Irish Makers is a new series spotlighting some of the most talented artists, craftspeople and makers that the country has to offer...

It's now more important than ever for us to support small independent businesses, whether that be by sharing their creations across social media, buying from them or recommending to a friend. 

With Christmas quickly approaching, it's the perfect time to support Irish makers...

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Today's spotlight creator is artist and illustrator, Laura Duffy, known for her colourful, eye-catching prints and their positive messages. 

Laura is an independent artist working and living in Dublin, making everything from personalised custom portraits to funky eye-catching prints. 

Her work includes many references to pop culture, film, music and television along with prints containing a strong message of social justice.

When you buy her A Thousand Welcomes print, all profits are then donated directly to MASI, a group working to end direct provision, the system of deportation and to gain the right to work and education for all asylum seekers. Profits from her Angela Davis print are also donated in full to the Black Lives Matter movement. 

Find out more about Laura Duffy's work here