We each have a vision for our future. A vision that is always adapting, growing and morphing much like us and our skills. Each of our visions is a unique lens through which we see the world that inspires us and that we use to inspire others
My name is Adam Gunn and I am a 4th year Creative Digital Media student. My passions include Filmmaking, Graphic Design and Digital Art. I have primarily had a passion for Video Editing for the past 10 years.
My project is called “Bully Me?”. It is an interactive animated anti-bullying video to help children aged 5 to 7 learn how to deal with bullying. There are 3 videos in total with the final of the three teaching how bullying can impact people in the future. It includes an interactive poster also where the user must click three parts of the body to begin the videos.
Personal website: https://adam_gunn.artstation.com/
My name is Aisling Murphy and I am a fourth year Creative Digital Media student. I am passionate about art and have an interest in many different areas of digital creation including game design, digital drawing, animation and film. My final year project was a visual game environment named ‘Echoes’ accompanied by an animated cutscene which revolved around the playable character ‘Inno.’ I wanted to create a project which allowed me to combine several areas I was interested in such as illustration and storytelling in order to create a visually engaging project utilising character design, environment creation and animation.
Play Echoes: https://simmer.io/@Aisling/echoesgame
The playable game portion of the project can be played here:
I am interested in capturing attention and sparking interest through vision, whether that be through film or advertising.
For me if you can make something memorable, spark interest or positively impact someone’s life that’s successful content.
Tukool is the name of my Final Year Project. I worked with Thomas McCarthy to develop an educational game designed to help children with dyslexia. The integration of technology into the mainstream classroom facilitates new teaching methods and greater inclusivity. It is important to remind the many children who are diagnosed with learning differences that they are good enough, and they learn, just in their own way.
Personal Website: https://andreabruton.wixsite.com/mysite
Hi, my name is Aoife Taaffe. I am a final year Creative Digital Media student. From a young age I have an interest in art and design which led me to pursue this course. My main areas of specialities are: UX Research, UI Design, Web Development and Photography. I graduated from the European Creative Futures program in January 2020.
My final year project is aimed to help increase older adults’ technology skills and reduce social isolation. I implemented UX Research, UI Design and Graphic Design to create a social mobile app for older adults and younger people to connect, mentor, learn new skills, attend meetings virtually and socialise.
Personal Website: https://aoifetaaffe1.wixsite.com/mysite
Hi! My name is Jack and I am now a graduate of Creative Digital Media here in CIT. My love of film and photography drew me to this course initially, and I had many opportunities throughout my studies to experiment in these fields with a variety of mediums both in Cork and on Erasmus.
I conducted my FYP with Darragh Woods where we developed DIME, a mobile jukebox app that focuses on modernising the jukebox experience and re-establishing it within bars as the social icon it once was. DIME aims to reintroduce the lost values jukeboxes once provided to bar patrons and socialise the act of modern music listening.
Personal Website: https://cjlong.pb.online
I am a creative problem solver and an innovative thinker. I have proven abilities in user research, user experience design, user interface design and motion graphics. I gained this knowledge through my career as a creative digital media student but it also came from my experience working with Live Optics in Dell Technologies. Here I was able to harness and develop new skills which is why I chose to do my final year project with them.
Personal Website: https://ciararegan.myportfolio.com/
Hi, my name is Corey and I am a final year Creative Digital Media student. During my time at CIT I have developed my skills and passion for filmmaking, video/sound editing, 2D and 3D design, programming and much more.
For my Final Year Project, I worked with my classmate Timothy White to co-create LENS CAP, a virtual photography studio which allows users to gain the knowledge of health and safety required to work in said environment in real life.
Personal website: http://coreybarrett.byethost7.com/?i=1
Music has always been one of my biggest interests. It felt right to incorporate that passion into my Final Year Project. Luxana provides an interactive experience that enables the user to witness a marriage of colour and sound to emulate a strain of a rare condition, synaesthesia. Since humans cannot develop or acquire synaesthesia throughout their life, they are just born with it, this project aims to showcase the unique effects of the condition to those without synaesthesia.
Personal Website: https://craigvictory.wixsite.com/portfolio
Hi, my name is David Power! During my time in the course I jumped on every chance I got to do modules based on video and editing. Exploring traditional and unconventional storytelling mediums was always my passion.
This culminated in my final year project when I designed "What Happened to Alison Barnett?" an educational alternate reality game installation that teaches storytelling and narrative concepts as they play out in the game. Playing with structure and editing videos to tell unique stories is what I hope to continue doing after I graduate.
Emanuele is a Creative Digital Media student and filmmaker from Sardinia, Italy. My works have been selected for various film festivals such as First Cut Youth Film festival 2017/2018/2020 (Spotlight-Award), Indie Cork Film Festival 2018/2019, Story! Documentary Film festival, Passaggi D'autore and Premio Centottanta.
I have developed skills on video production, cinematography, sound design, animations, colourist and visual effects.
My Final Year Project "Abyss" consists of an eye-tracking interactive film, where choices are subconsciously made by what the viewers decide to hold their gaze on. My role centred on the cinematography and overall visual aesthetic of the project.
Personal website: https://emanuelemassa.netlify.com/
Emily Power is an award-winning director and final year Creative Digital Media student in the Cork Institute of Technology. My work began as a freelance music video director for local bands and continued into creating short films and documentaries that have been selected for festivals such as Cork Indie Film Festival, First Cut Youth Film Festival and Story! Documentary Film Festival. In 2019, I moved to Germany to study film in Hochschule Darmstadt Medien Campus before returning to CIT to complete my degree.
Personal website: https://vimeo.com/emilypower
I enjoy creativity in all forms. I want to create anything that conveys emotions or ideas, as I feel that these are important.
FreeTime is a prototype for a planning app. It is meant to be used by accessing the site for it on your smartphone. Anybody using it can input a list of tasks to do, and a time to do all of them. The user can then access these and select to do them at any time. The original idea behind it is that of allowing time for personal growth.
The working prototype can be found on: http://webdevcit.com/2019/Sem2/R00152334/webapp/Freetime.html
Personal website: https://fearghal1997.wixsite.com/fearghal-media
Hi I’m Grace,
My final year project is an exhibition proposal to the Cool Planet Experience in Wicklow.
The main objective of the project is to generate inspiration and to alter consumer relationships with the consumption of fashion, for the benefit of climate change.
The goal is to ensure visitors would enjoy the exhibition and to depart with a sense of hope and inspiration. The topic of climate change is often a disheartening one, and this project’s aim is to generate optimism.
Hi, my name is Jack Allen. I am a fourth year Creative Digital Media Student. My main interests are game design, digital art and audio engineering.
My name is Jack Connor, I'm a 4th year Creative Digital Media Student. My main interests are graphic design and motion graphics. My work is greatly influenced by my passions. My personal interests include playing sport, music and video games.
My FYP is “Pobal”. Pobal is an app dedicated to aiding Inclusion Officers locate GAA clubs with nearby Direct Provision Centres. This project benefits all parties because the app allows the inclusion officers to execute their job more efficiently. The GAA can benefit from this by gaining new members to the organisation. Finally, the families benefit by gaining the knowledge that the GAA exists so that they can become more involved in their new community.
Personal website: https://jackconnor.wixsite.com/website
Hi, my name’s Jack. I’m a 4th Year Creative Digital Media student. My key areas of interest in media are animation and graphic design and I’ve developed these skills throughout this course and in my time as a design intern at Apple.
For my Final Year Project my team and I created Backstab, a digital hybrid boardgame.
I was the Visual Designer on this project so I was in charge of designing things like the overall branding, the logo, the game board, the various cards and the opening cinematic.
Pesonal Website: https://jcsheehan1b1b.myportfolio.com/work
My name is Kelley! A lot of my artwork and projects are inspired by games and shows that I adore or something that fuels my passion. I’ve a strong interest in graphic design, animation, and art design
My FYP is focused on the creation of a working demo scene of a self-made game I hope to one day fully create. By using Unity and Photoshop, I hope to create background and sprites for the game to showcase my game designer abilities and creative thinking.
Personal website: https://kelleypierse123.wixsite.com/mysite
Hello! My name is Laura and I’m an aspiring Video Producer. Through my time in the course I have discovered and developed a passion for experimental film and storytelling, which lead me to working on several short films that featured in film festivals
My Final Year Project is “Abyss”, an interactive cinematic experience that utilizes advanced eye-tracking software to dictate user input. The purpose behind this project is to explore a new form of implicit storytelling through interactive film through the user’s decision made through a branching story structure.
Personal website: https://laurakeeley.portfoliobox.net/
Hey! I'm Leon, and throughout my years in the CDM course, I've been able to really develop and expand on some of my creative passions.
My main passions include music and audio, photography, and sketching. Wherever possible, I've tried to use my sound and audio knowledge to enhance projects, whether making a short film and recording the foley myself, or redesigning the audio for an existing clip. My photography skills have been developed further during the past four years, allowing me to not only capture better quality images, but also make further enhancements through software (where necessary) to bring out the best aspects of the image beyond the lens.
The skills gathered during the course have allowed me to work on many enjoyable projects outside of college, including Live-streams of events, making short films, and acting as photographer at minor events.
I also have a keen interest in guitars, cinematography, science, and Arduino programming. I have been able to mix both old and new interests while in the course, using knowledge learned in college in completing tasks outside of the classroom. While I'm not 100% certain of the path I want to take just yet, I have a definite interest in progressing to a MA in Music Technology, in the Cork School of Music.
My FYP (which is still under development) is a boxing training aid. It consists of a boxing bag rigged with sensors which feed back to Arduino units and relay the information by means of an on-screen animation.
Hey, my name is Luke, I am a creative digital media student whose interests lie in animation, motion graphics and game design. For my final year project, I know from my experience college life is not always so easy and it can be hard to ask for help, so I created Unified an anonymous chatroom service targeted at colleges and universities. It is a safe and secure platform allowing students to speak freely. The platform allows students to open up and speak about issues in college, home or personal wellbeing without fear of judgement or stigma.
Hi, I’m Macdarra Woods! A soon-to-be graduate of the Creative Digital Media program at the Cork Institute of Technology.
Throughout my time in the course I have developed a wide range of technical and interpersonal skills through academic, professional and personal endeavours.
Video editing is my number one passion and specialised area. What started out as a teenage hobby has turned into over a decade of creation and experimentation with After Effects.
In addition to video, I have a keen interest in graphic design.
I’m an outgoing individual with a strong work ethic. I’m looking to build a career which allows me use my people skills and expand my creative abilities.
Personal website: https://macdarrawoods.myportfolio.com/
My Name is Pa. I am a final year Creative Digital Media student with an emphasis on 3D animation and game design. I enrolled in CIT as a mature student, before that I worked as a digital marketing assistant. I specialized in photography, motion graphics and online content creation for businesses.
Over the last 4 years, I have developed a passion for game design and hope to use the portfolio I have built to start a career in the games industry.
My final year project Is entitled “Backstab”. Backstab is a digital hybrid boardgame that uses near field communication technology to interact with a companion app. This app displays a story in the form of an animated video game scene. The result is a video game that is controlled by playing through a boardgame. This creates a unique gaming experience, one that combines the tactile joy of traditional board games with the multimedia flare of video games.
With roots in sound design and engineering in recent years those skills have expanded into other fields such as film, animation, 3d design and web design from skills obtained through higher education. Dedication with a never give in attitude. An avid interest in music and gaming. Co-owner of boardgame Backstab Which plans to go to market by years end.
Personal website: https://patrickjmcarroll.myportfolio.com/
Hi, my name is Saoirse. I am a 4th year Creative Digital Media student from Kerry. I enjoy creating innovative solutions to design challenges and I am particularly interested in aspects of web design.
My final year project examines the need for a mobile application to support people in addiction recovery after residential treatment within the Irish healthcare industry.
Bloom was designed with a focus on user experience and user interface design to ensure the application would be accessible to a wide target audience and enhance the addiction recovery experience for people in Ireland.
Personal website: https://saoirsekennedy.myportfolio.com
Hi, my name is Sarah. I am a 4th-year Creative Digital Media student from Cork and I aspire to become an illustrator/animator.
Hi I’m Sean!
I created a “Back To The Future” inspired, hover board experience in virtual reality using a Wii Balance Board, an Oculus Rift, Unreal Engine and Blender. It was created as an experiment to explore using a user’s balance as a movement input for traveling in VR.
I am passionate about Creative Digital Media, it’s diverse disciplines and coming up with creative solutions to projects.
I feel my strengths lie in photography and video, with hands on experience and post production experience in both.
I also find work in VR development, Tangible computing, and graphic design to be exciting and interesting.
I have a passion for learning and creating in any field that catches my attention.
Personal website: seantrindles.com
My name is Sinead Barnett and I am a 4th year Creative Digital Media student. I am interested in art, design, film and video games. My main interest is in art, 3D modelling, games development and virtual reality.
Virtual reality has a lot of potential to be used outside of the entertainment industry. For my project, I wanted to highlight the potential virtual reality has in the medical field. My project aims to be used by medical professionals to create a treatment plan for patients with agoraphobia.
Personal website: https://sineadbarnett.artstation.com/
My name is Thomas McCarthy and I’m a 4th year Creative Digital Media student. My preferred areas of work are post-production, animation and game development.
For my Final Year Project, I’m working with Andrea Bruton to create an educational based game called Tukool.Designed with teaching methods for dyslexia as its leading principle, Tukool contains educational tasks which are supported by the Orton Gillingham approach. It uses storytelling and narration to create a more immersive experience for the user and exploits the skills often demonstrated by people with dyslexia. It inspires intrinsic motivation by using instructional strategies, multisensory learning and incorporates a suitable reward system.
Personal website: https://tmccarthy2.myportfolio.com/portfolio
My name is Thomas O’Driscoll and I am a 4th year Creative Digital Media student. My main areas of specialisation are Digital Video Production, Animation and Web Design and I hope to work in one of these fields when I finish my degree.
My final year project, Abyss, developed alongside Emanuele Massa and Laura Keeley, is an eye tracking interactive film in the psychological horror genre.
You can watch Abyss at this URL:
Personal website: thomasodriscoll.portfoliobox.net
Hello, my name is Tim White and I have a huge passion for both film and 3D design. Having created a variety of short films during my time at CIT, I aspire to work within the film industry and further improve my knowledge and skills within the field.
As part of my Final Year Project I aided in the creation of a digital educational game named LENS CAP, a virtual photography studio environment that teaches the importance of health & safety within the field of studio photography.
Personal website: https://timothywhite8.wixsite.com/mysite
My name is Zoe Fleury, I am 23 years old and a final year Creative Digital Media student. I have a passion for graphic design, illustration and motion graphics. My final year project is called INTEGRATE.
INTEGRATE is a graphic design print magazine that incorporates digital technology such as augmented reality, viewable through your smartphone, as a way to transform and future-proof print mediums. INTEGRATE can help keep print relevant and create a new and exciting user experience for its audience by bringing technology and print together.
Personal website: https://zoefleury.myportfolio.com/
My name is Aimee O’Keeffe and I am a Visual Communications Student. My Final Year Project ‘Negative Space’ takes a look at the negative sides of social media that we don’t always talk about. In this Digital era we are constantly connected, the effects it can have on us all are not always talked about. Negative space aims to bring awareness to this issue.
I am a Visual Communications student. I’ve always had a keen interest in art and design leading me to discover my interest in graphic design as I grew up. I communicate best visually and I like to do so through illustration. My project was on the taboo of female pleasure and the aim of the project is too break this taboo. I enjoyed the process and I really learned a lot from challenging my creativity with such a topic.
Heyo! I’m Angela and I love creating things. Mainly creating functional and beautiful design. I thrive on ideas, strategic thinking and problem-solving. I’m passionate about typography and photography and enjoy spending time with people and learning from others.
My final year project is therefore, about people. It appreciates the people in my life, people who are really close like family and friends and also people who have come and gone but have inspired me in their own ways.
Personal website: https://angela.ie/
My name is Aoife Goulding, I am a 21 year old student studying Visual Communications in CIT. I am currently in final year. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in the course and it has allowed me to broaden my skills in brand development and other areas.
For my final year project, I decided to create a social media app for the ages of 10-12 year olds. Tweens is a safe, secure social network for tweens to interact with their peers. Tween's a stepping stone for 10-12 year olds to get used to social media before joining a network like Facebook or Instagram.
Personal Website: https://www.behance.net/aoifegould7ce4
Hello, I’m Aoife O’Connor and I am a Visual Communications student. My project is called humanhood and is all about human connection. Most people will experience some form of social anxiety at some point in our life and it can often hold us back from connecting with one another. Humanhood aims to help us understand and overcome our anxieties in order to connect more deeply with one another. The project consists of a newsprint to help us understand our anxieties and where they come from and a game that challenges us to face our fears and to be more vulnerable and playful with one another.
Personal Website: https://www.behance.net/aoifeoconnor
Hi, I’m Bartek, a designer whose primary interests are photography, typography and 3d design. I want to tell stories and create content that is personality and people driven to connect with audiences. Discomfort is a project with which I wanted to create an interesting story that invokes empathy and makes the reader consider what they themselves or their friends might be going through, maybe to reach out and see if anything needs to be done. Yet, I didn’t want it to be too obvious and take away from the story.
Personal website: Bartekgruba.com
My name is Callum Miloudi and I’m a Graphic Designer. I have great interest in illustration, storytelling, branding etc. My project is a work of passion, it’s a service to help first year students discover their identity and personal power using setting intentions and fashion. How I plan to reach my audience is through a fashion magazine and an app.
Personal Website: https://www.behance.net/callummilo3767
Hi, I’m Ciara and I am an aspiring graphic designer. I have a keen interest in all aspects of design especially branding and promotion.
My final year project is a youth centre targeting young adults with disabilities. The brand ‘More Than’ aims to challenge the status quo and unlock opportunities for these people. The focus of the brand is to open the doors to employment and urge companies to become more diverse.
The centre offers class to improve skills, create a CV and help these people to become independent.
Personal Website: https://www.behance.net/ciaraodris53ad
Hi, my name is Hannah and I’m a designer. I’m passionate about and fascinated by a large variety of creative fields and I always love to try and learn new things. My main passions are branding, typography and editorial design. I really enjoy experimenting with type and I love getting crafty just as much as creating clean, bold designs.
My final year project is an experimental book called The Intricacies of Identity or How to Belong to Yourself, and it combines three of my favourite things in life: writing words, reading words, and designing words. It is a very personal exploration of identity and belonging, combining factual information with my own thoughts and experiences.
Personal website 1: https://hannahecker.myportfolio.com/
Personal website 2: https://www.behance.net/hannahecker
My name is Imogen O Callaghan and I’m a graphic designer with a particular interest in illustrations. My project is an illustrated storybook for kids that focuses on the awareness of type 1 diabetes, featuring my own personal experience of being a type 1 Diabetic at a young age.
Hey Jess here. Just another designer who’s love for visual communication became clear after spending far too long playing with PowerPoint presentations as a kid. My work always aims to use design as a problem-solving tool, to connect people with the products they use and visualise ideas in order to make them a reality
My final year project is a conceptual, typographic solution that hopes to create an outlet for young people tackling the political landscape. The ‘Election Kids’ zine combines their experiences, thoughts and opinions in a way that empowers them to find their voice in the world of politics and voting with an exciting and youth focused approach.
Personal website: https://www.behance.net/Jessicalane1
Hi, I’m Kieran. I’m an illustrator. I like all aspects of design, in particular illustration. I have a great interest in creating conceptual imagery for stories and characters, with a focus on realism.
My final year project is based around the concept of identity and self-identity, and how we wear different personas. It is a research based project, where I illustrate muses I’ve created, each with specific traits. These muses were created to visualize the different types of personas people “wear” in society and life, determining how we act or influence how we act when in different situations.
Personal website: https://www.behance.net/kieranlongf57b
Instagram: kieranlongg98 and kieran.kreates
Hi my name is Meg! I am especially interested in Branding, Packaging and Advertising so for my Final Year Project I rebranded Beara Distillery. As I am from the locality I have extensive knowledge on the birthplace of the gin and I incorporated this in my design. I designed a range of 4 Irish flavoured gin bottles, all grown and sourced locally and then designed a can for each gin, combined with tonic. I designed a brand presentation book to tell the story of the brand.
I am a Graphic Designer with a particular passion and interest in branding, packaging and photography. In my FYP I combined a lot of my interested inside and outside design to create my brand and packaging.
Hi there! I’m Niamh. I’m an artist who adores combining illustration and storytelling, my other main passion. I have been a lover of books all my life and being able to mash the two together through visual images brings me endless joy! I am also a huge lover of myths and legends (particularly the old pagan stories of Ireland) and this is what my project is based on. I chose to dig deep into the dark old myths of Ireland and unearth the stories of entities that terrify us to this very day. I hope you enjoy my book I entitled “The Dark Deities of the Celtic Pagan Pantheon”!
Hi there, my name is Oisín Corcoran I am a 24-year-old designer from county Kerry with a deep love for pretty things and vibrant colours. If I’m not stuck behind a screen working on some design project, you’ll find me outside getting my hands dirty, spray-painting, making endless tye dyes and curating little mini festivals in my back garden.
One of my favourite pastimes is reading and the incredible worlds I’ve travelled to and the characters I’ve met through the pages of books inspired me to write and illustrate my own narrative for my final year project.
The Last Ginger is a wacky unconventional story centred around redheads. Being a proud redhead myself I wanted to tackle some of the prejudices and stereotypes surrounding redheads in a humorous light and poke fun at how ridiculous they are.
Hi, I’m Padraig Keane, I am a Visual Communications Student/Graphic designer based in Cork, passionate about all types of design. I’m also into Photography, film making, food, travel, cycling and keeping fit.
My final year project is a magazine to promote and inform people about skateboarding culture in Cork city, I think it is important for the younger generation to stay active and not to be spending too much time on there phones and video games. Outdoor activity is important for your mental and physical health, skateboarding is a way of meeting people, communicating and exercising. I wanted to produce a local magazine that connects to a smaller audience so that they can rely on it.
Personal website: https://padraigkeane.myportfolio.com/
My name is Paulina, and I am a graphic designer with a keen interest in illustration. My final year project - "The sixth day" - is an illustrated book about a long Saturday shift of the hotel housekeeper. The story is strongly inspired by my own experience of working in the hotel. Although a bit exaggerated and treating the subject humorously, the book is the pure essence of how this work looks like.
Personal website: https://www.behance.net/paulinawar6aa5
Hello there! My name is Sadbh and I am a graphic designer who specialises in illustration, promotion, and brand identity. In my designs I like using pattern and colour to make my audience smile.
In the future I would really like to work in book illustration or creating promotional campaigns. My Final Year Project focuses on the former: a bilingual children’s book following the adventure of a red squirrel who finds she can speak both English and Irish. “Taisce Tallulah” aims to show how language connects us.
You can find more of my design work at the following links:
My name is Sarah Crowe and I am a final year Visual Communications student. And I enjoy working with typography and paint. My project aim is to get people to reduce their carbon emissions and realise it will make a difference. We need to start taking responsibility for our actions and how they impact the earth. I will be giving clear information on how to make gradual changes to day to day life and how it can start making positive changes to the world. No matter how small Ireland is as a country, we can make a difference.
For my final year project I wanted to combine my interest for design and coffee culture into something creative yet useful. My style of work is colourful and intricate and I as someone who loves to work on illustrations wanted to make that a big part of the project. Going forward as a graphic designer I want to continue to work on fun and quirky projects that gives me the ability to be creative.
Hello there! My name is Stephanie Cunningham, an aspiring graphic designer. Creativity has always been a huge passion of mine, and I enjoy having an artistic approach in the world. I have a keen interest in typography, creative stories, illustration and editorial design.
My final year project is based on the research that 27% of millennials have no close friends. I chose to design a book that would show young women how to make connections and gain friends. This book reflects the ups and downs of relationships and the flow of life that brings people together.
Personal website: https://stephmc325.myportfolio.com/
Mob: 083- 8131798
Hello there, my name is Zachary but I prefer Zac. I have a love for all things visual, my passion comes from my love of movies, magazines & music. The need to tell a story through design. I love all forms but have a soft spot for minimalism.
My Final Year Project is a look at the lockdown we have experienced these last few months. Keeping in mind the three things I feel need to be focused on during trying times, The Mind, The Body & The Soul. I was excited by this project as it challenged me to find creative solutions to the lockdown. It became a very personal project tackling the subject of isolation.