Con Kennedy Visual Communications



August 31st 2016

Con Kennedy will be the first design practitioner to present a paper at the Irish Academy of Managment annual conference in the Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School at Univeristy College Dublin. The paper on entrepreneurship in design discusses various business models and their relevance to the sector. More>>

IAM Conference

August 24th 2016

Con Kennedy was interviewed by Catherine Madden from the UXDX conference. We discussed product teamwork and collaboration, along with my thoughts on what the future of design will be, where the industry is headed, and my research contribution to the Irish Government's Policy Framework for Design in Enterprise in Ireland.

The UXDX conference will take place in November at the RDS. More>>

UXDX Conference

August 19th 2016

UX Ireland has invited Con Kennedy to join the reviewing panel for their upcoming conference in Dublin. More>>

UX Ireland

August 9th 2016

Con Kennedy has been asked to consult with the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs on their up-coming report into skill the skill requiremnts of the design sector in Ireland.

Iterations 3

July 15th 2016

Issue three of Iterations: Journal and Practice Review has just been published. Con Kennedy is the Design Editor, Reviewer and Co-Founder. More>>

Iterations 3

April 9th 2016

Con Kennedy will be spaking at the IDI Annual General Meeting and will present the reseach findings that contributed to the Irish Government's Policy Framework for Enterprise in Ireland. More>>

IDI AGM 2016

January 26th 2016

The Department of Enterprise Innovation and Jobs have launched the Policy Framework for Design In Enterprise in Ireland. this is the first Irish Government policy on design since the Design in Ireland Report (also known as the Scandinavian Report) in 1962. Con Kennedy contributed research to this Government Policy. More>>

Policy Framework for Design In Enterprise in Ireland

November 26th 2015

Iterations has won the ID2015 special Award for collaboration at the Institute of Designers of Ireland Annual Awards. Con Kennedy is a founder, editor and reviewer of Iterations, and he is also the design editor of this double-blind peer review journal.

IDI Awards

November 25th 2015

For the Record” is a new exhibition of 100 iconic album covers. The exhibition was curated by Con Kennedy, Dr. PJ White and Hilary Dempsey. The exhibition system and experiential design was undertaking by the students of the MA in Interaction Design at IT Carlow where the exhibition runs from 25th November as part of Design Week.

For The Record

November 16th 2015

The Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (DJEI) hosted a Workshop on 16th November 2016. Representatives from industry, industry associations, design-sector associations, enterprise agencies, academia and the policy system were invited to the workshop.

At this workshop, Con Kennedy will present presentation the draft research findings from a study of ‘the profile of the Design-intensive Sector in Ireland’ commissioned by ID2015. More>>

ID2015 Design Leaders Workshop

November 5th 2015

Issue 2 of Iterations Journal has been published. You can find out more information and download articles here>>

Iterations Issue 2

July 8th 2015

Con Kennedy has been commissioned by the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland as part of ID2015 to undertake a research report into Design Enterprise in Ireland. This research is being conducted on behalf of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and will contribute to an Irish Government policy paper on design in Ireland.

ID2015 Research

June 11th 2015

The Rules. Every June graduates from colleges begin their career in design, this list of Rules should help them understand how design works. More>>

The Rules

June 6th 2015

Con Kennedy has been invided to Chair the insustry panel workshop at the Faultlines Conference

FaultLines Conference

May 29th 2015

Con Kennedy will be presenting a paper entitled The Problems With Creativity at the Faultlines Conference on Friday 5th June. Con will also chair the Industry Panel on Saturday 6th June. Faultlines is the inaugural Irish Design Research Conference and will be held in the Dargan Centre at the Institute of Technology Carlow.


April 6th 2015

After a year’s absence Con has been co-opted back onto the Council of the Institute of Designers in Ireland. The IDI is the professional body representing design and designers on the Island of Ireland. Con will chair the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) subcommittee and will also take an active role in the publications and certification subcommittees.


February 9th 2015

Con Kennedy has become the Joint Editor and Co-Founder of Iterations: Design Journal & Practice Review. The first publication of it’s kind in Ireland, Iterations is both an academic journal and a design practice review. The founding and production of Iterations is supported by ID2015 as part of the Year of Irish Design.


November 20th 2014

A new exhibition designed for the Institute of Technology Carlow's DesignCore Research Centre featuring iconic chair designs from renowned creatives such as Charles and Ray Eames, Mies Van Der Rohe and Ron Arad.
Are You Sitting Comfortably?

November 1st 2014

Con Kennedy will take part in a discussion on the relationship between design and research at the G6 Series held in DIT Grangegorman as part of Design Week.
G6 Series

July 1st 2014

Con has undertaken comprehensive research into the sector to determine the number of design practices currently in Ireland, their location and make up. The key findings are published here.
Overview of the Visual Communications Sector in Ireland

September 9th 2013

New identity for Keel Strategic. Keel provide training and logistics solutions for corporations, NGOs and governmental agencies.
Keel Strategic

March 5th 2013

Con Kennedy is featured in David Airey's latest book "Deign For Love, Work For Money". The book features contibitions from over 70 of the world's leading professional designers and covers many topics relating to professional design practice and running a design business. The book is available from Amazon.
Work For Money, Design For Love

November 9th 2012

The G6 Series receives an award from Institute of Designers in Ireland in the category of Design Education. Read more>>>
G6Series wins at IDI Awards

November 8th 2012

Pass it On: A Movember Exhibition. Con Kennedy is participating in a group exhibition of leadign designers, artists and creatives. The exhibition in aid of Movember and will raise awareness and funds for Action Prostate Cancer. More information here>>
Pass It On: A Movember Exhibition

November 5th 2012

Design Week 2012 launched. More information here>>
Designweek 2012

November 1st 2012

The Institute of Designers in Ireland have announced the short list for their Annual Awards. The G6 Series has been shortlisted in Visual Communication (Brand Identity) and in the Design Education Categories. The full list can be viewed here>>
IDI Awards Shortlist

June 6th 2012

Con Kennedy has been elected Honorary Treasurer of the Institute of Designers in Ireland.

May 29th 2012

Punt Nua: Creative Economics exhibition in DarcSpace gallery. 14 creatives were invited to participate in the exhibition which was opened by Professor Brian Lucey of Trinity College Dublin. The exhibition takes a wry and satirical look at the state of the economy and Ireland's place within the bigger European project.

The the exhibition was covered by TV3 News, featured on the Journal.ie and in LeCool Dublin.

The exhibition is open until June 9th and admission is free.

Punt Nua Exhibition

May 25th 2012

Con Kennedy was interviewed by presenter Alex Gibson on the The Persuaders weekly marketing and media programme on Dublin City FM and was discussing the success of Portfolio Night 10 hosted by Ogilvy Advertising.

Persuaders Podcast

May 7th 2012

The identity for the G6 Series featured in Graphic Design USA and Logolounge 2012 Design Trends.
G6 Series

March 17th 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day! More>>
St. Patrick's Day

February 8th 2012

Logo design for Brewery Hops, a start-up company providing bespoke tours to Irish craft brewers More>>
Punt Nua

December 19th 2011

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas More>>
Merry Christmas

December 8th 2011

Designs for "Punt Nua" become an overnight viral and media sensation with coverage on The Saturday Night Show, Liveline, 98FM News, The Daily Show, Irish Independent, Carlow People and Forbes' website More>>
Punt Nua

November 1st 2011

Design Week 2011 kicks off with a busy week of events from around the country More>>
Design Week

October 28th 2011

Recognising the best of Irish design at the Institute of Designers in Ireland 13th Annual Awards More>>
IDI Awards

October 10th 2011

Presentation of academic research into Continuing Professional Development for Visual Communication Designers at the University of Chester's International Journal of Art and Design Education Conference 2011. More>>
University of Chester

August 15th 2011

New Season brochure and website designed for Ireland's national Television and Radio broadcaster, RTÉ. More>>
RTE New Season

August 12th 2011

New website designed and launched for resturant Brasserie Le Pont. More>>
Brasserie Le Pont

July 7th 2011

We are delighted to announce that two brand identities we have developed for our client's Picturebox and Refresh Digital have published in the latest Logolounge volume. Entitled Master Library Vol. 3, the book features 3000 of the world's leading identity designs. More>>

June 24th 2011

The G6Series in conjunction with Pivot Dublin are hositng this year's ICSID World Industrial Design Day in The School of Art Design and Printing, DIT, Mountjoy Square on Wednesday 29th of June 2011. All are welcome to this event which will explore the 4 themes identified in Dublin's beid to become World Design Capital in 2014. More>>
Wold Industrial Design Day

June 23rd 2011

Blog Post: Design Week 2011 is kicking off! Although the week long festival of Irish design doesn't take place until the end of October, the call for enteries have gone out. More>>
Design Week 2011

June 21st 2011

Dublin is one of just 3 cities world wide who have been shortlisted for ICSID's World Design Capital More>>
Pivot Dublin Shortlisted for World Design Cpaital

June 15th 2011

Pivot Dublin bid launch presentation, hosted by Dublin City Council More>>
Pivot Dublin Event

June 8th 2011

Diublin Institute of Technology 2011 Grad show More>>
DIT Grad Show 2011

May 27th 2011

Portfilion night review. More>>
Portfolio Night

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