At Penhouse, we have been designing creatively since 1996. We aim to offer our clients a little bit more than the expected. Many years ago, we moved from the centre of Dublin city to the heart of rural Laois in the middle of Ireland. We renovated stone farm buildings, transforming them into contemporary graphic design studios. Surrounded by barley fields, changing with the seasons, we’re lucky to be freshly inspired from here each day.
We create effective designs that evolve and age well. We have a customer-focused approach to marketing, a practical attitude to budget management and today we are happy to say, we have a diverse range of long-standing, happy clients.
We build brands through print & digital media, working with great people and interesting businesses of every size. We think laterally and imaginatively about what is unique and special about each service or product, then find an original and creative way to interpret this.
Our services include: logo and brand identity design, packaging design, marketing literature, web design, brochure design, annual reports, advertising, exhibition & display.
Today we are proud to boast an impressive shelf of awards and a decorated wall of accreditations for both creative and effective design. We won our first internationally judged award in 1999. Since then we have won 2 grand prix awards, 3 gold awards, 5 silvers and numerous highly commended awards (as well as many kind and much appreciated compliments on our work!). You’ll also see our designs featured in lots of national and international publications.
Our Design Work
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We create designs for many different people in every type of business. Creative appreciation and a keen desire to make an impact in the marketplace is what all our clients have in common. We sit on a number of select design panels for national bodies. Some of our better known clients include: An Bord Bia, Department of Children and Youth Affairs, the Heritage Council, Lily O’Brien’s, National Council for Curriculum Assessment (NCCA), National Museum of Ireland, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), Tourism Ireland and Tourism and Arts bodies in Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois and Tipperary. View a selection of our work here or contact us to see more.
Designer & Creative Director
Meets & Greets
Doodles & Dreams
Drinks Red Bull
Talks, Tots, Plans, Delivers
Drinks Tea (the ordinary kind)
Produces with Precision
Hangs with our Postie
Drinks Green Tea
Colours & Sketches
Likes a Fast Car
We are a close knit team of highly motivated, senior designers with a passion for design excellence. We enjoy pushing a concept to its limit until we find a truly original solution. While each of us has our own individual style, all our projects are worked on collectively. Together we bring varied design experience, different styles, skill sets and a positive, creative approach to each project, offering a fresh vision every time.
We work as a team, brainstorming ideas and pushing concepts to create beautiful design that is effective in the marketplace. We like to work closely with you to truly understand your business. It’s important to us that you enjoy the design process as much as we do. We want you too to feel excited, reassured, stimulated, challenged, inspired, and invigorated along the journey. Read more about us all here
Fresh Air (blog)
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So our days are filled throwing ideas around. We’re always trying to come up with fresh and different ways to get our clients buzzed and ultimately create designs that excite us.
In this process, we search for the alternative, research and read lots. We come across some ‘out there’ designs and other ‘wish I had done that’ stuff too. We started this blog to share and record some of the cooler things we come across, as well as some of our own activities too, all of which collectively shape our thought process. Enjoy this breath of Fresh Air…