De­sign­ers around the coun­try hold clin­ics to help AWARE

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Lo­cal de­sign­ers are tak­ing part in a na­tional ini­tia­tive aimed at rais­ing funds for the men­tal health char­ity AWARE.

Kil­lian Wal­she of Grand­son and Sarah Daly of CreativeS­park are look­ing for those en­gaged in the de­sign in­dus­try to get in­volved in the Na­tional Day of De­sign on Novem­ber 2.

‘We signed up for the day but the near­est venues were in Dublin or Belfast so I asked Sarah Daly if CreativeS­park would like to get in­volved as it’s the ideal space,’ ex­plains Kil­lian Wal­she of Grand­son stu­dio, Jo­ce­lyn Street.

For a fee of €60 any­one from an es­tab­lished busi­ness to a start-up or an en­tre­pre­neur can book a con­sul­ta­tion hour with a de­signer.

The fee goes straight to Aware – while dur­ing the hour de­sign­ers will ex­change knowl­edge and ideas and hope­fully open up new op­por­tu­ni­ties while rais­ing money for a great cause.

‘We hope that those in­volved in graphic de­sign, print, video, web de­sign, etc will come on board,’ says Kil­lian, who was re­cently in­volved in de­vel­op­ing a new cre­ative brand for Black­rock vil­lage.

‘It’s a great op­por­tu­nity for lo­cal de­sign com­pa­nies to get to­gether and raise aware­ness about men­tal health as well as meet­ing new cus­tomers.’

‘If there are any busi­nesses out there who would like to dis­cuss a new logo or web­site, they will be able to have an hour long con­sul­ta­tion with a de­signer for €60, with the money go­ing to­wards AWARE.’

The day is be­ing pro­moted by the In­sti­tute of De­sign­ers Ire­land, with the event tak­ing place in towns and cities around the coun­try.

De­tails of the clin­ics will be up­loaded to the IDI Mind Over Mat­ter web­site where po­ten­tial clients can book a time slot with a de­signer from Wed­nes­day Oc­to­ber 11.

Kil­lian Wal­she and Jake Heavey.

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