Press Release - Institute of Designers in Ireland IDI Irish Design Awards 2018

NCAD staff recognised at prestigious IDI Irish Design Awards 2018

Thursday, 31st January 2019

Members of staff at the National College of Art and Design (NCAD)’s School of Design have received three awards and two commendations at the Institute of Designers in Ireland IDI Irish Design Awards 2018, which took place at Dublin’s CHQ on 24th January.

A key event in the Irish design calendar, the annual IDI Irish Design Awards recognise outstanding achievements of designers across Ireland and promote exemplary design vision in Ireland, putting a global spotlight on Irish design.

The three winners from NCAD’s School of Design are:

Lecturer in Fashion Design, Natalie Coleman, who won the Clothing Design category for ‘AW18 – Guaranteed to Bleed’.

Lecturer in Product Design, Emma Creighton, who won the Design Education & Research category for ‘Designing Learning’.

Technical Assistant in Communication Design, Jamie Murphy, who won the Photography in Design category and received a commendation in the Typography in Design category for his project ‘Town’.

In addition, NCAD’s Head of Department for Communication Design, J.P. Dowling received a commendation in the Collaborative Design category for ‘Reflections On’.

Director of NCAD, Dr Sarah Glennie said: “To receive an award or commendation at the IDI Design Awards presents a recognition of international standard, and the success of NCAD’s School of Design at this year’s awards is testament to the incredible talent and vision of our dedicated teaching staff. I would like to congratulate them all on this brilliant achievement.”










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