David Smith, Ireland (2010)
David is founder and principal of Atelier Projects—it is among the most awarded and critically acclaimed design studios in Ireland. David graduated from Dunlaoghaire College of Art and Design in...Read full biography
David is founder and principal of Atelier Projects—it is among the most awarded and critically acclaimed design studios in Ireland.
David graduated from Dunlaoghaire College of Art and Design in 1993. In 1998 he completed his graduate studies at L’Atelier National de Recherche Typographique in Paris where he studied under Jean Widmer. Upon graduating he worked freelance in Paris (with Integral: Ruedi Baur et Associés), before moving to the Netherlands to work with UNA (Amsterdam) Designers. He returned to Dublin and established his Atelier in 2000.
Today he continues to combine project work—specialising in editorial and typographic design—with his academic commitments. A Senior Lecturer and former Programme Chair of Visual Communication Design, he is currently Head of Faculty at IADT, Dunlaoghaire—the largest Art, Design and Film school in Ireland.
In 2012 he founded the 100Archive for Irish design—www.100archive.com.
Museum of Design in Zurich, Zurich
Liminal – Irish Design on the Threshold
Vetraio, Tortona, Milan
Terminal Stores, New York
Design Week, Eindhoven
This is the flagship show from Irish Design 2015 (ID2015), a year long initiative promoting & celebrating Irish design in Ireland and internationally.
Design Island at Dublin Airport
T1 & T2, Dublin Airport, Dublin
A large scale photographic exhibition Design Island depicts internationally renowned & award winning Irish designers across all disciplines for ID2015
Doosung - In the Paper Gallery, Seoul
Method and Chance – Selected Atelier Projects
- 'The Book: History and Practice', Humanities Institute, University College, Dublin, Ireland
- Innocrafts Europe Symposium, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny (part of IDEATE festival), Ireland
- Institute without Boundaries / Department of Design, George Brown College, Toronto, Canada
Perspectives; Josef Albers
- Perspectives Lectures Series at the Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork, Ireland
On Influence – Atelier Projects
- The Future Conference, Ireland
2010 – 2019
2003 – present
2003 – present
Other Professional Activities
Member of National Design Forum – Government Appointed advisory panel
2017 – present
Advisory Panel for Year of Irish design (ID2015) – Visual Communications advisor
2014 – 2014
Founder 100 Archive – National Archive for Irish Graphic Design
2012 – present
Moderator – International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD) International Assessment
2011 – present
Founder Threex3 – Internship Programme
2007 – present
Institute of Designers in Ireland, Board Member
2003 – 2005