We are Design Associates

We are Design Associates. We are an experienced creative visual communications company. With over 30 years in providing graphic design, advertising and branding services. Our name says the way we work best,to become your design associate. This means we want to become your partner in your visual communications. We feel this approach works much better, as good effective visual communications is a combination of experience and understanding of the company that we are communicating for.

This means that you don’t have to go searching for the best quality, right priced, printers, photographers, editors, web designers or web developers, Design Associates do it for you! Whether you’re a festival commitee looking to attract the under 3s or a multinational organisation seeking to attract… everyone!Design Associates will do it for you. Set menu or A La Carte From those just starting out; to those expanding their wings: From the well established, who just want an add on or adjustment; to the underestablished looking for a complete overhaul, Design Associates can help.We work with you to decide what it is you need. We won’t give you the hard sell. We work within your budget: helping you to decipher from the trendy “must-haves”; to the really must haves! And, when your business has surpassed all expectations, Design Associates will show you gadgets and gizmos galore!

What Design Associates Do

Our mission is to assist you in your communication needs: To become your Design Associates. 

Your image is our business. Our image is our most powerful asset. Our image is the first and most lasting impression of our business in the minds of our customers, business associates and our competitors. We don’t just want to be seen – we must be respected. We work, in association with you, to make your image associated with the best in the industry!

We Want you To Succeed therefore we make sure that every angle of your communication needs are properly analysed and used to affect the greatest impact on your target market.

 We won’t give you the hard sale. We’ll look at what you need, where you need it and when you’ll need it. We’ll work within your budget, within your ethos and to your time scale. We are here to show you what can be done.

We believe that good design is 98% research. We learn what your business is about, what your competitors are doing and what can be done for you to gain the competitive advantage over them.

K•I•S•S. We keep it simple for you.  You’re hiring a designer and that’s exactly what you’ll get!  No go-betweens: when we’re working for you, we’re there for you every step of the way.

Once you know what you want to say – it’s easy to say it. We work with you to ensure that your message is getting through. 

We’ve been around the block a few times  so we know what we are doing. We are not going to give you big ideas that will not work. We will give you the tools you need to promote your business effectively no more and no less.
We can do it all, it’s up to you on what you need, we see our projects as partnerships you are the associate. If you need us to manage your promotional material we can do that, If you need us to give you a start in you managing your own promotional material we can do that also. Just look at our services page to see all we can do.

Our Skill Set

Branding 100
Advertising 100
Graphic Design 100
Website Design 100

Meet Our Team

Brian O'Dowd
Brian O'DowdFounding Partner
 Founding Partner with 25 Years experience in the Visual Communications Industry, Qualified with an Hons Degree in Visual Communications Brian has worked in Advertising and All aspects of Print and Website design.
Paul Callanan
Paul CallananFounding Partner
 Founding Partner with 25 Years experience in the Visual Communications Paul has been in involved in such projects as Lead designer for the Smyths Catalogue, Dolans Catalogue, Campotel Catalogue, and all the festival branding.
Siranne Creegan
Siranne CreeganBusiness Developer & Content Creator
 Siranne With her BA in English is the ideal professional editor and copyrighter. Its is not just the images that we look at we also can say what your company needs to say across all medium. You just explain what you need to communicate and she will make it sound like poetry.

Our Happy Clients