Design West Summer School

  • Location
    Letterfrack, Ireland
  • Attendance
  • Travel

Design West — Ireland’s exciting new International Design Summer School, set in Connemara on the Wild Atlantic Way, is now open for applications. Design West facilitates both individual and collaborative approaches to the making of 2D and 3D design expressions, including visual communication, installations, abstract and environmental design.

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A portfolio is required for application. There are a maximum of 24 places available on the course and a minimum of 19, the course will not go ahead unless the minimum number is reached. It is important for us to see examples of your work to help us make our final selection. In the application form please provide a link to your website or a pdf of your work which we can review. The course will conclude with an exhibition of works completed by participants over the two week programme.

This course is an ECTS accredited programme at Level 9 on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications and those attending will receive credits on successful completion of the course.


The Design West team of international tutors will include Lizá Defossez Ramalho and Artur Rebelo of R2 Design celebrated Spanish illustrator and graphic designer Isidro Ferrer, Ken Deegan, Associate Partner at Pentagram, Noelle Cooper and Colin Farmer from Dublin studio Unthink, course initiator and leader Conor Clarke of Design Factory Dublin and Susan Rogers, GMIT Letterfrack



  • Lizá Ramalho
  • Artur Rebelo
  • Isidro Ferrer
  • Ken Deegan
  • Noelle Cooper
  • Colin Farmer
  • Conor Clarke
  • Susan Rogers
  • GMIT Letterfrack



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