Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire

Emily Lannin 

BA [Hons] Visual Communication Design

Hi! I'm Emily. I am a graphic designer interested in creating meaningful and concept driven work. I love image-making, developing identities, art direction and research. During my time in IADT, I designed an identity to celebrate 60 years of Finnish/ Irish diplomatic relations, which was selected by the Finnish Embassy in Ireland. I also attended a digital mythologies workshop in Katowice, Poland and presented at the Young AGRAFA international design conference. I have really enjoyed learning alongside a brilliant year group and am looking forward to an exciting future in design.


e-waste; the fastest growing waste stream in the world. Precious metals like gold, silver, copper, platinum, and palladium, valued up to 55 billion euro, are lost each year.

In 2033, e-harvest is a citizen-led organisation, developed in response to the depleting source of precious metals on earth. Founded to inter-vent waste streams and redirect obsolete electronics to e-harvesting banks, e-harvest extracts rare metals from electronics to distribute them amongst high technology and innovational sectors, re-investing in communities.

e-harvest aims to encourage people today to participate more actively as citizen-consumers, making informed choices and being aware of the toxic life-cycle effects of their electronic products. e-harvest is an example for big tech companies to follow on a path of circularity. The objective of this project is to inspire new thinking about the drawer of obsolete electronics in your home and emphasises that contained within these devices are precious finite resources from Earth.

The Art of the Possible: Social Justice in Museum Galleries

Presented at the Extended Thesis Symposium in March 2023.

My thesis visually and thematically analysed the exhibition 'Bones in the Attic' in the Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin as a medium to communicate issues of social justice and hold space for conversations around change. It explored how the exhibition expressed themes of feminism to the public in the artworks of 11 Irish artists and examined it through 3 lenses: mythology; feminism and exhibition design.