2022 saw many changes within the 100 Archive. After 6 transformative years, Aideen McCole said so long, farewell. Aideen left the team having implemented a structure that brought the 100 Archive in line with not-for-profit best practice, as well as many other positive changes, ensuring the future of 100 Archive was in good hands.
As one chapter closes, another begins. We welcomed aboard, a founding member of 100 Archive Sarah Fox, long-time collaborator Anusia Grennall, and a fresh perspective from Thomas Fayne.
Sarah Fox says design is her second career. She worked in music for quite a while then fell naturally into Visual Communications when she needed a change of focus. Sarah is a product designer with typographic print experience and a love of motion design. She is passionate about user-centred design, about working to a high standard, about democratic and accessible design and about research, analysis and problem-solving. Sarah is currently a Sr. Product Designer at Etsy on the International, New Markets initiative and is also one of their Design Ops: Core Practices co-leads. She is a founding member of the 100 Archive and an inductee to the International Society of Typographic Designers, as well as being a regular speaker at Triangirls meetups and a Hexagon mentor.
Anusia Grennell is a design researcher working with Design Partners, a design and innovation consultancy based in Bray, Co. Wicklow. She has extensive experience working across research, strategy and visual design, as well as teaching design and research methods at IADT, Dun Laoghaire, including the Design For Change MA in collaboration with the Institute Without Boundaries / George Brown College, Canada. She has authored and commissioned writing on design culture and practice for Design Week, Oonagh Young Gallery and 100 Archive, and completed a Masters by Research on the work of Dutch designer Jan van Toorn.
Thomas Fayne is the Distribution Manager for RTÉ with responsibility for audio services and content discoverability. He previously worked as the Director of Sales, Media Partnerships with Storyful (News Corp.), and has over a decade of experience working with the different collections of the National Library. He has a keen interest in design and media literacy and is excited to be part of the 100 Archive team.
They join the current steering committee, Lara Hanlon, Brian Nolan, Stephen Ledwidge and David Smith.