About Who we are Staff Mairead McCormack Mairead joined the Voluntary Arts Ireland team as Digital and Online Communications Apprentice in January 2017. Graduating from Ulster University in 2016, Mairead is a textile artist and is currently the Artist in Residence for the Textile Art, Design and Fashion course at Ulster. She provides support to students and gives talks and workshops on her specialism of embroidery. Mairead has completed an internship with the Belfast International Arts Festival and is a Designer and Marketing Officer for the Vintage Satchel Company. Loving all things creative, Mairead is also working on a very exciting project of e-books, games and interactive apps and workshops to develop resources for sign language in Northern Ireland with Language and Community Arts. Keen to gain as much experience as possible in all aspects of the arts, Mairead is also passionate about travelling. She aims to travel and do residencies in other countries including India, USA and Europe - next stop, Iceland!