Sean O’Brien is a Brighton based Illustrator who uses visual language to explore character-driven narratives. His core practice involves observational drawing, visual scribing, writing, and taking a pencil for a walk. You can see more of Sean’s work with Minute Books, a performative press that uses live scribing and design to document events. Sean uses traditional drawing-based methods alongside digital colouring to capture the fun and playful moments in everyday life.
He has worked with clients such as Ambit, Canvas8, IFLA, Tortoise Media, The Barbican, Cancer Research UK and, has co-directed two projects with Minute Books which were featured on It's Nice That and also in the Observer.


Yes Chef!

Illustration + branding

Yes Chef! is an exploration into illustration and branding. The characters belong to a traditional italian restaurant, that serves only the best when it comes to a red sauce.

Keep on riding!


Through the rain, wet and rough stuff, keep on riding!

Brighton Pizza Crawl

Illustration + Branding

The event set to take COVID-19 and its utter devastation on social events is here at last. The Brighton Pizza Crawl! Join us as we walk in the late Autumnal sun from Hove to Brighton and onto the seafront in search of the perfect slice.
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Canvas 8


Illustrations for Canvas 8, used in a presentation for the top 5 tech clients in the world!

Seed Magazeen #3


Seed Magazeen commissioned me to create a “spot the difference” for their issue on Vegetables.

How many can you find?