In With the New

New, new, new: it's a new year, so we thought we'd start a new series of articles looking at some of the new(er) voices in the Irish design community. As submissions for the 2016 archive come tumbling in, it's refreshing to see so many come from younger designers and emerging studios. With that in mind, In With the New will share interviews with some of those designers and studios to explore their work, share their insights and pick their brains about their future ambitions. Without further ado, it's out with the old...

5th April 2017

In With the New: Amy O'Donnell
Amy ODonnell

Over the past two months we've spoken to a host of the 100's younger and newer members about their studies, their careers, their insights and obsessions. In With the New has been a really enjoyable series for us to put together, not least because it…

3rd April 2017

In With the New: Mike Simpson
Mike Simpson

'My first interest in design came from the hip-hop culture in New York, mostly things like the graffiti and the old advertisements on the subways. I was taken aback by how people were using these letterforms, completely taking them apart and re- …

28th March 2017

In With the New: Kate Brangan
Kate Brangan

'I was working in an agency in London and we were involved with a lot of projects in Ireland, which meant I was very aware of a lot of exciting things developing here. This constant focus on Ireland only emphasised how much I wanted to be in Ireland …

20th March 2017

In With the New: Jordan Huysmans
Jordan Huysmans

'2016 was a tumultuous year that shifted world politics in a direction I don’t think many people expected. It was interesting to see the emerging work in response to this fear and uncertainty, and to see creatives of all disciplines come together …

14th March 2017

In With the New: Keelin Coyle
Keelin Coyle

Some time spent living and working in Amsterdam and New York has provided plenty of great experience and inspiration for NCAD graduate Keelin Coyle, but it wasn't too long before home was calling... 'I am a total home bird, and I truly think Dublin …

9th March 2017

In With the New: Steve O'Connell
Steve O Connell

'Living in London, I think I became over-saturated with cool graphic design – flyers adorned with experimental typography and bookshops packed with beautifully designed zines from indie publishers are everywhere. At first, it was amazing and I …

6th March 2017

In With the New: Oscar Torrans
Oscar Torrans

'The most important thing I've learned so far? Being open and abandoning the word "should". After leaving college I had a more modernist approach and felt things "should" look a certain way or boxes need to ticked in order for it to be "good",but if…

2nd March 2017

In With the New: Sarah McCoy
Sarah McCoy

Some time spent travelling after completing her studies at DIT has helped Sarah McCoy figures some things out. And what are those? 'That Dublin has such an exciting emerging design industry and I want to be here and be part of that. However, I think it&…

28th February 2017

In With the New: Evan McGuinness
Evan McGuinness

 ‘I always had a desire to work in a different culture for both the professional and personal experience. I was drawn to Oslo for many reasons: after researching the other Scandinavian countries I felt Oslo had the most exciting and relatively …

16th February 2017

In With the New: Ronan Kelly
Ronan Kelly

Ronan Kelly's done a bit of moving around in his time, having spent part of his childhood in Spain before returning to Ireland to study at IADT. Now he's in London where he is exploring ways of working with emerging technologies at Wieden+Kennedy…

13th February 2017

In With the New: Ruza Leko
Ruza Leko

Having grown up in war torn Croatia, leaving her home town of Slavonski Brod wasn't a difficult decision for Ruza Leko. After a time spent working in bars and restaurants in Dublin, she decided to return to college to begin studying. First it was …

9th February 2017

In With the New: Archie Heaslip
Archie Heaslip

'Last year, while out having a drink with some friends, we decided we should go to New York to take advantage of the J1 graduate visa. I don’t think we actually thought we’d make it over here and I’m still sometimes surprised that we …

6th February 2017

In With the New: Craig Sinnamon
Craig Sinnamon

WIT and Ravensbourne graduate and London-dweller Craig Sinnamon is on the hunt for brave clients. And while placing an ad in design journal Works that Work offering 'Graphic Design for the rich …

2nd February 2017

In With the New: Shauna Buckley
Shauna Buckley

'I really enjoy when accidental graphic design happens, when people who haven’t been trained in the traditional sense create something lovely or …

31st January 2017

In With the New: brennan & stevens
Freddie Stevens

'Despite the fact that we both love to travel we knew that if we were to set up a studio of our own we wanted it to be in Ireland. From our time freelancing we had built up a good client base that we would continue working with once we had set up on our…

26th January 2017

In With the New: Bridget Butler
Bridget Butler

Up next in our new series of posts looking at the work of some of the younger and emerging members of the 100 is Bridget Butler. Bridget grew up in Wexford, studied in Limerick, spent a year working in Germany with …

24th January 2017

In With the New: Studio Nugno
Eleonora Bigi

First up in our series of interviews with some of the Archive's younger and newer members is Studio Nugno. Eleonora and Luca both grew up in the north east of Italy but have made Dublin their home, and alongside …

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