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Sean O’Brien is an Illustrator + Animator

who likes exploring character-driven narratives throughout his work.

His core practice involves observational drawing, 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.

Ambit, Canvas8, Cancer Research UK, Financial Times Weekend, It’s Freezing in LA, Jewish Museum London, Tortoise Media, The Barbican, and, has co-directed two projects with Minute Books which were featured on It's Nice That and also in the Observer.


Illustrated Tapes, no. 87

It’s Nice That, A “minute-by-minute” illustrated guide to the 2019 Women's World Cup

The Observer, Goal lines: sketches of the Women's World Cup – in pictures

31 Nights in Europe is a poignant documentation of Britain’s final month in the EU