Our Animation Top-up Degree (Hons) are proud to present KEYFRAME 7 which will see a number of the Animation industries top talents speak about their journey to and experiences of the industry. The seminars are open to the public and will take place in our Coolock campus.

Below details the exciting lineup.


3-7th Feb

Time Event Speaker Discipline
Mon 3rd 9.30 Series and Concept Development for Animation Andrew Kavanagh CEO

Kavaleer productions

  10.30 Jam Media,

Design and development

Chris Dicker Head of Development

Jam Media

  11.30 Storytelling and its importance in the Human Experience John Dawson Screenwriter, Story Consultant, Script editor
Weds 5th 9.30 Sound Production for Animation Steve Maher Sound Mixer

Raygun Post

  10.30 Character Design for Production Finbar Coyle


Character Designer

Kavaleer Productions

  11.30 20 years in the animation industry with Boulder Media. Progressing from an Animator to a Director. Gillian



Hasbro at Boulder Media

Thurs 6th 9.30 Recently been promoted Niamh Maher

Maximum Media

Director of Audio
  10.30 Will discuss her career to date. Great story, highs and lows. Suzanne Kane


Weekly Contributor to Virgin Media Weekend Ireland AM, Station Voice Over with Today FM and Host of Dubland Podcast with PJ Gallagher (PJ possible could come – TBC)
  11.30 Co Founders , PR, Journalism, Radio & TV Production Al Dunne & Breda Brown


Co Founders

Unique Media

  1:30 News/ Entertainment Reader, DJ, MC, Pdcaster Emma Power 2FM Breakfast Eoghan & Dorieann
Fri 7th 9.30 Expressive Posing for Animators and Illustrators Estrela Lourenço Storyboard Artist

Hasbro at Boulder Media

  10.30 Sky News – Journalism Alison Comyn Sky News
  11:30 The Thom Guide To Starting Your Career* and other things we need to talk about (What kind of Artist Are You?  Work Hard, Plan Big-build your strategy and Managing the Work/Life Balance) Kyla Tomlinson 2D character animator, portrait artist and cartoonist/illustrator

Hasbro at Boulder Media