Carol Mahon is an Irish Illustrator with a self confessed fascination with faces, fashion, nature and pattern. Born and bred in Dublin, her love of drawing started at an early age (as did her desire to be her own boss) and she has never looked back. She began her formal studies in the National College of Art and Design in Dublin. Here her passion for drawing was nurtured and her love of Fashion and Textiles cultivated. She graduated in 2009 with a BA (Hons) in Printed Textile Design and went on to study in The Grafton Academy of Dress Design. She has since worked in industry in both Dublin and New York, designing prints for leading high street and retail stores; before taking the plunge and ditching the 9 to 5 to pursue her illustration dreams. She now works as a freelance illustrator, from her studio in Dublin. Nothing makes her happier than drawing and a good cup of tea.