The Department of Design and Creative Media is incredibly delighted to share that all of the entries from Atlantic Technological University (ATU) Donegal to this year’s International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD) Student Assessment Scheme were successful.
Aine Kelly, Robert Egan, and Shannon Patton were all successful in their application to the annual ISTD Student Assessment Scheme. The ISTD assessment, now in its 47th year, offers students opportunities to engage with challenging design briefs that can integrate their learning and express their typographic practice. It requires students to undertake a rigorous investigation of a theme, develop a clear strategy, and produce a controlled and creative typographic design outcome.
As part of their prize, they have all gained professional membership to the International Society of Typographic Designers. The International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD) is a professional body run by and for typographers, designers and educators. Across the world, their members are committed to raising the bar and inspiring a love for all forms of typography. The Student Assessment Scheme is unique for the value it places on a student’s entire project—not just the final outcome. The design process of research, reflection, strategy, design development, technical and production specification is all assessed by juries comprising practicing designers and educators. Their rigorous approach keeps standards consistently high, and ensures the scheme maintains its global significance. Students who are successful in the scheme are offered full membership of the ISTD.