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Go Radiate is Melissa Doran

Illustrator and teacher, based in Fumbally Exhange, Dublin

Check out my portfolio....

Click to view full portfolio…

I’m working on a series of nature books for children. Here is a tiny sneak preview…



Come see my completed #100daysofbicycles project in the Fumbally Exchange as part of Transformation exhibition until September 18th.

Photo by Kate Horgan

Photo by Kate Horgan

You can buy the full 100 bike prints in my etsy shop and you can even order a custom bike portrait here too, the perfect present for your bike loving friend.

Digital Illustration Workshop

Develop your digital illustration skills over three Saturdays in November using Illustrator and Photoshop.
Learn how to combine digital drawing with hand drawing and bring your skills to a whole new level.
15 CPD point for Architects.
Only 5 spaces available so find out more and book your place here.


A little introduction….

This is me, I became an illustrator because I wanted to be really happy in my job and it worked! I always aim to put love and happiness into everything I do. I really enjoy working with people and helping them learn new ways of expressing their creativity, and I’m good at making things simple.

I’m interested in combing hand drawn and coloured elements with digital.

My undergraduate degree is in Architecture (B.Sc from UCD) and I have a Masters in Digital Media Technology (DIT). I am also an Adobe Certified Expert.

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Tools of the Trade

What I use to make my illustrations… On the eve of my 3rd birthday,...
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Irish Blog Awards

Great news, I’m in the shortlist for the Irish blog awards in the...
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Transformation Exhibition in Fumbally Exchange

Fumbally Exchange is five years old and as part of the birthday...
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Drawing at Botanics – September

Here are some photos from another lovely morning at the National Botanic...
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Global Talent Search 2015

Lilla Rodgers is one of the top illustration agents in the world and each...
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Creative activities for September 2015

Drawing at Botanics – September 4th The Botanic gardens in Dublin are...
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Drawing at Botanics – August

Dublin in the sunshine is so beautiful!I started a monthly meet up for a...
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The 100 Day Project Dublin Meet Up

The 100 Day Project are organising meet ups across the world to celebrate...
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Rave Reviews

I really enjoyed attending the Digital Illustration course. The location, environment, notes, visuals, tutoring and Melissa’s patience made the course really enjoyable. I look forward to doing more classes with Go Radiate in the future.

Adelle Hickey

The Digital Illustration is an absolutely fantastic course and would really recommend it to anyone who is interested in learning about photoshop and Illustrator! It felt as if the course was tailor made for me, seamless in its connections between the two programmes. Melissa is a great teacher, very clear and makes everything easy to understand.

Elaine Carolan
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