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Category Winner

2021

Doug Leddin – Dead End Marketing

STUDIO / DESIGNER

Third Mind Design

Emily Brady

www.thirdminddesign.com

CATEGORY

Client Appreciation Award

Special Awards

Design Challenge and Design Ideas

“We would like to nominate Doug Leddin for the Client Appreciation Award as we feel he has shown continual and unwavering support and appreciation for the value that good design brings to his projects.

Doug currently works with Dingle Distillery as their marketing manager but has previously approached us for countless other projects over the years with his own company Dead End Marketing. He understands the value of good design and he sees that the investment in such comes back in so many other ways including client satisfaction and loyalty as well as monetary ROI.

Some of the reasons that we would like to nominate Doug are:

* Unwavering support to Third Mind Design over the years
* Invests time into understanding concepts and working with us to achieve the best result
* Understands the importance of using quality and sustainable materials
* Respects that good design takes good time!
* Appreciates that an investment into creativity can take your project to places you didn’t conceive

One of the first projects that we worked with Doug on was also a previous IDI winner – the gin and tonic tables for An Pucan in Galway. This project was to transform their existing beer garden into a gin and tonic oasis complete with custom furniture, lighting and artwork. This project demonstrated Doug’s commitment to good design as he was enthusiastic about us using innovative methods to achieve a fantastic result. He allowed us complete creative freedom which enabled us to explore exciting new materials and methods which ultimately led us to create these one off pieces and win an IDI Award to boot! Another benefit to this project was it enabled us to invest in other young design talent at the time by using street artist KinMix to create her own artwork in the garden. The award winning garden design was a result of Doug’s commitment to our process and to good design.

Some of the other brands that Doug has enlisted our design services and promoted our design capabilities for include:

* Dingle Distillery
* Ohana bar
* Porterhouse
* Coca-Cola
* Headon Boxing
* Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin
* Tullamore DEW
* An Pucan
* Forster Court Hotel
* The Connaught Group

With a entire series of projects completed over the years, ongoing currently and lined up for the future ranging from personal work to connecting our skills with new companies and brands Doug has become more than a client to us and we are lucky to also call him a friend. We feel that this is exactly what good design does. It brings people together and makes life that little bit richer and for that we would like to nominate him.”

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he has shown continual and unwavering support and appreciation for the value that good design brings to his projects.

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While we can’t be sure of meeting in large groups any time this year, the IDI Awards will be held online again for 2021, following the success of 2020’s online ceremony. We hope to be back in person in 2022, to celebrate 50 YEARS of IDI with a party like no other!


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