Paula McEntee / Guest Lecturer

Paula McEntee is a Creative Director at Red Dog Design Consultants in Dublin since November 2012. She has worked as a graphic designer at Red Dog since 2003. Paula studied visual communications in DIT, Mountjoy Square, graduating with a BA (Design) in 2002. She is a member of the International Society of Typographic Designers since 2002 and has been an ISTD student scheme assessor in the past.

Her experience includes Annual Reports for ESB, Bord Gáis and Concern Worldwide Annual Report. She has also designed corporate identity programmes for NDA, FBD, Foróige, One in Four, the Lyric Theatre and Edmund Rice Schools Trust, as well as a variety of visual communications for clients including Google, the National Dairy Council, Combat Poverty, Irish Human Rights Commission, Field Day, the Children’s Medical & Research Foundation, the Abbey Theatre, IMMA and An Post.

Paula’s work has been awarded on numerous occasions over the last few years, with accolades from the Institute of Designers in Ireland, the Published Accounts Awards, the Fedrigoni International Paper Awards and the Antalis McNaughton Review.

We asked Paula what inspires her:
Beautiful paper // unusual formats // most colours on in the Pantone swatch book – not a fan of process oranges or lime greens – the stuff of nightmares // interesting typography // the smell of newly printed books // mid century chairs // gorgeous lighting – I like the work of Lee Broom (and Louis Poulsen if I could afford it…) // word play – I love the work of Alan Fletcher and Harry Pearse // conversations with friends and family // the use of interesting materials and textures in design – I love Bethan Gray’s G&T collection // client satisfaction // portrait photography (people and animals) – Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Martin Parr, Tim Flach, Nadav Kander, Carli Davidson, Jens Juul and loads more… I am fascinated with weird Victorian photography on Pinterest, in fact I love all old late 19th/early 20th century photography // fashion and textiles: they have often helped to influence colour choices in identity design // a bit of humour: Damien Weighill, Al Murphy, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, David Shrigley { view video } // old films, new films, historical and biographical documentaries // any music that suits my mood // + + + + + + + +…

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