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Ian scoops international design award

An Ennis student is among six from Limerick Institute of Technology’s School of Art & Design (LSAD) to have scooped awards in one of the most prestigious international third level competitions for creative design courses – the London-based Young Creatives Network (YCN).

Among the winners were Ennis man Ian Malone, who joined with Adam Broe, from Limerick and Justin McCarthy from Tralee in winning an award for their innovative approach to promote The Feel Good Drinks Company. They designed an APP for an online computer game for the UK based company which produces natural fruit juices for the international market.

The six fourth year students in the design in visual communications course at the Clare Street campus stood out in the awards list not only for their individual success but also being the only winners in the 14 categories not to come from the UK.

Students from across the world entered the competition, which is one of two leading international awards for creative design students.

The two groups, each comprising three students, entered the awards by submitting proposals for live creative briefs set by leading international companies.

Fellow LSAD students Charlene Zubrzycki, from Nenagh, Tipperary; Lucia Poliakova, originally from Slovakia; and Nora Szekeres, originally from Hungary; received an award for their creative response to promote Heinz Salad Cream.

The successful LSAD students attended the awards ceremony in Shoreditch Town Hall in London. “Winning such a prestigious award as the YCN Student award recognises the quality of the students emerging from LSAD,” said LSAD tutor Clodagh Twomey, who travelled to the awards along with colleague Joe Lane.

“This is an extremely prestigious event and our successes reflect well on the visual communications course at Limerick School of Art and Design, LIT. ”

The award-winning work will be showcased in the pages of the YCN Student Annual, 10,000 copies of which will be distributed across education and the creative industries.


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