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DIT School of Creative Arts host this year's IDI Graduate Design Awards and exhibition

Posted: 13 November, 2015

The School of Creative Arts at Dublin Institute of Technology, Grangegorman was proud to host this year's Institute of Designers in Ireland (IDI) Graduate Design Awards Ceremony and Exhibition.

Top left and bottom right: Pictured at the presentation of IDI Graduate Design Awards at DIT Grangegorman, Gill Thorpe, NCAD, winner of the Textile Design category

Top right: Ciara Mitchell, IADT, winner of the Visual Communications category in the IDI Graduate Design Awards, was also presented with the the Grand Prix Award by President of IDA, Marc O Riain at the presentation of awards in DIT Grangegorman

Bottom left: Pictured at the presentation of IDI Graduate Design Awards at DIT Grangegorman,Genevieve Howard, NCAD, winner of the Craft and Furniture Design category.

Liam Murphy, winner of the Universal Design category in the IDI Graduate Design Awards, is a product design graduate from DIT.  His design, Olux, emits different light frequencies and aromas to enhance slow wave sleep

Catriona Kenny, a graduate of Visual Merchandising,  DIT  winner in the Visual Merchandising category in the IDI awards

The Awards Ceremony took place as part of Design Week on Thursday 5th of November.  The IDI Graduate Design Awards celebrate the best graduate design work annually and this year a record 272 entries were submitted by students from throughout Ireland.  These  were then  judged by an international jury of renowned designers and a shortlist of 66 entries were selected as "Highly Commended".   Work included exciting and innovative pieces across the design spectrum including Product and Industrial Design, Interior Architecture/ Design, Visual Communication, Furniture & Craft, Textile, Fashion, Visual Merchandising/ Retail Design, Animation and Digital Design.   

11 category winners were selected on the night.  Congratulations to DIT Graduates Catriona Kenny, a graduate of Visual Merchandising,  and winner in the Visual Merchandising category and Liam Murphy, Product Design Graduate and winner of the Universal Design category.  For a full list of the winners in 11 categories see http://www.idi-design.ie/awards/graduate/winners/2015-winnners

 

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