Upstarts

Laura

Laura Dowling

Design

As the Syrian refugees are brought to Ireland, what do you believe should be given 
as an introduction to our country? How do we convey cultural connections? 
How do we manage expectations? Should this be seen as a evolution of Irish culture? 
What about tips for adaptability and integration? It is your job to decide and design this. 
My answer to this brief was to combine a printed information booklet about Ireland 
with a smart-phone app called Seek. Seek is designed to make settling in a new country 
as easy as possible, providing all the necessary information from setting up a bank 
account to applying for a job. 

I studied Visual Communication in NCAD and after graduating in 2010 tried out an assortment of careers such as teaching English in Korea and passion fruit picking in Oz. 
Back in the Dublin design world since 2013, I have worked for agency Visual Sense, as 
an in-house graphic designer for Dunnes Stores and more recently as a motion graphics designer for UTV Ireland.

iphone mockup