Conor Clarke is Director of Design Factory, one of Ireland’s leading Branding and Communication Design consultancies.
As Director at Design Factory, Conor specialises in strategy and design for brands, products and services. Examples include RTE 2FM, Chartered Accountants Ireland, FR Kelly - European Patent Attorneys, Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), Mater Private Healthcare, National Gallery of Ireland, National Symphony Orchestra, National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA), OECD Observer, Pegasus Capital Advisors New York and the Road Safety Authority (RSA).
International publications such as Graphis, The Art Director’s Club New York Annual, Who’s Who in Graphic Design and Worldwide Identity: Inspired Design from 40 Countries (Icograda) have featured his work. His work has been exhibited in Dublin, London, Maastricht, Milan, New York and Havana.
He has consistently contributed to the promotion of design in Ireland through his activities with ICAD (Institute of Creative Advertising and Design) and the IDI (Institute of Designers in Ireland).
His books include Oranje & Green, Ireland-Holland Design Connections, 1951 - 2002 (author) and Design Factory On the Edge of Europe (author: MaryAnn Bolger) both published by BIS in Amsterdam.
Tadhg Design Studio – Website, Identity & Logo
Design Factory has worked closely with TADHG over the last number of years to develop the studio’s brand, logo and profile.
More recently the Design Factory has updated their website, stationery and designed an info graphic fold out to showcase their work. TADHG is an award winning design studio, celebrating 25 years crafting and designing furniture. They combine the skills of the craftsman with the very best of natural materials, in particular solid wood from sustainable sources, using traditional techniques.
Cliff House Hotel Cookbook – Print, Design
A Cookbook designed for the Cliff House Hotel with an emphasis on dynamic and informative photography.Clear and informative typography is paired with vibrant images to elevate the relevancy of the content within the cookbook.
Dublin International Film Festival – Logo, Brand, Identity
Identity and Campaign for Dublin International Film Festival 2015.Design Factory was tasked with generating a complete identity and campaign for the Dublin International Film Festival. The identity needed to be energetic and vibrant while still retaining the spirit of the previous year.
Airsprings – Visual Identity, Design, Branding
A complete visual identity design for Airsprings. Design Factory created an entire marketing suite to visually convey the identity of Airsprings. This visual identity was extrapolated across a number of different media including print, wayfinding and display stands.
IMMA – The David Kronn collection – Design, Layout
Design Factory was responsible for the design, layout and proof of the two publications of The David Kronn Collection and worked closely with the curator of IMMA to deliver to the highest standard. The David Kronn collection is an exceptional collection of photography amassed by Dr David Kronn for the past twenty years, and gifted to IMMA. The David Kronn Collection comprises of more than 550 photographs.
Royal Canal Park – Identity, Web, Print
Identity, brochure and website design for the Royal Canal Park development. Located on the banks of Dublin’s Royal Canal, design factory was taked with creating an identity that spoke to the development the area it was situated in. This was supported through the use of a brochure and a mobile responsive website to drive customer engagement.