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IDI Awards 2020: Worth staying home for!

Nov 06, 2020

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In normal circumstances, the annual IDI Awards ceremony gives us a great opportunity to dress up, head out and spend the evening celebrating the best Irish design of the last twelve months with our colleagues and friends from the industry.

But, of course, there’s not much normal about this year so, instead of having a big night out, we all had to settle for a quieter night at home on Zoom as the Awards Committee handed out more than 40 awards in its fashion, products, digital, structures+spaces and visual communications categories.

We’d been delighted that eight of our projects were shortlisted for the awards and, on the night, we took home two IDI Eyes for Concern Worldwide (Annual Reports) and Beara Bitters (Packaging: Food and Drink)


Congratulations to Kim Robinson, Alessandra Ravida, Stuart Bradfield and Al Murphy for their well-deserved recognition at the Awards. Of course, in a studio like ours, collaboration is always the name of the game so hats off to our Design Director Susan Carberry and the rest of the team too for a great result for Red Dog on Wednesday night.

Another highlight of our evening was the announcement that our client Concern Worldwide was also a winner on Wednesday night, taking home the Client Appreciation award. This was a new award this year and rewards an organisation that has shown continual support and appreciation for the value that design brings to brands/products and organisations. We've been working with Concern for over two decades on several projects including its Annual Report, special books, school exhibitions and advocacy programmes. Most recently we worked with Concern on its global brand refresh which was launched late in 2019. We're thrilled that Concern has received this recognition as they've been a wonderful partner for a long time now. Congratulations to Dominic MacSorley, Sarah Martin, Richard Dixon, Eithne Healy and the rest of the Concern team.


Finally, we should also send out congratulations and thanks to the Awards Committee for producing a great ceremony despite the myriad challenges and complications that running an online awards ceremony offers. All things considered, it was almost as much fun as the real thing. Saying that let's all agree not to make a habit of it and hopefully we’ll see everyone celebrating next year’s awards under one roof together again.

Well done to all of this year’s winners: