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 🙂
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.
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.
It was great to be part of the Halftone exhibition again this year hosted by PhotoIreland. It is held for a month each year in The Library Project in Temple Bar in Dublin’s city centre. This was the fifth year running of the print fair, which brings together a large selection of works by established and emerging artists, showcasing Ireland’s exciting art scene. It was great to be part of the Halftone exhibition again this year hosted by PhotoIreland.
A perk was selling lots of prints, which is great to know other people are enjoying my art in their homes or workplace.
See more about Halftone here or my selected entry here.
Delighted to receive this great feature on my business and clients in The Sunday Business Post recently for the lovely article included in the newspaper’s ‘People in Business’ section, promoting the importance of branding for businesses and packaging design for food and drinks products.
Articles like this are great to raise awareness in the importance of how design can help businesses communicate their values to their target audience and grow their customer base and feel proud of their brand.
Thanks to Elaine O’Regan for interviewing me and Maura Hickey from The Sunday Business Post for the photograph.
Well done Esri Ireland in the launch at #EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum of their ArcGIS for Schools Program – providing free access to Esri’s Online Digital Mapping Platform for every school in Ireland!
The application can be accessed through browsers on internet-connected devices – lesson plans open up interactive projects on climate change, the designing of cities and towns, geography, demographics and Irish history to gather data for projects. Schools can sign up for free at schools.esri-ireland.ie – they already have 50 schools signed up, with the aim of reaching 200 by the end of 2018. The aim of this initiative is to help address the evident Stem skills shortage in Ireland, by developing key spatial analysis, and critical thinking skills at a grassroots level.
Clare Lynch Creative worked with them on the graphic design collateral for the launch. Promotional collateral designed included branding aimed at both primary and secondary schools, posters, flyers and exhibition graphics for the opening event. The event was a huge success and received widespread media coverage.
Esri were delighted with the result and the branding was commented on throughout the launch event and implementation.
I was delighted to recently receive an Honorable Mention in the results of the 2017 International Design Awards for the brand identity, brand book and promotional collateral for my client Brid Kehoe Coaching.
Brid Kehoe Coaching are a holistic coaching practise who support clients in taking steps forward to change for the better and help them to uncover new routes to get there. They guide clients to improve wellbeing and focus, change career and much more through support, encouragement and introducing new creative strategies.
Find out more about the work here or see the winning entry on the IDA award winners website.
Conceptual artwork for a cultural centre in Connemara with the guidance. The architect designed the building focusing on it’s viewpoints and perspectives of facing mountains and the sea with large windows revealing views of each. I used this to guide the design for this project, focussing on the shapes and patterns of the local environment as graphic elements and the idea of revealing using the cutout shapes of the centre’s name ‘MARA’ and the folded layers of the poster, which folds down to a flyer.
The word MARA is a play on the word Connemara and stands for the attractions offered in the cultural centre, such as Music, Arts, Reading and Action. The wood version of the poster was created using the laser cutting process, where the design is etched / burnt in to the wood and the shapes are cut out as separate elements, which can be used around the centre.
Two Videos Displaying the Laser Cutting & Etching Process of Typography on Wood:
Video Displaying the 3D Printing Process of Icons:
DesignWest is a creative growth design program set in Letterfrack in Connemara. It is designed for creatives worldwide who have previously been through university and are established in their careers, who are now seeking to grow creatively through new experiences, being inspired and collaborating with their peers and working on projects outside of their general day to day scope. There are mentors from top design agencies such as Pentagram New York, R2 Design Portugal, Isidro Ferrer Spain and also a number of high profile Irish agencies such as Design Factory, Studio Or and Unthink.
It was a really great experience. We got to use a wide range of facilities such as letterpress printing with Sean Sills from the National Print Museum, riso printing with Studio Or, laser cutting and etching to wood, large scale format printing, debossing and stitching, 3D printing and the use of the wood work room and team. The reputable mentors gave inspiring talks, workshops and advice – really encouraging us to get playful and more hands-on with our creativity, breaking away from the computer screens, with a number of different activities. There was also plenty of practical advice which can be easily applied to our everyday workflow, on return to our own client work.
We were inspired by the local environment, the beautiful west of Ireland, and brought on a number of trips to places such as mussel and oyster farms, the grounds of Alcock & Brown – the first transatlantic flight, Inishbofin island and artist’s studios and talks – all of which went on to inspire our individual projects. In the evenings, we sometimes watched design films in a special screenings cinema and there were some exhibitions also. We had two exhibitions of our work, one of which will travel from Letterfrack to Dublin later this year. It was impressive to see the finished work come together for everyone in the exhibitions and the overall experience of meeting and working with so many international creatives was really enjoyable and good to have established a new network of peers working in the design industry worldwide.
DesignWest was a great way to re-immerse myself in design and creativity and be re-inspired going forward in my career, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The end result was graduating with a NFQ Level 9 Special Purpose Award Certificate in Design Research with the subject ‘Design Unplugged’ at GMIT.
I was delighted to have my work selected to be in the Halftone 2017 exhibition, featured in the Library Project in Temple Bar, Dublin.
HALFTONE is an initiative by PhotoIreland Foundation, hosted every year at The Library Project. Running for 18 days, the fair brings together a large selection of works by established and emerging artists, showcasing Ireland’s exciting Art scene.
This humorous and playful collection, depicts the famous seagulls which heavily populate Dublin city centre’s boardwalk, along the River Liffey. These seagulls are known to circulate people eating their lunches, hoping to get a bite.
One print features these birds characteristics of being feisty, friendly and fearless. It also plays on the Dublin slang word for women or girls which is ‘birds’. On another print in the set, the birds have been given popular Dublin girls names. On two of the prints, there is a play on the famous Irish / Dublin song, ‘Molly Malone’, changing the lyrics to feature the birds. This again could refer to the seagulls or Dublin girls.
Images of Dublin’s boardwalk and Liffey in the city centre can be seen through the silhouettes of the seagulls.
See more on the Halftone website here or if you would like to purchase one of these prints, please see them on Etsy.