Denise Ryan

Fineline Interior Design

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Work Experience

O'Sullivan Interiors

Senior Interior Architect

Denise founded the Design Office for this International Irish Pub Fit-out Company, from organising systems and proceedures to sourcing and managing staff and sub-contractors.
She travelled to sites accross Europe and the U.S. assessing feasability and pitching for projects on behalf of the company. In addition to designing Irish Bars within local regulations and with language differences, she project managed the fit-outs with the in-house joinery team and external subcontractors.
The company, being one of 4 Guinness-approved Design & Build Suppliers of Irish Pubs at that time, worked closely with Guinness in designing one-off concepts for Hotel Bars, Female Friendly Bars etc.. Duties involved presenting these schemes to select groups of Guinness Clients and representing the company at social events such as The Galway Races, and Pub Tours so that Guinness Clients could explore the design of Irish Pubs with an expert guide.
Denise worked on contract to O'Sullivan Interiors for two years following her departure to set up Fineline Design.
February 1999 - March 2000 Ireland

Hamilton Young Architects

Architectural Technologist

While working with Hamilton Young Architects, Denise worked both as part of a large design team and was also solely responsible for projects up to €2.5 million. Projects included both new build and refurbishments of large private houses; refurbishments and fit-outs for corporate clients such as AIB, ACC, Eagle Star and properties owned by the Representative Church Body. She also worked on the spatial planning and interior fit-outs of Sligo General Hospital and Naas General Hospital. Duties involved Planning Permissions, Fire Safety Certificate Applications, Tender Documentation, Pre-site and on-site obligations and management, Final Accounts.
September 1995 - February 1999 Ireland

The Interiors Association

Public Relations Officer

Denise held the position of PRO for The Interiors Association, a multi-faceted support, networking & educational association for professionals working within the Interior Architecture and Interior Design Community in Ireland.
June 2009 - June 2010 Ireland


Bolton St. School Of Architecture

Diploma in Architectural Technology

Dublin, Ireland

Dublin Institute Of Design

Diploma in Interior Design with Distinction

Dublin, Ireland


Institute Of Designers Of Ireland

Highly Commended


Institute Of Designers Of Ireland

Highly Commended


Institute Of Designers Of Ireland

Best Interior Design Award Shortlist


Schwartzkopf Awards

Best Interior Design Award Shortlist


Theme Awards

Best Interior Design Award Nomination


Fit Out Awards

International Fit Out Project of the Year (Small)


Fit Out Awards

Retail Fit Out Project of the Year (Small)