Network Cork business woman of the year awards 2021 nominee

network cork business woman of the year awards 2021 nominee

Network Cork Business Woman of the Year Awards 2021 Nominee I received my nominee badge from the Network Cork business woman of the year awards, 2021, as a member of the Cork branch of Network Ireland. The shortlist will be announced in May, so fingers crossed, although I know I will be in such great […]

I love my job (and doodling)!

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I love my job (and doodling)! I love my job! This afternoon I was doing some concept work for an upcoming logo design. I’ve always been someone who doodled at the side of my school notebook. Now it’s part of my process. I try to get away from the computer and my desk and find […]

Wax seal wedding invitations

Wax seal wedding invitations – back to basics of design Back to the traditional craft of design. Sometimes I find that there’s a bit too much screen time involved so I enjoyed the therapeutic work of putting wax seals on some lovely wedding stationery this afternoon at @republicofwork. Once I got into the groove working […]

What does a designer do?

what does a designer do

What does a designer do? If anyone was wondering what a designer does day to day, here’s a view of what’s on my to do list for today. I won’t get it all done today, but I will certainly be working my through these over this week and next week, and there’s more on the […]

Support local: A sketch of Idaho Cafe, Cork

support local Cork Idaho Cafe

Support local: A sketch of Idaho Cafe, Cork Continuing with the support local theme and because you all liked me sharing my sketches last week, here’s a pre-covid sketch of the lovely Idaho Cafe, Cork, one of my all time favourite places. Myself and Kevin Higgins used to meet there every Friday evening for a download […]

The secret to becoming a designer

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The secret to becoming a designer I’m going to let you in on the secret to becoming a designer. I know that people are not supposed to share these trade secrets like this so keep it quiet when I tell you. Spoiler alert: it’s not about being a Picasso with a pencil (although it would […]

Product Design- Thrive for Life affirmation cards

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Product Design: Thrive for Life Affirmation Cards I couldn’t contain my excitement to share this beautiful product design any longer. This is the affirmation card deck that I have been waiting to reveal. Empowering Affirmations for Women: A 50 Card Deck. These are the professional baby of Aisling Daly of Thrive for Life coinciding […]

Logo design review- Anuway

Logo design review- Anuway This logo looks good enough to eat! This is Claire from AnuWay on her recent birthday with her logo on some cakes celebrating setting up her new social enterprise. Check out her facebook page here Claire gave a fantastic logo design review for Diane Higgins Design. Claire set up Anuway to spread awareness […]

Tips for better copywriting

Tips for better copywriting These tips for better copywriting are ones that I learned today at Republic of Work‘s lunch & learn with Frank Prendergast & Marci Cornett (Frank & Marci’s website) hosted by the great Angelica Coughlan The tips are theirs but I have just presented them to share as they were brilliant and gave […]

CPS Website

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CPS Website design, branding & animated video Project Outline- CPS website, branding & animated video I have worked with the company CPS on a number of different projects. We did the branding first and followed that with a clear set of brand guidelines which gave the company direction when it came to branding their online […]