Hi, I’m David Wall.


I’m an Irish graphic designer, strategist and design director. I’m Creative Director at Tines. Previously, I led brand and design at McCann Dublin, and before that I was co-founder/director of WorkGroup; an independent design studio. I sit on the board of the IDI, I co-founded the 100 Archive and I’m an ICAD member.

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Selected Work Credits

I'm grateful to colleagues, collaborators and clients who have made this work possible: Atlantic TU created with design and strategy colleagues at McCann Dublin: Bren Byrne; Mariana Nevado; David Hussey; Cian Pawle-Bates; Lisa Haran; Ellie Lyness and Kimberly Goes. Cardano created with design and strategy colleagues at McCann Dublin: Bren Byrne; Felipe Ferreira; Leigh Morrow; Eamonn Rohan and David Nurse. Demonware created with Conor Nolan, along with Ruby Henderson, Jake Heavey and Kayleigh McCarthy at WorkGroup. Animation by Chris Lloyd. Glass Bottle designed with creative and strategy colleagues at McCann Dublin: Bren Byrne; Mariana Nevado; David Hussey; Cian Pawle-Bates; and with Max Phillips (lettering refinement). Kinzen created with Conor Nolan, along with Keelin Coyle at WorkGroup. WebGL development by Ankit Solanki. RTB created with design and strategy colleagues at McCann Dublin: Emily Turner and Sinead Cowen. 3fe designed with Conor Nolan and the team at WorkGroup, with development by Damien Gahan. Various books and publications designed with Conor Nolan and the team at WorkGroup.

Selected Clients

  • 3fe
  • Alice Maher
  • Atlantic Technological University
  • Bittrex Global
  • Cardano
  • Commission on Taxation and Welfare
  • Demonware
  • Douglas Hyde Gallery
  • Glass Bottle
  • Henchion+Reuter Architects
  • Heneghan Peng Architects
  • Intercom
  • Irish Museum of Modern Art
  • Irish Defence Forces
  • Irish Design Shop
  • Linda Brownlee
  • Kinzen
  • Magnaparte
  • McCullough Mulvin Architects
  • O’Donnell + Tuomey
  • Outlandish Theatre
  • Pallas Projects/Studios
  • Pivot Dublin
  • Project Arts Centre
  • Residential Tenancies Board
  • Roads Publishing
  • Royal Dublin Society (RDS)
  • RIAI
  • Zurich
    Awards Etc

  • ICAD Awards — 4× Silver Bells, 8× Bronze Bells 2016–present for: Identity Design; Poster Design; Use of Illustration; Website Design.

  • IDI Awards — 2018 Best Printed Design; 2017 Best Book Design; 2016 Best Website; 2016 Best Logo; 2015 Best Website; 2015 Best Book Design.

  • 100 Archive — fifty projects added to the annual archives 2010–present.

  • Art Institute of Chicago — Permanent Architecture and Design Collection, sixteen projects added.

  • National Library of Ireland — Permanent Online Archive, two projects added.
    Speaking Engagements

  • School of Business, Atlantic TU Galway 2022
  • Design Skillnet Summer Sessions (Dublin) 2022
  • WhyDesign (Dublin) 2021
  • Birmingham Design Festival 2019
  • Offset 2019 (Dublin)
  • Glug Dublin 2018
  • The Future 2017 (Dublin)
  • ICAD Socialise 2016 (Dublin)
  • Sligo Design Week 2016
  • Defuse IxDA (Dublin) 2015
  • Creative Mornings (Dublin) 2014
  • Offset 2012 (Dublin)
    Publications

  • Creative Review
  • Irish Times
  • It’s Nice That
  • New Graphic Design: The 100 Best Contemporary Graphic Designers (Goodman Fiell, UK)
  • New York Times
  • Studio Geography (Liaoning, China)
  • Totally Dublin
  • Travel + Leisure, New York
  • Type Addicted: The new trend of A to Z typo-graphics (Viction:ary, Hong Kong)
  • Typomofo: Type Morphing into Forms (Page One Publishing, Singapore)
  • The 3D Type Book (Laurence King, UK)
  • Wallpaper*