Work with Us
If you like what we do and want to work with us please get in touch. We work on 2-3 client based projects per year covering product design, brand consultancy and bespoke commissions .
For over twenty five years (combined) we have been working professionally in the overlap of art, architecture, craft and design. This rich, blended background brings a sharing of expertise, knowledge and skills to our team.
We first met while at art college in 2005 and have been collaborating professionally since 2008.
Email us at email@example.com and a member of our studio team will be delighted to talk with you and explore availability and ideas.
Gearóid Muldowney (BDes Craft Design)
The original founder of Superfolk Gearóid Muldowney is a skilled designer with a strong understanding of materials, craft and manufacturing processes. He holds a degree in Craft Design from the National College of Art and Design, Ireland and the Lahti University of Applied Science, Finland (2005). In 2010 he undertook a short work placement with the award winning Norwegian design studio StokkeAustad. Gearóid was the winner of the Inaugural ‘Graduate Award’ from the Crafts Council of Ireland in 2007 and received the 'Future Maker Award' from the Crafts Councils of Ireland in 2011 . Gearóid's work is held in the permanent collection of Farmleigh House Estate /Office of Public Works Ireland.
Gearoid is also a fly angler and has been known to book our family holidays so they ‘just happen’ to co-incide with prime angling locations. Don’t believe him if he tells you this is a co-incidence. He is also keen to point out that salmon only swim in beautiful places so it is really a win-win situation for all the family.
Jo Anne Butler (MArchitecture, BSc Arch, BFA Sculpture):
Jo Anne Butler is an architect with a background in visual arts. She holds a Masters in Architecture from University College Dublin and the Making and Design Master's Programme at the Arkitektskolen Arhus, Denmark (2013). She has a first class degree in Sculpture and History and Theory of Irish Art and Design from the National College of Art and Design, Ireland (2005). She was a co-founder of the art and design organisation ‘Commonage’ and an arts project manager with the Ballymun Regeneration project.
Her design work has been exhibited at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (where she was a designer in residence), with the Irish Architecture Foundation, as part of the Lisbon Architecture Trienale and part of the exhibition ‘New Architecture Ireland’ which toured northern Europe in 2015. Her design work with Tara Kennedy was selected for inclusion in the publication ‘Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks’ (ed. Fintan O'Toole). In the book 100 artworks have been chosen to trace the story of Ireland’s creative output in the past 100 years, and their work was selected to represent 2013. She was awarded the Masters in Architecture Scholarship award from University College Dublin in 2012. She was awarded the Arts Council of Ireland Architecture Bursary in 2016.
Almost lost forever into dusty the world of academia and universities Jo Anne was thankfully struck by the realisation that that her heart was truly in a dusty workshop (and breathing the fresh air of the west of Ireland). Jo Anne joined Superfolk full time in 2014.