Úna is an imaginative and ambitious designer; who has an ability to see unique problems as opportunities to design beautiful and useful products. She approaches every project with optimism and purposeful design thinking. Specialising in non-clothing design, Úna loves to combine aesthetic and functionality to create products her customer will love to see and use. Her interest in minute design details and user interaction with products make her keen to learn new techniques and work as part of a team.
- Health and Safety Masks for Castleknock Community CentreThese masks needed to provide protection for staff and customers at Castleknock Community Centre. It was important that they were economically viable and of a high standard. This required creative pattern cutting and print placement to maximise the yield from the high quality cotton. It was also important that this design was non-gendered and appeared clean, so I was decided that the ombre design was the most effective, friendly and professional solution.
- SS20 Reversible Printed Bucket HatThis fun bucket hat is the perfect statement piece to nail the leopard print trend. Internally, the pink paisley print captures another key trend, 90s retro. The minimalist branding plate keeps this hat looking sophisticated and chic which are key traits of the River Island customer.
- Bivouac - Degree Collection 2019This project explores the tent as a symbol of intergenerational connectivity between families. Shared over generations as a source of enjoyment, a bivouac shelter provides protection against the elements. The tent adapts itself in a moment to become a home, a carrier, a social centre. The pieces in this collection transition through spaces, providing wearable tools for the modern city dweller. Dublin city itself is reflected in the colours, textures and shapes of the collection. A city survival
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London, United KingdomFull Time
At Field Grey I have been able to work closely alongside Product Developers, Tailors and Clients to create bespoke uniform solutions for real life situations. This role really compliments to my user friendly design process as everything we design and produce must be fully functional for busy people in many walks of life.
DesignerCastleknock Community Centre
- Dublin, IrelandFreelance
Working alongside my local community centre we designed and created branded masks that could be easily produced and functional against air-borne disease. • Designing friendly and professional branded facemasks for local community centre. • Assembling Designs to be printed in the most cost effective way with ease of construction. • Fitting masks for a range of people to ensure comfort and functionality.
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- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe Indesign
- Wacom Tablet
- Pattern Design
- Garment Construction
- Trend Research
- Industrial Sewing
- Design Knitwear
Erasmus Exchange, Fashion DesignÉcole Duperré Paris
- Paris, France
During my semester on Erasmus at École Duperré I was given the opportunity to explore my ideas in a more abstract context. I also learnt new skills such as screen printing and life drawing, I also further developed skills I already had such as industrial knitting and CAD drawing. The course was carried out in French which learnt how to communicate more efficiently in. At the end of my time in the university I completed a short internship in a small fashion business in Paris which also contributed to my grade.
Bachelor of Arts Fashion Design 1:1National College of Art and Design Ireland
- Dublin, Ireland
NCAD provided me with the resources and guidance that enabled me to become the designer I am today. During my time in NCAD I was voted Class Representative and was actively involved planning the Degree Showcase. I also opted for an additional, voluntary year, in which I was involved in some real working projects through Studio+ and got the opportunity to study on Erasmus in Paris. In my final year I was chosen for the River Island Bursary and received employment there.
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River Island Design BursaryNational College of Art and Design IrelandAfter submitting preliminary round customer and trend boards along with a CAD lineup and range plan, Úna was then through to the final round of the competition where she submitted 1 full outfit and was chosen to receive this esteemed award.