In With the New #2

2019 is set to be an incredibly exciting year for the 100 Archive, as we prepare to take an even closer look at contemporary Irish design and the individuals, studios, clients and collaborators who make it happen. We are in the midst of assembling a team of researchers, designers and videographers for ‘Mapping Irish Design,’ a project funded by Creative Ireland that will examine the impact of design on Irish society. Simply by chatting with a bunch of different designers, we can uncover a host of interesting stories, new technologies, unique obsessions and a wide range of insights. And so, as the 2018 archive submissions pour in, once again we are taking the opportunity to chat with some of the younger and newer members of the 100 Archive about their work, careers and experiences so far.

15th April 2019

In With The New: Amy McMahon
Amy McMahon

Our final interview of the series is with Amy McMahon, a Co. Clare native who studied visual communication in the Limerick School of Art & Design. Since graduating in 2015 she has worked in a number of different design agencies, in Dublin, Cork and New …

25th March 2019

In With The New: Alessandra Ravida
Alessandra Ravida

With a degree in chemistry and a PhD in glycochemistry graphic design wasn’t initially on the cards for Italian-born Alessandra Ravida. “I was born in Milan but I am not Milanese. Growing up we moved around a lot (every 2-3 years.) I hated it, …

11th March 2019

In With The New: Ross Phelan
Ross Phelan

Ross Phelan grew up in Dublin, studied visual communication in IADT, Dun Laoghaire and now works in Detail. Design Studio. “I guess you could say I’m a bit of a home bird. After graduating I was pretty sure I was going to move to New York, but …

3rd March 2019

In With The New: Laurie Concannon
Laurie Concannon

While the majority of Irish designers are urban-based, both in Ireland and abroad, there are many more setting up shop in rural areas. Last summer the 100 Archive published ‘Beyond …

20th February 2019

In With The New: Katie Kidd
Katie Kidd

Dublin-born Katie Kidd studied visual communication at the National College of Art and Design, combining both her love of art and her love of writing. “I learned how to bring these two things together in the most aesthetically-pleasing way: from …

13th February 2019

In With The New: Dominic Stanley
Dominic Stanley

Dominic Stanley grew up in Clontarf, studied business in Waterford and worked as an accountant in Dublin for six years before a unique and challenging situation gave him the opportunity to change the focus of his career. “I was in my late twenties …

4th February 2019

In With the New: Jamie Smyth
Jamie Smyth

Now based in London, Jamie Smyth originally hails from Tramore in Co. Waterford. “Waterford was a great place to grow up. It has a great countryside, sound people, lovely blaas* and a large, active arts scene.” Since the age of 15, he knew he …

28th January 2019

In With the New: Sara Celik
Sara Celik

First up in our series of interviews with some of the Archive's newer and younger members is Sara Celik. It was Sara’s passion for art that lead her to pursue graphic design as a career. Born to a Turkish dad and an Irish mam, Sara spent the …

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