Mel O’Rourke | CI Studio
2019 Design Chair
Mel is Creative Director with CI Studio as well as being its founder. Originally from
Kilkenny, Mel studied and worked in London, before coming back to Dublin and founding
CI Studio previously Creative Inc in 1996. She works on the brand strategy and directs
the design process of all major brand and rebrand projects within the studio.
Mel has written a Design for Industry book on behalf of the Design Unit in Enterprise
Ireland and has been an ICAD board member in 2006. She has also been on the judging
panel for the ICAD Awards 2003 and again in 2015, representing Ireland as a judge for
the European Design Awards (ACDE) 2004 which took place in London. In 2009 Mel
received the Gold Award at the European Design Awards for her design and creative
direction on Dublin City Council’s LAB Book.