New WordPress on the Block

posted on 12th Dec 2018

On the internet, Wordpress is everywhere. Approximately 75 million websites are powered by Wordpress which means it runs over 30% of the entire world-wide-web. It can be found everywhere from e-commerce websites to the websites of gourmet restaurants, small business websites to the websites of international corporations. Naturally, this website... Gimme More »

Tales of a survived intern

posted on 11th Dec 2018

The term “intern” can be intimidating; I mean the definition literally suggests a lack of experience and knowledge. But in all honesty, it’s an opportunity to prove yourself, to show what kind of stuff you’re made of. So here are my top tips for surviving an internship. Fake it till you make it. Confidence is key. It can make you... Gimme More »

Presence, Not Presents this Christmas

posted on 10th Dec 2018

The diaries are jam-packed with parties and catch-ups, the shopping centre car parks are tailed back for miles, the tin of Quality Street you promised yourself you wouldn’t open for another week is more than halfway through - yes the Christmas countdown is well and truly underway! Getting caught up in the flurry of activity in the weeks leading... Gimme More »

Pantone Colour of the Year 2019

posted on 7th Dec 2018

Say ‘so long’ to Ultra Violet and ‘hello’ to a new pink-tinted hue – Living Coral! Pantone has officially announced its colour of the year for 2019 and it does not disappoint. "Colour is an equalizing lens through which we experience our natural and digital realities and this is particularly true for Living Coral. With consumers... Gimme More »

Make it Special – ring any ‘jungle’ bells?

posted on 6th Dec 2018

I love Christmas don't get me wrong, but as a designer the thought of Christmas mid-July sends shivers. It’s pretty much greeted with ‘bah humbug'. Another Christmas… how to create something different? To me, clever design should deliver a strong creative message and without too much effort or fuss. Here's some design... Gimme More »

Igniting a spark of magic this Christmas

posted on 5th Dec 2018

Sustainability is the big word around town. It’s a broad term, one that can't quite be pinned down by a single definition. The beauty of this is that it means everyone can integrate principles of sustainability into their everyday lives – however big or small. In a nutshell, sustainability is doing more with less. As statistics about the state... Gimme More »

What logos of famous painters would look like

posted on 4th Dec 2018

As a graphic designer focused on branding I’m always curious about what's going on in this industry to expand my visual boundaries and find inspiration. It’s fascinating what you can come across and makes you think “why didn’t I think about that before?!” Sometimes it’s just simple little things - clever ways to pass through subtle... Gimme More »

Hot food in cold weather

posted on 3rd Dec 2018

Exactly 5 months ago, I traded the sunny shores of India for the cobbled streets of Dublin. So far I haven't been doing too bad adjusting to the rainy Irish weather and the interesting cultural mishmash. Dabbling in the different music and arts has been fun so far.  However, while I have been open to trying out different foods, my palate takes... Gimme More »

Why do consumers choose one brand over the other?

posted on 30th Nov 2018

Quality A successful brand is a good indicator that the product or service delivers customer satisfaction. Consumers are generally risk averse and do not want to waste their money on a disappointing beer or lifeless flat screen. There is also an implicit understanding successful brands will not want to disappoint their customers and destroy their... Gimme More »

A Choc delight

posted on 29th Nov 2018

Chic french script font
The New York Times recently ran a story about a 1950s French font that, as they describe it, has ‘taken over’ New York. The typeface has proliferated on storefronts in parts of the city, especially on Asian food shops and restaurants signage. It’s a script font called Choc and was designed by Roger Excoffon. ... Gimme More »