Gemma O'Brien

Artist & Designer Gemma O'Brien mrseaves

Gemma O’Brien is an Australian artist specialising in lettering, illustration and typography. After completing a Bachelor of  Design at the College of Fine Arts in Sydney, Gemma worked as an art director at Animal Logic, Fuel VFX and Toby and Pete before deciding to fly solo as a commercial illustrator in 2012. Her typographic work takes on a variety of forms, from calligraphic brushwork, illustration and digital type, to large scale hand-painted murals. She splits her time between advertising commissions, gallery shows, speaking engagements and hosting hand-lettering workshops around the world. Her clients include  Playboy Magazine, Nike, Adobe, Volcom Stone, Kirin,  Heineken, QANTAS, and Angus & Julia Stone. A number of her projects have been recognised by the New York The Type Directors Club with Awards of Typographic Excellence and in 2015 she was recognised as an ADC Young Gun. 

Semi Permanent Sydney 2016, May 26 - 28

Sydney 2016

A festival of talks, exhibitions, installations, innovations labs, workshops, parties and networking opportunities - May 26 - 28
Gemma O'Brien knows how to nurture her community

Using your craft to build a community Masterclass

Growing and nurturing a social community
Semi Permanent Sydney 2017, May 25 - 28

Sydney 2017

Three days of talks and experiences focused on Designing for Change
Future State

Future State

Immersive Storytelling, Artificial Intelligence, and Redesigning Cities / Travel

Integrating Technology into your craft

With help from the Google VR, we'll explore ways to embrace new technologies into our design, art and storytelling

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