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David Wall Joins McCann Dublin as Design Director

We’re delighted to announce that David Wall, formerly of WorkGroup, has joined McCann Dublin as Design Director.

For 13 years design studio WorkGroup cut a logical, rigorous and very cool swathe through the Irish design scene. Founded by David Wall and Conor Nolan in 2006, it mastered any medium it took on – from brand identity, books, websites, menu cards and coffee shop identities to stamps, corporate IDs and apps. There was never a house style. If there’s a thread that links its individual designs, it’s the clarity with which they announce themselves. Their presence. They monopolise your attention when you first see them. Or use them. They have charisma. But after 13 years both Wall and Nolan have decided to seek new challenges.

So why the change, and why now we asked David.
“McCann Dublin really gets the whole strategic importance of design – that it’s only getting more important in an always-on world – so there is a meeting of minds there basically. The opportunity to lead the design team working on some of the agency’s international brands is also extremely exciting.”

Jenny Paetzold, McCann Dublin’s Managing Partner says
“David’s appointment is one part of a re-imagined McCann Dublin, where our focus is to create change for good, with a ‘Creativity First’ mentality. In recent weeks our creative team has also been joined by Emily Turner as Senior Designer, Natalia Santos as Digital Designer and Eadaoin Fitzmaurice as Social Media Content Manager”

Following this new appointment, Creative Partner Bren Byrne spoke of his vision for the future “We are committed to delivering and celebrating the best of creativity and the people we have on our team are vital. The addition of David, Emily, Natalia and Éadaoin to our already super talented team makes the future very exciting. We want to share our passion for the impact creativity can have on cultural, social and economic enterprise with our clients and their customers. Our aim is to continue building an agency where talented people from different disciplines can come together and realise that they are part of a team with shared goals, that supports and challenges in equal measure. That is a hugely empowering position, one that is vital for the growth of our agency and the industry”