Awards & Achievements

Showcase Ireland

Selected by the Local Enterprise Board in Kildare to Represented Kildare at Showcase Ireland 2017.


Ireland the Design Island 2015

Selected as a future maker to participate on the “Design and Innovation Business Development programme 2016” with the Design and Craft Council of Ireland as part of ID2015.

Irish Design 2015, future maker, Design and innovation business programme, Linda Byrne, DCCOI

Bursary Award

In 2013 I was fortunate enough to be awarded a Bursary Award through the Kildare Arts Office, for working with students through stop motion animation.

Kildare Notebook Project

I am a self confessed visual diary / sketchbook lover! Feeling the need to be able to draw anytime and anywhere. It is probably where I conjure up my best ideas and characters. I took part in the Notebook Project, through the Kildare Arts Office. The concept is very simple, you are given a sketchbook, you fill it with plenty of creative happenings and you send it back to the Kildare Arts Office. It then becomes part of their archive and tours the country on exhibition. Here’s a look at my webpage for the project and a short video of flicking through my notebook before I sent it back.

Blog Awards

I love working on new projects, these can add a little bit of sparkle into your work, this was one such project.  Working closely with David from Beyond the Wild Garden,  I illustrated some images for the website. It then went on to win Best Design at the blog awards.

Pig’s On Parade

This was a real treat! Designing a pig in aid of The Jack and Jill Foundation was great fun. It’s lovely to experiment on new techniques and  on an unusual service! The project was called Pigs On Parade. Once the pigs were finished they were displayed around Dublin City Centre and were finally auctioned off to the highest bidder, here’s mine. All money raised went to a great charity who work for an important cause. Below is a video of the official launch with Irish Tv personality Brendan O’Connor and also a video of when it was featured on TG4.

Pigs On Parade Launch YouTube play