Gillian O'Brien

Artist Management

Based In

  • London


Graduating from Glasgow School of Art was the start of a career that has come to encompass, set design, art direction and set decoration. The beginning of 2000 saw Gillian cutting her teeth in the competitive field of live television, and working within experienced art departments gave her the solid grounding to understand the various technicalities required to create both for the worlds of film and photography.

Subsequent successful years of balancing the creative roles and managing the practicalities of tight deadlines, budgets and interpreting clients briefs and scripts have seen her collaborate with a wide range of leading brands, publications and productions.

Inspired by literature, architecture, music and the creative possibilities of fictional characters married with the transformation of physical space , Gillian’s unique style of storytelling has produced captivating results for a range of creative industries.

In addition, her strong editorial style and attention to detail can be seen in various publications including, Italian Vogue, W magazine, i-D, and Another Magazine amongst others. Gillian has worked with luxury brands such as Oscar De La Renta, Anna Sui, Jaeger, Aquascutum, Dunhill and Bally. This combined with her involvement in the visual of ground breaking television such as HBO’s award winning Game of Thrones has led to her being internationally respected by both of the worlds of fashion and film in equal measure.

Gillian’s innate ability to bring a narrative to life, to build environments both rich in detail and rigorously architectural in scope, are matched by a love of her craft- meaning theres always a story to be told.


Harper's Bazaar UK January 2021 Covers
Harper's Bazaar UK (Magazine Cover)
published: January 2021
photographer: Agata Pospieszynska
Light & Shade
Harper's Bazaar UK (Editorial)
published: November 2020
photographer: Agata Pospieszynska
Harper's Bazaar UK November 2020 Cover
Harper's Bazaar UK (Magazine Cover)
published: November 2020
photographer: Agata Pospieszynska
Garden Of Earthly Delights
Harper's Bazaar UK (Editorial)
published: September 2020
photographer: Agata Pospieszynska
Sun Baked Summer
British Vogue (Editorial)
published: June 2020
photographer: Thomas Lohr
Field of Dreams
Harper's Bazaar UK (Editorial)
published: April 2020
photographer: Agata Pospieszynska
By Daniel Archer
Vogue Ukraine (Editorial)
published: March 2020
photographer: Daniel Archer
Document Journal (Editorial)
published: May 2019
photographer: Thomas Lohr
Flower Nation
Also Journal (Editorial)
published: April 2019
photographer: Felicity Ingram
Florence Welch
Elle UK (Editorial)
published: November 2018
photographer: Quentin Jones

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