The Docthor (2017)


liminal: (def.)

...occupying a position at, or on both sides of, a boundary or threshold...

James Hayes is a free-lance illustrator, artist and chartered architect based in Ireland. He operates at the threshold of distinct yet inextricably linked design disciplines: (illustration) // (fine art) // (architecture). This page acts as a sort of inter-disciplinary platform for the juxtaposition of this creative output as channeled through these practices - a meandering record of where motivation, method and manifestation overlap and diverge.


Born in Cork in 1987 - Places James has called home at one point or another include:         Tralee, Murroe, Dublin, Dingle, Melbourne, London, Ennis, Conna. 

He studied architecture at University College Dublin, holding a Bachelor of Science (2009), Bachelor of Architecture (2012) and Masters of Architecture (2013) - before later going on to receive a Post-graduate Diploma in Professional Practice in Architecture (2016) from the University of Westminster. He is a chartered architect in Ireland (MRIAI) and the UK (ARB) and has been has worked in architectural practice since 2013 whilst concurrently working on self initiated art projects and independent illustration/design commissions. Most recently he was a student of illustration at the 'House of Illustration' gallery in Kings Cross (2017).

‘to elicit our unconscious reactions until they become conscious ought to be our starting point’ (Utzon).

He takes a project based approach to his work - equally comfortable working independently or collaboratively with others depending on the requirements of a given project.

Commissions are welcome.

Thanks for reading.