Creative Research Portfolio

Please feel free to contact me with any questions regarding my work.

I am Maeve O’Briant, an American expat living out her dream in South East England. I grew up in Seattle, Washington before moving to study at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. There I completed two years of Fine Art studies before transferring to the University of Sussex in order to pursue an Art History Degree. This decision allowed me to continue my passion for research which informs my artistic practice. I see the two as intimately connected and so I use this space to communicate both.

I have had work shown in local galleries and businesses and am available for commission. I have experience in illustration, website design, brand identity development, and photography. I have been recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards with a Gold Key at state level and a Silver Key for my AP portfolio at state level; The Washington State Reflections Awards, 2nd Place; Passing the Torch Metal Guild, 2nd Place award for jewelry.

Work Experience

Seattle Art Museum, Seattle — Volunteer
(2015 – 2016)
Greeter,  Museum Information, Coat Check. Knowledge of the museum’s extensive collection and mandatory lectures on all visiting exhibitions.

Page 1 Books, Chicago — Manager, Designer, Illustrator
(2017 – 2020)
Developed brand identity through logo and website design as well as merchandising and window display. Key holder. Illustrated and designed the digital spread for Page 1 Book’s 2020 Gift Guide. All illustrations were hand-drawn digitally.