Irish Designer’s Blogs

A work-in-progress listing of individual graphic designer’s blogs in Ireland. If you have a graphic design blog that is not listed, just contact me and I will include you.This list is sorted alphabetically by surname.

Author: David Airey
Blog name: David Airey’s Blog
Published since: October 2006
Date reviewed: 11 July 2009
Number of days since last post: 3 days
Predominant class of post content: Professional journal, Design analysis, Design commentary
Interaction elements allowed:
— Commenting turned on? Yes
— Trackbacks enabled? No
— Social networking tools enabled? Yes
— If yes which? Delicious, Stumbleupon and Twitter options for posts
Volume of comments received (based on last 30 posts):
30 posts reviewed 30 with comments 0 without comments
1580 comments on 30 posts
Has the blogger responded to comments? Yes
System used for the blog: WordPress
Website address for the blog: http://www.davidairey.com
Also on Twitter: Yes at http://twitter.com/davidairey

Author: Conor Clarke
Blog name: Design Thinker Dublin
Published since: January 2009
Date reviewed: 11 July 2009
Number of days since last post: 148 days
Predominant class of post content: Professional journal
Interaction elements allowed:
— Commenting turned on? Yes
— Trackbacks enabled? No
— Social networking tools enabled? Yes
— If yes which? Google Friend Connect
Volume of comments received (based on last 30 posts): None
Has the blogger responded to comments? N/A
System used for the blog: Blogger
Website address for the blog: http://designthinkerdublin.blogspot.com
Also on Twitter: No

Author: Laura Colgan
Blog name: Laura Colgan Design
Published since: June 2009
Date reviewed: 11 July 2009
Number of days since last post: 4 days
Predominant class of post content: Own design projects
Interaction elements allowed:
— Commenting turned on? Yes
— Trackbacks enabled? No
— Social networking tools enabled? Yes
— If yes which? Google Friend Connect
Volume of comments received (based on last 30 posts):
17 posts reviewed (all) 1 with comments 16 without comments
2 comments on 1 post
Has the blogger responded to comments? Yes
System used for the blog: Blogger
Website address for the blog: www.lauracolgan.blogspot.com
Also on Twitter: No

Author: Simone Crowley
Blog name: Simone Crowley’s Blog
Published since: May 2008
Date reviewed: 03 June 2009
Number of days since last post: 50 days
Predominant class of post content: Own design projects, Professional journal
Interaction elements allowed:
— Commenting turned on? Yes
— Trackbacks enabled? No
— Social networking tools enabled? Yes
— If yes which? Google Friend Connect
Volume of comments received (based on last 30 posts):
25 posts reviewed (all). 7 with comments 18 without comments
7 comments on 7 posts
Has the blogger responded to comments? No
System used for the blog: Blogger
Website address for the blog: http://simone-crowley.blogspot.com
Also on Twitter: No

Author: James Cullen
Blog name: Fffvound’s Blog
Published since: December 2008
Date reviewed: 06 June 2009
Number of days since last post: 131 days
Predominant class of post content: Link-blog, Design-reference Image-reference.
Interaction elements allowed:
— Commenting turned on? Yes
— Trackbacks enabled? No
— Social networking tools enabled? No
Volume of comments received (based on last 30 posts): None
Has the blogger responded to comments? No
System used for the blog: WordPress
Website address for the blog: http://fffvvound.wordpress.com
Also on Twitter: Yes at http://twitter.com/jamescullen123

Author: Cornelius Dorgan
Blog name: Graphik Attik
Published since: March 2009
Date reviewed: 06 June 2009
Number of days since last post: 24 days
Predominant class of post content: Link-blog, Design reference, Image reference
Interaction elements allowed:
— Commenting turned on? Yes
— Trackbacks enabled? No
— Social networking tools enabled? Yes
— If yes which? Social bookmarking widget for posts
Volume of comments received (based on last 30 posts): None
Has the blogger responded to comments? N/A
System used for the blog: WordPress
Website address for the blog: www.grafikattik.com
Also on Twitter: No

Author: Jennifer Farley
Blog name: Laughing Lion Blog
Published since: 22 May 2005
Date reviewed: 12 July 2009
Number of days since last post: 5 days
Predominant class of post content: Software tutorials, Own design projects, Design reference, Image reference
Interaction elements allowed:
— Commenting turned on? Yes
— Trackbacks enabled? No
— Social networking tools enabled? No
Volume of comments received (based on last 30 posts):
30 posts reviewed 28 with comments 2 without comments
100 comments on 30 posts
Has the blogger responded to comments? Yes
System used for the blog: WordPress
Website address for the blog: http://laughingliondesign.net/category/all/
Also on Twitter: Yes at http://twitter.com/Laughing_lion

Author: Pawel Grabowski
Blog name: Paper To Pixel
Published since: April 2009
Date reviewed: 06 June 2009
Number of days since last post: 27 days
Predominant class of post content: How-To (Informing graphic designers about web design)
Interaction elements allowed:
— Commenting turned on? Yes
— Trackbacks enabled? Yes
— Social networking tools enabled? No
Volume of comments received (based on last 30 posts):
15 posts reviewed (all). 3 with comments 12 without comments
4 comments in total on 3 posts.
Has the blogger responded to comments? No
System used for the blog: WordPress
Website address for the blog: www.papertopixel.org
Also on Twitter: Yes at http://twitter.com/pawelgra77

Author: Paul Guinan
Blog name: Our Bees Make Honey
Published since: October 2007
Date reviewed: 11 July 2009
Number of days since last post: 3 days
Predominant class of post content: Design reference, Image reference, Link-blog
Interaction elements allowed:
— Commenting turned on? Yes
— Trackbacks enabled? Yes
— Social networking tools enabled? No
Volume of comments received (based on last 30 posts):
30 posts reviewed 4 with comments 26 without comments
10 comments on 4 posts
Has the blogger responded to comments? Yes
System used for the blog: WordPress
Website address for the blog: http://ourbeesmakehoney.wordpress.com
Also on Twitter: Yes at http://twitter.com/PaulGuinan

Author: Paul Guinan
Blog name: Paul Guinan Blog
Published since: 27 Feb 2009
Date reviewed: 26 June 2009
Number of days since last post: 2 days
Predominant class of post content: Design reference, Image reference, Link-blog
Interaction elements allowed:
— Commenting turned on? No
— Trackbacks enabled? N/A
— Social networking tools enabled? No
Volume of comments received (based on last 30 posts): N/A
Has the blogger responded to comments? N/A
System used for the blog: Tumblr
Website address for the blog: http://paulguinan.tumblr.com
Also on Twitter: Yes at http://twitter.com/PaulGuinan

Author: Hilary Kenna
Blog name: Type4Screen
Published since: March 2005
Date reviewed: 01 April 2009
Number of days since last post: 55 days
Predominant class of post content: Design research, Design commentary, Design reference
Interaction elements allowed:
— Commenting turned on? Yes
— Trackbacks enabled? No
— Social networking tools enabled? No
Volume of comments received (based on last 30 posts):
30 posts reviewed 2 with comments 28 without comments
2 comments on 2 posts
Has the blogger responded to comments? Yes
System used for the blog: WordPress
Website address for the blog: http://www.type4screen.com
Also on Twitter: No

Author: Con Kennedy
Blog name: Con Kennedy Design Blog
Published since: 13 May 2005
Date reviewed: 01 April 2009
Number of days since last post: 115 days
Predominant class of post content: Professional journal, Design commentary, Design reference
Interaction elements allowed:
— Commenting turned on? No
— Trackbacks enabled? No
— Social networking tools enabled? Yes
— If yes which? Google Friend Connect
Volume of comments received (based on last 30 posts): N/A
Has the blogger responded to comments? N/A
System used for the blog: Blogger
Website address for the blog: http://conkennedy.blogspot.com
Also on Twitter: Yes at http://twitter.com/conkennedy

Author: Aiden Kenny
Blog name: ThoughtPort
Published since: 15 June 2004
Date reviewed: 21 May 2009
Number of days since last post: 3 days
Predominant class of post content: Design commentary, Design analysis, Professional journal
Interaction elements allowed:
— Commenting turned on? Yes
— Trackbacks enabled? Yes
— Social networking tools enabled? Yes
— If yes which? Facebook, Linked-In, Technorati and Delicious widgets
Volume of comments received (based on last 30 posts): None
Has the blogger responded to comments? Yes
System used for the blog: Blogger
Website address for the blog: http://thoughtport.blogspot.com
Also on Twitter: Yes at http://twitter.com/aidenkenny
[Disclaimer: this is one of my blogs.]

Author: Aiden Kenny
Blog name: ImpressionStream
Published since: February 2007
Date reviewed: 01 April 2009
Number of days since last post: 1 day
Predominant class of post content: Link-blog, Design reference, Image reference
Interaction elements allowed:
— Commenting turned on? No
— Trackbacks enabled? No
— Social networking tools enabled? Yes
— If yes which? Tumblr Followers
Volume of comments received (based on last 30 posts): None
Has the blogger responded to comments? N/A
System used for the blog: Tumblr
Website address for the blog: http://aidenkenny.tumblr.com
Also on Twitter: Yes at http://twitter.com/aidenkenny
[Disclaimer: this is one of my blogs.]

Author: Osmand Noffe
Blog name: These Were Fields News Blog
Published since: February 2009
Date reviewed: 06 June 2009
Number of days since last post: 11 days
Predominant class of post content: Own design projects, Professional journal
Interaction elements allowed:
— Commenting turned on? Yes
— Trackbacks enabled? Yes
— Social networking tools enabled? Yes
— If yes which? Google Friend Connect
Volume of comments received (based on last 30 posts): None
Has the blogger responded to comments? N/A
System used for the blog: Blogger
Website address for the blog: http://www.nowitsfullofthis.blogspot.com
Also on Twitter: Yes at http://twitter.com/acatisacat

Author: Gary McGinty
Blog name: Design Thinking
Published since: 03 June 2009
Date reviewed: 11 July 2009
Number of days since last post: 7 days
Predominant class of post content: Professional journal, Design reference
Interaction elements allowed:
— Commenting turned on? Yes
— Trackbacks enabled? Yes
— Social networking tools enabled? Yes
— If yes which? Flickr widget
Volume of comments received (based on last 30 posts):
6 posts reviewed (all) 1 with comments 5 without comments
2 comments on 1 posts
Has the blogger responded to comments? N/A
System used for the blog: WordPress
Website address for the blog: http://www.garymcginty.com
Also on Twitter: Yes at http://twitter.com/garymcginty

Author: Daragh O’Toole
Blog name: Roughbeast
Published since: June 2007
Date reviewed: 01 April 2009
Number of days since last post: 7 days
Predominant class of post content: Design reference, Image reference, Link-blog
Interaction elements allowed:
— Commenting turned on? No
— Trackbacks enabled? No
— Social networking tools enabled? Yes
— If yes which? Tumblr Followers, Flickr Widget
Volume of comments received (based on last 30 posts): None
Has the blogger responded to comments? N/A
System used for the blog: Tumblr
Website address for the blog: http://roughbeast.tumblr.com
Also on Twitter: Yes at http://twitter.com/daragh_ot

Authors: Timothy Phelan & Youssef Sarhan
Blog name: White Ink Blog
Published since: January 2009
Date reviewed: 01 July 2009
Number of days since last post: 13 days
Predominant class of post content: Professional journal, Design analysis, Own design projects
Interaction elements allowed:
— Commenting turned on? Yes
— Trackbacks enabled? No
— Social networking tools enabled? No
— If yes which?
Volume of comments received (based on last 30 posts):
30 posts reviewed 29 with comments 1 without comments
160 comments on 29 posts
Has the blogger responded to comments? Yes
System used for the blog: WordPress
Website address for the blog: www.whiteinkblog.com
Also on Twitter: Yes at http://twitter.com/youssefsarhan

Author: Garrett Reil
Blog name: Design Research Journal Blog
Published since: 25 May 2009
Date reviewed: 11 July 2009
Number of days since last post: 10 days
Predominant class of post content: Design research, Design analysis
Interaction elements allowed:
— Commenting turned on? Yes
— Trackbacks enabled? No
— Social networking tools enabled? No
Volume of comments received:
16 posts reviewed (all) 6 with comments 10 without comments
26 comments on 6 posts
Has the blogger responded to comments? Yes
System used for the blog: Rapidweaver
Website address for the blog: http://garrettreil.ie
Also on Twitter: No

Author: Garrett Reil
Blog name: Signs & Portents
Published since: 20 August 2008
Date reviewed: 1 April 2009
Number of days since last post: 7 days
Predominant class of post content: Design reference, Image reference, Link-blog
Interaction elements allowed:
— Commenting turned on? No
— Trackbacks enabled? No
— Social networking tools enabled? No
Volume of comments received (based on last 30 posts): N/A
Has the blogger responded to comments? N/A
System used for the blog: Tumblr
Website address for the blog: http://visualblog.garrettreil.ie
Also on Twitter: No

Author: Richard Seabrooke
Blog name: The Small Print
Published since: 09 March 2009
Date reviewed: 11 July 2009
Number of days since last post: 1 day
Predominant class of post content: Design reference, Image reference, Link-blog
Interaction elements allowed:
— Commenting turned on? Yes
— Trackbacks enabled? No
— Social networking tools enabled? Yes
— If yes which? Flickr widget
Volume of comments received (based on last 30 posts):
30 posts reviewed 6 with comments 24 without comments
10 comments on 6 posts
Has the blogger responded to comments? Yes
System used for the blog: WordPress
Website address for the blog: http://alwaysreadthesmallprint.com
Also on Twitter: No

Author: Eoin Stanley
Blog name: Eoin Stanley Blog
Published since: March 2007
Date reviewed: 26 June 2009
Number of days since last post: 20 days
Predominant class of post content: Own design projects, Professional journal
Interaction elements allowed:
— Commenting turned on? Yes
— Trackbacks enabled? No
— Social networking tools enabled? No
Volume of comments received (based on last 30 posts):
30 posts reviewed 4 with comments 26 without comments
14 comments on 4 posts
Has the blogger responded to comments? No
System used for the blog: Custom
Website address for the blog: http://www.eoinstanley.com/blog
Also on Twitter: Yes at http://twitter.com/eoinstan