrated by Jennifer Farley

Bioblitz Trifold illustrated by Jennifer FarleyBioblitz leaflet illustrated and designed by Jennifer Farley



I was a finalist in the Fire illustration competition based on the theme of Revolution. My concept of Revolution

  1. Turn off your computer/tablet/phone go outside.
  2. Don’t tell anyone where you are.
  3. Take a picture, just for you, no one else.





Damn Fine Dublin – Nice Day For A Cycle

“Damn Fine Dublin”, an exhibition of 30 screen printed pieces of work by Irish artists and illustrators. The screen-printing was done by the wonderful people at Damn Fine Print. Signed limited editions of each print were available on the night. Thank you to Kim, Alex, Eric and Maisie.

I was thrilled to be one of the illustrators involved and created this picture called “A nice day for a cycle” featuring the well known Dublin landmark of the two chimneys known as the pigeon house.

Damn Fine Dublin illustrated by Jennifer Farley
Damn Fine Dublin illustrated by Jennifer Farley

Portrait of Illustrator Fintan Taite

This is a portrait I made of my fellow illustrator Fintan Taite. The portrait was created for the exhibition called “The State of Us”. 90 designers and illustrators were invited to create portraits. Each artist or designer received a photograph and a small piece of text about their subject. From there they made a portrait at A1 size. The collection was hung for one night only, at The Chocolate Factory Dublin.

Fintan Taite Portrait by Jennifer Farley
Fintan Taite Portrait by Jennifer Farley

Bliain na nAmhrĂĄn (Year of Song)

Bliain na nAmhrĂĄn (Year of Song) written by Tadhg Mac DhonnagaĂ­n features the work of four illustrators – each illustrating a series of spreads about a season. My season was winter. I’m delighted that this collaboration went on to win the 2017 Children’s Books Ireland Judges’ Special Award.

The 2017 Children’s Books Ireland Judges’ Special Award went to Tadhg Mac DhonnagaĂ­n, Jennifer Farley, Brian Fitzpatrick, Tarsila KrĂźse and Christina O’Donovan for Bliain na nAmhrĂĄn. The judges said: “This sumptuous illustrated collection of songs in Irish invites young and old audiences to celebrate the seasons and the natural world. Accompanied by a CD and beautifully illustrated by a team of accomplished illustrators, this multimedia collection offers a special aesthetic experience. “

Winter - Art by Jennifer Farley
Winter – Art by Jennifer Farley