#DESIGNRISING

In this extraordinary year of celebration and reflection for Ireland, we are proud to present DESIGN:RISING, the 2016 IDI Irish Design Awards, which officially opens for your entries on August 23rd 2016.

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#DESIGN:RISING

In this extraordinary year of celebration and reflection for Ireland, we are proud to present DESIGN:RISING, the 2016 IDI Irish Design Awards, which officially open for your entries on August 23rd 2016. In this monumental year we hope to elevate how Irish Design is perceived, engaged with and appreciated across the international stage. This is the 18th Annual Irish Design Awards, recognising, celebrating and promoting exemplary design vision, uncovering emerging talent and honouring outstanding achievement across all disciplines of Design in Ireland.

The IDI has assembled an illustrious panel of jurors for 2016 to review the exemplary output we expect to flood in from all corners of this Design Island. We ask you to submit your best recent work to help us present and promote this seminal year across a diverse and inclusive range of design categories and disciplines.

Please note: The IDI Irish Design Awards 2016 deadline has now been extended to Monday 26th September

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About the Awards

The IDI Irish Design Awards exists to recognise, celebrate and promote exemplary design vision in Ireland. The awards showcase the best work across seven categories: Digital Design; Fashion & Textiles; Product Design; Structures & Spaces; TV & Film; Visual Communications, along with Design Education, Service Design and the principles of Universal and Sustainable Design. The Awards recognise outstanding achievement across the design spectrum in Ireland, uncover emerging talent and focus a spotlight on the importance of Irish design in the national and global context : economically, culturally, holistically.

IRISH DESIGN AWARDS 2016

Categories

Each year, the IDI Irish Design Awards refines and adapts the categories for design review as the sector is constantly in flux and is growing in significance across all walks of life. There are six Core Categories, along with a seventh category for Intrinsic Design:

FASHION & TEXTILES

Clothing

Accessories

Textiles

FASHION & TEXTILES

CLOTHING

This category is for ready-to-wear designs. The jury will be looking for ground-breaking techniques, use of fabrics, quality, functionality and overall craft. A minimum of 3, maximum of 10 high res jpegs should be uploaded with a “long edge” of 2500px in JPEG format at 80% quality. In addition to images, we encourage entrants to submit samples; these may be sent to the IDI office. Enter Now...

ACCESSORIES

This category is open to all fashion accessories from belts, sunglasses, bags, hats, scarves or jewellery. The jury will be looking for innovation in the design, colour, fabrication, functionality, quality and craft. A minimum of 3, maximum of 10 high res jpegs should be uploaded with a “long edge” of 2500px in JPEG format at 80% quality. In addition to images, we encourage entrants to submit samples; these may be sent to the IDI office. Enter Now...

TEXTILES

This category is for the design of fabrics, yarns and fibres whether for clothing, accessories or other uses. The jury will be looking for ground-breaking techniques, use of fabrics, quality, functionality and overall craft. A minimum of 3, maximum of 10 high res jpegs should be uploaded with a “long edge” of 2500px in JPEG format at 80% quality. In addition to images, we encourage entrants to submit samples; these may be sent to the IDI office. Enter Now...

DIGITAL DESIGN

Web Design

App Design

Game Design

Interactive Design

UX Design

DIGITAL DESIGN

WEBSITE DESIGN

This category is for blogs, websites, e-commerce, landing pages, online shops and microsites. In this category the jury will consider visual design, content, structure and navigation, feature functionality, interactivity, usability, overall experience and standards compliance. A minimum of 3, maximum of 10 high res jpegs should be uploaded with a “long edge” of 2500px; a link to the finished design itself can also be uploaded. Please try to make now-offline microsites available as a live site for judging purposes. Images should be saved “long edge” of 2500px, in JPEG format at 80% quality. Enter Now...

APP DESIGN

This category is for mobile/tablet applications. Games have their own category. Again the jury will be focused on content, structure, experience, interactivity, visual design, navigation and functionality. The jury will be looking for true innovation both in the design and the techniques used, including API. Input a direct URL to download the full version of the app. If the app is to be paid for, please supply a gift card/code that is valid until after the judging weekend. A minimum of 3 images to a maximum of 10 should also be included. Images should be saved “long edge” of 2500px, in JPEG format at 80% quality. Enter Now...

GAME DESIGN

This category is for any games designed for mobiles or other devices. The jury will be looking for innovative playability, interaction, technical expertise, music, story and the art and craft in the aesthetics. Input a direct URL to download the full version of the game. If the game is to be paid for, please supply a gift card/code that is valid until after the judging weekend. A minimum of 3 images to a maximum of 10 should also be included. Images should be saved “long edge” of 2500px, in JPEG format at 80% quality. Enter Now...

INTERACTIVE DESIGN

This category is for any interactive designs including interface designs, kiosks and interactive product display. Website and apps have their own category. The jury will be looking for design impact, technical expertise and craft, and will focus on how the project connects, engages, empowers, encourages self expression or creativity, disrupts or reimagines, or optimises daily or traditionally inefficient activities. A minimum of 3, maximum of 10 high res jpegs should be uploaded. Images should be saved “long edge” of 2500px, in JPEG format at 80% quality. Enter Now...

UX DESIGN

The UX Design award recognises user orientation and outstanding design in products, digital solutions and designed services. The jury will focus on how the candidate met the demands of present day and future users, positive user experience, added human value, empathy, imagination and engendered brand identity that is accessible, comfortable and sympathetic. A minimum of 3, maximum 10 high res jpegs, Images saved “long edge” of 2500px, in JPEG format at 80% quality. Enter Now...

PRODUCT DESIGN

Consumer Products

Industrial Products

Furniture Design

Craft Design: Handmade product

PRODUCT DESIGN

CUSTOMER PRODUCTS

This category is for any product that has been designed for the commercial market including electronics, household items, appliances, etc. The jury will be looking for ground-breaking techniques, use of material, quality and overall craft. A minimum of 3, maximum of 10 high res jpegs should be uploaded with a “long edge” of 2500px in JPEG format at 80% quality. In addition to images, we encourage entrants to submit samples of the product; these may be sent to the IDI office. Enter Now...

INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS

Candidates can submit any products for the non-consumer market, including industrial, heavy equipment, transport and medical products. The jury will be looking for ground-breaking techniques, use of material, quality and overall craft. A minimum of 3, maximum of 10 high res jpegs should be uploaded with a “long edge” of 2500px in JPEG format at 80% quality. In addition to images, we encourage entrants to submit samples of the product; these may be sent to the IDI office. Enter Now...

FURNITURE DESIGN

This category is for pieces of bespoke or commercially produced furniture. The jury will be looking for ground-breaking techniques, use of material quality and overall craft. A minimum of 3, maximum of 10 high res jpegs should be uploaded with a “long edge” of 2500px in JPEG format at 80% quality. In addition to images, we encourage entrants to submit samples of the product; these may be sent to the IDI office. Enter Now...

CRAFT DESIGN: Handmade product

This category is for anything made by hand. The jury will be looking for ground-breaking techniques, use of materials, quality and overall craft. A minimum of 3, maximum of 10 high res jpegs should be uploaded with a “long edge” of 2500px. In addition to images, we encourage entrants to submit samples of the product; these may be sent to the IDI office. Images should be saved “long edge” of 2500px, in JPEG format at 80% quality. Enter Now...

VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS

Logos

Branding Identity Schemes

Design for Print

Printed Book Design

Packaging: Food & Drink

Packaging: Other

Use of Illustration in Design

Use of Photography in Design

Use of Typography in Design

Use of Video in Design

VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS

LOGOS

This category is about the design of an excellent identity mark. Entrants can submit an individual logo, a family of logos, static or motion. The jury will be looking for overall craft and how it met the brief. A minimum of 3, maximum of 10 high res jpegs should be uploaded with a “long edge” of 2500px in JPEG format at 80% quality. Enter Now...

BRANDING IDENTITY SCHEMES

In this category entrants can submit a variety of applications for a visual brand, including stationery suites, brand guidelines, print, digital, environmental, signage etc. (any items that you feel show the identity in practice). The jury will be looking for an identity that shows a unified vision and tools that help the client build the brand. A minimum of 3, maximum of 10 high res jpegs should be uploaded with a “long edge” of 2500px in JPEG format at 80% quality. In addition to images, we encourage entrants to submit printed samples; these may be sent to the IDI office. Enter Now...

DESIGN FOR PRINT

In this category entrants can submit work that ended up as a printed piece, e.g.; stationery suites, posters, brochures, invites etc. Note: books, Annual Reports and packaging have their own categories. The jury will look for creativity, innovation and craft in both the design and the print choices. A minimum of 3, maximum of 10 high res jpegs should be uploaded with a “long edge” of 2500px in JPEG format at 80% quality. In addition to images, we encourage entrants to submit printed samples; these may be sent to the IDI office. Enter Now...

PRINTED BOOK DESIGN

This category is for any books - educational, text, children’s, art, coffee table etc. The jury will be looking for creativity, innovation, sensory experience and craft in the concept, layout design and print choices. A minimum of 3, maximum of 10 high-res jpegs should be uploaded with a “long edge” of 2500px in JPEG format at 80% quality. In addition to images, we encourage entrants to submit printed samples; these may be sent to the IDI office. Enter Now...

PACKAGING: FOOD & DRINK

In this category entrants are asked to submit packaging for consumable products including drinks. The jury will be looking for creativity, innovation, functionality and craft in both the design and the print choices. A minimum of 3, maximum of 10 high res jpegs should be uploaded with a “long edge” of 2500px at 80% quality. In addition to images, we encourage entrants to submit printed samples; these may be sent to the IDI office. Enter Now...

PACKAGING: OTHER

In this category entrants are asked to submit packaging for anything non-edible - jewellery, accessories, luxury goods, perfume, personal care, seasonal, promotional etc. The jury will be looking for creativity, innovation, functionality and craft in both the design and the print choices. A minimum of 3, maximum of 10 high res jpegs should be uploaded with a “long edge” of 2500px in JPEG format at 80% quality. In addition to images, we encourage entrants to submit printed samples; these may be sent to the IDI office. Enter Now...

USE OF ILLUSTRATION IN DESIGN

In this category entrants are asked to submit illustrations published within the last year. Original artwork used in books, book covers, editorial, posters, packaging etc. The jury will be looking for creativity, concept and craft in both the illustration and how it fits with the design. A minimum of 3, maximum of 10 high res jpegs should be uploaded with a “long edge” of 2500px, in JPEG format at 80% quality. In addition to images, we encourage entrants to submit printed samples; these may be sent to the IDI office. Enter Now...

USE OF PHOTOGRAPHY IN DESIGN

In this category entrants are asked to submit works that use photography in a manner that has creatively contributed to a successful design. The jury will be looking for creativity and craft in both the photography and its treatment in the design. A minimum of 3, maximum of 10 high res jpegs should be uploaded with a “long edge” of 2500px, in JPEG format at 80% quality. In addition to images, we encourage entrants to submit printed samples; these may be sent to the IDI office. Enter Now...

USE OF TYPOGRAPHY IN DESIGN

In this category, the entrant will demonstrate a high standard of typography, the criteria being that excellent typography is an intrinsic element of each overall design solution. The jury will look for creativity, subtlety, nuance or differentiating impact of the typography, craft, detail, consistency, originality, maintenance of superlative standards and clarity in visual communication of emotional or commercial message. A minimum of 3, maximum of 10 high res jpegs should be uploaded with a “long edge” of 2500px, in JPEG format at 80% quality. In addition to images, we encourage entrants to submit printed samples; these may be sent to the IDI office. Enter Now...

USE OF VIDEO IN DESIGN

In this category entrants are asked to submit works that use video in a manner that has creatively contributed to a successful design. The jury will be looking for creativity and craft in both the video and its treatment in the design. A minimum of 3, maximum of 10 high res jpegs should be uploaded with a “long edge” of 2500px, in JPEG format at 80% quality. In addition to images, we encourage entrants to submit printed samples; these may be sent to the IDI office. Enter Now...

TV & FILM

TV/Film visual effects/animations

Commercial visual effects/animations

CG animation/ animated short film

TV & FILM

TV/FILM VISUAL EFFECTS/ANIMATIONS

In this category entrants are asked to submit visual effects or animations (2D/3D) for titles, openers or idents for TV or Film. In this category the jury will be looking for technical skill, artistry and overall quality. Please upload the motion graphic directly. Files should be 1280 x 720 H264 codec video with an MP4/MOV extension. Enter Now...

COMMERCIAL VISUAL EFFECTS/ANIMATIONS

In this category entrants are asked to submit visual effects, animations (2D/3D), infographics or idents used in advertising commercials. In this category the jury will be looking for technical skill, artistry and overall quality. Please upload the motion graphic directly. Files should be 1280 x 720 H264 codec video with an MP4/MOV extension. Enter Now...

CG ANIMATION / ANIMATED SHORT FILM

This category is open to anyone working in computer graphics (CG) animation. Entrants can submit any CG animated sequences which have appeared on TV, online, or a CG animated film of 4 mins or less. In this category the jury will be looking for technical skill, artistry and overall quality. Please upload the animated files directly. Files should be 1280 x 720 H264 codec video with an MP4/MOV extension. Enter Now...

STRUCTURES & SPACES

Domestic Interiors

Commercial Interiors

Visual Merchandising

Exhibition design

Set Design (TV/Film/Theatre)

Built Structures

Architectural Design

STRUCTURES & SPACES

DOMESTIC INTERIORS

Projects in this category will be interiors designed for residential use. This category covers renovations, extensions and alterations to existing residences. The jury will consider use of space, sensitive adaptation, relative complexity, purpose, innovation, impact, accessibility, clarity, sustainability, materiality, transition and user experience. A minimum of 3 images, maximum of 10 images can be submitted showing different viewpoints including a floorplan. Walk-through videos are also welcome (5 mins or less). Images should be saved “long edge” of 2500px, in JPEG format at 80% quality. Video files should be 1280 x 720 H264 codec video with an MP4 extension. Enter Now...

COMMERCIAL INTERIORS

Projects in this category will be interiors designed for commercial use. This includes Retail, Office, Hospitality, Healthcare, Industrial, Education, Conservation, Leisure, Marine, Public, Performance, Pop-up, Experimental, Institutional and Cultural (excluding exhibition which is a separate category). Entries can be new-build, retro-fit or fit-out. The judges will consider the program, adaptation, complexity, purpose, innovation, impact, clarity, accessibility, sustainability, materiality, transition and user engagement and experience. A minimum of 3 images, maximum of 10 images can be submitted showing different viewpoints including a floorplan. Walkthrough videos are also welcome (5 mins or less). Images should be saved “long edge” of 2500px, in JPEG format at 80% quality. Video files should be 1280 x 720 H264 codec video with an MP4 extension. Enter Now...

VISUAL MERCHANDISING

Entrants to this category can enter shop, store, pop-up shop designs or any other visual merchandising displays that motivate customers towards a purchase. The jury will consider the use of technical skill, inventive use of media, complexity, commercial purpose and/or message, creativity, innovation, visual impact, clarity, materiality, choice of merchandise, and proportional transitions. A minimum of 3 images, maximum of 10 images can be submitted showing different viewpoints including a floorplan. Walk-through videos are also welcome (5 mins or less). Images should be saved “long edge” of 2500px, in JPEG format at 80% quality. Video files should be 1280 x 720 H264 codec video with an MP4 extension. Enter Now...

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EXHIBITION DESIGN

This category is for designs of commercial and non-commercial exhibitions e.g.: expos, arts and leisure, historical, museum exhibitions, visitor attractions, fairs, festivals and trade shows. Permanent or temporary exhibitions will be accepted. In this category the jury will evaluate in terms of engagement, narrative, conversation, story, triggers, structure, impact, materiality, interactivity, display, purpose, market, demographics, innovation, mobility, category guide programme, access, aesthetic, innovation and functionality. The judges seek entries that encourage curiosity and exploration across ages, cultures and technological literacy whilst delivering a meaningful or playful, emotionally engaging message. A minimum of 3 images, maximum of 10 images can be submitted showing different viewpoints and a floorplan. Walk-through videos are also welcome (5 mins or less). Images should be saved “long edge” of 2500px, in JPEG format at 80% quality. Video files should be 1280 x 720 H264 codec video with an MP4 extension. Enter Now...

SET DESIGN (TV/FILM/THEATRE)

This category is open to stage sets or production design. In this category the jury will be assessing how the set suggests a style, tone and mood of the overall production. It will particularly examine curation, lighting, architecture, visual, experiential and spatial composition of performance for theatre, film, TV and online mediums. A minimum of 3 images, maximum of 10 images can be submitted showing different viewpoints or original sketches. Walk-through videos are also welcome (5 mins or less). Images should be saved “long edge” of 2500px, in JPEG format at 80% quality. Video files should be 1280 x 720 H264 codec video with an MP4 extension. Enter Now...

BUILD STRUCTURES

This freestyle structures category is open to experimental, electronic, mechanical, electrical, technological, environmental, transitory, industrial or infrastructural projects that rely on engineering design skills. Structures should be completed between 23 August 2015 and 22 August 2016. The award can range from a bridge, to kinetic energy recovery systems, or even deployable space rockets. The jury will look for strength of form, breakthrough technology, creative methodology, design simplicity and flow, soul, performance efficiency, function, aesthetic impact, emotional engagement, ergonomics, human interaction, usefulness, unique, and quality. A minimum of 3 images, maximum of 10 images can be submitted showing different viewpoints including a mandatory floorplan. Walk-through videos are also welcome (5 mins or less). Images should be saved “long edge” of 2500px, in JPEG format at 80% quality. Video files should be 1280 x 720 H264 codec video with an MP4 extension. Enter Now...

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

This category is open to completed buildings, projects, landscapes or urban design projects completed between 23 August 2015 and 22 August 2016. The jury will consider each submission in the context of its specific innovation in relation to solving the problem it addresses, aesthetics, originality, social impact, environmental integration, conventional disruption, creative efficiency, fitness to purpose, user experience and accessibility, flow of spatial movement, appropriate materiality, space, proportion and order, statutory compliance, human friendliness, energy conservation, contextual awareness in cultural and ecological expression. A minimum of 3 images, maximum of 10 images can be submitted showing different viewpoints including a floorplan. Walk-through videos are also welcome (5 mins or less). Images should be saved “long edge” of 2500px, in JPEG format at 80% quality. Video files should be 1280 x 720 H264 codec video with an MP4 extension. Enter Now...

INTRINSIC DESIGN AWARDS

Design Education & Research

Service Design

INTRINSIC DESIGN AWARDS

DESIGN EDUCATION & RESEARCH

This category recognises innovative work done by IDI Design Education members. Entries could include design projects, artefacts, research or collaborations run in conjunction with the public, industry, or other organisations outside the educational institution e.g. charities, design exhibitions, charrettes, design advocacy events, that raise the awareness of design or design research. Entries should step beyond the boundaries of day-to-day Design Education activities within a single organisation and the award will be given for the design project, as a whole. The judges are looking for entries that encourage engagement with design, demonstrating collaboration and outreach from education, raising awareness of the value of design. Entries must include educational institutions with IDI members and individual student work should not form part of the entry. A minimum of 3, maximum of 10 high res jpegs should be uploaded with a “long edge” of 2500px. In addition to images, we encourage entrants to submit printed samples; these may be sent to the IDI office. Images should be saved “long edge” of 2500px, in JPEG format at 80% quality. Enter Now...

SERVICE DESIGN

Service design has the potential to make better the systems that make up our world. Service Design is about pulling things together, integrating systems and things to make tangible value in the world. This category is open to entrants across engineering, architecture, product management, financial, UX, public service and corporate business functions. The jury will be looking for a proven correlation between work done and results achieved, whether in measurable financial and quantifiable terms or in impact demonstrated by statistics. The originality and innovation of the developed service, its depth of data and insight gathering and its iteration and testing will contribute to the jurors’ decision. The cause-and-effect of an improved service, process, and customer experience should be described and clearly meet or exceed the requirements set out in the initial brief. Any organisational change or systemic change or manifestation due directly to the described project delivering benefit to direct and indirect service users / customers should be described clearly. Enter Now...

ADDITIONAL AWARDS

Awards

Entries in the six categories are entitled to free submission for the following Awards:
Collaborative Design · Sustainable Design · Universal Design

Awards in the following categories will be given at the discretion of the judges:
Grand Prix · Emerging Talent Award · Overseas Award

The IDI President may nominate, with approval of Council, an extraordinary contributor from the Irish design community to be honorary recipient of the following Award:
Outstanding Achievement in Design Award

This year, for the very first time, the Irish Design Awards will also include a Public Choice Award voted by the public in an online poll.

IRISH DESIGN AWARDS 2016

Key Dates

IDI DESIGN AWARDS ENTRY OPENS ONLINE:
Tuesday, 23 August 2016
ENTRY CLOSES:
Monday, 26th September 2016 | 5:00pm [Extended]
JUDGING TAKES PLACE:
Friday, 30 September – Saturday, 1 October 2016
SHORTLIST PUBLISHED:
Thursday, 6 October 2016
PUBLIC EXHIBITION OF AWARD FINALISTS:
Fumbally Exchange, 5 Dame Lane, Dublin 2
EXHIBITION DATES:
Tuesday, 25 October – Saturday, 5 November 2016 (Monday to Saturday – 11am - 5pm)
Official Opening on Tuesday 25 October at 6pm
IDI AWARDS NIGHT:
Thursday, 17 November 2016 | The Marker Hotel, Dublin

THE PANEL

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NATHALIE WEADICK

NATHALIE WEADICK

Nathalie Weadick is a curator who also works in the fields of architecture and spatial practice.

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NATHALIE WEADICK

Nathalie Weadick is a curator who also works in the fields of architecture and spatial practice. She is Director of the Irish Architecture Foundation, which aims to raise the profile of architectural and urban planning culture. Up to 2007, she was deputy director of The Architecture Foundation (London) and, prior to that, director of the Butler Gallery of Kilkenny. Nathalie organises debates, workshops and seminars and writes for several publications on the visual arts and architecture. She has also curated a number of notable exhibitions, such as The Everyday Experience (IMMA, 2013) and the Irish pavilion at the Venice Biennale of Architecture.

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HARRY PARR

HARRY PARR

Harry Parr co-founded Bompas & Parr with Sam Bompas in 2007.

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HARRY PARR

Harry Parr co-founded Bompas & Parr with Sam Bompas in 2007. Bompas & Parr specialises in flavour-based experience design with Harry's work encompassing detailed design, production and proof of concept as well as business strategy. Harry is a registered architect who studied architecture at the Glasgow School of Art and at the Bartlett, University College London. He is adept at planning highly complex events and visitor experiences. His work includes Taste at the Guinness Storehouse and Kaleidoscope at the 3 Arena. In 2012 he became a fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.

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GRAHAM THEW

GRAHAM THEW

Graham Thew has always held a fascination with the delicate interplay of beautiful lettering and imagery.

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GRAHAM THEW

Kidnapped by Swiss typographers and raised as their own, IDI award winner Graham Thew has always held a fascination with the delicate interplay of beautiful lettering and imagery. Happily, he has spent 25 years channelling this obsession into the production of quite-successful book covers, charting everything from science fiction to cookery, and most things in-between. Sometimes, as a welcome break from the white-knuckle thrill of designing books, he sculpts attractive logos and identities straight from the ether, as well as regularly sweating blood over posters and brochures for a nice range of savvy and attractive clients.

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ÚNA BURKE

ÚNA BURKE

Úna Burke is a multi-award winning Luxury Leather Accessories Designer and Artist based in London.

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ÚNA BURKE

Úna Burke is a multi-award winning Luxury Leather Accessories Designer and Artist born in County Roscommon and now based in London. Using traditional leather-working techniques in her distinctly complex constructions, Úna makes both seasonal fashion collections and figurative art pieces. Her work has been shown at Fashion Weeks in London, New York, Milan, Paris, Shanghai, Rome, and Hong Kong. Her collections also feature regularly in top publications such as Vogue, Collezioni, Numero, i-D and W. With such an Avant-Garde aesthetic, it's little wonder that the brand has such high profile clients as Rihanna, Madonna, and Lady Gaga.

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JAMES HUBBARD

JAMES HUBBARD

James Hubbard is a Senior Design Advisor for products and services in Ireland.

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JAMES HUBBARD

As a Senior Design Advisor for products and services in Ireland, James Hubbard Co-Chaired the world’s first national standards on Universal Design. At the National Disability Authority’s, Centre for Excellence in Universal Design, he manages research projects, develops design guidance, advises design policy and promotes education through, curriculum development and design challenge events. Previously he worked for over 20 years at universities in the USA, teaching, consulting and supervising new product development with a focus on design for Human Factors Engineering and Assistive Technology.

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CLAIRE DOWLING

CLAIRE DOWLING

Claire Dowling is an award winning designer and creative director for Deloitte Digital.

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CLAIRE DOWLING

Claire Dowling is an award winning designer and creative director for Deloitte Digital. For the last 14 years Claire has been an advocate of design thinking – identifying new ways to serve and support clients and their customers by uncovering latent needs, behaviors, and desires. Combining her twin qualifications of design and psychology, Claire employs design thinking to help clients develop and deliver innovative products and experiences that transform their business.

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JOHN GAVIN

JOHN GAVIN

John Gavin is the owner and Creative Director of TrueOutput brand design consultancy.

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JOHN GAVIN

John Gavin is the owner and Creative Director of TrueOutput. A multi-faceted designer whose work encompasses strategy, design and technology with projects spanning the design of brand identity, print, packaging, environments, digital and moving image. He brings experience from working in both London and Ireland to national and international clients from FTSE 100 companies and SME’s to individuals. He has won multiple awards for his work from The International Webby Awards and The Institute of Designers in Ireland (IDI) and is featured on the 100 Archive for the best of design in Ireland.

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ELIZABETH FRANCIS

ELIZABETH FRANCIS

Her company atelier Francis cultivates cultural links internationally, curating events and exhibitions.

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ELIZABETH FRANCIS

Elizabeth Francis studied architecture at University College Dublin. Based in Bologna, Italy, her company atelier Francis cultivates cultural links internationally, curating events and exhibitions in the field of architecture, art and design. Elizabeth is co-founder of the cultural association Meme Exchange Ravenna, promoting sustainable urban regeneration and the recovery of disused spaces with the project ‘Experiments in Urban Reuse’

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CONÁNN FITZPATRICK

CONÁNN FITZPATRICK

Conánn has contributed to traditional, 3D animated as well as live action productions.

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CONÁNN FITZPATRICK

As an artist working in the film industry in California, Conánn has contributed to traditional, 3D animated as well as live action productions for studios such as DreamWorks, where he was their go-to guy for fire, smoke, cloud and water animation. Conánn’s formula for living is IDEAS * CREATIVITY * EXECUTION = HAPPINESS. If any one of these factors is missing, you get a zero result. Unsurprisingly, he’s a pretty happy chap.

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MICHELLE DOUGLAS

MICHELLE DOUGLAS

Michelle lectures in subjects from design thinking and graphics to product & interaction design.

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MICHELLE DOUGLAS

Michelle Douglas is a design academic and consultant who has worked with the Royal College of Art, Brunel University, University of Salford, San Francisco State University, University of Technology Sydney, and Ravensbourne London. She lectures in subjects from design thinking and graphics to product & interaction design. She recently returned to her native Northern Ireland after 16 years in London, where she was Head of Product & Interaction Design in Ravensbourne from 2006 – 2013. During this time, she worked with Barclays, Samsung, M&S and co-produced Designathons with IDEO London and FutureGov. Michelle is currently a Director at University of Salford, External Examiner at Royal College of Art, London and Co-Founder of Inventshed.

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OWEN HARRIS

OWEN HARRIS

Owen Harris is a Game Designer, Lecturer and lover of all things playful.

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OWEN HARRIS

Owen Harris is a Game Designer, Lecturer and lover of all things playful. When not working on DEEP, he is the studio head of the award winning bitSmith Games and teaches Game Design in DIT. He has spoken all over Ireland and Europe on the topics of game design, community building and production. He sits on the Imirt Board, an organisation set up to improve the quality and visibility of Irish games, and runs the local community game design event dubLUDO. His mission is to bring about an increased awareness of the value of playfulness in everyday life.

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NIK & ADAM

NIK & ADAM

Wemakedesign is Nik Dillon and Adam Gallacher. Together they have over 40 years experience building global brands.

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NIK & ADAM

Wemakedesign is Nik Dillon and Adam Gallacher. Together they have over 40 years experience building global brands working at the highest levels in Ireland, the UK and Australia. As hands-on brand builders, can doers and general all-rounders they combine in-depth market research, incisive strategic thinking and best in class creative execution that delivers tangible business results. Nik brings a proven knowledge of creative, strategy, vision, communication and management to national and global brands. Adam has extensive experience in brand development, FMCG, branded environment and consultancy.

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AWARDS

1. This is strictly an IDI Members’ competition for Full and Graduate IDI paid-up members ONLY. 2. If you are NOT listed on our IDI Online Directory please contact IDI before entering. 3. Designers graduating in 2016 cannot enter this competition. 4. All competition entries must be via the IDI online entry system only. Entrants need to register an account on The IDI Awards Website. Once your account is acknowledged you will be able to enter as many entries as you like as long as (i)you pay for them and (ii) they fit the category criteria and rules. These awards are for IDI members only, so make sure the person who registers for the awards is an IDI member. 5. All entries must be paid for in advance of judging at the time of entering via Paypal or Credit Card. (€65 Euros for an initial entry and €50 for all subsequent entries) Unpaid entries will NOT be judged. 6. Work must have been completed between 22nd August 2015 and 22nd August 2016. This means it must have been launched, published, manufactured, constructed, developed or printed within that timeframe. 7. No conceptual work will be accepted. Completed projects only! 8. Work created for previous IDI awards cannot be entered again. This includes work where alterations have been made. 9. The IDI jury has the right to query if an entry is eligible for these awards. 10. The IDI and Judges reserve the right to withdraw a category and refund the entries where judges feel there is not sufficient competition. 11. The judges’ decision is final. They reserve the right to not award in any category should they feel the work does not match the judging criteria or meet an exceptional standard. 12. No correspondence will be entered into regarding entries. 13. Entrants are encouraged to send in physical samples (subject to size) of their entries in some categories (Fashion, Printed material and Product etc.). These must be numbered and identified correctly and delivered to IDI at 5 Dame Lane, Dublin 2. 14. Whilst every care will be taken in the storage of physical samples, the IDI will not accept responsibility for loss or damage of samples provided. Entries will not be returned but arrangements can be made with the IDI office to arrange a suitable time for collection after the judging weekend. 15. A project may be entered once in its appropriate category and also in any or all ‘Free Entry Categories’ as long as the entry fee is paid. 16. The Closing Date for entries is final.

CRITERIA

To enter, candidates must be Full or Graduate IDI members. All entries must be made via the IDI online entry system. Work must have been completed - launched, published, manufactured, constructed, certified, developed or printed - between 22nd August 2015 and 22nd August 2016. Work created for a previous IDI Award event cannot be entered again.

CREDITS

The Irish Design Awards trophy is manufactured and supplied by HI-MACS® / James Latham. The 2016 identity Design:Rising was designed by Epsilon. Sincere thanks go to the Fumbally Exchange for their inspirational organisational leadership in sponsoring the IDI Irish Design Awards in 2016. The IDI Irish Design Awards could not take place without the much appreciated collaboration with a diverse group of sponsors and partners.