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MCI Castlebar


Category: Brochure Design – Co. Mayo, Ireland.
Client: MCI, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Ireland.

This brochure design, folder design and dvd design for MCI who are based in Castlebar, Co. Mayo was primarily a communication tool for teenagers to teach their peers about many of the important topics that might effect this age group such as domestic abuse, dating abuse and healthy relationships. The subject matter of course is hugely important and not to be made light of – but from a creative perspective our design team really enjoyed working on this brochure design as it allowed our qualified creatives to get just that – creative! The end result is a really informative and stylized brochure design which really appeals to the target market. The client was thrilled with the resultsĀ  as were we and we look forward to working with MCI more in the future.


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I’ve Seen Granddad by June Duffy

print-design-mayo-ireland-ballyhanus-june-duffy-i've-seen-grandad-mayo-irelandprint-design-mayo-ireland-ballyhanus-june-duffy-i've-seen-grandad-mayo-ireland-02Category: Book Design, Childrens Book Design, Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo, Ireland.
Client: June Duffy (Author)

Designwest were first approached by June Duffy in 2102 when she visited our studio looking for information and advice in creating a custom designed childrens book. It was the start of a very enjoyable process which in the end saw the creation of Junes first published childrens story book design ‘I’ve Seen Granddad’ which is set to be the first of many! The book design itself required custom illustrations which were created by Dublin based illustrator Ollie Williams who was managed and briefed by the designwest team. Then when the character illustrations were complete we went to work on using the characters to create the actual page designs using vector image backgrounds and the text provided by June. The end result is a wonderful & vibrant childrens book design which has been widely well received by children and adults alike. We thoroughly enjoyed working with June on this project because of her immense positivity and the fact she is always laughing and smiling – and we are already looking forward to working on the next installment for her next book.


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print-design-united-kingdom-pma-advertising-design-agency-united-kingdomCategory: Sales Presenter Design, United Kingdom.
Client: PMA

PMA based in the Uk are an advertising design agency who specialize in the promotion both on and offline of many of the larger UK based and worldwide brand design tyre companys. Designwest have been working with PMA for some time now designing various marketing and promotional pieces which could be anything from instore POS design to sales presenters and brochure designs right through to press ads designs and powerpoint presentations. We never thought that so much design could come of tyres! but it does and we are actually quite proud of some of the results. PMA are a fantastic client to work with and its a relationship we hope will last for many years to come.


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Category: Giggles Book Design, Balla, Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo, Ireland.
Client: Giggles Drama School Books.
Designwest developed the original identity design and series of illustrated characters for Giggles Drama School, which have been used in various applications, including a website and a number of books design for children to help encourage language, reading and drama skills. Book designs featuring the original stories of characters such as Princess Marina and Sheriff Harber are now being produced with full colour pages and scenes to engage young readers. We always look forward to reading the next Giggles story and working with the fun and colourful characters!


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Cathal Can Sign

Cathal Can Sign, Book & Birthday Card Design, Co. Mayo, Ireland.

Category: Book Design & Birthday Card Design, Co. Mayo, Ireland.
Client: Cathal Can Sign

First time author Brenan Mooney came to Designwest to help turn her idea for a children’s book design incorporating Irish Sign Language, Gaelic, and a little boy named Cathal, into a reality. Designwest worked with an illustrator who helped develop Brenan’s own originally created characters of Cathal and his family members, and combined with photographs of Brenan’s son Daniel demonstrating the ISL hand positions, we designed the book in a colourful, easy to follow format that teaches the ISL alphabet and basic vocabulary words such as numbers, colours, days of the week and family members. The book design has received excellent feedback, currently being sold in bookstores around Ireland, as well as on the website,, which Designwest also created. Along with the book design, Brenan had the idea to produce a line of birthday cards which uses the ISL signs for the age number, and words ‘Happy Birthday’ in a range of vivid colours.


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