Great to see my newly designed Value Cards in action:
Values provide a compass for life’s biggest decisions.
May did a terrific job for us. She was great to work with. She got the brief immediately and produced a stunning logo and supporting materials that clearly identify the brand we are creating. I look forward to working with her in the future.
Feargal Duignan, CEO PacSana
Develop a name and visual identity for a Medical Aesthetic ‘clinic’ to replace the current Nuala Woulfe Beauty Salon on Glasthule Road in Sandycove.
A new word, a new meaning; 'nu' are the first two letters in Nuala Woulfe's name. It also sounds like the word NEW which works well for this clinic as that's how you will feel after a treatment in this wonderful clinic.
I requested May to come up with some ideas re name, branding & logo for my clinic Nu Aesthetics in Glasthule. I found May very professional to deal with. She listened to the brief and designed a logo to match. I can happily recommend May.
Nuala Woulfe, Nu Aesthetics
Both the interior and the exterior needed proper facelifts. And Botox too. We used the blue-ish brand colour for some of the inside walls. Here's a 'before and after' photograph of the exterior:
And here's the front of an appointment card.
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May designed an excellent logo for the Yes Dynamic. May grasped the brief quickly and was able to translate the logo into a number of design options which I had no problem choosing from. I recommend May without any hesitation.
Gerry Power, Managing Director, The Yes Dynamic
Here's some icon designs to illustrate the various services YES Dynamic can offer:
Graphic design of brand identity for Mandalsadvokatene, a solicitors company based in Mandal, Norway. Having done a few initial sketches by hand, the below image shows some of the designs that I developed a bit further. A lover of typography, I enjoyed merging the two letters M (as in Mandals) and A (as in Advokatene).
I am very pleased with the logo and the stationery and the signage that May designed for our solicitors company Mandalsadvokatene. I can highly recommend May for her graphic design skills.
Lene Hillesund, Mandalsadvokatene, Norway
Here's a a very simplified version of the design manual to illustrate use of colours and fonts.
Graphic design of the Battle of the Boyne 2018 event booklet. 40 pages with a print run of 20,000.
Battle of the Boyne is well worth a visit. A lot of the military sayings from the 17th century are still in use today. Here's a few of them:
Lock Stock and Barrel A musket was made up of three separate parts: the lock, the stock and the barrel. And so a person moving all their possessions from one place to another was said to be moving lock, stock and barrel.
Square Meal Derives from the square wooden platters on which soldiers and sailors were given their meals. They were much easier for storing on ships.
Hold Your Horses Control of the horses was vitally important on the battlefield as a horse out of control was a danger to its own side as well as to the enemy. The battlefield instruction came to be generally used as an injunction to exercise restraint.
Chance Your Arm After firing, a cannon had to be cleaned out. If any residue of gunpowder remained smouldering it was liable to blow up when fresh gunpowder was loaded on top. The Gunner loading the cannon could lose his arm, so consequently every time he loaded he was said to ‘chance his arm.’
There's plenty more sayings like these. I am in the middle of designing a book for The Battle of the Boyne that will be for sale in their gift shop. All the 17th century sayings will be included in this book.
The name for this business was not set in stone at the start of this branding project. The black and white sketches below show several options for different looks and names. However, I only presented 3 of these to the client. Once we agreed on the illustration I fine-tuned it by fixing the cat's tale etc. Several typefaces and colour combinations were discussed before we found the right ones.
May did a great job designing a logo for our new veterinary practice. May gave us a fabulous recommendation on the colours in particular; and we love the modern twist and fresh, friendly, and yet professional end result.
Fionnuala Rogers, Park Pets
Here's a small selection of graphic design work I have done for the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council over the last few years.
Two booklets, one with 104 pages and the other one with 29 pages.
Graphic design of press ad for dlr Celebration of Volunteerism 2017.
Press ad for the local Gazette.
This Christmas Campaign has been running for the last three years. It started out with the design of a simple parking sticker. This year I designed several newspaper ads, big posters, big belly bin ads, etc.
Trumpet brings competence, professionalism and fresh ideas to every project, no matter how big or small. May delivers a high quality service for budgets of all sizes.
Karen Cahill, Dún Laoghaire - Rathdown County Council
Matt Jones is an award winning wood turner. After five years in business he needed a fresh approach which communicated his credentials, awards and new products along with his ethical stance, his story and personality in such a way that it attracted new customers and strengthened the relationship with his existing customers.
Penny undertook a SWOT analysis of Matt’s business and analysed his product portfolio.
New brand identity, tagline and branded marketing materials. Redesigned website keeping his Etsy sales channel. mattjoneswoodturner.com
Won Etsy Irish retailer of the year. Won Craft Council of Ireland award for his work. Significant uplift in sales. Coverage in Image Interiors, Cara Magazine and Irish Times.
Penny and May recently helped me conceive a new business plan. Included in this was a marketing strategy, a new website and help with drafting press releases. I’m very happy with all the work Trumpet did for me. Penny and May are very thorough, committed and easy to work with.
Matt Jones, wood turner
Trumpet provided a highly professional and personal approach to designing the perfect logo for our company which illustrates the various aspects of the environment in which we provide consultancy on. We would have no hesitation in recommending them for future work.
Niall Mitchell Director, BlueRock Environmental Limited
Design of logo, stationery, brochures, press ads and an elaborate website with anything from the handy currency calculator you see above to an eZine development system, including a detailed database.
Our re-branding has been hassle-free from start to finish, safe in the hands of Trumpet!
Mary Duffy, Director, L&P
Declan McKeon of McKeon Homes has been in the building business for over twenty years. With the business growing and customer interest increasing the company was ready to develop a refreshed identity, market positioning and website to convert interested customers, appeal to a new customer base and strengthen the relationship with current customers so to facilitate referral business.
We researched the industry to better understand how other building companies presented and marketed themselves. We looked at their propositions so to understand how McKeon Homes could find space and differentiate. A SWOT analysis on the company was conducted to see where the opportunities were.
Designed a new brand identity and a simple but effective website: mckeonhomes.ie
Signage and stationery was designed and printed.
Increase in customer referrals.
Penny and May are easy to work with and work well as a team covering all the requirements that designing and marketing my corporate identity and website required. I am very happy with the results and I would highly recommend them.
Declan McKeon, McKeon Homes
Combining several elements in a Logo is always challenging and Trumpet achieved this perfectly for our Dalkey Tidy Towns team in a very clever and efficient way.
Des Burke-Kennedy, Dalkey Tidy Towns
I used to design merchandise for the Chester Beatty Gift Shop. Anything they could sell in their shop to promote their fantastic art collection, I would design it. Posters, diaries, greeting cards, wrapping paper, tea labels and bookmarks. This project lasted for over ten years but now the printer has all the templates and my work is done. One of my fondest work memories is from when I browsed the original books in the Chester Beatty for images to use.
Trumpet is always open to ideas and always gets the job done quickly and with minimum hassle. We highly value their work.
Rie Mishima, Shop Manager, Chester Beatty Library.
Graphic design of illustrations for Cabot Financial, to be used for press ads, stand displays and this brochure:
Trumpet designed our new marketing materials and ran a successful press campaign for us and we are delighted with the results. They are a great team and we are very happy to recommend them.
Sean Webb, CEO, Cabot Financial