Paula McGloin is an award winning Dublin based Illustrator and Surface Pattern Designer. Born in Sligo in the west of Ireland, she spent her childhood nearby woods, mountains and the sea. Her love of nature, vintage and bold vibrant detail is evident from her bright and eclectic illustrations. She finds inspiration scouring vintage flea markets, hiking in the woods or travelling to new places.
‘Night & Day:Rainforest’ book, created with publishers Victionary won ‘Best Illustration Publishing’ category at the 2018 Irish Design Awards. Her first illustrated book ‘All Through the Night’ a collection of night poems edited by Marie Heaney, which was shortlisted in two categories at the Bold Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards in 2016 ( RTE Radio 1’s The Ryan Tubridy Show Listener’s Choice Award and The Journal.ie Best Irish Published book of the Year in 2016.)
Paula is a member of Illustrators Guild of Ireland and the Association of Illustrators (UK).
She has a passion for hand lettering and enjoys making intricate patterns.
Her work appears in books, editorial, retail design, fashion, fabrics and ceramics all across the globe.