Enjoy the break to relax and recharge. Wishing you health, success, peace, happiness and everything that you wish for in 2024!
Festive greetings from Clare Lynch Creative
It’s great to see the book Hello Hinterland featured as part of Dublin Art Book Fair 2023: Polyphonic curated by Wendy Erskine. Hello Hinterland is a collection of illustrated stories and poetry celebrating the culture and heritage of Fingal County on the east coast of Ireland, written by Martin Holohan, and illustrated and designed by Clare Lynch Creative.
Polyphonic, launched on 7th December 2023, runs in Temple Bar Gallery + Studios from 8 December – 17 December 2023. Dublin Art Book Fair, Ireland’s leading art book fair and centre for artist books presents its thirteen edition. Taking place in Temple Bar Gallery + Studios over ten days, DABF champions small, creative and independent publishers, and both Irish and international artist books. Within this mix, over 500 newly published and unusual publications on art, design, visual culture, philosophy, architecture, select fiction and poetry will feature alongside a special selection of nominated books by Guest Curator Wendy Erskine.
Wendy Erskine’s theme Polyphonic, is celebrated further through a programme of talks, readings, workshops, book events and participatory events. Interested in the innumerable viewpoints, stories or perspectives that can originate from single source, Erskine’s theme, Polyphonic celebrates the creation of artwork that brings multiple voices together.
Amazing News! Clare Lynch Creative been shortlisted in the IDI Irish Design Awards in two different categories. In the Packaging Design category for @agoodmoodfood.ie and also in the Book Illustration category for the recently launched illustrated poetry book ‘Hello Hinterland‘. Such exciting news!
Thanks very much to @idi_ireland. Brilliant news to receive!
The IDI (Irish Design Institute) host the Irish Design Awards ceremony annually, which celebrate and reward the best of Irish designers, nurturing the talent of the future and setting creative benchmarks for the industry.
Looking forward to the Awards Night Ceremony in the Marker Hotel on 17th November 2022 🙂
#IDIAwards #IDIAwards2022 #IDI #IDIDesignAwards
Really excited for the upcoming launch event for a book I illustrated, ‘Hello Hinterland’. The event will take place at Hodges Figgis Waterstones on Dawson Street, Dublin 2 on 28th April 2022 from 6-8pm.
Hello Hinterland is a collection of illustrated stories and poetry celebrating the culture and heritage of Fingal county on the east coast of Ireland, written by Martin Holohan. It’s colourful illustrations make it appealing to children, but it is a book for adults also, we want it to be enjoyed by everyone.
It was a pleasure to work on our first book together, from start to finish to this launch event. Martin is a charismatic person and writer. He gave me the freedom to work on the illustrations without direction, inspired by his writing. I then put the book design layout together using my graphic design skills, and we worked to get a quality hard-back print. Hopefully everyone will enjoy reading the book as much as we enjoyed creating it.
It is available to be purchased at Hodges Figgis (Waterstones) bookstore on Dawson Street (Dublin 2) and on their online store, Tales 4 Tadpoles bookstore on Drury Street (Dublin 2) and will be rolling out to a range of other bookstores in Dublin and Ireland in the coming months. It can also be ordered online from the book publisher Choice Publishing.
See more about the event here:
Enjoy and keep an eye out for it in bookstores near you in the coming months and year 🙂
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Excited to be a mentor with The Big Idea – Ireland!
A brilliant initiative and amazing opportunity aimed to connect innovative Transition Year students with mentors in the design industry on their creative thinking.
The Big Idea is a practically-oriented creative programme which empowers students to use their creativity and design thinking to develop a B!G Idea solution to tackle society’s biggest challenges.
It aims to foster creativity and innovation within the Irish education system so that current students can develop the tools to think outside the box. It shows the importance of design in schools. Exciting to see the ideas the students are coming up with and help them develop their Big Ideas!
Delighted to win a Gold Award in the Muse Design Awards 2022 for the Packaging Design of the oat drink range, ‘Oat in the City’.
I also received Silver Design Awards for several other Brand Packaging Design projects, including Katie’s Kombucha, A Good Mood Food and Saltrock Dairy. Great to see my client’s branding being recognised.
The MUSE Awards aim to honour, promote and encourage creativity by providing a new standard of excellence. MUSE Design Awards is an international competition for designers whose craftsmanship shift paradigms. Their ingenuity and thorough works leave others in awe, and in so doing redefine boundaries and scope – much like a muse.
See more here:
Oat in the City
A Good Mood Food
Brilliant to recently work on the branding of Your Life Audit. Your Life Audit is a business and brand run by Catriona Kennedy, specialising in one-to-one personal life coaching, corporate coaching and coaching for schools and groups. It aims to empower clients with the tools and resources they need to unlock, achieve and maximise their personal and professional development and fulfilment.
Life coaching is a rewarding process aimed at giving you the control and direction to embrace life and fulfil your potential. It can help you identify and utilise your innate skills and qualities, develop optimism and build positive relationships, find true meaning and purpose in life and more. To put simply, coaching is all about creating positive change for you, with you and in you.
I highlighted the ‘U’ in Your Life Audit to emphasise one of the main points that they would like to get across to their clients, that –
‘Once you focus on you, anything can happen’.Catriona Kennedy, Your Life Audit Coaching
More to come on this brand project in the ‘Portfolio’ section of my website.
For now, find out more on their website:
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Delighted to get the printed copy of the Favourite Book Design, 2021 edition, a book which showcases the ‘best of’ design around the world for that year. Clare Lynch Creative is proud to be featured for the Brand Packaging Design of ‘Flying Squirrel’ vegan cheese. This book is available to be purchased on their website and is a useful reference point to explore the latest successful graphic design and packaging design brands.
Excited to hear I will be receiving an Honourable Mention Award in the International Design Awards for several of my recent Brand Identity and Packaging Design projects, including Katie’s Kombucha, A Good Mood Food, Saltrock Dairy and Oat in the City. A great start to the New Year!
The IDA awards celebrate and promote creative talent and expertise in graphic design and other areas such as architecture, fashion and product design so it is a great achievement to recognised as an award winner in these awards.
See more here:
A Good Mood Food
Marino Institute of Education ‘Education Transforming Lives’
Great to attend the launch event of the MIE Strategic Report 2021-26 ‘Education Transforming Lives’ at the Marino Institute of Education yesterday.
The event was hosted by politician, TD and Minister for Further and Higher Education, SimonHarris. The report’s focus is on how ‘Education Transforms Lives’. Simon further emphasised the value in this, speaking about the need to broaden the conversation around pathways in to education, so that there is not just one direct ‘hit-or-miss’ route to higher education and training, but multiple avenues towards brighter futures for people from all backgrounds with different and varying types of skills-sets – enabling access to education for all.
We co-created the report in collaboration with Laura Macaulay at Navigate by Design.
The printing of this report is FSC Certified, supporting sustainability and the environment by using paper when printing that is FSC approved.
A big thank you to the B4B network for such a lovely feature about Clare Lynch Creative and our design work. It’s always good to get nice mentions like this as it helps other businesses who are interested in getting Brand Identity, Packaging and Design work to be aware of our services and encourages them to get in touch to enquire about their own projects. Thanks again B4B! You can read the article here…