Working with local business is a great pleasure, some of the small to medium enterprises I have worked with as a design researcher based in Baltinglass, West Wicklow. If you like what see, read or hear don’t hesitate to get in touch here.
“Where nature and history meet” this is the tag-line for a logo I co-designed for the stunning town of Blessington, complementing the Blessington Greenway project. Living in West Wicklow, I was delighted to be approached by Blessington Town Team and Blessington District Forum for a collaboration on a new branding concept. Working with the teams, who were candid and well prepared with a design brief to co-create value, for the community and potential visitors, through a distinct mix of elements addressing a need. Watch their video presentation for Bank of Ireland Begin Together Awards 2020
Re-designing the website for Bailey & Blake resulted in a usable, dynamic site which delivers the functionality of a shop window for the video and photographic content of this fun and professional duo in the West Wicklow area. Initially Oliver and Martin (Bailey&Blake) approached Lifehack to conduct a usability and accessibility test on their website…
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…which highlighted some issues for customers looking for their extremely polished video and photographic content. Having collaborated withÂ Bailey and Blake on local enterprise, community and personal projects, I was delighted to help with the re-imagining of their site. They had an unconventional approach to the project. Having started with Weebly, they were comfortable to continue with that platform. As a very busy SME in West Wicklow, they put their trust inÃ‚Â me to lead the re-design, having confidence in their knowledge of a rich customer base after conducting extensive social research on past projects themselves. I enlisted the help of a theme from Baamboo Studios, who were invaluable when coming up against the many obstacles of a Weebly site. The main emphasis on the re-designed site is on access to the photographic gallery on Flickr and the video playlists on Youtube with a glossy showreel to capture the Bailey and Blake experience. I look forward to working with Bailey and Blake on future projects.
Graphic Visualisation for Agri – Tech project at UCD
Financial Services Jargon Busting
Gerry's goal for the website is to...
Crafty Craic Logo, Branding and Identity with a digital guide
West Wicklow Business Network Culture Audit
West Wicklow Business network was an evolving business network in an emerging rural business development environment. The issues which can influence the success of new and legacy business in the region, were shared in a candid and respectful manner. It was important to get to the core of the Network before working on a website.
The issues which can influence the success of new and legacy business in the region, were shared in a candid and respectful manner. It was important to get to the core of the Network before working on a website. It was important to get to the core of the Network before working on a website. The mixed-methods research was conducted using Causal Layered Analysis used in strategic planning and futures studies. Through open coding, themes evolved which will be built on in the next phase with the group to design an outcome for the organisation based on the relationships within and new members. Outcomes are fluid with the three main findings of the organisational re-structure finding their own level in networking needs for people in West Wicklow, in the formation of external exclusive groups and community groups. To be continued…
Rachel is not only a talented designer but a talented communicator. She is so easy to work with and she has an innate talent of understanding what her customers need – even if they are not 100% sure.
I went to Rachel not knowing what I wanted never mind being able to explain it other than that I needed a logo. After a few interactions, Rachel came up with several logo designs for my new business venture and they are fit amazingly, leaving me with the challenge of deciding on just one. Over the years, I have recommended Rachel to academic researchers looking to communicate what their work is about and each and every time, Rachel rose to the challenge and delivered. I cannot recommend Rachel highly enough. She truly is an all rounder.
Rachel delivered a top quality UX Design experience for my firm by focusing on the usability, accessibility and genuine pleasure my clients and prospective clients have navigating my website (www.cvfs.ie). I’m very lucky to have worked with Rachel on the design, build and roll out of my website.
She understands my company’s bottom line and just gets the need to ensure the business message is delivered in a succinct and professional manner. I’m delighted to say that we will be working together to enhance customer experience further now and into the future and would highly recommend Rachel as an essential part of any company’s team as they seek to improve and build out better solutions for their customers.