Paula McGloin is a Dublin based Illustrator and Surface Pattern Designer. Born in Sligo in the west of Ireland, she spent her childhood nearby woods, mountains and the sea. Her love of nature, vintage and bold vibrant detail is evident from her bright and eclectic illustrations. She finds inspiration scouring vintage flea markets, hiking in the woods or travelling to new places.
Her first illustrated book ‘All Through the Night’ a collection of night poems edited by Marie Heaney, which was shortlisted in two categories at the Bold Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards in 2016 ( RTE Radio 1’s The Ryan Tubridy Show Listener’s Choice Award and The Journal.ie Best Irish Published book of the Year in 2016.)
Paula is a member of Illustrators Guild of Ireland and the Association of Illustrators (UK). She studied Visual Communications at the National College of Art and Design, and later a Masters in Digital Media Technology at Dublin Institute of Technology. Paula worked for a number of years as a graphic designer before exploring her career as an illustrator. She currently lectures part-time at the Dublin Institute of Design in the Graphic Design and Fashion departments.
She has a passion for hand lettering and enjoys making intricate patterns.
Her work appears in books, editorial, retail design, fashion, fabrics and ceramics all across the globe.

Clients include  Kipling (EU), Camelot Fabrics (CA), Urban Outfitters (US), Marks & Spencers, Bewley's Ireland, Mindful Magazine (US), The Handmade Soap Company, Poetry Ireland and Little Island Books.
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