Brenda Duggan

Design Lecturer


Brenda Duggan is programme chair for Visual Communication at the School of Art, Design and Printing at Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT). She graduated from NCAD with an honours degree in visual communication and worked as a designer in Dublin before spending two years teaching design in Zimbabwe. On return to Dublin she completed a Masters degree in digital media at Dublin Institute of Technology, and then worked for a number of years at Windmill Lane Pictures.

Her main focus in education and research is design practice and digital media technologies,
looking at the role new digital technologies have on design industry, society and education -
she has published in the field of visual communication, social semiotics and multimodality.

Brenda teaches also on the new MA in Critical Art and Design Practice at the school.

Recent Lecturers/workshops

Workshop – ‘Participation and design process’ International Seminar Week,
HfG, Schwäbisch Gmünd , Germany, May 2013,

Visiting Lecture -‘City in Motion, brief to final visualisation – a case study’ at
Institute without Boundaries (IwB), Canada – while in Dublin for autumn 2012 study trip.

Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland – ‘Northern Mandate’ 2012
Paper – ‘Articulations of Irish language poetry as multimodal texts’

Cumulus Genk – Belgium – ‘Borderline’ 2010
Paper – ‘Can Design Thinking have a Social Life through Networking?’