Liam is a freelance theatre designer and Head of the Department of Design and Visual Arts at Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology.
Graduating from Nottingham Trent University in 1986 with a First Class Honours degree in Theatre Design, he worked extensively in the UK both as a practicing designer and academic before relocating to Ireland in 2006 to take up the post of Head of Art and Design at IADT. Liam has led and developed programmes in design at a number of British universities.
Alongside his educational work he has maintained a practice as set and costume designer which enabled him to work for a number of leading touring theatre companies and theatres including the Abbey Theatre, The Everyman Corrk, York Theatre Royal, Nottingham Playhouse, Sheffield Crucible and national British tours with Compass Theatre.
Liam’s work was included in the Collaborators exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum London. He writes for The Blue Pages – the journal of the Society of British Theatre Designers, and his work can be seen in ‘2D 3D’ (2002) and ‘Collaborators’ (2007), the quadrennial reviews of British Stage Design published by SBTD. His study of American designer Jo Mielziner was recently republished in A Reader in Scenography (Routledge).