The Life and times of SUMS/SUMS ONE/TONY DIGGER

Originally from Drogheda now resides in Dublin. At the age of 35 he is a qualified Bachelor of design and now works as a graphic effects artist for Television and Film. His design and art direction on U2’s ‘Best of the 1990-2000’ DVD won The BT Interactive DVD of the Year 2003. 'Vertigo 2005/Live from Chicago' dvd. Rodrigo Y Gabriela 'Live DVD'. Title sequences for Bongo Bong a short film for Robbie Williams Rudebox album, 2006. His career as a designer for the last 10 years has added other credits to his name with design & effects work for tv programs such as Showbands, The Panel, No Tears, Anytime Now, Raw. Television commercials for the likes of AIB, Eircom, National Lottery, Halifax, 3 Mobile, Cadbury's, Heineken, Bulmers Berry/Magners, Meteor, Opel, Mini, Vodafone, O2, Club Orange, World Cup & GAA Promo's for RTE.
He has been actively part of the Graffiti scene in Ireland since 1989 and therefore has played a major part in the growth of Graffiti in Ireland and through his involvement and co-organizer with 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' aka 'The Bridge Jam' festival for the last 17 years, which is one if not the longest running graffiti festival in Europe if not the world. He has played a vital role in increasing awareness around the globe of the Irish Graffiti art scene. Sums designed a mural for the current campaign for Mini Cooper. He has exhibited work in Ireland, England, Scotland, Sweden, Denmark, New York and as far way as Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide – Australia. Today, Sums works for the leading post production facility in Dublin as a Flame Operator, composting special effects for commercials and film. He along side fellow artists run TDA KLANN, Ireland's longest running graffiti crew. TDA KLANN have been pioneers in producing some of the largest scale outdoor murals ever seen in Ireland. This year alone has seen Sums travel to Melbourne, Copenhagen, Scotland, New York in a bid to promote Irish graffiti and TDA KLANN.