Finn melvin caird

Russian Abstract Wireframe Elements Sunburst Pointy

Multidisciplinary Irish artist and

designer based in Amsterdam.



  • BA in Visual Communications from NCAD
  • Awarded membership to International Society of Typographic Designers
  • ICAD 2019 Graduate Upstart
  • Awarded Top 100 Irish design by 100 Archive, in 2019 and 2021 for Hoax
  • Work shown in Science Gallery, Workmans, NCAD Gallery, Luckys
  • Work published in Bloomers, and Stranger Times
  • RASL Interdisciplinary Summer Studio 2021
  • Art as Publics BAK 2021



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Halloween Ghost Illustration

Website design

Programmes used

Skills used

Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
Handdrawn Lightning Bolt
Adobe after Effects
Adobe Premiere Pro
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Monoline Teamwork Icon
Doodle Old-School Pencil
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Poster development

DE DROOMVLUCHT

When Weelde approached me to design the poster campaign for De Droomvlucht, they were clear they wanted something mystical, merging the boundary between reality and non-reality. This made me think of a common technique used in lucid dreaming. Dreamers would check their reflection in a dream, to see if they were in reality or asleep. This inspired the graphic.

Programmes used

Skills used

Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
Bulb
Monoline Teamwork Icon
Doodle Old-School Pencil
Two People Talking Icon

Publication design and curation

Hoax issue 001

Hoax issue 001 began as a response to the climate crisis. We founded it as a way to understand the individuals personal emotional journey in respects to the climate crisis, and also to showcase impressive individuals in Ireland who were doing good work for the cause.

This was awarded Top 100 Irish design in 2019 by 100 archive.

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Skills used

Two People Talking Icon
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Indesign
Bulb
Doodle Old-School Pencil
Adobe Photoshop
Monoline Teamwork Icon

Publication design and curation

Ghosting/ghosted


Ghosting/Ghosted is inspired by the dating phenomenon where someone completely cuts off contact with the other with no explanation.

This is a design performance, whereby one book cannot be read without the other, mimicking the chat between them. This project was awarded membership to ISTD for typographic excellence.

Programmes used

Skills used

Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Indesign
Bulb
Monoline Teamwork Icon
Doodle Old-School Pencil
Two People Talking Icon

Publication design and curation

Hoax issue 002

Issue 002 focuses on relating the local to the global, and the environmental impact of fighting for these spaces. Inspired by societal response to the pandemic, we were interested in how we as a collective respond to crises and how we can come together even when separated physically.


Produced for guerilla publishing, this issue is a multi-functional, fold-out publication. This issue was selected by 100 archive as Top 100 Irish design in 2021.


Website design, illustration and infographics

LUNCHEONETTE

The Luncheonette website is an ode to the physical space of the Luncheonette. As the Luncheonette is an art project that focuses on cultivating hospitality, it was important to reflect this in the site.

Therefore the home screen is a photo of the central table in the canteen, and the typeface chosen is the same used in the menu.


Programmes used

Adobe Illustrator
Adobe after Effects
brand-figma
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe Photoshop
Handdrawn Lightning Bolt

Skills used

Coding Programming Internet Line and Fill
Bulb
Monoline Teamwork Icon
Doodle Old-School Pencil
Play Button Icon
Two People Talking Icon

Website design and logo development

lijst'm

When creating the branding for Lijst' M it was important to encapsulate the physicality of the process of frame making. The moving logo is inspired by fitting the different parts together of a frame.

Programmes used

Skills used

Adobe Illustrator
Adobe after Effects
brand-figma
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe Photoshop
Handdrawn Lightning Bolt
Coding Programming Internet Line and Fill
Bulb
Monoline Teamwork Icon
Doodle Old-School Pencil
Play Button Icon
Two People Talking Icon

Website design, illustration and Ecommerce

HUDSONS WHOLEFOODS

Hudsons has been a long standing part of the community for over 30 years. When creating the site it was important to us to compliment this lore. The site is playful, with illustrations of the menu and physical space.

Programmes used

Adobe Illustrator
Adobe after Effects
brand-figma
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe Photoshop
Handdrawn Lightning Bolt
Coding Programming Internet Line and Fill
Bulb
Monoline Teamwork Icon
Doodle Old-School Pencil
Play Button Icon

Skills used

Two People Talking Icon

Website design and logo development

FUBAR

Due to Covid 19, the students from the NCAD 2020 Paint Department commissioned me to make their own website to showcase a selection of their work.

Programmes used

Skills used

Adobe Illustrator
Adobe after Effects
brand-figma
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe Photoshop
Handdrawn Lightning Bolt
Coding Programming Internet Line and Fill
Bulb
Monoline Teamwork Icon
Doodle Old-School Pencil
Play Button Icon
Two People Talking Icon

Cover design

Under the Rainbow - Over the Weather


Poster design

WEELDE OVERWINTEREN


Poster for winter events in Weelde, Rotterdam. Graphic is inspired by hibernation, layers, coccooning,warmth meets disco, dancing, club.


Programmes used

Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Indesign

Skills used

Bulb
Monoline Teamwork Icon
Doodle Old-School Pencil
Two People Talking Icon

Collection of assorted works

INSTAGRAM GHOST

I wanted to exit Instagram gracefully-but couldn't leave it behind completely. Hereby the Instagram Ghost- an archive of works from 2015 to early 2022.


Website design

JOKE

Website design for art duo JOKE.


Programmes used

Skills used

Adobe Illustrator
Adobe after Effects
brand-figma
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe Photoshop
Handdrawn Lightning Bolt
Two People Talking Icon
Doodle Old-School Pencil
Play Button Icon
Bulb
Coding Programming Internet Line and Fill
Monoline Teamwork Icon