Dublin Design Festival
31 Oct—10 Nov

This year, Dublin Design Festival is a 12 day festival of design, taking place right across the city. Operating as a collaborative and participative umbrella network, the festival brings together principal industry organisations along with key national and International participants. A dynamic programme of events, featuring The Future, with the future at its heart, includes exhibitions, conferences, live events and more, all celebrating and examining the many facets of design and its importance to business, culture and society.

We invite you to feed in, to contribute, to participate. We plan to build on this year’s activities, to broaden audiences and to establish a model that can be rolled out nationally with regional hubs.

We look forward to starting this conversation with you over the course of the festival.

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Wednesday 16th November—Sunday 20th November

Sweet Treats

Light House Cinema

2016 ICAD Upstarts Exhibition.

‘Upstarts’ is an initiative developed by ICAD to help the next generation of young creatives hone their skills and prepare them for work in the design and advertising industries.

Aspiring copywriters, art directors and designers take part in an intensive six-week course, where they attend workshops in top studios and agencies and are mentored by some of the country’s best creatives.

Following on from the ICAD advertising workshops that ran between 1996-2002, Upstarts has been an unrivalled success. Former participants now act as mentors – a sure sign that the programme has evolved into a robust and proven start for aspiring creatives.

The ICAD Upstarts Exhibition opens in the Light House Cinema in Smithfield, Dublin, on Wednesday November 16th from 6-8pm. It’s open to all, so come along to see some sweet advertising and design for your delectation, every day until Sunday November 20th.

Wednesday 16th November 6:00pm

Sunday 20th November 11:00pm