February 18, 2022 penhouse, stuff we like

Being a B!G iDEA Mentor

A Creative Programme to Think B!G Gillian will be a B!G Mentor this year again with The B!G iDEA – an award winning programme, run by Ireland’s top creatives, for TY students across Ireland. We’d encourage designers from all disciplines…read more »

July 21, 2020 branding, Logos, penhouse

Laois – You’re Welcome – Tourism Brand Launch

On Friday last we had the pleasure of launching the new brand identity for Laois – You’re Welcome. It was probably one of the most enjoyable and unquestionably the most unusual launch, presenting to an audience of masked faces! The…read more »

May 29, 2020 penhouse

When Gillian met Bernie

  Bernie Everard from Laois Chamber has been interviewing many of the local businesses to discuss how they have been getting through this Covid-19 period. Gillian spoke with her, check it out here:

March 25, 2020 penhouse

Covid-19 helpful posts and updates

ok…. so it was a blip / short-term-thing (we thought) when it started…. can’t keep up now… adding useful links as we get them…stay safe :) 2021- May return 2020 PHASE 1 RETURN: USEFUL UPDATES: The new National…read more »

March 23, 2020 penhouse

Can we help ?

Thankfully we are all well here at Penhouse, but missing each other and the daily company we share, while we all work from home! It’s a fast learning curve, getting used to new ways of working with remote solutions and…read more »

March 8, 2020 penhouse

International Women’s Day 2020

We are discovering some really beautiful art, illustration, typography and photography being created and shared for #IWD2020 #EachForEqual. We’re displaying here just some of the images we are seeing from our Instagram feed. Well done to all who are creating…read more »

December 10, 2018 branding, Foodie, packaging, penhouse

Christmas gift suggestions… by Penhouse

We’re lucky to work with some VERY tasty clients offering oodles of Christmas gift ideas. We’ve been designing new branding, fresh campaigns, packaging and special promos for a few months now for many of them, and with gifting time upon…read more »

October 24, 2018 penhouse

Happy Halloween Folks

September 7, 2018 branding, penhouse

Mind Over Matter 2018

We are proud to be taking part in Mind Over Matter in Carlow this year and we’d invite you to book a slot with Gillian who will be there for the day :) Mind Over Matter is a national day…read more »

May 18, 2018 penhouse

Penhouse Design News – Stay in the Loop

Wooo Hoooo, we’re friends! Well nearly….   After May 25th we might have to say goodbye… but we’d rather not : ( so if you want to continue, or start, to receive our news stories and join our mailing list,…read more »

December 6, 2017 penhouse

We are hiring…

Well we were hiring, but now we’re full again, sorry. If you’re super creative however and fancy some freelance work with us, please do send your details to us. Sometimes we get a little over-stretched and you never know when…read more »

Häagen-Dazs rebrand

Photo: Design Week   Summer is here! We are all big fans of ice cream here at Penhouse so we were all delighted to see the refreshed rebrand of Häagen-Dazs. In a bid to appeal to a younger audience, the…read more »

June 2, 2017 penhouse

Gay Pride Month

Here at Penhouse we enjoy designing for young people and one of our most recent project was for the young LGBTI+ community. Great strides being taken here in Ireland in this area and its great to be a part of…read more »

February 15, 2017 illustration, penhouse

Connected Futures – A Vodafone Series

Connected Futures for Vodafone promotes connectivity around Ireland and especially in rural locations and Penhouse were delighted to have branded this initiative and designed the material. It’s particularly relevant for us as the designers, since it promotes rural connectivity through…read more »

November 9, 2015 penhouse

Vector Graphic Photography

Cleverly shot for New York magazine, these fashion images illustrate Junya Watanabe’s sculptural Autumn collection for 2015 and they make you look twice. I found this post on Design Milk first and later on Creative Boom. The photography really captivates…read more »

November 8, 2015 penhouse

Made You Look

Film: Made You Look Made You Look is a refreshing documentary about the graphic arts scene in the UK today. The film features interviews with the many in the industry including Fred Deakin, Kate Moross, Anthony Burrill and Hattie Stewart….read more »

October 5, 2015 penhouse

Penhouse Design, Ratheniska – now the fastest design company in Ireland!

Who knew that our countryside design studio, based in the middle of Ratheniska in rural Ireland, would ever have Tokyo’s broadband speeds? The ‘Plough and the Stars‘ promo by Siro, launched at the National Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska this year…read more »

April 10, 2015 penhouse

Trail Kilkenny – Best Design in Tourism – Irish Tourism Industry Awards, Finalist 2015

Sometimes there are jobs that we really enjoy working on and we do so, designing quite happily without looking beyond the project in hand. So its then an extra big bonus when this work gets awarded by a panel of…read more »

February 24, 2015 penhouse, photography

Sony World Photography Awards – 2015

Some of these images are truly beautiful. Take a moment to feast your eyes on the special selection of photographs from the Sony World Photography Awards, 2015, as collected by Katy Cowan and her Creative Boom Post. Be inspired… view…read more »

January 27, 2015 penhouse

Corporates creating civic change and more 2015 trends

This is a clever one (although my Italian isn’t great to get all the details), but a smart social project has launched in Northern Italy called The Water Bank, by Padania Acque Gestione. This aims to allow families in financial…read more »

December 22, 2014 penhouse

Happy Christmas Holidays – Spicing it up

Mulling over our 18 years in businsss… 1996    Gillian started trading as ‘Penhouse Design’ from an upstairs studio in Dawson Street,  Dublin 1997    The commuting from Laois started… long days, difficult decisions 1998    Penhouse became a ‘limited company’ and we…read more »

Outstanding by Design – Food Branding & Packaging

Another great event being hosted on May 10th, 2014, by Keith Bohanna of Biabeag fame at Highbank Orchard, Cuffesgrange, Kilkenny. This workshop ‘Outstanding by Design’ will be a real treat for anyone in the food business, to learn from some great…read more »

February 18, 2014 Awards, packaging, penhouse

Bear hugs (from our farm) for the DBA Effectiveness Award Winner 2014

and the winner is… BEAR! No surprise to us. Take a simple bear, give him a little fig-leaf, already you’re smiling and you can’t really go too far wrong from there! Beautiful branding, pretty packaging and clever copy combine for…read more »

Make a Christmas Angel from Penhouse

We’re wishing you a colourful and creative Christmas from the angels here at Penhouse! Download our origami angel template here, follow the simple instructions and make us up to sit in your tree, on your desk, or table centrepiece! Get…read more »

National Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska, Laois

It’s around the corner now and a hive of activity here in the countryside. Lots of excitement locally as final preparations are in place here in Ratheniska to host the National Ploughing Championships yet again this year. Ploughers will compete…read more »

April 19, 2013 penhouse

IDI Annual Report

So here’s our latest for the IDI… its the 2012 Annual Report launched at their AGM last week in Dublin. This year the report has been reduced in size, but we still had some fun designing it. We went for…read more »

February 22, 2013 penhouse, stuff we like

Lily O’Brien’s and The Big Egg Hunt

Oh what fun we have had so far! Creating this egg for Lily O’Brien’s and now its on display in a secret location in Dublin for forty days and forty nights for the Big Egg Hunt. Its all to support…read more »

January 25, 2013 illustration, just for fun, penhouse

The Big Egg Hunt for Jack and Jill

What excitement! We’ve been asked to join the select few and decorate a giant egg for the The Big Egg Hunt in Dublin 2013. Time is tight (we only got the egg today), but the heads are buzzing with ideas….read more »

April 25, 2012 branding, Logos, packaging, penhouse

Chocolate Packaging

Chocolate Branding and Packaging design for Lily O’Briens

December 16, 2011 just for fun, penhouse

Make a Reindeer this Christmas, from Penhouse

This Christmas we are sending our Christmas wishes digitally, so we’re sending you a Penhouse Reindeer which can be downloaded on our website. We’re inviting you to print it and make it, pop it in a good position and if…read more »

September 21, 2011 15, just for fun, penhouse, stuff we like

Culture Night 2011 in Laois

Crop Marks – The Ratheniska Project exhibition opened in full for Culture Night 2011 and will remain on display until October 21st in Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise, in the upstairs ‘Drawing Room’ gallery. Thanks to the brilliant contributions by the…read more »