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Branding speaks volumes about your company, it is your best chance to make a great first impression! It’s a face, a message and a statement about your business. If you have a new project and would like some help getting started, get in touch. We’d be delighted to meet with you to discuss your ideas.
Client: Advantage Group on behalf of the Irish Tourism Industry Awards.
The Awards give recognition to and promote people, companies and organisations – overseas and at home – that have made significant contributions to developing, marketing, selling and delivering improved visitor experiences in Ireland and to increasing the number of visitors from overseas.
Hensman Design was asked to develop a logo for The Irish Tourism Industry Awards in 2015 to illustrate the celebration of innovation and achievement within the Irish tourism industry. We created four initial concepts for the client to choose from, but there was a clear favourite from the outset. Following on from the chosen logo design we designed various other promotional items such as the event menu/programme, powerpoint slides, a paparazzi wall and pop up banners. The awards have taken place in 2015 and 2017, the original logo and designs have been retained for future awards.
Client Hanley Automation, Swords Business Park.
Hanley Automation is a leading supplier of automation technology to global manufacturers. They are part of an ecosystem that came out of Ireland of small but sophisticated technology companies. Hensman Design has been working with Hanley Automation since 2012 on numerous web and print design projects to include several successful global manufacturing events. Hanley Automation live on the cutting edge of technology, automation and smart manufacturing. Hensman Design must reflect their innovations by creating forward thinking branding and artwork without compromising on style. Our work includes website design and development, infographic creation, oversized wall artwork, icon design as well various collateral across all media.
I appreciate that Hensman Design make the effort to understand our business, our customers and what messages we are trying to communicate. This is reflected in the quality of their work”
Gareth Hanley, Managing Director
From local pubs to major venues, craft beer has taken over taps across the world. The brewers association defines craft breweries as ones that are “small, independent and traditional’ which is exactly the image Kevin from Craftbeer Growlers wanted to portray with his brand. We were approached in 2013 to design their new logo. Kevin had a very clear idea that he wanted to use a growling tiger as the main image so creating the logo was a straightforward exercise. We followed on from that design and created their printed bottle label and also their Pegas Tap brochure.
Client: TCP Group, TCP Homecare, TCP Logistics
The TCP Group is a healthcare service provider, specialising in ‘direct to patient’ services in the healthcare sector in Ireland. The company provides ‘nurse-led’ solutions to a range of services all delivered at the patient’s home. Hensman design has been designing for TCP since the company was founded, beginning with logo design, printed collateral, website design, online marketing and most recently video direction.
TCP had an upcoming conference and wanted to showcase their Homecare and Logistic Services. Hensman Design was asked to manage creative direction and ensure brand integrity throughout the process. Media Connect was brought on board to produce the video. We created a twenty minute video for the conference, complete with staff interviews, facility overview and action shot cut-aways showcasing the company’s attention to patient care and innovative software solutions. The video was then re-edited into seven short videos to be used on the website. All videos can been seen on TCP’s Youtube Channel.
TCP Group has worked closely with ‘Hensman Design’ for a number of years in the design and production of our Website, Promotional Materials and Promotional Videos. Hensman Design are extremely professional and responsive; making it their business to understand our business in order that we present ourselves in the best possible manner – this is critically important when one considers that TCP is the leading provider of Patient Centred Clinical Homecare Services in Ireland.
Padraig Duff, Operations Director, TCP Group.
Client The Galligan Beauty College, Grafton Street, Dublin.
Established in 1976, the Galligan Beauty College is Ireland’s longest owner-established third level beauty college. Sisters Careena and Lorraine Galligan approached us to redesign their company logo in October 2015. The original logo had been in place since their company was founded and they felt it was time for a fresh, contemporary approach. We decided not to abandon the original iconic G’s completely but to go with a single G instead. New colours and fonts were chosen and a complete suite of stationery, folders, inserts and college exterior were designed around the new logo.
Client: Tom Walsh, Head Chef
Tom approached us about rebranding his gastro pub with a traditional old world look and new name. He wanted to highlight the use of locally sourced fish and beef and had the idea of using imagery from old Irish coins. Upon researching the original drawings by Percy Metcalfe and the ideas behind using the Salmon and Bull, it seems that he too wanted to pay tribute to these iconic animals which have important historical connections with Ireland. The images chosen were lovingly redrawn and given an oxidised look and the new name presented itself out of those drawings. The images were drawn first in Adobe Illustrator and then painted and shaded in Adobe Photoshop. This is one of our favourite logos to date.
Client Advantage Group, Rathfarnham, Dublin.
Advantage Group are an officially recognised conference, destination and event management company who have helped organisations, professionals and business of all sizes both in Ireland an around the globe for over 20 years. Hensman Design has been working with Ronan and his talented team for well over a decade creating multiple conference and event logos and websites, infographics, event signage and all kinds of promotional items. We redesigned the Advantage Group Website along the way to showcase the large body of work Advantage has completed globally.
Elaine is my “go to” graphic designer. She constantly produces excellent work for us and our clients and is a pleasure to work with. Elaine has a vision that good design should produce results and with her it does.
Ronan Flood, Managing Director
Client: At Home Pampering, Karen Bowers, Owner – Beauty Specialist
At Home Pampering was launched in 2009 by Karen Bowers, Beauty Specialist. Karen saw a gap in the market for the delivery of premium beauty treatments to clients in their home, place of business, care home or hospital bed. Karen’s priority at all times is quality, quality in her delivery of services but also quality in her branding and its application. The original brief was to design a logo as well as a services brochure and other marketing collateral, which proved very successful. Karen’s client list grew significantly over the following two years which prompted the development of a new website. In 2011 we launched athompampering.ie. Karen understands that regularly updating the website with new content is of paramount importance for page ranking, we also integrated the website with with local seo entries which results in new business enquiries on a daily basis.
From the moment I met Elaine at Hensman Design I felt she had an immediate understanding of what I needed. At home pampering was a very new business and I had no idea of where to start, so I wanted to use someone who had the experience to show my business as being professional with high quality services. From the day I started to use my business cards and brochures the feed back has been absolutely brilliant, likewise my website has proved very successful for me. It gets daily hits which always converts to new business. I constantly receive compliments on my company’s branding. I cannot recommend Elaine and her team enough!
Karen Bowers, At Home Pampering, Owner
Client: Fagan Bergin Solicitors, Dublin 1.
Owner and Principal Solicitor Mary Bergin came to us to design a logo for her firm. The firm had been known as James Fagan Solicitors for a very long time and had historical connections in the area. Mary didn’t want to loose that connection and chose to include the name Fagan along with her own name Bergin in the redesign. We decided to go with the initials FB which posed an obvious design challenge! After playing with various layouts we came up with the above logo. The F was placed facing backwards to signify the past and the B looks ahead into the future. A full suite of stationery was designed ad printed and shortly after that we designed a new website. Mary did not want to completely rely on stock photography and also wanted to show the authenticity of the business, its location and her people. On site photography was organised with the talented Gillian Buckley. The finished website can be seen here.