Halloween Howls Portlaoise

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The Halloween Howls Comedy Festival in Portlaoise have been using Design associates for all their visual communications since the festival started in 2007.

We created a brand that is strong and playful and that could be successfully applied to all forms of multi-media.  The website is great craic in itself, while the posters, fliers, banners and T-shirts would catch the eye of even a blind man, or woman (to be totally p.c.)!  Rolling it out across all of the festival’s visual communications this brand and logo could compete with international standards of festival branding. With the use of strong branding it has allowed the festival to use a lot of their promotional material each year thus saving on the costs of reprinting promotional material each year.

Fusion Engineering Services Brand Design

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Fusion are an Engineering Services company that specialises in heating (both oil and gas). We created their brand and applied it across their Stationary, their van livery and their web site. They realised that it is important to get a unified brand that is professional. With so many cowboys in this space it is important to stand out as a quality and qualified supplier. This is why this business has grown in times of recession.

We kept the design simple and clean do that it is easy for people to understand what they do. The flame within the O represents the flame within the boiler system.

Western Hygiene

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We have been working with western hygiene since 2009 helping them establish their new brand. We have designed and developed their website, brochures, sales sheets and any other associated promotional material. Their brand is clean concise and to the point with a leaning on the hygiene side of the cleaning products.

I will leave Trish from western Hygiene say what needs to be said.

“Western Hygiene have used Brian’s services for many years, we are always assured of excellent work delivered on time to meet deadlines.”
Trish Collins, Sales & Marketing Manager. Western Hygiene


25th Galway Film Fleadh

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We at design associates have been very proud to be branding they Galway Film Fleadh since 2005. This year we came up with the killer idea of rebranding the Film Fleadh Floozy form the original poster as a new and redesigned floozy. We commissioned the illustrator Matthew Griffin to illustrate the floozy then we applied the floozy across this years promotional material. This year like the last 8 years we were involved in every aspect of their material from a 116 page promotional programme (click here to view this programme) to adverts, mini programme, posters, banners, street signage,the festival website (and the off season website).

Galway Harbour Company

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Design Associates have been working with Galway Harbour Company since 2010 helping them by unifying their brand elements and creating their promotional material both online & offline.  We redesigned their web site with the brief of helping to portray the benefits of the New Port Development. We also created promotional material for the Harbour Company to help them entice cruise ships to Galway which has been proven effective with the arrival of various cruise ships including ‘The World’ one of the largest cruise ships around.


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Eirpharm consists of a Chain of Pharmacies all under the one brand,  Rochfords Pharmacies in Clare comprising of 3 Pharmacies  and University Late Night Pharmacy, Galway. Design associates are involved on every aspect of their visual communication from the signage both interior and exterior to their promotional campaigns year round.

They have spend a lot of time promotion their own unique brand and it is paying off as they are now a well established brand within galway and clare.


Chi Asian Takaway

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We were approached to Design the brand for Pan Asian take-out food company Called Chi. This brand is simple clean and does exactly what it says on the tin without the need for over elaborate fonts that is usually associated with Asian Takeout Foods. This project consisted of Website (of which we are upgrading) Menus Signage, voucher books, facebook graphics and ongoing support.

If you love Asian food cooked to perfection and made with the freshest, tastiest, local ingredients, then CHI is for you.

Fresh Film Festival 2013

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Fresh Film Festival is the place for all you aspiring young filmmakers to have your masterpieces screened in front of captive audiences, get invaluable feedback, see the latest inspiring feature films, take part in workshops and enter for consideration in the Ireland’s Young Filmmaker Competition annually.

We have been providing festival design for the fresh film festival since it began in 1997 and in recent years have been working with an illustrator to help us come up with a unique brand. This Festival is a great one for promoting film to the young and giving them a platform to show their work.

Nenagh Arts Centre

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The newly refurbished Nenagh Arts Centre approached us to Design the new brand for their arts centre. Along with the brand we designed a programme template that will let people know what is going on in the centre. This consists of quarterly programmes for the centre advertising the events going on in the centre. The brand of the windows is based on the distinctive new look to the outside of the centre. To view the Summer Events Programme Click here

Harcourt Developments Kids Club


Harcourt Developments is a Dublin-based property development, management and investment company with a broad portfolio of international projects. They Have asked us to design all the promotional material for the year for a shopping centre group that consists of 6 shopping centres. The Kids Club was aimed at getting parents into the Shopping Centres for free summer camps and campaign was applied across a variety of media including. Billboards, Posters, Popups, Ezines, TV3 graphics and Online adverts.