Tuesday 21 May 2019

Local designers are supporting AWARE

Designer Killian Walsh
Designer Killian Walsh

Local businesses can get the opportunity to avail of a free consultation with a leading designer as part of the National Day of Creativity in aid of AWARE on Wednesday October 10.

Here in Dundalk, the event, which marks World Mental Health Day, takes place in Creative Spark, Clontygora Drive, Muirhevnamor.

Local designers taking part in the Dundalk event include Killian Walsh, Marcus McCabe, Tonya Douglas, Grainne O'Neill, Barry Finnegan, Paul White, Peter Craven and David Henderson.

Dundalk businesses can consult with the best design talent available across a variety of disciplines including graphic design, interior design, illustrators, creative strategy, product designers and user experience designers (UX/UI). This is a great opportunity to explore the value and potential impact that expert design can have on business for a fraction of the usual cost at just €75 per person with all proceeds going to Aware.

There will be two sessions, with a series of workshops with designers focusing on positive mental attitudes, problem solving using design thinking, mindfulness, and healthy work environments in the morning. All participants will make an original design piece to take home. Participants will share a healthy lunch with advice on how to eat well to support their mental health. The afternoon will be dedicated to one-to-one consultations with the individual designers.

To book a place, log onto or email

Similar events are taking place in Dublin, Belfast, Carlow, Cork, Limerick and Wexford.

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