Dublin Illustrator Brian Fitzgerald is graduate of the National College of Art and Design.
He uses bold textured illustrations and strong graphic compositions to define and communicate.
He has collaborated in newspapers and magazines: The Wall Street Journal, Experience Life magazine, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Hotelier Magazine, Caterer & Hotelkeeper, The Irish Times, The Boston Globe. Brian was shortlisted for the Applied Arts 3rd Annual AACE Awards for his Illustration for Irish Times review of John Boyne’s award winning war story Rest Day. His illustrations also appear in advertising and animations.
Brian also illustrates and designs Children’s picture books. His books are published by many International publishing houses: Blue Apple Books New Jersey, Carthusia Books Italy, Les apprentis réveurs France, Usborne Publishing UK, An Gúm, & Futa Fata Ireland. In 2014 Brian was the winner of the International Silent Book Competition at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in Italy. His winning book ‘Bounce Bounce’ was Published by Carthusia Publishing and his work was exhibited in Montereggio di Mulazzo and Credito Valtellinese Foundation Art Gallery Milan. In 2016 Brian was selected as one of the judges for the International Silent Book Competition. In New Jersey he has collaborated with Publishers Blue Apple Books and 3-time Emmy award winning singers ‘The Texas Tenors’ to produce the popular ‘Ruckus on the Ranch’ children’s picture book and CD.The book received a Burgess Award in 2015.
His work has been recognized with several important illustration awards:
Runner-up Award Creative Quarterly 41 2015
Runner-up Award Creative Quarterly 38 2015
Shortlisted World Illustration Awards 2015
Merit 3x3 Annual no 12. 2015
CBI Judges Special Award 2015
Shortlisted CBI Book of the Year Award 2015
Shortlisted AACE Award 2015
Selected for The Cheltenham Illustration Awards 2014
Winner: Creative Quarterly Editorial 2014.
Selected for Luerzer's 200 Best Illustrations Worldwide 2014-15
Winner: 2014 Applied Arts Illustration Awards (Editorial)
Selected for Images 36, The Best of British Illustration
Brian Fitzgerald is an excellent illustrator and a pleasure to work with. He can adapt styles to suit the subject, and you can always rely on him to keep to schedules – both qualities very necessary in book publishing!
Mairead O’Keeffe Production Director Gill & Macmillan
Award-winning illustrator Brian Fitzgerald has been an invaluable member of many publishing project teams over the years. His professionalism, commitment and creativity continue to facilitate the smooth-running of projects, which can be challenging in terms of artwork briefs and timeframes. Throughout the process, Brian completes the work on time and according to specifications, adding his own style and freshness of approach wherever appropriate. He works with team members, making changes where necessary and offering his own suggestions on how artworks might be improved. His passion is evident in the work he submits. A real pleasure to work with and to recommend.
Julie O’Shea, Project Editor
Brian is an extremely talented and versatile illustrator, comfortable in a variety of media, and styles. He is adept at problem solving, and always manages to illustrate the essence of any brief or topic. Always a pleasure to work with.
Mark Loughran, Creative Director, Identikit Design Consultants
We had an idea regarding how we would like to illustrate our book Haiku, más é do thoil é, but found it difficult to put it into words. Brian captured it perfectly in his illustrations and helped us produce the book we really wanted. He worked closely with both graphic designer and editor, coming up with ideas for the images but also listening to the opinions of others working on the project – an important characteristic in book illustration!
Méabh Ní Loingsigh (Editor, An Gúm)
I was put in touch with Brian via a friend when a book I was producing called Moonwalking For Dentists was at an advanced stage. He quickly grasped the brief and worked with me to find solutions as I was a bit stuck. Brian was full of original ideas, fast and, most importantly, extremely talented. We couldn't have asked for better artwork- it truly elevated the book - and we'll be using him again.
Zac Fine Gillfine Public Relations UK.
'Brian Fitzgerald is the most talented illustrator that we have ever worked with. He is our ‘go to’ illustrator and always delivers ideas and visuals which perfectly reflects our client’s messages and corporate look. He turns work around under tight deadlines and is an absolute pleasure to have as part of the creative team. Brian has created illustrations and animation visuals for high end education booklets and resource materials, book cover and inside visuals, animation characters and visuals for an animation video, powerpoint visuals and much more. He is versatile and brings an edge and style to his work that is instantly engaging. His work adds class and a professional finish to every project. i would highly recommend Brian to anyone needing an illustrator who delivers high quality work every time.”
Annette Kinne Director Andec Communications
I have worked with Brian on several publishing projects over the years, and can highly recommend him. He is a very talented, imaginative artist, who can adapt his style to suit any brief well within the deadline time. I've always found him to be reliable and a joy to work with. I always look forward to working with Brian, because I know I can depend on him to come up with exactly the right piece of artwork.
Deirdre O’Neill, Freelance Editor/Publishing Project Manager, Dublin