Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire

Evan Tobin 

BA [Hons] Visual Communication Design

Hello! I'm Evan Tobin, a passionate visual designer who believes design can be a powerful tool for positive social change. I'm eager to use my skills to tackle social issues and make a real difference, one project at a time. My creative process involves exploring diverse image-making techniques across various mediums. I’m always eager to learn and seek new skills to push my creative boundaries.


"He can HEAL" aims to get young men to recognise a broader definition of masculinity and attract them to work in the HEAL (Healthcare, Education, Administration and Literacy) sector. Encouraging more young men to pursue HEAL professions offers numerous benefits, such as reshaping the job market. Traditional male-dominated industries like manufacturing face declining opportunities due to automation, leading to increased male unemployment. By diversifying into HEAL fields, fewer men would be left without work. Moreover, there's a growing demand for workers in healthcare and education, crucial for societal well-being. Yet, the potential of engaging men in these roles is often overlooked. Increased male representation in typically female-dominated professions challenges outdated gender stereotypes, fostering a more progressive outlook. This shift paves the way for genuine gender equality, creating a future where individuals are empowered to pursue careers based on passion and skill rather than restrictive gender norms.

Into the Wilde

My thesis examines film adaptations of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, against a backdrop of evolving attitudes towards sex and sexuality. The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890) by Oscar Wilde is an infamous tale that has remained popular well over a century after its initial release. Wilde’s novel has held public attention and continues to do so today, with a new adaptation appearing every few years. The novel has been adapted many times and in many different formats, including screen, stage, audio, and graphic novel appearances. The thesis focusses primarily on three film adaptations; The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945), Dorian Gray (1970) and Dorian Gray (2009). It explores how these three adaptations have represented sexuality, and how these representations have evolved alongside changing societal and political landscapes. These adaptations were made at three important points in history: 1945 - a period of conservatism and heteronormativity, 1970 - sexual liberation and hypersexuality and 2009 - freedom and comprehensive representation.