Design & Creative Media @ LYIT

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We are proud to have hosted our second annual DICE conference at LYIT, featuring national and international speakers. DICE aims to spark a discussion on the value of creativity and design to both business and society. This was a one day event, running on Wednesday 6th April.

The turnout was fantastic, with both our own students and staff and also a strong presence from secondary schools in the Northwest. Our guest speakers, including Oliver Duncan Doherty (Game of Thrones) and Laura Campbell & John McDaid (Dog Ears Animation) delivered an entertaining and informative series of talks and received an enthusiastic reception from the audience. We've recorded the lectures, so check back later for some updates!

In the meantime, you can follow us on Twitter — #LYITDice, #LYITDesign.

dog ears animation

Dog Ears Animation premier an episode of Puffin Rock

panel discussion

Laura Campbell of Dog Ears Animation fields a question from the audience


Kevin Sexton
Lean and Building User Centered Tech
National Digital Research Centre

Laura Campbell & John McDaid
Dog Ears

Oliver Duncan Doherty
Fashion and Costume Design
Game of Thrones

James Moran
Content Design for Virtual Reality
EON Reality

Keith Finglas
Design thinking and behaviour

Mike Guckian
Award winning Virtual Trad orchestra
MA Motion Graphics graduate, LYIT

Michael Tunney
Local Enterprise Office

Oliver Duncan Doherty

Oliver Duncan Doherty entertains attendees with anecdotes from the set of Game of Thrones

Oliver with Sharon and Pauline

Oliver with former Art teachers Pauline McDermott and Sharon Maxwell