Awards

Award Winning Web Design & UX

Dara Creative are one of the only design and web consultancies to successfully marry multi award winning design with high quality open source web development. 

Our senior design team have each won numerous awards for branding, web design and graphic design projects including Eircom Spiders, Digital Media Awards, Web Awards, Irish Internet Association Net Visionary Awards, eGovernment Awards and Irish Design Effectiveness Awards; plus European and international awards for branding and design projects.  

In 2013 alone Dara Creative had 12 finalists in various Irish website and Internet awards.

Our Awards

Some of our Irish and International design and web awards are listed below as evidence of our expertise and quality focus.

Website / Multimedia Awards

Eir Spider Awards

  • HIA: Best in Listings and Classifieds Finalist 2015
  • Consumer Champion: elearning & Education Finalist 2015
  • 48 Months: User Experience Finalist 2014
  • Chambers Ireland: Business Choice Finalist 2013
  • Garland: Best Professional Services Finalist 2013
  • Health Insurance Authority: Web Design Winner 2012
  • Autodynamic.ie Finalist 2011
  • MannixRyan.ie Finalist 2011
  • Health Insurance Authority: Finalist 2010
  • Campus.ie, Finalist 2009
  • StudentFinance.ie, Finalist 2008
  • ItsYourTime.ie, Finalist 2008
  • Nli.ie/1916, Finalist 2006

Irish Web Awards

  • Contech Accessories: Best SME Website – Medium (20 employees or less) Finalist 2015
  • Soft Telecom: Best SME Website – Medium (20 employees or less) Finalist 2015
  • CCPC:  Best Gvernemnet & Local Government Website Finalist 2015
  • 48 Months: Best Practice Technical Winner 2014
  • HIA: Best Financial Services Website / Best Government and Local Government Website Finalist 2013
  • Fenero: Best SME/Small Business Website Finalist 2013
  • O’Reilly Theatre: Best Entertainment Website Finalist 2013
  • St. Luke’s Network: Best Government & Local Government Website Finalist 2013
  • Consumer Classroom: Best Education Site Finalist 2013
  • Fitzwilliam Institute Group: Best Education Site Finalist 2013
  • Science Week: Best Science and Technology Website Best Microsite Finalist 2013
  • SamsPotatoes.ie: Most Beautiful Website In Ireland Winner 2012 

IIA Awards 

  • Interior Design Academy of Ireland: Best Web Designer of Discernment & User Friendly Technology Finalist 2014
  • Consumer Classroom: Best use of the Internet for Social Good Finalist 2013
  • CarTrawler: Moving at the Speed of Light... Fastest Growing one to Watch category Finalist 2013
  • SamsPotatoes.ie: Web Design Winner 2012
  • BryansRyan.ie Web Designer Excellence Finalist 2011
  • Campus.ie: Web Designer Excellence Finalist 2010
  • ItForce.ie: Web Designer Excellence Finalist 2010
  • Insuremyvan.ie: Web Designer Excellence Finalist 2010

Samsung Digital Media Awards

  • Interior Design Academy of Ireland: Best website/Microsite Finalist 2014
  • Sams Potatoes.ie: Best website/Microsite Winner 2013
  • National College of Ireland: Best Company using Digital Finalist 2014
  • ItsYourTime.ie: Finalist 2009
  • TheDesignTower.com: Finalist 2007
  • Nli.ie/1916: Finalist 2006

Ireland's e-Government Awards

  • Inspiring -Ireland.ie: Overall Winner 2015
  • StudentFinance.ie: Education Winner 2009
  • ItsYourTime.ie:  Marketing category

Design Business Ireland - Irish Design Effectiveness Awards (IDEA)

  • Insuremyvan.ie Gold Winners 2011
  • Grosvenor Cleaning Services Gold Winner 2009
  • Campus.ie  Silver Winners 2009
  • Global Voice Annual Reports Finalist 2008
  • ItsYourTime.ie Finalists 2008
  • Crean Mosaics Website Silver Winner 2007
  • 1916 Exhibition Gold Winner 2006
  • Cradle Silver Winner 2006
  • Ace Express Pallets Gold Winner 2005
  • Hazel Hatch Silver Winner 2005

Irish Print Awards

  • John Paul Construction Corporate Brochure: Design for Print Winner 2009 
  • Marble & Granite Brochure: Design for Print Finalist 2008
  • Kore & Dara Creative Brochures: Design for Print Winner 2007

International Awards & Publications

Logo Lounge Master Library

  • Winner & will be Published in the 2016 Publication: Vol 9 – Consumer Champion, Further Learning Academy & Garden Design Academy of Ireland
  • Winner & published in the 2011: Shapes & Symbols - Bluebridge Technologies, Green Earth, Indecon, Lifebroker.ie, Print Irish
  • Winner & published in the 2009 - Amethyst Brand Identity
  • Winner & published in the 2009 Vol 5 - INTRE Brand Identity

European Design Awards Catalogue (ED-Awards)

  • Finalists and published in the 2008 - Global Voice Annual Reports

Wolda Awards Annual 

  • Winner and published in 2008 - Townpark Estates Brand Identity

McNaughton's Review Design Awards

  • Priority Construction Brochure Winner 2009
  • Dara Creative Brochure Winner 2007

Featured in the 2006 Rockport Designers Research Manual

  • Ace Express Pallets & Dublin Chamber Rebranding