Meet the Designers

Whether you’re looking for some advice on how to get the best out of your website, improving the design of your product or looking for some sound advice on how best to market your business, check out some of Ireland’s sharpest and most innovative design minds.

Paul Cotter

Based
Galway

Experience
30 Years

Speciality
Logo design and Branding

Paul Cotter

Graphic Designer

Based
Galway

Experience
30 Years

Speciality
Logo design and Branding

Paul is owner and chief designer at Galway based web design and branding specialists – Bad Dog. With both international and domestic clients, Paul has been in design for almost 30 years. He has a rich range of experience having designed newspapers in San Francisco, magazines in Ireland, websites for Vodafone Comedy Carnival and Luke Ming Flanagan MEP and Galway Food Festival. Paul has helped brand the aforementioned festivals as well as Galway’s West End, Fol Arms and Hog, Forum Connemara, UCD Student Services, UKStar and countless others.

www.baddog.ie

Anne Kelly

Based
Carlow

Experience
23 Years

Speciality
Brand identity, design for print, event graphics packaging solutions.

Anne Kelly

Graphic Designer

Based
Carlow

Experience
23 Years

Speciality
Brand identity, design for print, event graphics packaging solutions.

Straight out of college, Anne founded AKGraphics in 1994. Today, over 23 years later, she leads a team of 5 and works with clients from a variety of industries and sectors.

With a vast understanding of the design industry and a great eye for detail, Anne is passionate about gaining a true understanding of her clients’ goals by taking the time to understand their business and design needs. This passion is what lets her handle every design project with fresh energy and enthusiasm.

www.akgraphics.ie

 

Ben Martin

Based
Fleetmatics (Dublin)

Experience
12 Years

Speciality
UX Design, Lead UX Designer

Ben Martin

Digital Designer

Based
Fleetmatics (Dublin)

Experience
12 Years

Speciality
UX Design, Lead UX Designer

Ben has worked with some of the largest companies in Ireland, UK and the US. His work has a strong focus on cutting edge prototyping technologies and interaction design, as well as complex ecosystems for enterprise level projects. Pastimes include a long-standing curiosity around craft beers.

fleetmatics.com

Celine Dee

Based
Dublin

Experience
11 Years

Speciality
Branding, Director of RichardsDee Brand & Design Agency

Celine Dee

Design Strategist

Based
Dublin

Experience
11 Years

Speciality
Branding, Director of RichardsDee Brand & Design Agency

Celine is cofounder of RichardDee, a brand design agency that creates value by designing meaningful change for businesses across all sectors. Celine leads a team of designers and strategists in developing brand stories and creative experiences that enable organisations to grow, influence, motivate and adapt. Agency services include brand positioning, brand architecture, brand identity and communications design.

richardsdee.com

Christopher Murphy

Based
Belfast School of Art (Belfast)

Experience
25 Years

Speciality
UX Consultant, Senior Lecturer and Interaction Design

Christopher Murphy

Digital Designer (UX)

Based
Belfast School of Art (Belfast)

Experience
25 Years

Speciality
UX Consultant, Senior Lecturer and Interaction Design

Christopher has founded a number of successful digital startups. A passionate educator and mentor to many young entrepreneurs, Christopher leads Interaction Design provision at The Belfast School of Art.

As a UX consultant he has worked with companies, large and small, to help drive strategy, drawing on his 25+ years of experience working with clients including: The Royal Mail, Booking.com and the BBC.

Ainslie Peters

Based
Nadhura (Galway)

Experience
5 Years

Speciality
Designer and Marketing Manager, Assistant Lecturer Industrial Design GMIT

Ainslie Peters

Design Strategist

Based
Nadhura (Galway)

Experience
5 Years

Speciality
Designer and Marketing Manager, Assistant Lecturer Industrial Design GMIT

Based in Galway, Ainslie provides mentorship to creative entrepreneurs through various community initiatives and is passionate about using design thinking to create capacity building opportunities.

nadhura.ie

Eugene Canavan

Based
Design Partners (Dublin)

Experience
25 Years

Speciality
Design and Ergonomics, Director of Health and Science

Eugene Canavan

Product Designer (medical)

Based
Design Partners (Dublin)

Experience
25 Years

Speciality
Design and Ergonomics, Director of Health and Science

As a design consultant Eugene works with international consumer and healthcare brands. He is responsible for realising client ambitions from concept to production.

An accomplished designer and ergonomist Eugene is passionate about creating complete product experiences for end users, not just by addressing immediate practical needs but also wider psychological and emotional needs related to lifestyle and quality of life.

Eugene has gained a number of awards, iF and Red Dot Product Design and in Europe, the Good Design Award in Japan and the American IDEA Award.

designpartners.com

Ruža Leko

Based
Studio Suss (Dublin)

Experience
7 Years

Speciality
Museum, gallery and art communications, Founder of Studio Suss and Lead Designer

Ruža Leko

Graphic Designer

Based
Studio Suss (Dublin)

Experience
7 Years

Speciality
Museum, gallery and art communications, Founder of Studio Suss and Lead Designer

A Croatian designer, Ruža graduated from IADT Visual Communications with First Class Honours, before joining the Science Gallery team in 2010. As lead in-house designer she developed the design of the Science Gallery’s exhibitions and other projects from concept to completion, receiving several awards and recognitions. In 2015, she set up her own small design practice Studio Suss, specialising in museum, gallery and art communications.

In 2016, Ruža founded a jewellery brand Leko & Leko.

lekoandleko.com

Aoife Barron

Based
Fashion & Lifestyle (London & Galway)

Experience
10 Years

Speciality
Senior Graphic Designer

Aoife Barron

Graphic Designer

Based
Fashion & Lifestyle (London & Galway)

Experience
10 Years

Speciality
Senior Graphic Designer

Aoife comes from a print and illustration background and has worked in many of the top London design and advertising agencies and client-side in fashion companies. A senior freelance graphic designer, Aoife is known for her attention to detail, love of typography, strong visual aesthetic and clean editorial layouts. Her current focus is working with fashion and lifestyle brands mainly on digital e-commerce and editorial websites and is always interested in new creative challenges.

aoifebarron.com

Keith McGuinness

Based
Red&Grey (Dublin)

Experience
20 Years

Speciality
Branding and Design, Creative Director

Keith McGuinness

Brand Strategist/Graphic Designer

Based
Red&Grey (Dublin)

Experience
20 Years

Speciality
Branding and Design, Creative Director

Keith has over 20 years experience in branding and design in Ireland and the US. He was worked on international and national projects of varying scale and capacity. At Red&Grey, he works closely together with clients helping them grow their brands.

His award-winning creative work is research based and concept-driven.

redandgrey.ie

John Cleere

Based
Red Lemonade Creative (Kilkenny)

Experience
10 Years

Speciality
Branding and Design, Director Red Lemonade Creative, Founder of #TechThursdayKK Regional Advisor for @techireland

John Cleere

Digital Designer

Based
Red Lemonade Creative (Kilkenny)

Experience
10 Years

Speciality
Branding and Design, Director Red Lemonade Creative, Founder of #TechThursdayKK Regional Advisor for @techireland

As director of Red Lemonade John uses design insights to define problems, craft strategies, and execute solutions that best serve clients needs by creating a competitive advantage using a mix of design, business and technology. Red Lemonade create solutions from digital to print, responsive websites, branding, brochures, online stores as well as high fidelity prototyping and events.

redlemonade.ie

Anne V. Brady

Based
Vermillion Design (Dublin)

Experience
13 Years

Speciality
Typography and Graphic Design, Creative Director and founder

Anne V. Brady

Graphic Designer

Based
Vermillion Design (Dublin)

Experience
13 Years

Speciality
Typography and Graphic Design, Creative Director and founder

Anne is a specialist typographer and graphic design consultant with a national and international client base. Her role is both creative and entrepreneurial. Her Agency Vermillion develop digital and print solutions for a wide range of client sectors including education, finance, arts, culture, publishing and engineering. 

Anne was shortlisted in the world directory of top 400 women graphic designers from 1890 to 2012: Europe, America, Asia, Middle East, Australia & Africa. (Published by Jovis, Germany & US).

vermilliondesign.com

Stephen McGilloway

Based
Bigsmall (Belfast)

Experience
15 Years

Speciality
Product / Industrial Design. Design Director

Stephen McGilloway

Product Designer

Based
Bigsmall (Belfast)

Experience
15 Years

Speciality
Product / Industrial Design. Design Director

Based in Belfast, Stephen has over 15 years experience in industry, research and academic environments. With a cross-sectoral client base, he works with high-growth pre-enterprise start-ups right through to established multi-nationals. Stephen’s practice focuses on cutting the distance between ideas and manufacturing.

bigsmalldesign.co.uk

Mari Therese McCallion

Based
EY (Dublin)

Experience
15 Years

Speciality
High end print production, leading and executing the design and production of large-scale events and internal design projects. Lead Designer

Mari Therese McCallion

Graphic Designer

Based
EY (Dublin)

Experience
15 Years

Speciality
High end print production, leading and executing the design and production of large-scale events and internal design projects. Lead Designer

Mari has worked within creative agency, publishing and corporate environments. Her current role with EY involves concept development across multiple channels; print, digital and events for some of their major marketing projects. She currently leads the creative direction of the highly successful business programme; EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™.

Mari has a proven track record in developing and nurturing strong relationships with clients and stakeholders as well as initiating and managing creative incentives within the internal design team.

marimccallion.com
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Gillian Horan

Based
The Pudding (Dublin)

Experience
12 Years

Speciality
Brand Strategy, Chief Brand Strategist

Gillian Horan

Brand Strategist

Based
The Pudding (Dublin)

Experience
12 Years

Speciality
Brand Strategy, Chief Brand Strategist

Gillian is experienced in developing brand strategies for both national and international brands. She is a lecturer, an author and a certified brand consultant. As well as working directly with her clients, Gillian is a successful speaker, delivers regular training sessions, facilitates discussions and has featured in the national media including the Irish Independent, The Irish Examiner, Sunday Business Post, Irish Country Magazine, Image, Irish Tatler and the Sunday Business Show on Today FM.

thepuddingbrand.com