Design Your Life Podcasts

Design & Crafts Council Ireland (DCCI) and Institute of Designers Ireland hosted a series of podcasts entitled 'Design Your Life'. This podcast series featured recent design graduates speaking about their education, career path and current role. 

Date Description Area of Design  
18 May 2021

DCCI Education Manager Aisling Clancy speaks to Alessandra Ravida, Senior Designer at Red Dog Creative. Alessandra will discuss her science and research background and why design is the ideal career for her!

Graphic Design/Digital Design

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25 May 2021

DCCI Education Manager Aisling Clancy talks to Mary Stafford, Digital Operations Executive at Musgrave. Mary will discuss studying Creative Digital Media at Munster Technological University, how her career has evolved since her graduation and will provide some insights into her current role and the impact of design.

Digital Media Design

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1 June 2021

IDI CEO Charlotte Barker talks to Kate McCauley, Visual Communications Design graduate from IADT. Kate will discuss her studies and her current role as a Graphic Design intern!

Visual Communications /Graphic Design

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8 June 2021

IDI CEO Charlotte Barker talks to Faye Oliver, Designer at Together We Create. Faye will discuss studying Visual Communications Design at IADT and her current role at a design and branding studio based in Dublin.

Visual Communications

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Interviews with design and craft graduates 

Lauren Cooke is a graduate of the BA in Design (Fashion and Textiles) at Galway Mayo Institute of Technology. Lauren is currently working as a Fashion/Manufacturing designer at Portwest, a global manufacturer and innovator of workwear, safety wear and PPE based in Westport, Co. Mayo.

Marie Kane is a graduate of the MSc in Medical Device Design at the National College of Art & Design, Dublin.  Marie currently works in Medical Device design for Versona Medical, based in Galway. Versona Medical’s mission is to transform intravascular treatment for CLI patients.

Noel Cullen is a graduate of the BA in Creative Digital Media at Crawford College of Art and Design/Munster Technological University (MTU).  Noel is a Creative Executive at IPG Mediabrands, London. IPG Mediabrands are media and marketing specialists based in London.

Christine Akinrinde is a graduate of the BA in Visual Communications at Technological University Dublin (TUD). Christine is currently working as a Junior Brand Designer at Dynamo. Dynamo is a strategic creative branding agency based in Dublin.

Harry French is a graduate of the BSc in Product Design at Maynooth University. Harry is working as a UX Designer for Each & Other, based in Dublin. Each & Other are a strategic design firm dedicated to helping organisations grow online revenue by designing and building compelling digital customer experiences.