Iain Craig - Artist in Residence

Iain Craig is an animator, illustrator and designer based in Glasgow. Originally from the north west Highlands and a native Gaelic speaker. He attended Glasgow school of art in 1998. Following this he spent two years working in the Netherlands before returning to study Visual Communication and latterly a short course in Set Design for performance at Central St Martins.

He has worked with a range of organisations including the BBC, Comedy Unit, BAFTA Scotland, and the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival. He has been the graphic designer for the International Network of Street Papers for several years, and designed an exhibition for the Network of International Development Organisations in Scotland – exhibited at the Scottish Parliament.

His work in theatre has included creating animation, set design, illustration and graphic design for companies including A Moment’s Peace, Theatre Gu Lèor, Starcatchers, Imaginate, Macrobert and he was storyboard artist for the National Youth Theatre Commonwealth Games Athlete’s Village opening ceremony performance.

In 2013 Iain was visual artist in residence at Lyra Theatre in Artspace, working with local primary school children to design a permanent installation which runs through all the communal spaces of their building.

He is currently working as a lead artist on Common Ground, a year-long project looking at land ownership and housing rights across Scotland, for A Moment’s Peace. The piece is encouraging people from a wide range of experiences and background to find ways to creatively contribute to contemporary conversations about land use, development and housing.

Working with Imaginate

Iain is currently working as a lead artist on Common Ground, a year-long project looking at land ownership and housing rights across Scotland, for A Moment’s Peace. The piece is encouraging people from a wide range of experiences and background to find ways to creatively contribute to contemporary conversations about land use, development and housing.

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Iain Craig is an animator, illustrator and designer based in Glasgow. Originally from the north west Highlands and a native Gaelic speaker. He attended Glasgow school of art in 1998. Following this he spent two years working in the Netherlands before returning to study Visual Communication and latterly a short course in Set Design for performance at Central St Martins.

He has worked with a range of organisations including the BBC, Comedy Unit, BAFTA Scotland, and the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival. He has been the graphic designer for the International Network of Street Papers for several years, and designed an exhibition for the Network of International Development Organisations in Scotland – exhibited at the Scottish Parliament.

His work in theatre has included creating animation, set design, illustration and graphic design for companies including A Moment’s Peace, Theatre Gu Lèor, Starcatchers, Imaginate, Macrobert and he was storyboard artist for the National Youth Theatre Commonwealth Games Athlete’s Village opening ceremony performance.

In 2013 Iain was visual artist in residence at Lyra Theatre in Artspace, working with local primary school children to design a permanent installation which runs through all the communal spaces of their building.