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Here's a small selection of graphic design work I have done for the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council over the last few years.
Graphic design of press ad for dlr Celebration of Volunteerism.
Two booklets, one with 104 pages and the other one with 29 pages.
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.
Optimal nutrition, a great lifestyle balance, and nurturing the self are all equally important in delivering maximum health.
I was at the beginning of starting up my business and needed a brand identity and a logo. A friend recommended I talk to May Sivertsen of Trumpet. I met with May and immediately knew I had made the right decision. May explored many areas of my brand with me and really took the time to fully understand my brand proposition, my objectives and indeed help develop my brand story.
May dug deep to understand the personality of my brand and how I saw it differently to competitors. May digested all of the information and the result was a beautiful simple clean logo. May really took the time to understand what I really wanted to convey and reflected that into one simple piece of design. May was so enthusiastic and willing throughout the whole process, her passion for design and brands & attention to detail is inspiring and I would have no hesitation in recommending May.
Caroline Swords, Nutrition Coach
Click here to read Carolines brand story.
The ONMSD includes 8 Nursing and Midwifery Planning and Development Units (NMPDUs), 20 HSE Centres of Nursing and Midwifery Education (CNMEs) and The National Clinical Leadership Centre.
These all share the same logo icon from now on. The circle denotes continuity and the N & M letters signify the importance of the connectivity between the two professions. In order to symbolise Nursing and Midwifery in Ireland, these words are made prominent in the logo.
May was great to work with from the start to the finish of our project. She sat and listened, designed and listened again and then redesigned until we got our logo right for the organisation! We are really happy with the end result.
Loretto Grogan, Director of Nursing, National Clinical Information Officer - Nursing and Midwifery
Here's Leanne, who did all the design work on this Annual Report for Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, apart from my front cover. These infographics below are just a few of many.
Trumpet Branding & Design have worked with Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council on both large and small scale design projects. May and her team have always had a clear understanding of the brief and bring a personal touch to their design work, offering a friendly & professional service underpinned by a comprehensive understanding of our specific corporate needs.
Conor Peoples, Communications Officer, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council
Equally important is what businesses can do to fight climate change and this new business, named The Environmental Edge is set up by John Barcroft to help businesses reach their green goals.
Large corporations make up the majority of the GDP, they are the engines in developed societies. If they change, it will have a huge impact.
We probably all share John's eco-friendly vision but if we all started copying what John is actually doing, well, then I know Greta Thunberg would be a happier girl!
Here's a sample page from the Design Guidelines I developed as part of the Branding, to make his presentations look in line with his vision.
This is a collaboration between the National Clinical Leadership Centre for Nursing and Midwifery (NCLC) and the Health and Social Care Professions (HSCPs). The logo communicates Collective Leadership and Competency and it should come across as accessible, empowering and inspiring: You can do this!
This was the first logo I designed for the HSE. Since then I have designed several others and a testimonial can be read by clicking here.
AnyMan, formerly known as Amen, is the only dedicated national service supporting Men experiencing Domestic Violence in Ireland. With over 20 years in supporting and delivering programmes on a national framework they are the “go to” service for many thousands of Men suffering in Ireland. They provide specialist counselling, practical information and legal options, as well as support.
The name change was well overdue. The client had already come up with the new name AnyMan, but we spent a day brain-storming just to make sure that this was the most suitable name.
The icon for this logo is in the shape of the two letters A and M.
This shape could also illustrate a mountain. The idea of climbing a mountain is to feel you can master this, you can do it! You will get through this. It is an optimistic symbol and it communicates confidence. This very much appeals to the target audience; a male going through a tough time, feeling vulnerable and lacking in self confidence.
No better venue for the launch of the new logo for AnyMan than the beautiful Royal College of Surgeons. And no better Chairman than Owen Connolly, who made a wonderful speech just before the logo was revealed.
Brand identity for a culture led consultancy start up. The open ‘W’ reflects their value of being open-minded. They are also driven and focused and this is communicated by the ‘W’ going upwards which also illustrates success for their clients.
Thank you so much for designing my logo and brand, I love the final result. I really enjoyed working with you, you captured the essence of my business perfectly.
Theresa Daly, founder Wilfield Consulting
Logo for a collaboration of organisations working towards evidence based information on nutrition and diet
May designed a new logo for us at the National Nutrition Alliance, a collaboration of organisations working towards evidence based information on nutrition and diet. She was fantastic to deal with and we love the end result incorporating the Irish Food Pyramid into the design. I have no hesitation recommending May for all your branding project needs.
Louise Reynolds, Communications Manager at INDI
The client, Nuala Woulfe, wanted her branding for the Serenity Day Spa updated. However, she wanted to keep certain elements from the existent branding, including the two S's for the icon. Here's the old logo:
And here's the new one:
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, Serenity Day Spa
I designed anything from appointment cards and gift vouchers to beautiful gift bags and tissue paper. Here's a Christmas ad:
The Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute are celebrating 60 years this year and I have designed their anniversary logo and various material for the event, including these banners and posters with timeline illustrations.
The timeline facts make for a good read. If you click on the image below you'll get a more legible file opening as a PDF in a new window.
May is fantastic to deal with and we love the end result. I have no hesitation recommending May for all your branding project needs.
Louise Reynolds, Communications Manager at INDI
PacSana is an unobtrusive aide that records unexpected or sudden changes in movement patterns in the home, enabling active elderly to extend their independence.
The name Pacsana is a made-up name. The idea came from the two latin words Pax and Sana. Pax means peace. Sana means mind. Using the ‘x’ in the name did not sound reassuring enough in my opinion, though, so we changed it to a ‘c’.
The silicone wrist band remains in constant contact with two or more gateways located around the home. The “p’ in the logo is shaped as a bracelet and you can see the icon on these PacSana bracelets:
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
Important channel diversification: 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. The logo communicates a clean and professional environment for the most experienced skin clinic in Dublin.
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.
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:
Brand identity project for a Norwegian solicitor company. Mandal is the name and the ‘M’ works as the scale of justice. Advokatene means solicitors and the ‘A’ works as its solid foundation.
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
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.
Communicating the love and care of animals in this logo design for a full service veterinary clinic dedicated to caring for your pet with a 24 hour care when you need it the most.
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