Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire

Carla Henry 

BA [Hons] Visual Communication Design

Hello! I'm Carla and I am a multidisciplinary designer with a primary interest in image-making, editorial design, and branding. I love to produce colorful, user-centered designs that elicit a desired emotional response. I enjoy collaborating with others across multiple disciplines and finding creative solutions to difficult problems. I was a part of a group that found great success in a rebranding project for a sustainable tech company. I consider this to be one of my biggest achievements to date. In my spare time, I enjoy working with acrylic paints in order to create simple and vibrant atmospheric paintings.

Project Description

Loneliness amongst the elderly community has become a prevalent issue in Ireland, as indicated by our lagging efforts in tackling this problem in comparison to other EU countries. At least 55% of people living alone are getting less contact with their family and 20% of the over-70’s have contact with family or friends less than once a fortnight.

The Grocer’s Pantry is a grocery delivery service that works in collaboration with AgeAction - a registered organization for all older people in Ireland. It aims to provide the elderly with a platform that allows them to build meaningful and trusting relationships with their shoppers. As more than 25% of the elderly are unable to buy essential groceries for themselves, The Grocer’s Pantry will also provide them with a means to shop comfortably and safely.

AgeAction helps to screen each shopper to ensure that the elderly are in safe hands. By donating to AgeAction, The Grocer’s Pantry can continue to help the elderly community in more ways than one.

Thesis Title

Buying Nationalism: South Korea's Relationship With Cosmetic Surgery