Whitespace shapes

About 

Whitespace2 has extensive experience using design thinking to improve products and services for all types of clients. Our experience is extensive and we challenge ourselves to create change and make a difference to any business or organisation.

Once a full service design group, we now focus on 3 areas: Branding, Service Design and Mentoring. We understand communication and business and the importance of finding design solutions that connect the two for the customer.

We work in teams using a trusted list of designers and creatives with the skills required to maximise the impact of our creative strategy and get the best from any budget. We take pride in the projects you trust us with and strive to make your experience working with us a positive one.

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Colin McKeown
Creative Director

email: colin@whitespace2.com

telephone: 0044 (0)750 1226291

Qualifications

BA Honours (1st class) Visual Communications

Advanced Diploma, Art and Design

MSc Future Communications

With over 35 years experience in advertising, design and the creative industries, Colin has extensive knowledge creating brand and communications strategies for both public and private sector organisations.

An instinctive ability, to match creativity with business acumen informs his work and he has held many senior positions in the design industry with periods in London at BDP Design and Dublin with Arks Advertising.

A strong believer that "every day is a school day" he has consistently undertaken educational courses, to review and enhance his creative knowledge and ensure his consultancy practice is in tandem with business trends. He now works in Brand design, Service Design and Mentoring assisting start-ups and established business to be better at what they do.

Throughout his career he has been involved in design networks and sat on the boards of many industry organisations. He has also worked with the Design Council in London, as part of the UK Design Alliance and represented the Northern Ireland design community as Chair of the Northern Ireland Design Alliance.

In 2014 he was appointed as a regional co-ordinator for Irish Design 2015, a year long programme of events and exhibitions promoting the work of Irish designers around the world. Colin describes it as one of the best projects he has worked on. Following this he was appointed as a brand and design mentor for Design Craft Council Ireland. In this role he continues to undertake mentoring work throughout Ireland.

 

Colin has also created of a series of workshops, designed to help Irish designers, crafters and makers understand the importance of branding in the digital age

Design Craft Council Brand
ID2015 Brand
Second Skin