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Gemma O’Brien

Gemma O’Brien

Gemma O’Brien is an internationally renowned designer and artist known for her bold graphics, illustrative lettering and murals. Her work has been commissioned by Apple, Nike, Google, and is held in the permanent collection of the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City.

Outside her commercial design work, she explores language, nature and the human experience through her art practice.

Gemma O’Brien's Talk

Beyond Fonts: Elevating Lettering to Art

Tue 29th – 13:10

Join Australian artist Gemma O’Brien for a step-by-step look at her process of creating lettering for large-scale murals.

From collecting inspiration, sketching by hand, colouring on the iPad Pro, to painting the final piece, Gemma will share insights and tips on how she takes her designs off the page and into a physical space.

With live demos in analogue and digital, this session is perfect for designers who want to escape the screen and try their hand at calligraphy, lettering, and painting.