Steven McNamara is the founder of award-winning design studio ROJI. He is passionate about promoting good design and has spoken on panel discussions and as a guest lecturer at international design events such as TENT London, Habitare AHEAD and OFFSET.

In 2012 he led a multi-disciplinary collective to represent and promote Irish design on behalf of PIVOT Dublin at World Design Capital Helsinki. Since then he has continued to showcase the best of Irish design by curating and designing exhibitions to critical acclaim from Wallpaper*Magazine, The New York Times and CNN Style.

Steven was awarded Exhibition Design of the Year in 2017, 2016 and 2015, and Graduate Designer of the Year in 2014 by the Institute of Designers of Ireland.

“a beautiful exhibition of some of the country’s top talents”

The New York Times
Style Magazine
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"Craft remained a strong underlying theme at LDF and Vernacular was the stand out craft show that everyone was talking about."

Best in Show
TENT London

"...the project (Dublin Tagged!) was not only engaging, but also an intelligent and serious way of highlighting the importance of memory and stories in the life of a city's places and spaces."

Emmett Scanlon
A10 Magazine

"...the simplicity of the design was a real 'wow' and we have received strong positive feedback from several international influencers. I would have no hesitation in recommending Steven for similar work in the future."

Brian McGee
Head of Market Development
Design & Crafts Council of Ireland

"I am delighted to be here today at the Weathering Exhibition, to not only celebrate the beautiful work on display in this gallery, but to recognise and pay tribute to the many talented Irish designers and craftworkers who enhance our reputation across the globe as a nation renowned for creativity and artistic achievement."

Michael D. Higgins
President of Ireland
UCCA Gallery, Beijing