IT Sligo Design lecturers Nevil Walsh and Muireann Charleton presented a ‘Thank you’ plaque and bespoke Christmas decoration gifts to Sligo University Hospital. The gifts were designed by first year creative design students studying on the long-established design course in the Yeats Academy at IT Sligo. The first-year students were set a project brief to design a gift for front line health workers to say ‘thank you’ for all they have done for the community in this challenging year. The final design selected was by first year design student Ryan Dempsey.
The students worked with local designer, and former Creative Design IT Sligo graduate, Orla Spollen on the project. Orla runs her own laser cutting design and production company called ‘NutJob’ design in Sligo.
Speaking about the project design lecturer Muireann Charleton said “The students really enjoyed working on this project and put their heart and soul into it. They had a great experience working with Orla and seeing the professional laser cutting production process in action. The students’ final design is their way of saying a huge ‘thank you’ to all the staff at Sligo University Hospital, and we were delighted to present it to them”
IT Sligo has worked closely with the hospital since the start of the pandemic supplying, reagents for testing, PPE, emergency respitory aids and 12,000 face visors.