Designers around the country hold clinics to help AWARE
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.