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Marc O’Brien is a Canadian artist/illustrator that spent most of his youth on the road. With little to do in an empty parked car but stare at people with discomforting intensity, he took up drawing and obnoxious face making. Unfortunately, his face got stuck that way, so drawing was the only way he could get peop… Read More
Marc O’Brien is a Canadian artist/illustrator that spent most of his youth on the road. With little to do in an empty parked car but stare at people with discomforting intensity, he took up drawing and obnoxious face making. Unfortunately, his face got stuck that way, so drawing was the only way he could get people to like him. For a period in high school, he wore only black and began to draw on his own body with permanent marker. People said he had art school written all over him.

Marc is primarily a painter, but works in a variety of digital and analogue media. Recently his experiments have begun to take shape in the 3rd, and sometimes 4th, dimension but he doesn't feel the world is ready for the latter yet. As an illustrator, he has worked in music, marketing, game/film concept and book illustration, recently producing a fully illustrated 'fantasy' book for Specialized Bicycle Components' First Gear initiative. in 2011/2012 he worked as Art Director and Designer for Spontaneous Combustion Magazine. He currently lives and works in Toronto, Canada. Read Less
  • Visual Brand Director
    Treaty — Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Illustrator
    Specialized Bicycle Components — San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Illustrator
    Specialized Bicycle Components — San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Illustrator
    Sanagan's Meat Locker — Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Artist/Illustrator
    Marc O'Brien Illustrations — Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Art Director, Designer, Writer
    Spontaneous Combustion Magazine — Ontario, Canada
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American Illustration 32 (Chosen for online collection)
Applied Arts Awards Competition Winner 2013
OCAD University Gold medal for illustration 2012
American Illustration 31 (Selected for publication)
CMYK Magazine Top 100 New Creatives Vol. 53
Applied Arts Awards Competition Winner 2012
Member Since: Oct 22, 2012