Irish Makers is a new series showcasing some of the most talented makers and creators that the country has to offer

It's more important now 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...

Today's featured maker is award-winning illustrator, author and comedian, Aoife Dooley. 

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Aoife is currently selling a range of products on her website, from prints to clothing and homeware, and she tends to include the perfect mix of humour and inspirational quotes in her work - there's nothing better than a positive message to help you get out of bed in the morning! 

You may already be familiar with Aoife's work from her illustrations of Your One Nikita, chronicling the life of Nikita, a 22-year-old woman, her best friend Tanya, and her boyfriend Anto. She has also published two books, the first being How to be Massive in October 2016 and How to Deal with Poxes on a Daily Basis in 2017. 

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Aoife also released the Your One Nikita animated tv series which is available to watch here on the RTÉ Player. 

For more information on Aoife Dooley and her designs, visit here