Web Design

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.

Open House Galway 2013

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Open House Galway have asked us this year to design all their promotional material: Brochure, poster, website, invite and advertisements. The photo taken by Tadhg Keady was chosen as it is an ideal photo for allowing the best space for the logo and the content that is needed.

The brochure is easy to follow in a day by day format with a nice clean grid click here to view a copy of the brochure. The website allows us to give a lot more information with individual location maps & trail location maps. We wish them well and remember all these events are free so get snooping around all these great locations from 10th – 13th of October 2013.

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.

Galway Culture Night 2013

We Designed a new website for Galway Culture Night 2013 to accommodate the growing smart phone market. This site is a responsive website so it can be viewed on a computer, ipad or smart phone and will change layout depending on what screen you are using. The turnaround for this site was two days to build and populate it.

Galway Culture Night aims to showcase Galway’s rich cultural fabric along with cultural institutions throughout the city and ultimately make the Arts accessible to absolutely everyone – enthusiasts and novices alike.


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).

GoBus Website Design & Development

Since 2011 we have been assisting GoBus with their online presence starting with the redesign and redevelopment of their website that accounts for every booking on their services. The site was designed with the ease of use in mind allowing for the user to book their tickets as quickly as possible it is a custom designed and developed system that allows for them to offer all sorts of complicated deals.

Due to the amount of people booking on their smart phones we also developed a custom mobile site that allows for the easiest booking from your smart phone.

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.

NAGE Website

We won the tender to redesign the website for the National Association of Government Employees in the US. This site consists of a full custom made content management system (CMS) as well as a members management system that allowed the members to view content that is not available to the general public. The design challenge of this website was to accommodate the amount of information in an easy to navigate structured way. Their old website was quite difficult to find the content you were looking for due to the multiple forms of navigation. We organised all the content into an easy to navigate system that allows the browser to get anywhere within the website within 3 clicks.

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.