Linda Byrne is an award winning fashion illustrator who is inspired by people, fashion, art & travel. Originally trained as a classical animator, she chose to specialise her drawing skills towards the fashion industry. Her illustrations revolve around whimsical style & beauty.
Her work is stylish & modern with a hint of retro glamour. This visual blends itself to both artwork & product design.
Linda has collaborated with international brands including Kiehl’s, L’Oreal & Debenhams as well as ‘Live Sketching’ at events in Primark, Facebook & Google. She was chosen to represent the Kildare Local Enterprise Office at “Showcase Ireland” in 2017 and completed the Design and Craft Council of Ireland Design and Innovation business graduate programme as part of ID2015.
“Working for myself in the creative industry has always been my dream, but it hasn’t been a straight forward journey. I trained as a classical animator in the prestigious Irish School of Animation in Ballyfermot, but once computers took over the industry my interest truly wained. I went travelling and began a degree in Fine Art upon my return home. Not really knowing what to do next I fell into secondary school art teaching while studying for a H.Dip in Digital Design and Graphics. It felt satisfying to share my knowledge of creating art with students who shared my passion but deep down, I knew it wasn’t for me. I wanted to be the one creating the art!!
So I picked up my pencil and took a leap of faith to establish my own illustration business. I have always LOVED life drawing (it’s a pivotal part of an animators training) and sketching people on location. Fashion illustration was a natural progression from this. Getting to meet clients, drawing for them and watching their reaction when them love what you have created is the best part of the job.”