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The IDI Graduate Awards were created to recognise and reward outstanding and innovative design by new designers at the beginning of their creative careers.

The IDI Graduate Awards 2022 short list is now live.

A huge congratulations to everyone who made the shortlist for the IDI Graduate Awards 2022!

Our panel of National and International judges have debated and deliberated and the scores are in; if you are on the list below, then your project has been selected for the shortlist and is in contention for an Irish graduate Design award. It is a significant achievement to reach this stage in a hotly contested competition of the very best of Irish Design freshest talents and we encourage you to celebrate.

 

IDI GRADUATE AWARDS 2022 SHORT LIST

 

FASHION

Undone, Lily Alford, NCAD

Bodice Ripper,  Nino O’Connell, Limerick School of Art & Design

Like a Rhizome Cowboy, Erica Flannery, Limerick School of Art & Design

Maiden Mother Crone, Laura Murray, NCAD

Sin, No Sin, Rachel Morris, NCAD

 

Judges panel: Lorraine Egan, Peter O’Brien, Monica Gumbrielle

 

TEXTILES

Wilder, Lucy Moore, NCAD

Flow, Bobbi Fitzpatrick, NCAD

The Reason, Ellen Edwards, Limerick School of Art & Design

Abstraction, Alex Dolan, NCAD

Aoife Murray, Aoife Murray, NCAD

 

Judges panel: Lorraine Egan, Peter O’Brien, Monica Gumbrielle

 

VISUAL MERCHANDISING/EXHIBITION DESIGN

Artisan Drinks Company, Donna Kerrigan, Munster Technological University

Spotted, Elizabeth Chambers, IADT

Mindbox, Laurence Mac Donald, NCAD

 

Judges panel: Kerry Meakin, Anne Marie McAuley, Monica Gumbrielle, Simon Cummins

 

ACCESSORIES AND ARTEFACTS

Fite Fuaithe, Eimear O’Keane, NCAD

Deirdre, Deirdre Mahony, NCAD

Grace Minnock, Grace Minnock, NCAD

Shared Stories, Clodagh Molloy, NCAD

 

Judges panel: Emer Roberts, Dominic Southgate, Adrian Duyn

 

INTERACTION DESIGN

Hedge, Iris Haggan, Ulster University

Forgetmenot : Easing the Pressures of Dementia Care, Hope Mcilroy, Ulster University

Green Spaces, Robert Tobin, IADT

Pitchiker, Scott McCabe, Ulster University

Spotted, Elizabeth Chambers, IADT

Drop In, Morgane Kenneally, IADT

 

Judges panel: Danielle O’Connell, Fergal Adams, Aiden Kenny, Dr. Hilary Kenna

 

ANIMATION

Act Together, Declan Flynn, NCAD

Act Together, Eunyoung Cho, TU Dublin

The Night Drive  (Ambitious Cities), Carol Lewis, NCAD

Undivided, Aisling Hannon, TU Dublin

Act Together, Jack McKeon, Limerick School of Art & Design

What Does Decision Making Look Like, David Lawless, Atlantic Technological University

gloom – our future forecast, Ruairi Walsh, IADT

The Un-Chaotic Cabinet That Wishes For Me To Sleep, Cillian Green, NCAD

Habit of Hands, Megan Luddy, NCAD

 

Judges panel: Jenny O’Brien, Jamie Teehan, Fergal Brennan, Paul Madden

 

MOVING IMAGE

Distraction, Suzanne Casey, Munster Technological University

ALTAR, James Stedmond, IADT

gloom – our future forecast, Ruairi Walsh, IADT

Áine Power, Aine Power, TU Dublin

Habit of Hands, Megan Luddy, NCAD

Impact – Ambitious Cities, Holly Stewart, TU Dublin

 

Judges panel: Daniel Fitzpatrick, Stephen Lohan, Steve McDevitt

 

ILLUSTRATION

King Arthur: A Semi Opera by Henry Purcell, Lauren Rush, IADT

Sorgen, Rachel Mulqueen, NCAD

Gloom, Ruairi Walsh, IADT

The Runaway Gibbon, Claire French, Atlantic Technological University

The Lost Archive, Robbyn Gray, NCAD

Act Together, Jack McKeon, Limerick School of Art & Design

Here We Go Round, Hannah Mc Sherry, TU Dublin

Duolingo Wordplay, Hannah Mc Sherry, TU Dublin

 

Judges panel: Kim Willoughby, Merlin Evans, Benjamin Readman, Paula McGloin, Michael Rubio Hennigan, Steve Doogan

 

BRAND IDENTITY

BBC discover, Daniel Young, Ulster University

Scéalaí, Kate Guilfoyle, IADT

Koospraten, Rachel Mulqueen, NCAD

Glō, Emi Daly, IADT

TU Dublin Graduate Exhibition, Conor Rice, Marwa Ali, Aisling Hannon, TU Dublin

Carousel – The Archive for Magical Objects, Alanna Drury, IADT

Spotted, Elizabeth Chambers, IADT

 

Judges panel: Dave Garavin, Glenn Bolton, Grace Enemaku, Daniel Philpott, Kasia Ozmin, Steven Averill

 

DESIGN FOR DIGITAL 

Scéalaí Festival Audio Archive, Kate Guilfoyle, IADT

Hyphae – Mycelium in the Creative Industry, Cillian Carroll, IADT

Acre – Future Community Farming, Cillian Carroll, IADT

Carousel – The Archive for Magical Objects, Alanna Drury, IADT

Forgetmenot : Easing the Pressures of Dementia Care, Hope Mcilroy, Ulster University

BBC discover, Daniel Young, Ulster University

 

Judges panel: Dave Garavin, Glenn Bolton, Daniel Philpott, Kasia Ozmin

 

PRINTED BOOK

LAKAS NG BAYAN, Mitzi Ladia, IADT

ON-IT, Cecilia Bonucci, IADT

Net Zero Hunger, Aisling Hannon, TU Dublin

Seeing Red: Ginger Hair and Identity, Lauren Rush, IADT

The Sound of Blue, Kate Guilfoyle, IADT

How to Live Outside the Trial, James Stedmond, IADT

La Cena, Molly Riordan, TU Dublin

Blue Light Revolution, Morgane Kenneally, IADT

The Invisible World, Ruairi Walsh, IADT

 

Judges panel: David Donohoe, John Paul Dowling, Clare Bell, Gerard Fox

 

TYPOGRAPHY

Seeing Red: Ginger Hair and Identity, Lauren Rush, IADT

How to Live Outside the Trial, James Stedmond, IADT

A Woman’s Place, Emi Daly, IADT

Un-Reality, Darragh Black, IADT

Machines For Living In, James Stedmond, IADT

Net Zero Hunger, Aisling Hannon, TU Dublin

ON-IT, Cecilia Bonucci, IADT

Roads of Return, Yosef Phelan, TU Dublin

 

Judges panel: John Paul Dowling, David Donohoe, Clare Bell, Gerard Fox 

 

PRINTED MATERIAL (OTHER THAN BOOKS)

Alot goin’ on, Molly Riordan, TU Dublin

ON-IT, Cecilia Bonucci, IADT

King Arthur: A Semi Opera by Henry Purcell, Lauren Rush, IADT

A kitchen is not a room, Carol Lewis, NCAD

I Ching, Jenny Moon, TUS

Aisling Duddy, Aisling Duddy,NCAD

 

Judges panel: John Paul Dowling, Steven Averill, David Donohoe, Gerard Fox

 

PRODUCT: FURNITURE

The Fidget Collection, Louise Murphy, TU Dublin

Lulu, Vincent Molumby, University of Twente

 

Judges panel: Adrian Duyn, Dominic Southgate, Eugene Canavan, Martin Clowry

 

DESIGN RESEARCH

Home is where the hearth is, Ailish Phillips, IADT

You, Me & HPV, Doireann Peelo, Maynooth University

Saccharine Sinister, Jack McKeon, LSAD

Decoding Dolly Parton: Femininity, Authenticity and Hillbilly Heritage, Emi Daly, IADT

Collective Speculation, Rachel Mulqueen, NCAD

Why is modern design employed to reinforce the concept of modernism in the contemporary villain’s lair, Emma Gill, TU Dublin

Handsome, Clever and Rich: Visualising the heroine in adaptations of Austen’s ‘Emma’, Caroline Kiersey, IADT

The Alienation of Women from Computer Programming: A Visual Analysis of the Hacker and Gamer Archetypes from 1980 to Present, Morgane Kenneally, IADT

The National Gay Federation’s Irish Queer Periodicals: The Formation of a Community Identity and The Subversion of Irish Hegemony, Cillian Carroll, IADT

Globalising Beauty: Impacts of the Cosmetics Industry on Filipino Female Ideals, Mitzi Ladia, IADT

 

Judges panel: Dr Mary Anne Bolger, Ann Wilson, Glen O’Sullivan, Aoife Dorney, Mary Gallagher, Dr Nina Holmes, Dr Brian Dixon, Louis Mc Manus, Sarah Foster, Dr Tom Spalding, Clare Bell

 

PRODUCT (MEDICAL)

Lumis – Playful MRI Experience, Tomas Galione, TU Dublin

LEYA – Redesigning Home Birthing, Ihsan Kamil, University of Limerick

UAir, Federico Tusacciu, NCAD

OLTSAR, Danny Bichard, University of Limerick

SmoothScan, Alexander Fives, TU Dublin

 

Judges panel: Dominic Southgate, Eugene Canavan, Martin Clowry, Justin Magee, Sinead O’Connor

 

DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABILITY

SteriForm, Federico Tusacciu, NCAD

IO Repair Driven Learning, Matthew Patterson, University of Limerick

Áine Power, Aine Power, TU Dublin

Hyphae – Mycelium in the Creative Industry, Cillian Carroll, IADT

Wilder’, Lucy Moore, NCAD

 

Judges panel: Dominic Southgate, Benjamin Readman, Kaethe Burt O’Dea, Justin Magee

 

INTERIOR DESIGN/ INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE

Irish Film Institute at Phibsboro Shopping Centre, Emma Gill, TU Dublin

Chocolate Factory – Design Hub for Creative Minds, Diego Nogueira, Griffith College Dublin

Al Faisaliyah Centre, Ibtisam Dhafer, Sligo IT

The Potentiality of Incompleteness, Orla Mc Carthy, Munster Technological University

A Sublime Transcendence, Karen Keaney, Atlantic Technological University

 

Judges panel: Agnes Rojowska, Robin Grundy, Neville Knott, Sue Corcoran

 

ARCHITECTURE

A Sublime Transcendence, Karen Keaney, Atlantic Technological University

Chocolate Factory – Design Hub for Creative Minds, Diego Nogueira, Griffith College Dublin

Social Sustainability in the City, Rebecca Ray, TU Dublin

The Potentiality of Incompleteness, Orla Mc Carthy, Munster Technological University

 

Judges panel: Agnes Rojowska, Robin Grundy, Neville Knott

 

PRODUCT (INDUSTRIAL OR CONSUMER)

LEYA – Redesigning Home Birthing, Ihsan Kamil, University of Limerick

Beppi, Katie O’Brien, NCAD

Duoo, Jack Harte, University of Limerick

POP-IP – Making Hybrid Work, Fiachra Durkan, TU Dublin

Plumb a scaffolding safety system, Ross Moore Heslin, Maynooth University

Steriform, Federico Tusacciu, NCAD

 

Judges panel: Dominic Southgate, Eugene Canavan, Martin McGinn, Martin Clowry

 

USE OF PHOTOGRAPHY

My Dearest – Film Title Sequence, Camille Lindlahr, IADT

King Arthur Opera Poster, Camille Lindlahr, IADT

King Arthur Opera, Megan Griffin, IADT

King Arthur Opera Identity, Emi Daly, IADT

Better Half: Film Title Sequence, Emily Kelly, IADT

 

Judges panel: Matthew Thompson, Stephen Lohan, Peter Evers

 

PRODUCT (SOCIAL)

EduCubes, Shane Brodigan, TU Dublin

Waffle, Tadhg O’Connell, NCAD

Spotted, Elizabeth Chambers, IADT

Carousel, Alanna Drury, IADT

Safher, Janine Leahy, LSAD

LEYA – Redesigning Home Birthing, Ihsan Kamil, University of Limerick

 

Judges panel: Kaethe Burt O’Dea, Dominic Southgate, Eugene Canavan, Martin Clowry

 

PACKAGING DESIGN

Laytown Soda Co., Jack McKeon, LSAD

GLŌ, Emi Daly, IADT

Japeng Whiskey, Donna Kerrigan, Munster Technological University

SteriForm, Federico Tusacciu, NCAD

Sunny Day Studios, Holly Stewart, TU Dublin

 

Judges panel: Dave Garavin, Glenn Bolton, Steven Averill, Kasia Ozmin

 

UNIVERSAL DESIGN

We have a winner 😉 Suspense until the Awards ceremony!

 

Judges panel: James Hubbard, Elizabeth O’Meara, Ruth O’Reilly, Dónal Fitzpatrick, Ben Adamson, Dónal Rice, Ger Craddock

Our commiserations to those of you who didn’t make the list this time; hopefully the winning projects will inspire you and your work and you’ll come back strong. We wish you the very best of luck on the beginning of your creative career.

Sincere thanks to our panel of judges who did an incredible job of managing such a high volume of entries to get to this stage.

 

Please join our in-person ceremony on October 20th at TU Dublin when we will be announcing the final prize winners.

More information on the ceremony coming soon.

 

You can see last year’s winners here.

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