Christmas Cards from the Edge

posted on 19th Dec 2018

Shut up and shift me
Christmas time - soooomething, sooomething and wine! Tomorrow (the 20th) is the deadline for sending cards to your Irish pals (you are far too late for your friends out foreign. Forget them. They left you.) With that in mind, let’s have a look at the good, the bad and the tacky Christmas cards that our own Irish designers have created to satisfy... Gimme More »

Branding from the Inside Out – the power of employee brand engagement

posted on 18th Dec 2018

Employee engagement is pivotal to building successful brands. But are brand owners barking up the wrong tree when it comes to executing engagement strategies? In the US alone, over a $100 billion is spent annually to boost employee engagement and yet only 14% of employees are actually actively engaged. The result of this is a staggering $550... Gimme More »

What does Christmas Down Under taste like?

posted on 17th Dec 2018

Christmas is a funny thing Down Under. No one quite knows how best to celebrate it. The traditionalists try to mimic their European forefathers and put their turkeys in the oven, heating up the house nicely on a traditionally sweltering hot day and sweating their way through Christmas dinner. Nice! (That’s Aussie sarcasm by the way). Others... Gimme More »

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 »