Designer, illustrator and fashion consultant Marie O'Connor works on collaborative and independent projects, building a diverse folio of work across a range of disciplines. Primarily craft-based in approach she uses an array of found materials, stitch and collage techniques directly influenced by her training in Embroidered and Woven Textiles at Glasgow School of Art. She moved to London in 2000 to work as the design and studio assistant to fashion label i.e.uniform. Several commissions followed including work for fashion designer Caroline Vogel, Levi's, Tank, Dazed & Confused, Mined and as a regular contributor to Shiseido's style magazine Hanatsubaki. O'Connor continues to receive illustrative commissions for many magazines and advertising campaigns internationally and has exhibited in London, Hamburg and New York. Her solo show in 2005 at The Lighthouse Centre for Design and Architecture in her hometown saw her produce new textile work and short films, subsequently shown at the ICA and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. A regular starting point for O'Connor is in playing with the notion of flatness within three dimensional design. This is explored in her animation work and epitomised in her 'Origarment' shoe range for cult label Evisu. Also as a member of London-collective 'Peepshow' she works on illustration and animation projects, site-specific customisation of spaces and group shows. She is an associate lecturer at Camberwell College of Arts & Crafts in London and a visiting tutor on various courses throughout the country.
Marie O'Connor features in a project.
The Sound Of Clothes: Blow, Clap, Talk & Hum