James Hennigan MISTD
Billed as the "toughest assessment in the world", the annual ISTD (International Society of Typographic Designers), was judged in Dublin just before the Easter break. The pass rate is very low in this extremly tough assessment. Entrants who do achieve a pass are granted membership of the organisation and may append MISTD to their names as a professional accreditation.
We are proud to announce that one of our entrants, James Hennigan, not only achieved a pass, put a pass with merit, the only such nationally.
James' project, "Put English on That", was a substantial response to the "Mark my words" project. The hardbound book was a typographic interpretation of Brian Friel's Translations.
Shaun Kelly — Animation winner at Indie Boom NY
Hearty congratulations to Shaun Kelly, a graduate of our Animation programme, who has just claimed the Winning Animation gong at the 2017 IndieBoom Film Festival in New York. This short animated film follows Scott Barnes and Donna-Maria Valente as they grow up in a small American border town in the south. They fall in love as children and fight to be together in the face of repression, discrimination and intolerence even in death. You can watch Shaun's film here.
We would also like to congratulate 2017 Animation graduate Paul Kelly, on getting his film "Begging for Change" shortlisted in the Best student/graduate category in the Dublin Animation Film Festival.
You can view the full film here.
Digital Media Award
Congratulations to Mike Guckian who has just won the Best Public Life award at the Accenture Digital Media Awards 2016.
Mike created a Virtual Trad Orchestra in association with the Hawk's Well Theatre as his major project for our MA in Motion Graphics.