Thank you for stopping by. My name is Noeleen Doheny. I am an industrious graphic designer from Ireland. In 2019 I graduated from HDK School of Design and Craft in Gothenburg, Sweden; with an MFA degree in Design. During my masters I experimented with physical materials such as wood, metal, paper, mirrors and MDF and incorporated my print based graphic design sensibilities into interactive physical objects allowed me to expand and develop a new form of practice for myself. For my thesis project I focussed my work within the discourse of Visual Communication and Technology.
Since graduating I have been invited back to HDK as both a guest speaker (2020, 2021 and 2022) and support to the 1st year masters students (February 2022).
Before moving to Sweden, I gained several years of experience working for design studios in Dublin and Cork, Ireland. During that time I worked primarily in packaging, branding, editorial design and exhibition curation and execution.
In my spare time from 2010 to 2015 I organised 8 group poster exhibitions under two different names; Full Circle and Brief Exchange. Brief Exchange attracted 63 creative participants, resulting in 150 posters overall. The aim of Brief Exchange was to offer an opportunity for creatives to make work that didn’t involve the restrictions (example: time, money, taste) that a client can sometimes impose on a creative person; while simultaneously building up a network of graphic designers and illustrators both in Ireland and internationally. The format of the show changed over the its course from inside galleries in Cork and Dublin to online shows to using street advertising spaces in both Cork and Limerick city.
SOON Guinness Storehouse Dublin, Ireland.
October 9th to 13th 2019
MAOW, Open Week Design Festival, City Library, Gothenburg, Sweden.
February 2018 to May 2018
Visualising Complexity, RIAN Design Museum, Falkenberg, Sweden.
Design as Exploratory Practice (as part of Design Open Week), Stadmuseet, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Brief Exchange #5 – Online. Participant and organiser.
August 5th to 17th 2014
Brief Exchange #4 – Limerick City, Ireland. Participant and organiser.
November 3rd to 16th 2013
Brief Exchange #3 – Cork City, Ireland. Participant and organiser.
Brief Exchange #2 – Online. Participant and organiser.
September 22nd-30th 2012
Brief Exchange #1 – Dublin City, Ireland Participant and organiser.
August 7th to 24th 2012
Brief Exchange #1 – Cork City, Ireland Participant and organiser.
5th-8th of January 2011.
Full Circle part 2. CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, Wandesford Quay, Cork, Ireland.
Full Circle part 1. CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, Wandesford Quay, Cork, Ireland.
References and commercial work examples are available on request.
I’m looking forward to hearing from you.
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