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.

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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.