Hello, welcome to the website for animator and illustrator Gareth Gowran. Please scroll down to explore the different aspects of my work.


Watching cartoons on Saturday mornings in the 80’s to making them every chance I can get today.

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From comics to prints and everything in between.

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Show Reels

My current animation show-reel can be found here.   My current storyboard show-reel can be found here.   More samples of my work can be found at the production blog for my short film Sound Holds the Distance Travelled here.

Animation Production Diary – Let there be light

Scene Twenty-Seven pencil test without and with background. Sometimes I think I don’t like myself. A short walk cycle? Okay. Turning on a light switch? Okay. All from a birds-eye view? Sheesh. Capturing the angle was very challenging, the original pencils were close but felt slightly off so I needed to transform the frames digitally …


— My name is Gareth Gowran and I am an illustrator and animator based in Dublin, Ireland.

— I hold a BA(Hons) Animation Degree from Colaiste Dhulaigh in conjunction with Wolverhampton University, graduated 2018; and a Higher National Diploma in Animation from Ballyfermot College of Further Education, graduated 2014.

— I am the co-creator alongside artist Sadhbh Lawlor of the web-comic and sequential art zine Splitting Borders.

— I am, since 2015, the resident artist for the Art Sparks programme run by the Dolphin House and Fatima Homework Clubs under the auspices of the Rialto Youth Project.

— I have created comic art for various clients including Atomic Diner and beActive Media.

— I welcome commission inquiries, you can get in touch through my contact page.

— Curriculum Vitae