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Design Jury

2022 ICAD Awards

Naoise Ó Conchubhair, Detail. Design Studio

Jury Chariperson

Head of Digital Design at Detail, Naoise is a multidisciplinary designer working across web, print and experiential design. His interest in design history and typography is a common thread throughout his work.

He works with a broad range of clients including Twitter, Trinity College Dublin, Inis Meáin Knitting Company, IMMA and Screen Ireland. Notable projects include design for the National Museum of Ireland’s Wonder Cabinet, which won an ICAD Gold; type design for Free Market, the Irish pavilion at the 2018 Venice Biennale; and type design for Oscar-nominated animation Song of the Sea while working at CI Studio.

An NCAD graduate, he is a visiting lecturer at IADT and at Auburn University, Alabama, and is actively involved with the 100Archive, International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD) and the Threex3 internship programme.


Sarah Boris

International Judge

Sarah Boris is an artist, graphic designer and creative director. After working for over ten years for world renown arts and publishing institutions such as Phaidon, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) and the Barbican, she set up her eponymous art and design studio in 2015, splitting her time between graphic and art commissions. Some of her most notable projects include the redesign of the ICA visual identity and the design of the bestselling art monograph ‘JR: Can Art Change the World’. She was judge president for D&AD and more recently judge for the Art Directors Club in Paris. She was an associate lecturer at University of the Arts and studio curator at The School of Art, Architecture and Design, London. She regularly lectures at universities and is a guest speaker on design conferences and panels. Her work has been exhibited at the Design Museum, London; acquired by the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, and is part of the New York Centre of Book Arts fine art collection. She has self-published several books such as ‘Global Warming Anyone’ and ‘Le Théâtre Graphique’. She created heart-shaped benches as her most recent public art commission in Saumur, a castle town in France.

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Keith McGuinness, Red&Grey


Keith has over 24 years of experience in branding and design, working in Ireland and the US. He is a creative director at Red&Grey, a branding and design agency based in Dublin. Since 2003, Red&Grey won several design awards in Ireland and Europe (ICAD, IDI and EdAwards).  Their clients are located in Ireland and around the world. They have designed items for a Princess and The Pope. Also, their work has been presented to The Queen.

Before Red&Grey, he worked in Dublin and New York for some of the world’s leading design agencies. He has worked with American Express and Jennifer Lopez. He has been a visiting lecturer at NCAD, Trinity College and EVC Paris.

More importantly, he also has a dog called Bear.


Joanne Byrne


Joanne Byrne is an award – wining graphic designer with a background in interpretive design and storytelling in the built environment. With over 15 years industry experience, she ha s worked independently for the past seven years with clients in the cultural, corporate and heritage sectors. She has worked in Paris, Brussels and Dublin.

Recent work includes a garden installation at Richmond Barracks, a donor recognition wall at Trinity College and Out In The World exhibition at EPIC Irish Emigration Museum.

Joanne’s work has been recognised by ICAD, 100 Archive and IDI. She is a visiting lecturer at IADT, an ICAD Upstarts mentor and a member of Damn Fine Print studio


Rachel Copley McQuillan, Bureau Bonanza


Rachel Copley McQuillan is the Creative Director of Bureau Bonanza, a studio she co-founded with Stina Sandström in 2017. Together, they create progressive, engaging and robust design for entrepreneurs, artists and organisations. Working with local and international clients, Bureau Bonanza, has gained a reputation within the Arts sector for bridging the gap between art, design and communication.


Stephen Coles

Type Design Judge

Stephen Coles (he/him) is Editorial Director & Associate Curator at Letterform Archive, a nonprofit library and educational center in San Francisco. As an editor and community builder who seeks to connect font makers with font users, Stephen co-founded the websites Fonts In Use (an archive of typography indexed by typeface) and Typographica (a journal for typeface reviews and commentary), and wrote the book The Anatomy of Type. Previously, he was a creative director at FontShop, and a member of the FontFont TypeBoard. He has judged competitions for the Type Directors Club, Communication Arts, Hamilton Wood Type Museum, and the Association of University Presses.