IADT Graduates receive major recognition at the IDI Graduate Design Awards 2018

Congratulations to our Visual Communications graduates who received the coveted Grand Prix for the second year running, eight awards and twelve commendations at this year's IDI Graduate Design Awards.

The 2018 Institute of Designers in Ireland Graduate Award ceremony took place at IADT on 6th December. The event, and accompanying exhibition, was organised by the Visual Communication Design programme in partnership with the IDI. The Graduate Awards recognise excellence in design at undergraduate level and is a prestigious endorsement of winners' future potential. 

This year there were an incredible 488 entries from 23 different colleges in 23 categories. In total, 98 projects made the shortlist from 12 colleges. 

IADT Winners and commended

Grand Prix - Shauna Buckley


Animation - Ciara Wade The lollipop Man - Title Sequence

Design Research - Emer Brennan “I’m Coming Out”: The expression of queer identity through Irish nightclub flyers, 1980s—2000s

Transdisciplinary - Stephanie Connolly Little Talks

Brand Identity -  Stephanie Connolly Little Talks

Design for Digital - Ruairí Crawley Idir: The Future of Digital Healthcare

Packaging - Stephanie Connolly Little Talks

Printed material - Kayleigh McCarthy La Finta Giardiniera Opera Programme & Poster

Typography - Shauna Buckley No Place Good Place


Design Research - Shauna Buckley The Death of the Real — Simulations of Reality and the Human Condition

Digital Design: UX/UI - Ruby Corcoran Terms and conditions

Exhibition - Susannah O'huadhaigh #NOMEANS

Brand Identity - Shauna Buckley Irish Beef — Bord Bía

Design for Digital - Liam Hamill Terminal_01

Packaging - Ruby Corcoran The Humble Oyster. Packaging Design

Printed Book - Shauna Buckley No Place Good Place

Printed material - Kayleigh McCarthy La Finta. Catalogue Design. Printed matter

Printed material - Stephen Kenny Homeless not voiceless

Illustration - Stephanie Connolly Little Talks

Typography - Kayleigh McCarthy La Finta Giardiniera Opera Programme & Poster

Universal Design - Stephen Kenny Homeless not voiceless