Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire

Camille Lindlahr 

BA [Hons] Visual Communication Design

Hello! I am Camille, a problem-solving designer from a tiny town in the west of Germany who grew up in Ireland’s Capital, Dublin. I am passionate about social issues and therefore love working on Human-centred design using UI/UX practices. I enjoy grounding my work in extensive research, meaningful design that drives for change and iterative image-making. My products are mostly spread across print and digital with a sprinkle of motion. My favourite work environment is in a team, where I can learn from others and we can support each other with different strengths. I am hoping to work in a research environment in the future, that encourages me to keep learning.

Project Title: Coco - Supporting you through your Down Syndrome Pregnancy

Coco is a non-Profit organisation. It is aimed at women who found out their baby has Down Syndrome. With an App, the goal is to educate and prepare these women, so they can make educated decisions. Coco is non-biased, It will not convince anyone to keep or not keep the baby, the goal is to offer education in a welcoming and safe environment, with non-conflicting and curated information. The information is divided up in order to not overwhelm the mothers and provide them with the information most needed at the different stages of their pregnancy. Coco also offers the chance for the women to discuss their feelings and experiences in a monitored forum, that offers various different groups. For a more private chat, Coco also offers the chance to have a one to one chat with trained mothers of down syndrome children. In addition, Coco also offers various different care packs to be sent out with items that can help out the mother, specified for her needs.

Thesis Title: A Dark Stain - Colonial ideals and misrepresentation in “Tintin in the Congo”

I wrote my extended thesis about the Belgian Congo and how Herge (mis)represented it in "Tintin in the Congo". I broke the topic down into three chapters. Chapter 1 looks at the meaning of colonialism and the history of the Belgian Congo. This helped set the scene in which the comic is based. Chapter 2 then analyses the comic, breaking down how Herge represented the Congolese people, abused the power of the white man through Tintin, and disrespects the Congo's wildlife and nature. Chapter 3 then looks at how Congolese people deal with the comic and their history today, and how the Black Lives Matter movement has brought up Belgium's dark past.