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)!

Logo design Cork. Logo Design. Graphic Design. Brand Designer. Diane Higgins Graphic Designer Ireland. Brand Design Cork.

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 […]

Making your own content

Diane Higgins Design Cork- making your own content

Making your own content- be creative Sometimes there are opportunities to make some content that you didn’t expect. I had a presentation yesterday evening and had booked at conference room at the brilliant Republic of Work I have been thinking recently that I could badly do with some new headshots as my own are a few […]

Step Up. Conversations in Design

conversations in design. step up.

Conversations in Design – Step Up It was a pleasure today to be back (virtually) in my old stomping ground at Munster Technological University speaking with graduating Visual Communications students about career paths, opportunities and challenges faced by the industry. Conversations in Design was part of Enterprise Month, which has expanded since I was there […]

A day in the life

A day in the life. A trip to the printers (City Print, such a fantastic print company in Cork) this morning to pick up some recent print jobs. Looking at the car boot really shows the diversity of the work I do from: product design with a beautiful set of affirmation cards for Aisling Daly […]

CCS logo and branding design

Another logo design gone out the door this week. This is an abstract logo based on the company name ‘CCS’. Looking forward to the next stages of the project with this local company. I love working on projects with clients who are decisive and just go with their gut. The client chose this logo within […]

Behind the Headshot

Behind the brand! I have been using the same headshot image on my professional social media accounts for a while now (I guess it needs updating), but I was looking on my phone for photos for something recently and I came across the original image that I cropped it from. It just goes to show […]