Boys+Girls was the big agency winner at the 2019 ICAD Awards presented at a gala event in the Guinness Storehouse going home with one gold, two silver and eight bronze. Škoda Ireland, which Boys+Girls handles, won the client award. Publicis won two silver and four bronze, The Public House one gold and five bronze, while TBWA/Dublin won six bronzes.
ICAD’s craft greenhorn award went to Matthieu Charon of Publicis.
Design winners included Signal Type Foundry, Atelier David Smith, Work Group, CI Studio, Pony, Distinctive Repetition, The Salvage Press, Detail Design Studio, Together We Create, Unthink and Design Factory. The prestigious Catherine Donnelly lifetime achievement award was presented to former ICAD president Conor Clarke of Design Factory.
Former Wexford hurler Diarmuid Lyng and ICAD president Rossi McAuley MC’d the event.
The annual awards celebrate creative excellence in Irish advertising and design and the ICAD bell is the most coveted prize among the creative community. ICAD was established in 1958 and is one of the oldest non-profit, membership-led creative organisations in Europe. It is dedicated to ensuring Irish design and advertising excel both nationally and internationally.
Pictured above is Design Factory’s Conor Clarke and Stephen Kavanagh