Is Mise is our introduction. It’s our celebration of the last four years together: the friendships we’ve made and all the fun we’ve had! It’s about us, and it was made by all of us together. We’re excited to show you what we’ve been working on!
Hi, my name is Amy Leahy and I am a fourth-year Creative Digital Media Student. I enjoy all forms of creativity with a special interest in graphic design, animation, film and game design. I want to create content that will leave a lasting impression.
My final year project is a demo of a 2D platformer game, Púca in Tír Na nÓg. I hope one day that I will fully create my game. Using Unity and Photoshop, I have created sprite-based animations and the level backgrounds. I hope to showcase my abilities as a game designer and developer.
Personal Website: https://amyleahy1.wixsite.com/portfoliosite
Hiya! My name is Aoife, and I am a freelance photographer, sound engineer, videographer and graphic designer. Music and photography have been my passion since I was a child, and I’ve been an active member of the Irish gig scene since I was 14. I’ve gained so many new skills and experiences through four years of Creative Digital Media, and I look forward to progressing my studies in Music Technology in the future.
My FYP is BEO – a working prototype of a mobile app for livestreaming gigs from local artists. In a year without live music and many permanent venue closures, our stages need saving. This app sets out to do just that by supporting venues, crew and artists. It will also remove accessibility barriers for those restricted by disability or illness. With everything from tickets and merchandise to communication and networking at your fingertips, BEO is just what every Irish music fan needs.
Personal Website: https://aoifejamesmedia.wixsite.com/aoifejamesmedia
Hello! My name is Becky. I am a final year Creative Digital Media student. Over the last four years of the course and from my time as a media intern at Apple, I have developed a wide range of skills. I am an enthusiastic learner with a passion for graphic design, motion graphics and illustration.
My Final Year Project ‘ResNow’ is a last-minute reservation application developed due to the hospitality industry being obliged to adjust its business model. The goal is to allow users a quick and easy way of exploring bars & restaurants in their current location available for reserving.
Portfolio website: https://portfolio685679788.wordpress.com/beckycunningham/
Hi, my name is Brí and I am a recent graduate of Creative Digital Media in MTU. My main interest when starting the course was film, but now I enjoy many aspects of media. I have developed my animation, film, and graphic design skills over the duration of this course as well as photography as a hobby. I have also developed a wide range of interpersonal skills such as problem solving and decision making.
My FYP project is an interactive AR experience for children hoping to create more awareness around sustainable actions and climate change. Posters to be placed in parks can be scanned using a phone to view material on sustainability. I used Photoshop, Illustrator, Unity, Vuforia, and After Effects for this project as well as researching feasible sustainable actions for children.
Personal Website: https://briananhyland.myportfolio.com/
Ciarán is a Creative Digital Media student from Cobh. I have developed skills in video production, motion graphics, graphics design and photography.My final Year Project is focused on the benefits of using Expressions in Adobe After Effects. These are snippets of code that reduce keyframes and layers. This speeds up the workflow for videos such as creating infographics.I created an Explainer Video to show what can be done when using expressions and the different areas it’s used in. I also created and accompanying designers guide to share the knowledge learned. I then created a Short Documentary called “Cobh VS Covid”, which explores Covid 19’s impact on a tourist town, Cobh. This was created with the help of Expressions for a faster workflow.
Portfolio Website: https://ciaranaherne.myportfolio.com
Hi, I’m Emma. Throughout the course I have found a passion for and expanded my skills in areas such as User Interface Design, User Experience Design, Digital Marketing, and Photography.
For our FYP, Yanisah Marapao and I created FoodMood. Our goal was to create a personal, friendly, encouraging, and welcoming application experience that helps people make conscious decisions in their eating habits and learn more about their relationship with nutrition and mental health. It encourages users to create a routine and make healthier choices for body and mind. FoodMood allows for data to be linked to a health practitioner.
Personal website: https://emlouiseob.wixsite.com/eobportfolio
Hello there! My name is Fabian, and I'm a graduate of the Creative Digital Media program. Filmmaking, photography, and content production are my passions and interests. I want to work in the film/content creation industry, where I can continually drive myself to new heights and learn new things. I worked on the production of "TrailWayz" with James Tidmarsh for my FYP. This prototype combines video and interactivity to create an immersive interactive simulation that will assist beginner mountain bikers in learning the sport and getting a virtual feel for a variety of trails. The second goal is to assist trailheads in lowering their insurance rates.
Personal Website: https://herdzikmedia.wixsite.com/my-site-2
I’m Garvan Peck, a 4th year Creative Digital Media Student at MTU! My areas of interest in my degree were focussed around Virtual Reality and building immersive environments in Unreal Engine 4, building a range of environments, from indoor galleries, to a replica of the Chernobyl Amusement Park.
My FYP, which I am completing with a colleague, lovingly called “It’s Reality After All” is built in UE, this two-player game requires cooperation between the players to fix a broken amusement park ride, but only one player can see what’s going wrong. The other has the controls.
Personal Website: garvanpeckportfolio.wordpress.com
My name is Greg Denysyuk, I am a final year Creative Digital Media Student. My passion for digital art is the reason I chose this course in the first place. In the past four years at MTU I have developed a wide range of skills and interests. I am focusing my career towards graphic design, motion graphics animation, and digital design but for my final year project I have been working in the realms of 3D design and UI design. My final year project is a 3D first-person-perspective tool that is aimed to help curators and artist to upload, test, and exhibit their 3D artwork inside virtual museum spaces.
Personal Website: https://www.gregorydenysyuk.com/
Grigoriy Geniyevskiy is a Creative Digital Media student with strong design, photography, and videography skills.
I produce projects that reach millions of views across a variety of platforms.
I have been honoured to work with leading figures in the social media industry. I am always excited when projects allow me to meet new people and travel to new places.
My Final Year Project “Geo Gallery” is a photo sharing social networking service which allows users to make albums of photos based on various locations worldwide.
Personal Website: https://grigmedia.net/
Other links: https://beacons.ai/griggen
Film and videogame enthusiast, heavily interested in 3D modelling, environments and special effects.
Looking up to further learn develop 3D modelling skills and to eventually work in either the video-game, animation or film industry as a 3D environment designer.
Film: The Wonderful Life Of John
Catch A Rat
Comet Quest: https://senorivan.itch.io/cometsquest
Personal Website: http://ivanrodriguezmedia.com/
Hi, my name is Jack, and I am a final year Creative Digital Media Student. I have an interest in Video Production, Graphic Design and Animation. My final year project is a 2D pixel platformer game based around food called “The Samurai Chef.” My role in the project was both lead programmer and designer.
Let Sleeping Dogs Lie:
Hi, my name is James Cuthbert, and I am a final year Creative Digital Media student. I’ve always loved art, gaming, animation and film, which led me to do this course. My main areas of interest are in Graphic Design, Animation, Storytelling, and Video Production.
My final year project is a 2D platformer game titled ‘Comet’s Quest’. My role in this project was to produce the visual assets, including characters, background elements, and animations. I used frame by frame animation and colourful backgrounds to create a unique fantasy world, inspired by a blend of Irish and Spanish Mythology.
Play Comet’s Quest Here: https://senorivan.itch.io/cometsquest
Experimental Video: Relfections
Winning Business Pitch: Pix-A-Gift Promo Video
My name is James Tidmarsh, I'm a 4th-year Creative Digital Media Student. My main passion is video production, this started about 8 years ago when I began building my own drones from scratch and got very interested in aerial photography and videography. In my spare time, I enjoy mountain biking and kitesurfing.
For my final year project, I have been working with Fabian Herdzik in developing “TrailWayz” which is a mountain biking simulator using interactive video. The aim is to safely help beginner mountain bikers before they head out on the trails.
Personal Website: https://jamestidmarsh2000.wixsite.com/website
Hi, my name is John Healy. I am an aspiring animator and filmmaker with a passion for storytelling.
My final year project “Moving Pictures” takes rudimentary animation techniques dating back to the 19th century and combines them with modern day physical computing.
Personal Website: https://johnhealy.myportfolio.com/
My name is Josh Kenny, I'm a 4th year Creative Digital Media Student. My main interests are filmmaking and photography. My work is greatly influenced by my passions.For my FYP, I wanted to look at how Covid-19 has impacted our mental health and in doing so created a 6 part podcast speaking with experts and doctors from all around the globe.
Portfolio Website: KennyGold.com
Hi, my name is Katie! I’m a 4th year Creative Digital Media student at Munster Technological University Cork.Thanks to this course, and my time as a user experience design intern at Musgrave, I have developed a wide range of design, communication and research skills.User experience design is my main passion. As well as UX, graphic design is another area that I have a large interest in.For my Final Year Project, I created Library Legends. Library Legends is an educational application for primary school children that works in conjunction with the curriculum.The aim of my project is to help improve literacy skills in kids. I focused on the user experience, gamification and graphic design for this project.I’m a creative, people person with a strong work ethic, eager to learn and kickstart my professional career!
Personal Website: https://kcurtinb9eb.myportfolio.com
Hi, my name is Lara Haddaoui and I am a final year student of Creative Digital Media.
Over the course of my four years in CDM I have developed skills in videography, recording, directing, editing, producing, article writing, and presentations.
My final year project is ResNow. The project was created with fellow CDM student Becky Cunningham. ResNow is an app that allows diners to make last-minute reservations.
My main interests are in the field of Journalism and Broadcasting, and I hope to pursue a career in this industry.
Personal Website: https://larahaddaouimedia.wordpress.com/
For my FYP I set out to recreate Medieval Cork from the 17th Century in a 3D environment. I wish to preserve the history of our city in a modern and innovative way. Not that many people are aware of the history of the city of Cork, and this project addresses this problem and attempts to educate those interested on the deep history of our city. I believe this project could very well live within a local museum here in Cork, and could start a new wave of digital preservation, not only for medieval Cork, but for the hundreds of other historical sites across the county and even Ireland itself.
Road to Clontarf | Immersive Environments
2020 - A Short Film
My name is Matthew Redmond, and I am a Creative Digital Media Student from Wexford. My interests include digital art, animation, motion graphics and game design. Interests which I have developed thanks to this course.
My project is called “A Look at the Spectrum”. It is an interactive experience which combines my knowledge of motion graphics and animation, with basic game design with Unreal Engine. The project aims to help children with Asperger’s learn about their condition, as they navigate through three rooms which contain a number of animated videos which teach them about Asperger’s and how it affects a person. The player must perform tasks given by a narrator to unlock the videos.
Game Level 1:
Personal Website: https://wp.me/Pczy3X-6O
My name is Megan Ahern and I am a fourth year Creative Digital Media Student. My main passion is art and graphic design, but I have an interest in a wide variety of digital creation including UX design, game design and animation.
For my final year project, I developed a game called ‘Zaps Adventure’. It is a game aimed towards children in which they help Zap, the alien, navigate his way through the city to collect the parts of his spaceship. Through different mini games when playing, the emotional and social development levels of the player will be analysed.
Personal Website: https://meganaherndesign.myportfolio.com/work
Growing up I have always been drawn to art and technology. Once I added interest and passion to it, I realised they were my true calling and I can definitely make a career of it. All the projects I have created in the past reflect that I enjoy combining graphic design, programming and art. My final year project focuses on bringing out the best of all the skills that I have improved upon during my college years, to showcase the history and significance of websites.
Personal Website: https://paulinaikwanty.wordpress.com/
My name is Pawel Michalczuk and I am a 4th year Creative Digital Media student. My passions include Filmmaking, Graphic Design I have primarily had a passion for Video Editing for the past 7 years.
My project is called Roma it is an app for keeping a level of independence . The app encourages mobility, so it leads people to a healthier situation, so they don’t get injuries from exercising due to a lack of mobility or get more issues with mobility.
I’m Peter Hayes, a 4th Year Creative Digital Media Student at MTU. My main work interest during the degree was in applying my design knowledge to emerging production styles with game engines, like Unreal Engine 4. I’ve engaged in both traditional and new media work throughout the degree and hope to continue this personal development.
I worked with a colleague on my FYP to create a new Virtual Reality game type in a game called “It’s Reality After All”. Built in UE4, a team of 2 must work together, interdependently, to make their way through a malfunctioning fairground ride set in different moments of history.
Personal Website: peterhayes.media
My name is Ronan Burke, and I am a final year Creative Digital Media student in Munster Technological University. My main areas of interests and expertise are in filmmaking and photography.
In 2017 I was cast as Seany in The Young Offenders TV series which subsequently led to working for Peter Foott, the creator, writer and director of The Young Offenders.
In 2019 I studied Motion Pictures in H_DA, Germany while on Erasmus.
My final year project is a cinematography, location-based app called Mise en Scene which combines traditional filmmaking techniques with modern, pre-visualisation methods, essentially making a director’s viewfinder digital.
The skills I have learned and experiences I’ve had throughout these four years have all contributed to making efficient and successful projects with examples such as the Gilbert’s Dead and Catch a Rat music videos along with individual projects like my Cinematic Stills. Once I graduate, I would like to continue making films and further develop my directing, writing and producing skills.
Catch a Rat (https://youtu.be/Oq2FHetjO64):
Gilbert’s Dead (https://youtu.be/dfumXvqe3xY):
My name is Shane Lyne I am a Videographer / Photographer I have been creating engaging and professional content for business and brands for the past 5 years.
My Final Year Project is a motion graphic video teaching people about Instagram. The video was made in after effects primarily using expressions. Expressions help speed up the workflow and can allow you to achieve more complex animations. I used a variety of skills on this project such as, Graphic Design, Sound Design, Animation, Compositing and many more.
Portfolio Website: https://www.lynemedia.com/
I’m Yanisah Marapao and I have an interest in eLearning, UX and UI design and creative image design. I am extremely passionate on developing innovative online solutions and providing visually engaging experiences to users.
I’ve had the opportunity to work with Emma O’Brien on our final year project called FoodMood to examine the need of a personal mobile application that promotes healthy and personal development by encouraging users to make routines for healthier choices for body and mind.
The interface and experience focus on a user centred design based on inclusivity and an empowered learning environment for the community.
Hi there! I am Agata. Creativity was always a part of my life. I appreciate its powerful strategic aspect to problem-solving as a mature student, which assures me it is the path I want to explore. I see myself becoming a part of the team in branding, advertising or a promotion agency.
My Final Year Project is all about me.. yup, accidentally, but therefore, truly, I am disclosing my individual journey that is yet to continue.
Personal Website: https://goadzita.myportfolio.com/
As a designer, I try to embrace and use multiple mediums to communicate. For example, illustration, video and motion graphics. I continually try to learn and improve my skills and I see every day as a school day. I’ve found passion and my strengths in creating brand identities. Thus, my final year project creates a brand identity and promotional campaign for ‘an unapologetically Irish’ themed café and festival. The brand uses humour and nostalgia to communicate its theme. The design combines Irish – Kitsch with punk and contemporary design. Just like some questionable retro fabrics and patterns, the Ballygobackwards brand is flamboyant, playful and ‘unapologetic’. Through the whole process, I feel the brand has managed to communicate what I set out for it to do. It’s bold and funny without being offensive or insincere. It’s reminiscent of the old but has a contemporary and fresh design.
Personal Website: https://larocqueaoife.wixsite.com/website
Personal Website: https://larocqueaoife.wixsite.com/website
Instagram: @ Larocque_design
Welcome to my Final Year Project 'The Land of a Thousand Welcomes & Even More Goodbyes'.
My Final Year Project is an illustrated book influenced and inspired by what took place in Ireland's Mother and Baby Homes. In carrying out my Final Year Project I wanted to educate myself and the people around me on what was carried out. Throughout the book it tells the story of a young woman called Mags and her experience within such institutions. The story itself is fiction however, by talking to survivors and researching deeper into the history I was able to create my own narrative with all the information I had accessed. Through the imprint of illustration, I wanted to bring these happenings to light accompanied by my story and personal accounts.
To see the whole book in motion please check out the Youtube link..
Portfolio Website: https://audreybyrne.myportfolio.com
Hello, my name is Bryan! I’m a graphic designer with a detail orientated and research led practice. I’m focused on creating imaginative, considered, and interesting designs, while ensuring that the individual requirements of each brief are met in the most appropriate and fitting way.
Literally Everything is Subject to Change is a process-based exploration of my creative process after five years of design education. It’s a 134-page book, spread out over eight sections. Through the use of typography (both hand-rendered and traditional) mark making, illustration, photography, linework, (minimal) colour, and layout, it is a showcase of everything I love about design. It is a reflective work, but a lot of our experiences as design students are universally shared, so I hope there’s something to be found for everyone in it.
My creative process will change: this is what it looks like after five years of design education.
Portfolio Website: https://www.bryanseale.ie
Hi! My name is Cillian and I’m a 22-year-old Visual Communications student. I have a strong passion for illustration and a particular interest in character design.
For my Final Year Project, I created visuals for a videogame set in Cork City called Rebel Rouser. I created a colourful cast of Corkonians, re-imagined well-known Cork locations as videogame stages and created a concept art book showing the development of everything that I designed for the game.
I really enjoyed working on this project as it allowed me to combine my passions for illustration, videogames and just having fun!
Hello I’m Claire! I like to create playful and engaging designs. I’m interested in a variety of design aspects such as branding, packaging and editorial design. My final year project aims to tackle the lack of conversing at dinner tables in recent times due to the use of technology. The project consists of a magazine and a card game. The magazine reminisces on pre social media times and discusses how technology affects relationships. The card game is a purpose driven game, encouraging you to put your phone down and engage in ‘Table Talk’ to deepen connections.
Hi my name’s Clíona and I’m a graphic designer who’s main passion is illustration. The goal behind my project “Confessions of a Dumb Bitch” was to visualise these ridiculous and hilarious stories in order to show that being an idiot is something we can all relate to and it’s important to never take yourself too seriously. I love experimenting with different mediums and different methods of image making when I illustrate. For my project, my illustrations were a mixture of acrylic paintings and digital line drawings. I love using mediums like paint, oil pastels and ink for my illustrations before I scan them in digitally because I feel it gives me more freedom to be as loose and messy with my image making as I like. I wanted my illustrations to be somewhat chaotic in order to match the chaotic energy of the stories that accompanied them.
Hi There! I’m Eamonn McKay, a graphic designer with a focus is on branding and packaging design.
In my designs, I try to consider the simplest approach for a design solution in order to maintain clarity and efficiency.
My final year project explores the world of speculative design and its process. As a design student that was totally unaware of it until my final year, I felt it would be a great benefit to other design students to learn about the world of speculative design and its benefits.
Hi, my name is Ebley and I'm a Visual Communications student. My style is influenced by games and animated films and shows.My final year project is a graphic novel called Vow, consisting of four anthology styled chapters that touch on overlooked mental illnesses and personality disorders.
Ihave a keen interest in experimental digital image making and branding. Lark is a branding project for a music festival that would occur in Level 1. I was inspired by the 70s design movement and giving it a modern twist. This project is bright, bold and fun for young people!
Portfolio site: https://emmakdaly.myportfolio.com/
Hello, my name is Frank! I am an illustrator, who loves creating narratives and worlds to explore. Throughout my work, I love to create emotive images that tell a story. For my final year project, I wanted to explore the idea of how people “Switch Off”, especially now during Covid. I created an animation which looks at the story of a young girl looking for a moment to switch off, and the adventures she goes on.
Portfolio website: frankcurtinjr98.myportfolio.com
Hi there! My name is Gabriele but you can call me Gabs! I have a great passion for graphic design and love to express and communicate my ideas visually across multiple disciplines such as typography, conceptual typographic experimentation, mark making and collage. I also love making new connections and learning from others.
My Final Year Project focuses on the topic of Toxic Positivity. Throughout this project I have combined both my passion for expressive typography and my deep frustration on the subject of toxic positivity, bringing awareness to the importance of accepting and embracing the darker aspects of ourselves. Toxic Positivity covers up and silences the human experience. Society today has forced us into a state of mind where we are expected to stay positive and think positive all the time, frankly this needs to change.
Portfolio Website: https://gbaranauskaite.myportfolio.com
Hi, my name is Iga and I'm all about self-expression and creativity. I love all things creative but am particularly passionate about illustration and design. Self-expression and having one's own unique visual identity are very important for me.
I believe in the power of individualism and that one can achieve whatever they want regardless of their circumstances or gender if they want it enough and are willing to work for it. Therefore, for my final year project, I decided to create an illustrated book celebrating standout and weird women of history and my goal was to inspire others with their stories. The women chosen were brave, strong, did not conform to standards, and were definitely considered weird for their times.
Hi, my name is Ioana, and I am a graphic designer interested in typography, art and design, crafts which it will help me to discover more and learn new things every day. My final year project is based on one day diary about my personal experience as a first-time mum and full-time student. My aim is to show the experience of emotions that someone is going through once they have other responsibilities than just college, and how I do manage to make a balance between college and looking after my son.
Hi my name is Jack, and I’m a 22 year old visual communication student. I have a strong passion for illustration and storytelling.
For my final year project, I created a graphic novel about the effects of life with an eating disorder. Since I was child, I’ve had a huge interest in comics and superheroes. But as a larger boy, I never felt represented in media. I’ve lost a lot of weight since then and gained a lot of confidence. So the project I created combined my love of storytelling with my personal experiences with having an eating disorder.
I created a book that I think tells a heart warming and action packed story. That I know my younger, rounder self would have loved.
Hi, I’m Justin, I’m a graphic designer based in Cork. My project is an exploration into flow theory with the goal of communicating the features and benefits of flow to creatives. I think it’s an interesting topic and I always find the research stage of my projects to be fun as I’m always learning new things which is a big part of why I enjoy designing. I named my project Harmony as it’s focused on musicians improving their quality of life by doing the things they are passionate about.
Personal Website: https://justinkhtang.com/
Hi, my name is Kane and I’m a graphic designer. I’m drawn to anything creative and exciting, and throughout my work aim to try and adapt new things that Inspire me throughout my life. My main interests are branding, typography and image making. I like my designs to be fun, bright, bold and light hearted, and to use both still and motion solutions where I can, depending on the outcome.
My final year project is an experimental book called Learning to Bark: Bridging the Disconnect. In this book, I want to look at the obvious relationship that exists between people and dogs – you ask anyone with a dog and they will have some standard knowledge of what a dog does, and what they mean to them – yet being two different animals, an obvious disconnect must exist between us. I want to explore this light heartedly and simply through gathering some facts and research, while also looking at my own memories and associations I have gathered about dogs throughout my life.
Personal Website: https://timothycurtin.myportfolio.com
Hello! My name is Karolina and I am an aspiring graphic designer. I am passionate about design and I love to create. I specialise in illustration, photography, promotion and brand identity.
My final year project is a book based on ‘ignorant style’ tattoos, explaining how it began and what this style centres around. I have interviewed tattoo artists from different countries around the world and asked them questions about their job, style and the stigma that is still surrounded around tattoos in their countries. As well as looking at female artists in this industry. I want to educate people about this style of tattoos, as it is not known in Ireland.
Personal Website: https://karolinapodlinska.myportfolio.com/work
Hey there! My name is Katie Bailey, I’m a graduate of Visual Communications. I have enjoyed myself on this course and have learnt so much. I love to create interesting and dynamic designs. I have a hands-on approach to design, and I like to blend traditional methods with modern ones. For my final year project, I wanted to explore the discourse around separating the art from the artist. This project communicates to the reader some of the thoughts and feelings towards artists and their art. I really enjoyed this project, and I had a lot of fun, from beginning to end!
Hey! My name is Kris and I’m a designer/illustrator. I like designing and illustrating of course but I also like listening to music, playing games and daydreaming. I like to treat the world as my own visual playground to create visually stimulating work that people can experience and enjoy.
My final year project is about the different connotations’ colours have in my family which leads to stories, arguments and different outlooks on life.
Personal Website: https://krisdizon.myportfolio.com/work
Hi, I'm Luke. I'm a Visual Communications student who loves films, books and any good story, wanting to bring my own stories to life through illustration. My project is an illustrated book inspired by the real actions of a woman who illegally cut down 250 trees in Cork to protect and preserve the local ecosystem.
I have always had a massive interest in tattoos, and I have been slowly covering my body in ink. I always have to explain why I wanted to do this to myself. I decided to do this book to explain to everyone why we cover our body in tattoos. We have all heard the reasons why we shouldn’t get them, so here is 101 reasons why you should cover your body in tattoos.
Hi, I’m Maria.
About halfway through this course I realised how much I love storytelling through animation. Since Visual Communications is mainly a design course, I decided to do a lot of animation research outside of college hours. I then squeezed animation into as many design projects as possible.
This year I lost my dad, and this final year project became my way of coming to terms with that. My short film aims to acknowledge the heartache of a slow goodbye in a way that is approachable and digestible. I hope you like it.
Personal Website: https://mariacreagh.wixsite.com/my-site-1
Hello, I’m Michaela, an illustrator and graphic designer. I love to combine my style of illustration with graphic design that is playful, bright and fun. My favourite areas are illustration, branding, packaging and editorial design.
My final year project is called “Gender Poetry”, a book which explores the unique relationship between lesbianism and gender identity. The book consists mostly of illustration and typography, as well as some infographic work. I chose this topic as it is something very personal to me.
Portfolio Website: https://michaelanagle.myportfolio.com/
Hello there, I’m Neasa. I am a graphic designer with a keen interest for branding and packaging. I consider myself to be a human centred designer with a particular passion for working with meaningful stories / values to communicate through brand identities.
My final year project, titled ‘The Mischief Man’, is a restaurant brand based off the wonderful character of my mischievous grandad, Andy Kelly.
“Great characters never truly die” were the words spoken at my grandad’s farewell. His unforgettable mischief in the kitchen was known to all and to honour these humorous memories and stories I have created this brand narrative based in his homeplace as the restaurant location, where he carried out his mischief on family and friends.
This brand is a celebration of storytelling, memories, reminiscence and a great character whose stories I want to share as a unique dining experience.
Portfolio Website: https://neasadalydesign.myportfolio.com/
I'm a young creative who is passionate about evocative design that inspires others to create. Always experimenting with new media formats to broaden my skill set. Inspired by the DIY ethos of the early punk movement.
My name is Ruairi, I have an interest in all aspects of graphic design. Over the last year I’ve developed a bigger interest in both illustration and typography. My final year project aims to deal with the problem of social media addiction in young people.
My name is Sarah O’Connell and I am a Visual Communications Student. I’ve always had a great interest in art and design growing up. I have a keen interest in editorial design and typography. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time studying Visual Communications and it has helped me develop my creative skills.
My final year project ‘Behind the Bargain’ takes a look at the negative impact fast fashion has on people and the environment. I chose to create a magazine that appeals to girls and shows the problem and what we can do to fix it and be more sustainable and develop a good relationship with our clothes.
Hi I’m Sarah! My project focuses in on the cultural impact of the ‘Irish Pub’ on us as a nation, with reference to some particular favourite haunts of Cork City. This idea came to light in a time when our most beloved institution was, for the first time since prohibition, shut away from us. I wanted to highlight the positive aspects of pub-going and evoke a sense of nostalgia as you read the different accounts associated with each pub mentioned. I use photography with image making techniques and typography to accomplish this.
Hi, my name is Shane! I have a passion for all types of design, particularly illustration. I am an extremely hardworking and driven individual. I am constantly broadening my skillset through experimenting with new styles and techniques.
My final year project is a graphic novel which charts the journey of two brothers through 1980’s rural Ireland. The two boys must travel deeper into their broken relationship in search of answers. This graphic novel combines my love for illustration with my fascination for everyday life. I hope you enjoy :)
Portfolio Website: shaneobrien321.myportfolio.com
My profile: My name is Tomás Cuddihy. I am passionate about any aspect of design in general but my true devotion is to video editing, Illustration, writing and Innovation. I love problem solving, creating concepts and using them to communicate and connect with an audience. I like to collaborate and can also work alone, I like to explore ideas and concepts and enjoy the synergy of investigating these ideas and concepts with others, both clients and colleagues.
What I have chosen to do for my final year project is a graphic novel on dementia. It is a condition prevalent in Ireland that afflicts people and those around them. My intention is to make a plea to those unfamiliar with the condition to exercise patience if/when they come across a sufferer of the condition.
Personal Website: https://tomascuddihy.wixsite.com/mysite-1
This years prize-giving awards saw over 40 awards, with over 80 recipients across 4 courses. These awards aim to recognise individual creative contribution across mutiple diciplines & categories, and are an important part of the Crawford's annual Degree Show.