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Sinead Kenny

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Smart Futures

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If it is possible to get some work experience during the summer holidays or weekends, it would be great. Find out if there are any positions (voluntary or otherwise) available in your local IT or University. Get involved in a hobby such as model making, this would be very helpful as it would help with dexterity & impart an understanding of the ways in which different materials interact when assembled together.
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Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.
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NCAD FASHION SHOW 2016!

The underground car park of the Westbury Hotel, Dublin is the unlikely venue of this year’s hotly anticipated NCAD Fashion Show. The event has become a staple in Ireland’s Design calendar and offers a rare opportunity for first glance at the collections of thirty two soon-to-be Fashion Graduates of NCAD – Ireland’s leading producer of cutting-edge designers.

Sponsored by Brown Thomas, the event will feature an eclectic mix of design from highly conceptual garments to ready-to-wear, high-street pieces to brand new visionary creations and will be of interest to anyone with an interest in NCAD, Art and Fashion Design.The overall winner will be awarded the prestigious “Designer to Watch” title as well as a €4,000 bursary and an installation of designs in Create at Brown Thomas in July 2016.

The Annual NCAD Fashion Show Gala Event will take place on Tuesday, 10th May 2016, at 4pm and 7pm in the underground carpark of The Westbury.

  Booking is essential! Purchase your tickets here! 

 

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