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Athlone, Westmeath, Ireland
The Blogsite for Design At AIT, showcasing the work of the students on the BA in Design [Communications], BA[Hons] in Design in Visual Communications, and the BA[Hons] in Design for Digital Media courses at the Athlone Institute of Technology.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

We're moving permanently to Facebook.

This will be our last post here on the blog - thanks for looking in on us over the last three and a half years. We've decided to move our posting to Facebook on a permanent basis purely because of it's reach. If you're still interested in following what we get up to on a yearly basis, the address is http://www.facebook.com/DesignAtAIT. We'll still leave the blog in place as a digital archive.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

‘Best In Show’ at the Digital Hub 2011

We’ve just been informed that four of our graduates have been nominated in two categories for this year’s awards: Keith Bogan in the Digital Media category (no surprise there!), and Carole Fannon, Ciaron Fitzpatrick and George Beattie in the Visual Communications category. We’re obviously delighted for all of them, and look forward to the results being announced in mid-September.

Friday, June 24, 2011

tellertrailer


Paul Timoney has worked with us on the ‘Performing the Painting’ Image Making project, and a couple of other bits and pieces, over the last couple of years and has just launched this digital book entitled ‘The Teller’s Tale’. It, and he, are really very good. Go to www.timostales.com for more information, and frankly, it’s a steal for €10.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Past Graduate Profiles, Round Two.

You might remember that about a year and a half ago, we put out the call for past graduates to contact us if they would like a post on the blog about what they’ve been doing since leaving college - where they’ve worked, how life has been for them as designers, where they completed their further education and in particular, what their work is like now. We do this for the benefit of our current cohort of students as a way of showing them what life as a designer can be like.

If any of you would be interested in partaking again, or for the first time, and aren’t shy about showing the world what you’ve been up to, or aren’t too put off at the thoughts of showing your roots, please contact me by email: eryan@ait.ie, and we’ll start talking from there. Take a look at the older posts on the blog - Past Graduate Profiles - for an idea on how to go about it.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Last Friday evening...









Thanks to all who came along, and to those who joined us for the live webstream. The streaming’s finished now.

Friday, May 27, 2011

We're streaming the show live from now.

http://www.ait.ie/design/graduateexhibition/

Click on the link above to watch live streaming of the Design at AIT Graduate Exhibition 2011. It's available from now until the end of the evening. It's a little quiet in there at the minute, but by 6.30pm, we'll be in business. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Teaser Show Shots 3...

Darragh Kelly
Anna Kuc-Lisowska
Keith Bogan
Sam Sutton

Bryan Johnston

We open this coming Friday evening at 6.30pm - come down and join us for our first on-campus show in 22 years.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Teaser Show Shots 2011

Tanya Furneaux
Catherine Yorke
Claire Gill
Karl Power

Keith Bogan

Some detail teaser photos of the Graduate Show work, which opens Friday week, May 27th. We'll be posting more of these in the coming days to whet your appetite for it!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Design at AIT Graduate Exhibition 2011

The Design at AIT Graduate Shows will open with a private viewing on Friday May 27th, 6.30pm, at the Institute’s main campus on the Dublin Road.

Public opening times are as follows:

Tuesday May 31st: 10am - 8pm
Wednesday June 1st: 10am - 8pm
Thursday June 2nd: 10am - 8pm
Friday June 3rd: 10am - 8pm

If you’re not on our mailing list and would like to attend, please feel free to join us for our first exhibition at the new premises on the night of the Private View.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

A very exciting Job Opportunity has just come in...

Graphic Designer: Prominent Hospitality Group based in the Midlands

The position is a fixed-term contract, covering maternity leave from the last week of June 2011. The job entails providing highly creative design work that adheres to the associated Design Brand Standards of the Hotel group. We are looking for a creative designer who can work in a fast paced environment and adapt and apply our brands to the various markets we participate in. We would provide an internal brief for each individual piece of work. Applicants would need to have at least two years experience in the industry behind them, be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite 4 and have a good understanding of the prepress and print processes. Knowledge of Microsoft programmes is also needed. The successful candidate will be able to work on a PC platform.

Job Specification:

1 Report directly to, and liaise with the Commercial Director of Hodson Bay Group.

2 Together with the Heads of Sales & Marketing, prioritise all jobs in line with seasonal demands and priorities.

3 Have strong conceptual skills and understanding of corporate branding, layout, colour theory and typography. This should be evident in the portfolio presented at interview stage.

4 Have strong commercial awareness which will lead to creating the most suitable solution to a brief.

5 Design of all collateral (including adverts) for each property with the principal objective to drive enquiry - consistent with our existing brand guidelines.

6 Introduce innovative ideas and creative solutions to achieve ‘stand out’ in the marketplace.

7 Have the ability to effectively manage multiple projects/tasks of varying complexities, meet deadlines and work well under pressure.

8 Have excellent organisational, time management and communication skills.

9 Be able to work on your own initiative, but also take direction when given.

10 Managing the order process - from the completion of all jobs within the specified deadlines, collecting and comparing quotes to the issuing of the PO.

11 The maintaining of spend administration via the Hotel Groups' marketing spend accruals process.

12 As part of the team, contribute to all initiatives as part of the collective effort to continuously improve our target marketing efforts across all market categories.

All CV’s should be delivered by email only to Mleonard@sheratonathlonehotel.com

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Hot Press Illustration Brief/David Rooney

Emma Kilduff
Arron Croasdell
Niall Warde
Anita Jezuit
Vilma Lizaityte
Finch
Carol Wynne
Ray O’Donovan

Shauna Foster

David Rooney payed his annual two and a half day visit to Design at AIT last week, and worked with the third year Visual Communications group. The feature article is on the life of Phil Lynott, and the extension of the exhibition that's currently running in the St Stephens Green centre in Dublin. Hot Press music magazine will feature some of these illustrations in the edition that hits the stands in Dublin tonight and the rest of the country tomorrow. Thanks again to David and Hot Press, and to the students for two and a half days of slog to get the images ready.

2nd Year Design (Communications): Double Page Spreads


Brendan C Ennis Jr

Irina Mats

Mary Stevenson


Paul O’Connor

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Submitted and unsubmitted ISTD Work 2011






Anna Kuc Fakery
Aaron Croasdell Fakery


Audrey Larkin Not Just Fleurons


Ray O’Donovan

Carole Fannon Not Just Fleurons