Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire

Aoibh Foynes 

BA [Hons] Animation

I am a 2D designer, illustrator and animator. I love to create vibrant and interesting worlds through my art by using bright colours and bold shapes. Over the past year I have put my time into directing my own animated short titled "BIG HEAD", which is a story about a girl with a small head who is driven by her own insecurities into making herself a giant head so she can fit in with the rest of her world. The last year has been a huge learning experience for me and I cant wait to be involved in and direct more exciting projects in the future.


The film is about a girl in a world where everyone has massive overgrown heads except for her. She feels insecure and alone in a world where nobody is like her, to combat this she tries to make a big head of her own. The film explores themes of self acceptance and the feeling of needing to conform to societies standards. The film was animated frame by frame in photoshop and composited in after effects and premiere pro. I worked with 3rd year Creative Music Production student John Joe Doherty to create the spooky soundscape. Directing the film was a huge task to undertake by myself but was a huge learning experience for me and has helped to grow my passion for film. I am looking forward to making more projects in the future with the knowledge I have obtained through creating "BIG HEAD".