Monday, November 15, 2010

2009/2010 Academic Year Award Winners, and Published Work

Midlands Regional Drugs Taskforce Poster Competition
Deirdre Boland
Audrey Smith
Sean Roxenham

Karma Nightclub Competition 2010
Karl Power
Barry Smyth & Will Purcell
Sean Roxenham

Hot Press Published Illustrations
Marita Blessington
Carole Fannon
Audrey Smith
Claire Croughan
Keith Bogan
Olga Crehan
Anne Marie Burke
Eoin O’Brien
Sean Roxenham
Diane Wynne
Elaine Sexton
Tanya Furneaux
Jason O’Dowd
Audrey Larkin
Darragh Kelly

Dare 2b Drink Aware 2010
Marie Doyle, ‘Silent Drinking’ - 2nd Place
Anne Marie Lynch, ‘A Serious Mix-Up’, winner of the Public Vote

Digital Hub ‘Best In Show’ 2010
Edel Flynn, Visual Communications

Galmac Design Student of the Year
Kamilla Bartuzi

Caoimhe Feerick-Ryan Inaugural Memorial Prize
Alan Casey

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

AIT Open Days - Friday and Saturday this week!

If you’re going to visit us on Friday or Saturday at the AIT Open Days, why not bring along whatever work you’ve got going on in your portfolio and we’ll fully inform you about the courses we run and what the best option for you might be? We’re located in the John Count McCormack Hall, on the right hand side at the stage end of the building. We look forward to seeing you!

Monday, November 8, 2010

2nd Year Design (Communications): Packaging Project

Karl Power

Bryan Johnston

Anna Kuc

Laura Gibbons

Maria O’Brien

Some older work we didn’t get to show you: year two students on the Level 7 programme designed this packaging from a brief devised by their Marketing lecturer and ourselves to launch a new Dutch product on the Irish market for the first time.

It’s a pourable custard that carries the name ‘Vla’ in Holland, but has no direct translation into English, and no comparable product exists on the Irish market either.

Their job was to re-name the product, develop the brand identity and design the new packaging. There’s two more we’ll add to the list in the next couple of days to show the full range of solutions the students delivered.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

I Wish...

Catherine Flynn

Paul O’Connor

Christina Connolly

Karen Quigley

Irina Mats

Brian Warrilow

Charles Fone

Eric Ugoiwa

Second Year Design [Communications] completed the ‘I Wish...’ brief just before the mid-term break, and some of the, erm, direct results are posted above. They were asked to think about developing a ‘constitution of the self’, and to design a poster detailing what they wished for in terms of themselves, their families or their communities. The range of topics covered include taking more risks personally, owners allowing their pets to soil pavements in small town Ireland, being able to say what you really mean to those who need it said to them, dodging men who are only out for one thing, banning soap operas, having manners on the road, just wanting to be yourself and judging people purely based on their appearance. Apologies for the language - it's very context specific, something you won’t get from not being able to read the small type.

Monday, November 1, 2010

AIT Open Days 2010

We'll be open to talk to anybody and everybody who’s interested in pursuing Visual Communications/Design [Communications] as a career on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th November next at the Athlone Institute of Technology Open Days. Our Portfolio Advice service will also be running for those who are interested in applying to study with us. It’ll also provide an opportunity for everyone to view the new premises we’re now housed in at the main campus.