Three truths about running a design studio
Harmony is possible
Dialogue is mandatory
Education is inevitable
David Wall is a designer with a background in identity design and an ongoing engagement with technology. He co-founded the Dublin-based studio WorkGroup in 2006 with Conor Nolan. The WorkGroup team now focusses on identity design, working with technology businesses and for fellow designers, and other clients in a diverse spread of sectors. David's talk will focus on the truths that have emerged over his experience as a designer and business owner. The convergence of these two worlds has formed the guiding principles of how WorkGroup operates and delivers.
Designer / Director at WorkGroup
WorkGroup is an identity design studio founded by David Wall and Conor Nolan in 2006. The studio creates useful, beautiful graphic design for a wide variety of clients, from pioneering startups to national institutions. The work lives in print, on-screen and in environmental applications. Every project is an opportunity to create a distinctive and compelling response to the client’s goals.
The studio’s work has been featured in the New York Times, Wallpaper*, Monocle, Travel + Leisure (New York), Computer Arts and The Irish Times. It has also been recognised by leading awards bodies, initiatives and collections; national and international. The studio’s projects have been category winners in the IDI Irish Design Awards, won ICAD bells and had our work included in the 100 Archive (Ireland’s national graphic design archive). A selection of work has been added to the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago and the National Library of Ireland.