My name is Daragh and I am a User Experience Designer and Creative Technologist based in London. Originally from Dublin, Ireland, I'm an alumnus of the Design and Interaction programme at Central Saint Martins in Kings Cross, London. My work has seen me win three D&AD New Blood pencils (1 in 2017 for a brief with Monotype, and two in 2018 for separate briefs set by Dropbox) I have been featured in the 2017 and 2018 D&AD annuals and been shortlisted for the Communication Arts Typography awards in California. In 2018 my graduate portfolio was selected in the top 20 global design portfolios at the TDK awards. In 2019 my work was shortlisted for a professional D&AD award. Computer Arts, Creative Review, Frieze, Digital Arts Magazine, London Deisgn Festival and the Open Data Institue have featured my work to date which is lovely of them, if somewhat terrifying and surreal. :) The aim of my work 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 ( UI/UX, data visualization, creative coding, web, VR/AR) I also dabble in system design, and interactive experiential 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 created 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 over at @daraghandersonLocked Pro Plan feature
Working as a Creative tech & UX designer for Arup London's Digital team. I work on live technical, speculative and client-driven visualisations and data representations for engineers, city planners, data scientists, global energy specialists, transport authorities and governments who seek creative tech led solutions to all kinds of technical problems. Notably, 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 as well as being Longlisted at the 2019 Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards for my concept ‘Exoflags’ which used NASA and Caltech data to auto-generate visual identities for newly discovered worlds beyond our solar system by using data collected about them.
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
Longlisted for Kantar Information is Beautiful awards as creative director for digital platform ‘Exoflags’ which uses data collected by NASA & Caltech’s exoplanet archive to automatically generate visual identities for newly discovered worlds by using data collected about them.
Winner at the D&AD Professional Awards for an interactive digital and multimedia event installation and campaign ‘Emerge’ for University of the Arts, London in 2019.
Won a D&AD New Blood Pencil for Dropbox for work on ‘Beecause’ a social media agitation and campaign to raise awareness about bee colony collapse.
Winner of a D&AD New Blood Award for Dropbox for ‘You&AI’ a digital advertisement and online platform that used machine learning as an education tool to inform, upskill and inspire those primarily at risk of workplace automation.
Winner 2018 TDK global portfolio awards.
Winner at UAL’s Design for Dance competition for poster and digital intervention work.
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.