Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire

Juliette Kilcoyne 

BA [Hons] Visual Communication Design

Hello! My name is Juliette and I’m passionate about all things design. I have a particular interest in visual identity, editorial design, and motion graphics. With a bilingual background influenced by both Irish and French cultures, I draw upon this unique blend of experiences as a source of inspiration for my work. My projects mostly explore meaningful topics, and are rooted in well-crafted typography and attention to detail. I believe good design can have a positive impact on the world around us, and I’m eager to continue evolving as a designer, whilst showcasing my abilities!

Project Description

Today, 17.2% of Ireland's total population consists of non-nationals originating from 202 different nationalities. This number is expected to increase in the coming years. With the rise of migration, technology and remote work, it's easier than ever to feel disconnected from the people and places around us.

Cultivate is a near-future, government-led initiative aiming to establish a network of urban gardens throughout Ireland within the next 3-5 years. This project seeks to create a support network for individuals who might feel isolated within their communities, including migrants and those struggling with mental health issues. The urban gardens will provide spaces where people can come together to grow plants, share experiences, and connect with others. By offering a welcoming environment for people to participate in communal activities, cultivate fosters a sense of belonging and inclusivity for all.

‘Tirailleur Sénégalais’ Decoding West African misrepresentation as a result of imperialism and myth.

My thesis analysed how the former French colony of Senegal’s historical misrepresentation is a result of imperialism and myth. Western imagery and representations of the African continent have been circulating around the world for centuries, in the form of newspaper and magazine covers, postcards, posters, and so on.
This racist imagery staggeringly circulates in the form of brands that still exist today. Ambiguous beliefs about West Africans began to appear, dating back to the slave trade era that took place in Senegal during the 18th and 19th century. Throughout important periods of the European colonisation of Africa, myths and beliefs have changed to suit Western imperialistic motives. My thesis explores that Africa, or the so-called image-Africa, was practically a European invention.