Design & Creative Media @ LYIT

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Adobe "Top Talent 2019" for Tang Shi Yang

Second year (now third year) Graphic Design student Tang Shi Yang has been presented with the 2019 Top Talent Adobe Design Achievement Award in August for his striking re-design of Illy's coffee packaging. His concept uses geometric design and symbolism to represent the journey of the coffee bean from it's growth, through harvesting to the final cup.

Tang Shi Yang's redesigned packaging for Illy Coffee

You can see more of his design and read his design rationale here.

IDI success for James Hennigan

Congratulations to James Hennigan graduate of the BA (Hons) in Graphic and Digital Design LYIT on receiving the top prize from the Institute of Designers in Ireland for his submission to the Graduate Awards 2018.

James was shortlisted for the award in September and pronounced overall winner in his category “Visual Communication/ Book Design” at the Award Ceremony last night in Dublin (6/12/18). This is a substantial achievement for both James and for the Department of Design and Creative Media at LYIT.

The book which James designed reflects on Brian Friels “Translations”. It had earlier this year been awarded a merit by the International Society of Typographic Designers, ISTD. From the large number of submissions worldwide, James was the most successful of all awarded Irish Design graduates in London in June.

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.

Put English on that by James Hennigan

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.

Put English on that by James Hennigan

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.

Put English on that by James Hennigan

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.

After by Shaun Kelly

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.

Begging for Change - film still

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.