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Graphic Design graduates winners and shortlisted for Institute of Designers in Ireland Award 2018

Added: December 2018

Irish Graduate Design Awards

Dublin Institute of Design was delighted to see five of its graduates being shortlisted for the IDI Graduate Awards who took place on 6th December last in the IADT. From 488 entries representing 23 colleges across Ireland, 97 graduates were shortlisted across 22 categories of design. As always, the quality of the submissions was high, which makes it all the more impressive that five of our students were shortlisted across five categories.

Irish Graduate Design Awards Winner Tatiana Macari

Tatiana Macari took away the top prize for her APP in the Product Design Social category, which looked at increasing rates of obesity, and tackled food waste and plastic waste. Aideen O’Neill was commended in the Visual Communications category for the use of Typography in her book ‘the irish woman’s place’. Our congratulations to them both, and to our other shortlisted graduates: Anne Maloney (Illustration); Lauren Day (UX design); and Melissa Sirois (Printed book). Each project was put on display at the awards nights and each shortlisted graduate received a certificate in recognition of their achievements.

Aideen ONeill

Lauren Day and Anne Maloney

Melissa Sirois

Also playing a part in this event on the night was Danielle Townsend, our Head of Department for Graphic Design – she presented the awards to the newest design graduates on behalf of the IDI.

Well done also to all the staff who contributed to the success of our shortlisted students. Participation in competitions like the IDI Graduate Awards is an important opportunity to showcase graduates’ work as they venture out into the workplace.

Graphic Design graduate accepted into International Society of Typographic Designers

Added: November 2018

Aideen O'Neill

Congratulations to BA Degree Graphic Design graduate Aideen O'Neill on being accepted into the prestigious International Society of Typographic Designers, for her book the irish woman’s place.

the irish woman’s place focuses on the rights of women in Ireland throughout the years. This book uses many design elements to demonstrate barriers that women in Ireland have faced, and explains the defining moments that have lead us to where we are now as a society.

Celebrated type designer Erik Spiekermann, one of the world’s leading authorities on typography, has described the International Society of Typographic Designers’ student assessment as "the most rigorous and honest assessment in the world".

Find out more about International Society of Typographic Designers: https://www.istd.org.uk.

Aideen O'Neill - the irish woman’s placeAideen O'Neill - the irish woman’s place

Dublin Institute of Design student winner of the Frankfurt Style Award 2017

Added: November 2017

Winers of the Frankfurt Style Award 2017

The Fashion Design Department would like to send a huge congratulations to our HNC Fashion Design student Ágota Pfening who was awarded the first price in her category at the Frankfurt Style Awards student fashion competition over the weekend.

Frankfurt Style Awards is one of the world’s most established global fashion contests for students with entries from 750 global design colleges. This is the first award in the competition for an Irish student so well done Ágota

Agota Pfening winner of the Frankfurt Style Awards 2017 catwalk
Winners of the Frankfurt Style Awards 2017
Agota Pfening winner of the Frankfurt Style Awards 2017 catwalk

DID students finalist for Frankfurt Style Award 2017

Added: July 2017

The creative talent from our Fashion design department just keeps going from strength to strength every year. We are thrilled to announce that ou 5 students - Magdalena Kochan, Ágota Pfening, Malvina Balaska, Monika Zielinska and Lorea Suarez - have been selected as finalists in the Frankfurt style awards International fashion competition.

This final will take place in November when these 5 students will travel to Frankfurt for the gala fashion show final. Where they will represent DID against other fashion designer students from around the globe. #DID Fashion students #Frankfurtstykleawards2017

Monika Zielinska finalist of Frankfurt Style Awards 2017
Malvina Balaska finalist of Frankfurt Style Awards 2017
Magdalena Kochan finalist of Frankfurt Style Awards 2017
Agota Pfening finalist of Frankfurt Style Awards 2017

DID Fashion Design student overall winner of DCU Fashion Show

Added: February 2017

We are delighted to announce that Dublin institute of Design Fashion design student Kirsten Durand-O'Connor was chosen as the overall winner of this year’s DCU fashion show.

Annually, The DCU Style Society design and produce one of the biggest student events in the country; In recent years the show has raised its standards by receiving sponsorship from Justeat.ie and bank of Ireland as well as gaining national coverage on TV3’s Xposé.

Institute of Designers in Ireland This competition gives design students the chance to showcase their designs in front of a panel of judges. The finals of Project Young Designer which took place during the DCU Fashion Show in the helix in March.

Kirsten the our winner will have the incredible opportunity to showcase and sell her designs in Om Diva boutique based in the heart of the Dublin city.

Congratulations Kirsten, from the Fashion design department at the Dublin Institute of Design.

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