Artdekko began trading at the Cliffs of Moher over 40 years ago, and in that time Declan has worked on a multitude of designs. Rob trained as a screen printer and graphic designer and began working with Declan shortly after the Millennium, realising his designs, adding to the catalouge and turning ideas into premium quality products from his workshop nearby.
Rob printed his first ever T-Shirt at the at the tender age of 13 and has been hooked ever since. Encouraged to pull the squeegee at a scout camp, he was left with the impression of a small square design on fabric. Intrigued, he returned immediately to print the back of the shirt, followed by a band around the hem and both sleeves, couldn't get enough, and still can't.
Following that he honed his skills in Art Class, quit his part-time dishwashing job at 15, began printing his own designs from his parents' garage, and sold his wares at festivals in his spare time, until college loomed. Seeking the next level he went on to qualify with a degree in design, from Limerick School of Art and Design, while earning his crust, and feeding his thirst, amongst a host of fellow artists, designers, enthusiasts and art-school dodgers in Lahinch & Ennistymon, Co Clare, Ireland
Once qualified, Rob aimed for the commercial design industry, put down his screen-printing squeegee and sat at a computer, in an office, in a city. . . It didn't last long, He found himself back at the wild Atlantic coast within a year, flinging ink at shirts and getting dizzied again in the positive/negative. mind flipping world of prints, before taking off around the world. It continues now with artdekko at the Cliffs of Moher, Lahinch & Ennistymon Co Clare.
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