Awards Director, D&AD
Donal has spent much of his career at D&AD (Design and Art Direction), having first started in 2007 Donal has worked his way through the Awards Team, where he now operates as Awards Director of D&AD’s Global awards programme, rewarding the very best in global design, advertising and creative communications.
Donal has overseen many developments in the expansion of the Awards programme, through the additions of public relations and media awards and the development and running of D&AD’s latest initiative the D&AD Impact Awards in 2016.
In 2013 new projects meant Donal also acted as a consultant managing the development and operational launch of the Kyoorius Awards in India, a now well-established regional Awards rewarding the best in Indian Design and Advertising.
Prior to D&AD, Donal graduated with a first class bachelor degree in Fine Art and a degree in Art and Design from Cluain Mhuire Art Campus – Galway Institute of Technology, Ireland.