The new Professional Panel: 2018/2020

22nd October 2018
by 100 Archive Team

Cover image: The new Professional Panel: 2018/2020

With our previous professional panel stepping down, it's time to introduce five new assessors. First off though, a massive thank you to Lara Hanlon, David Caron, Richard McElveen, Simon Richards and John Gavin for assessing a total of 778 projects over the past three years! Perhaps we shouldn't mention that whopper of a workload for fear we scare the new panel away...

As those of you who have submitted before are (hopefully) aware, the 100 Archive employs a two-stage process to create each year's archive selection, with each of two panels being made up of your peers as well as a number of people closely connected to design practice: educators, curators, historians, commissioners and so on. The professional panel assesses all year round and takes the first sweep, confirming a project's eligibility for the 100 Archive as well as considering whether the work in question is of good quality, well executed, a suitable response to the client brief, interesting, innovative, relevant, revelatory or a combination of the above. Once a project submission is okayed by at least three of these five assessors it becomes live on the site for all to see and is in the running to be selected for the 100 Archive selection for that year. Without further ado, here's who your work needs to impress:

Dr Mary Ann Bolger
Dr Mary Ann Bolger is a lecturer in design history and programme chair of the BA in Visual and Critical Studies at the Dublin School of Creative Arts, Dublin Institute of Technology. She received her doctorate, on mid-twentieth century Irish graphic design and typography, from the Royal College of Art, London. Her research interests include design in and of Ireland, graphic design, typography and language, on which subjects she publishes and lectures widely. She is the author of the book Design Factory: On the Edge of Europe (Dublin: Lilliput & Amsterdam: BIS, 2009), and is co-editor of the ICAD journal Campaign. With her DIT colleague, Clare Bell, Mary Ann programmes the research group Typography Ireland and represents Ireland as country delegate to ATypI.

Kate Brangan
Kate Brangan is Graphic Design Programme Leader in the Department of Communication Design at NCAD. A graduate of IADT, she undertook a Masters in Communication Design at Central Saint Martins in London. She has worked as a designer on a wide range of projects for studios, clients and collaborators in the UK and Ireland, and is a founding partner of Or Studio, an award-winning design and risograph print studio based in Dublin. Or Studio is a space to experiment with process, collaborate, run workshops and discover the possibilities of design in the context of riso printing.

Evan McGuinness
Evan is an Oslo-based designer working with Bielke&Yang who specialise in identity design for print and digital surfaces. Prior to this, he was selected for the Threex3 Programme and subsequently spent three years at Detail Design Studio where he worked on projects for Inis Méain, Trinity College, The Irish Food Board, Meteor and won a gold at ICAD for stamps designed for An Post. At Bielke&Yang he collaborates with an extensive international network of illustrators, photographers, developers and stylists and has completed work which has won a European Design Award, silver pencil at D&AD, gold at Visuelt and a total of fourteen 100 Archive selections. He also teaches, holding workshops at ECV Aix-en-Provence in identity design on behalf of Bielke&Yang.

Marcus Swan
Marcus is a multi-disciplinary designer, whose work ranges all aspects of design, product, services and communications. His work includes strategy, branding, digital, environmental, print and digital projects for diverse clients including international corporations, local government and semi-state bodies, individual artists, national arts institutions and start-ups in the digital/tech sector. He is a firm advocate and practitioner for design that can make a difference to business, culture and society – making things simpler, clearer and easier – while working beautifully and delighting people too.

Killian Walsh
Killian is a graduate from DIT and the creative director of Grandson, a Dundalk based design studio established in 2013. With over 15 years experience in the creative field, his current studio practice brings together a blend of pragmatism and passion for design, using a clear and considered approach, employing well crafted solutions to a wide range of projects. With the aim to promote good design in the locality through charitable work, talk and event organisation, along with guest lecturing, his work as a designer is reflected in the studios balance between commercial work with cultural practice, with an ethos of collaborative inclusion and creativity.

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