Eashan O’Flynn | Art Direction
So, I may be a little late to the game but Upstarts was my first intro to advertising and to be honest, I wasn’t even 100% sure what I had signed up for. All I knew was that after years of hospitality and other things, it was time to awaken my creativity that has been dormant for the past few years. ICAD has introduced me to a whole new world with a lot of cool & creative people.
After graduating with a degree in Fashion Design from LSAD in 2012, I intended to take a few months out and travel to Italy. So, I may have got a little distracted and months turned into years. I spent most of my time in a coastal town in the south, in Sicily, creating one off pieces of jewellery for a boutique store doing my best to learn the language.
Returning home to Ireland in 2015, I jumped into hospitality where I dabbled in management, HR & marketing amongst other things.
Now based in Cork, working from home, looking forward to starting a new and exciting career!
So that’s me,
If you would like to find out more you can view my portfolio at eashanoflynn.weebly.com or email me at [email protected]
Project 1 | Dublin Bus & Pride 22 | You Have to Feel Safe to Feel Yourself.
I wanted to create an environment that LGBTQ+ communities could feel safe in, a place that can offer support & information that many refugees may not be able to avail of elsewhere. Looking at what Busses for the Homeless achieved in London, I wanted to do something similar for the LGBTQ+ community with decommissioned Dublin Buses, around Ireland for everyday of the year.
I wanted to find a way to empower the athletes. To find a way to give them the opportunity to make a difference, take charge of their own path. I wanted to turn the tables and have the athletes encourage the volunteers back into the game. Documenting the athletes taking charge and showing real appreciation for all the volunteers. These activations would then be documented and compiled into a series of heartwarming TV ads, posters and radio ads.
This brief really hit home as I am currently a desk-based worker, as I am sure most of you are. It was only through research that I realised just how dangerous a sedentary lifestyle can be and the health risk associated with our 9-5. It is obvious that a firefighter’s job is dangerous but I wanted to highlight the risk associated with your desk-based job by comparing the two.