Hi! I'm Con, and I'm a Communication Designer and an Educator, and a Researcher. But really, I'm a Designer! I have won National and International Awards for my graphic design, and my work has featured in publications such as Creative Review, Graphic Design USA, Page magazine and in books like Logo Lounge and Logolicious. I've contributed to the book "Work for Money, Design For Love"! In my two-decade career as a practitioner, I designed logos and brochures and websites and annual reports and packaging... the full gamut of what a graphic designer does. But these days, my time is mainly concerned with the development of the future generation of designers in my role as Lecturer in Visual Communication Design at the Dublin School of Creative Arts at the Dublin Institute of Technology. I have both a Masters Degree in Professional Design Practice and a Bachelors degree in Design & Visual Communications both from the Dublin Institute of Technology, and I am currently researching my Doctorate on how Communication Design Enterprises Utilise Entrepreneurship Processes. I have delivered many research papers at international design conferences and published in peer-reviewed journals. I was a co-researcher for the Irish Government's "Policy Framework for Design In Enterprise in Ireland" and was a consultant for the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs' "Winning by Design" report. I am a committee member of the Institute of Designers in Ireland and a Co-Founder and Design Editor of "Iterations - Design Research and Practice Review" journal.


Communication Design

Brand Identity & Logo Design • Document & Literature Design • User Interface Design • Packaging Design

Design Education

Undergraduate & Post-Graduate Programme Delivery • Programme Director • Curriculum Development • International Lecturing

Design Research

Industry Research & Reports • Policy Development & Consultancy • Doctoral Research • Academic Papers & Conferences


News and Updates
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Zig Zag – A Playful City’s first intergenerational space

On a walk through Dublin City, you might be hard-pressed to find somewhere to rest your weary legs. A new social initiative created for and with the local community of Spencer Dock not only provides a comfortable seat but one that is also visually exciting and fun.   Zig Zag at Spencer Dock is a gathering space […]

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DMI: Academic Design Management Conference 2018

Con Kennedy has delivered a paper entitled “Creativity’s Risk to Design” at the DMI’s ADMC18 Conference in Ravensbourne University, London.

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PhD By Design/Design Research Society

Con Kennedy delivered a paper on Entrepreneurial Frameworks  for Design Enterprises at the PhD by Design stream at the Design Research Society conference in the University of Limerick

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Visiting Lecturer BGD, Beijing

Con Kennedy has returned from two weeks in Beijing where he was a visiting lecturer at the GengDan Institute of the Beijing University of Technology. During the visit, Con delivered a five credit module in Visual Communication Design to second-year students.

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Arithon Recruitment
Arklow Rugby Club
Benchmark Fleet Services
Brasserie Le Pont
Brewery Hops of Ireland
Celtic Whiskey Shop
Clinical Trial EndPoint
DBASS Accountants
Design and Crafts Council of Ireland
Digital Reach Group
Delite Global
Deployment Medicine International
Dublin Institute of Technology
Emilio's Beetles
Environmental Monitoring Services
Focal Media
Gordon MRM
HES Electrical Services
Hudson Marketing
Institute of Designers in Ireland
Iterations Journal
Keel Strategic
Mc Donogh Properties
McInerney Painting
Publicis D
Raretec Recruitment
Realworld EDC
Refresh Digital Advertising
R. Hendy & Co. Chartered Accountants
Robert Emmet CDP
Raidió Teilifís Éireann
Technical Engineering
TopQuote Direct


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