This is just another outlet for my thoughts and works, and my other passion – music. My website is also available, (www.zoemanville.com ) but i thought id start a place where i can write things regarding other peoples creations as well as my own.
1. British, born Zoe Estressa English, in Yorkshire, on February 4th 1984.
2. 25 year old freelance Illustrator/Graphic Designer and Musician.
3. Studied for several years taking classes in Animation, Illustration, Photography, Graphic Design and Visual Communication. High School Diploma inc. Photography & Graphic Products. ND in Graphic Design. 9 years experience in total. Mostly freelance & 2 years in employment.
5. Exhibitions and the likes include…
Versus? Turtlehead in store exhibition Dublin- (Frames – Mixed media illustrations based on work produced since residing in Dublin.) Sep 8th 08
Crafty Beggars Part One Exhibition & Party at The Button Factory Dublin- (Books and prints from the book, along with original drawings) Aug 12th 08
Filmbase Chalkboard, Curved Street Cafe Dublin – (Large scale chalk drawing ‘Im not afraid’ remained up for a total of 6 weeks. ) Aug 9th 08
SupermARkeT exhibition co.Wexford Ireland – Same works displayed as Versus? exhibition. Oct 19th – Nov 2nd 08
Founded ‘Crafty Beggars’ Exhibition night Dublin, along with Sinead Kelly. Dates include – Aug 12th, Nov 7th, Dec 14th… CB is an organisation that asks artists to submit work two to three weeks in advance. Then 5 are chosen to exhibit in The Twisted Pepper, Abbey St Dublin. It is usually a one night only exhibition that gives artists and designers the chance to display their work in an unconventional and interesting way. Not forgetting everyone is rewarded for their efforts with a party downstairs, with an electic mix of Dj’s. A diverse range of work is shown and it is a challenge in itself for each artist to work to their own chosen space. If anyone is interested, you can simply email examples of your work to, email@example.com.
Singer/Artist, Currently going under the name ‘SchoolboyError’
In Spring of 2008 sang on the soundtrack to Jimmy Murakami’s (The Snowman – 1982) ‘Sandpiper’. This short animation was entered into the Galway & Cork Film Festivals, and shown at the annual music festival ‘Electric Picnic’. It is now working its way around Ireland in a cinema programme for children.
My cousin and best friend Stacey De-looze and I used to write together when we were a lot younger. She is now working on her own stuff that is worth checking out.
I moved to Dublin in March 2007 to work with my uncle musically- Justin Manville and we spent 3 months in a studio recording his works for the album ‘Mothers Ghost’. We had shows in The Sugar Club, Bewleys Cafe Theatre and Patrick Conways. After 6 months we stopped working together and i decided to concentrate on my illustrations and exhibitions.
In february 2008 year vocal parts/harmonies were recorded for Portugal the Man’s ‘Censored Colors’. (Mixed by Paul Kolderie & Adam Taylor) In Ireland and were originally emailed from Dublin. I have since done 3 european tours, (UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg & Italy) in February, October and June, and 2 U.S Tours ‘The gold tour’ in November 2008 and the Winter Tour in March 2009. Contributing Vocals/Tambourine to the mix. It has been fun.
The most recent release is “The Satanic Satanist” which was finished in Boston early 2009 with Paul Kolderie, Adam Taylor & Anthony Saffery of Cornershop at Camp Street Studios. Following recording in Jan and March i then spent spent the following 5 months with the guys touring (adding vocals, synth and tambo to the mix live) and mostly doing festivals. To mention a few :- Bonnaroo 09 Manchester Tennessee, Hurricane and Southside Germany, and Lollapalooza 09 in Chicago.
I am currently working on my own stuff. Slowly but surely it will come together and whenst it is finally at a place that i am pleased about, i will unleash it upon you. :)
There are examples of my creations/vocals online here .