My name is Daragh and I design things. Originally from Dublin, Ireland, I'm currently studying my final year of Design and Interaction at Central Saint Martins in Kings Cross, London. I won a D&AD pencil this year for a brief with Monotype, have been featured in the 2017 D&AD annual and been shortlisted for the Communication Arts Typography award in California. Creative Review also very kindly featured my work in September as a 'One To Watch'. My aim is to provoke intrigue through design, to convey messages and ask questions in new ways and to engage an audience through thoughtful, creative presentation of information. My work is digitally focused (web, UI/UX, creative coding, VR/AR) but I dabble in print and type design. The core focus of my self-directed work sits at the fringes of design and science, where I believe truly interesting things can be made by coming up with visual analogies for complex scientific principles. By doing this, we enrich the visual culture of science and encourage interest and understanding. Say hello on Instagram at @D_r_ghJ_nd_rs_n
Worked as a UX designer and Visual Specialist Intern as part of Arup London's Digital Insight's Team. I worked on live technical, client-driven visualisations and data representations for experimental scientists, data scientists, global energy specialists and transport authorities. I worked with Arup on a partnership with Hassel architects on a project exhibited as part of London Design Festival 2017 which measured and raised awareness about air quality issues.
Graphic Design Intern for Oxfam Ireland's Campaigns Department
Signed to EMI records in 2009 as a musical artist. Released two top 20 albums in Ireland and toured as a professional musician, producer and songwriter for 5 years.
Graduating 2018 - specialism in Design & Interaction
Project for Monotype
Took 1st Prize in the D&AD New Blood Academy client brief for mobile phone operator Giffgaff.
Shortlisted for the 2017 Communication Arts Typography Award in California.
'Trees Dream In Algebra' album by Codes, written and produced by me makes Ireland's top recorded music prize shortlist.