Hello, I'm Mark Conlan.
I am a multi disciplined Illustrator from Dublin, Ireland. I am currently working and living in Melbourne.
I develop conceptual based illustration for products, editorial, publishing, advertising campaigns and one off commissions for clients all around the world.
My style focuses on a strong use of character and composition empowered by whimsical and emotional situations. Incorporating rich and vibrant colour palettes, my aim is to produce atmospheric imagery that surpasses the brief. You will often see little happy characters or an array of plants and foliage making an appearance throughout my work :)
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Please feel free to get in touch with me for commissions or even if you would like to have a chat.
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Bank of Melbourne
"Working with Mark was one of the best and easiest experiences I've ever had collaborating with an illustrator. Despite the huge time difference and tight deadline, he delivered strong, highly conceptual sketches and turned them into gorgeous, polished illustrations with plenty of time to spare. His command of composition and color is unparalleled, and on top of it all, he's super professional and wonderful to work with. I would recommend him to anyone who needs an illustrator in a heartbeat!"
Christina Chern, Art Director, Airbnb, San Francisco
"Mark was a true pleasure to collaborate with. He is engaged, incredibly creative, open to feedback and quick with revisions. We can't wait to work with him again!!"
Jody Owens, Design Producer, Stripe, San Francisco
"Mark is a solid creative with great ability. He was proactive, engaged and worked collaboratively with our team throughout the whole process. Mark is confident in his vision which makes him a pleasure to work with. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending him and look forward to our next project together!"
Taylor Cope Wallace, Art Director, Guardian Australia
"I loved getting to collaborate with Mark. His work is not only unique but beautiful. His approach to texture, characters, color, and composition make him stand out from other artists out there. If you look through his work you can see that through the selection of subject matter, he can clearly tell a story in a single frame. Beyond the obvious that his work is amazing, (as you can see in his portfolio), Mark is an outstanding professional that I'd hope to work with again and again."
Seth Eckert, Creative Director, The Furrow, Kentucky
"Mark is a super creative, collaborative and confident Illustrator that was a breathe of fresh air to work with. He listened carefully and fully understood the needs of my business requirements, often adding gentle suggestions during the project to ensure that that we stayed on brand. The quick-turn and transparent approach during the process was very much appreciated. Looking forward to the next collaboration for Agency Iceberg!"
Anna O'Dea, Director & Founder, Agency Iceberg, Melbourne
"Beautiful illustrations, luminous colours, exciting ideas - Mark is a real talent. He is also on brief, on time and on budget. I would wholeheartedly recommend him."
Caroline Bailey, Partner Fill Recruitment, London