Robbie Graham is a highly accomplished and versatile graphic designer, art director and illustrator who joined us in February 2020. He works with a wide range of mediums, including digital manipulation, traditional pen and ink drawing, printmaking and filmmaking.
Resourceful and diverse, Robbie has always enjoyed various creative pursuits, such as art, drama, model-making, filming and illustration from a young age. As a student he gained a first class BA Honours from the University of Ulster in Design for Visual Communication and also attended the Belfast Polytechnical College for Art and Design, Dun Laoghaire IADT for film production, practiced screen-printing at Print Club in London and Music Production at the SAE Institute and VJing at Film Oxford.
As ambitious as he is diligent, Robbie worked in London as an art director and freelance graphic designer, moving to Amsterdam for three years to produce international campaigns for global brands like HP, Playstation and Asics. A key focus for Robbie has always been developing creative solutions to business problems and employing creative narratives; he draws inspiration from text, manuscripts, music and the dynamic approaches of other artists/ key figures such as Hassan Hajjaj, Basquiat and Angela Davis.
Robbie also finds the community of artists at the Fish refreshing and motivating, valuing the open-plan space and social aspect of working. He is currently illustrating a children’s book about an “an old salty seadog of an explorer called Roger who has a gigantic beard with lots of exotic creatures living inside it!” We’re so pleased to have Robbie with us at the Fish as his skills are multifarious!