This project is centered around the theme of consent. The purpose of this project is to create an accessible resource which educates and provides a better understanding of consent for young people, and how it is applicable in real-life situations, as well as enabling them to understand toxic behaviour and treatment within a relationship.
For my final year project, I am creating an animated story called Peanut. It is a story about life, love, and loss. I’m hoping people who have experienced a bereavement can relate to the story while offering them a more hopeful tale focusing on this difficult subject.
I am passionate about digital illustration. My style is a combination of soft colours, clean lines and strong compositions. For this project there was a heavy focus on nature landscapes and designing each element so that they would animate effortlessly.
The full animation can be found on my website, follow the link below.
My project centers around the Biophilia hypothesis or our human connection with nature. After much research into natural design I have created a book implementing the golden ratio, a numerical sequence frequently found in nature, to create layouts and compositions that showcase surrealist illustrations and thought-provoking text based on the concept of our human connection with nature
The pieces I’ve chosen to exhibit are my favourite works from the last four years. Each piece conveys a message that I’m passionate about – the environment, women’s rights, and animal welfare. I find that projects containing a message that’s important to me are the ones I enjoy the most and finding a way to express those messages through my work is why I love design. I used different styles and methods of expressions in every project because that’s what I felt would communicate the best with the intended audience. I tend to lean towards a more minimalistic style because that’s what I find resonates best with me and so I try to emulate designs and projects that I’ve connected with.
In the luxury goods industry, animal products are commonly used. Ethics, sustainability, and animal rights are now having a foothold in our society and people are attempting to take action to prevent engaging in animal cruelty, but there is a lack of transparency in the production of a lot of these goods meaning consumers are unaware of a lot of the goods that contain unethically sourced materials from animals. In an interview style, the online magazine reports on the animals themselves and compares them to the items they are used as materials in producing to dismantle some of the cognitive dissonance that persists in contemporary consumer culture.
My name is Lee Kinnucane, I’m a fourth year student inspired by the Avante Garde movements such as Dadaism and Constructivism, hoping to become an freelance graphic designer or Illustrator after my Graduation.
Cú Liath is a project that aims to raise awareness around the Irish Greyhound industry, its history but primarily looking into the self-fulfilling downward spiral the industry has been in the last couple years, it’s inability to adapt well to the modern world and the devastating results its had on the welfare of the greyhounds. The magazine aims to enlighten the readers on the practices of the industry official and otherwise, and the people tirelessly cleaning up in the wake of this ‘industry’
My other project is part of my Entrepreneurship and Professional practice module where we were set the task of applying our skills to either professionally present our portfolio or participate in or use a brief from a online student design competition to add a meaningful project to our portfolios. I chose the latter and created a magazine cover for the Penguin Book: Student design award.