About

 

Hello there, I’m Lara — designer, design thinker and design educator at IBM Design. Here you'll find me dabbling in design strategy, research, experience design, education and facilitation of IBM Design Thinking. From our Dublin studio, I work closely with global product and service teams, clients, and designers to conceive and deliver thoughtful user experiences and innovative design solutions across multiple domains. Speaking of education, I also lecture part-time at the Institute of Art Design + Technology on the BA (Hons) Design in Visual Communications course.

What makes me tick as a designer? Curiosity, ambition, and empathy. I have a particular interest in exploring the world, eating crickets, data visualisation, and typography. I'm also an avid book reader #nerd.

I am currently a member of the 100 Archive Professional Panel. 100 is a living archive which records the past, present and future of Irish graphic design.

 
 

Honors & Awards

100 Archive Selection 2015
IBM Studios Dublin & Atelier David Smith
Design Island

Institute of Designers in Ireland (IDI)
Highly Commended 2015
IBM Studios Dublin
Design Island

Institute of Creative Advertising and Design (ICAD)
Bronze Bell Award 2014
An Atelier Project
Vernacular

100 Archive Selection 2013
An Atelier Project
Vernacular

Shenzhen Design Awards for Young Talents
New Star Award 2013–14
éntomo

 

Exhibitions & Talks

Me, Myself and I — Exhibition
SEU Fine Arts Gallery, Austin TX
2016

Designing Human-centric Products — Panel
Inspirefest Conference Dublin
2016

IBM x IADT: Designing Designers — Panel
OFFSET Dublin
2016

IBM Design Thinking — Workshop
IxDA : Interaction16 Helsinki
2016

Defuse: Design for Use — Talk
IxDA Dublin
2015

LIMINAL Dublin — Exhibition
Irish Design 2015 flagship exhibition
2015

Blueprint Talks | Designing Digital
Irish Design 2015 x Making Space
2015

NEED: When Design Empowers Human Potential — Exhibition & Talk
Milan Design Week
2015

Alliance Graphique Internationale — Exhibition 
AGI International Posters Exhibition
2014

Introducing IBM Design — Talk
IRDG Annual Conference 2014: Design Thinking
2014

Recovery: The Power of Design — Exhibition
Shenzhen Design Awards for Young Talents
2014

 

Words & Features

Silicon Republic — Interview
A design for life revolution is sweeping IBM
2016

Medium — Article
How to Lead and Hustle in Design...
2016

Offscreen Magazine (issue 14) — Feature
A Day in the Life of →
2016

Silicon Republic — Feature
What is design thinking...→
2016

Bloomsbury Publishing — Publication
Developing Citizen Designers
2016

100 Archive — Interview
Modern Practice→
2015

100 Archive — Interview
Designing for Big Blue: My Story So Far
2014

Dezeen Magazine — Feature
éntomo→
2014