Born on the northside of Dublin, Dermot studied Visual Communication at NCAD before beginning his design and illustration career at Carton Levert in Blackrock. After finishing his Master of Arts in animation he moved to London to work at the world-renowned StudioAKA, before going freelance and setting up his own practice as an illustrator and animator.
Dermot's natural drawing talent in illustration and animation has allowed him a diverse client base from children's fiction to animation to drawing in Marmite on National television. Dermot is a natural in front of the camera. His work has won numerous awards; among them the Macmillan Prize for Children’s Book Illustration and a Silver Lion at Cannes Advertising Festival.
Dermot's has literally worked for 100's of international clients including Pentagram, Adidas, Vodafone, New York Magazine, Conde Nast, Dentsu Japan, Winkreative, GQ, the Guardian, BMW, Francfranc, SwissAir, Nickelodeon, and the Irish Times.