Department of Children & Youth Affairs

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We have been the design company of choice for this government department since 2003. From early days where we designed the initial logo for the Office of the Minister for Children, through each stage as it eventually became the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA). Working for many years with the DCYA and other various youth related organisations, we have carved a name for ourselves as intuitive designers, working with young people and capable of successfully capturing the audiences within this sector. Over the years we have been instrumental in designing a huge range of national campaigns that have played a key role in shaping how young people’s needs are met in this country. We are very proud of our involvement in this.

Our skills in branding campaigns, designing large scale reports and skillfully styling complex information so that it can be easily comprehended, is one we have carefully honed through our work with DCYA. Our design work with them has been recognised in the industry for both creative solutions and marketing effectiveness, with a GDBA gold award, an Irish Times gold award, 3 IDEA silver awards and the grand prix Irish Times Cedar Award.

As designers for this Department, we create a wide variety of material including branded campaigns and identities, extensive reports, posters, exhibition and display material, leaflets/flyers and when required online promotional material. Our work with this client is interesting and ever changing.

Some of our recent campaigns include:

·      The National Children’s Strategy
·      Listen to Our Voices
·      Young Voices, Have Your Say
·      Youth Cafés in Ireland
·      The Fellowship / Scholarship Programme
·      The Body Image Campaign
·      Being a Child in Ireland – Ireland’s largest ever survey with young people

Client Comments:

Dear Leonie, Gemma, Annette and Gill, Thanks for all your amazing and highly creative work in the last few months, which have been very demanding on you all in Penhouse.

Thank you for the fantastic work you have done for us this year. It is always a pleasure to work with you all and we look forward to more interesting projects next year.

Anne O’Donnell
Head of Communications and Citizen Participation
Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Department of Children and Youth Affairs
2006 – Present
Design Brief:
Branding campaigns, creating identities, report design & layout

Designed by Penhouse Design