Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
Which University did you attend?
DIT // College of Marketing and Design // Visual Communications
What is the name of the Company you work for?
In which business Sector do you operate?
What is your Company website address?
What is your Job Title?
Creative Director and Business Owner
In which county in Ireland are you (or your parents/grandparents) from? (Members can search for other Members by County.)
What is the profile of your ideal client?
We provide strategic and creative design services to small businesses that want to grow and succeed. Those who recognise by branding their business effectively, they will be empowered to communicate with, be recognised by, and be memorable to their ideal client.
Our record of success is with award winning, established SME’s and funded start ups.
What business services could you offer IIBN members?
We believe good professional graphic design is always part of the mix of what any business needs to promote itself. Over the years we have listened to our clients, and have created collaborations to fully service their needs. These are of course in addition to our normal brand strategy and design services.
Brand Strategy Workshops
With brand projects we take on, we begin with brand strategy workshops.
Your brand is not a product or service – its an opinion or feeling that is formed in the subconscious mind of your target audience. How do you connect your business to the subconscious mind of your customer or client?
A brand strategy is different to a marketing strategy, and both should work together. Once you understand your brand then you can understand how to sell your product or service. To understand your brand, and make the subconscious connection to your audience, we must start with brand strategy.
The purpose of these workshops is to give you a holistic understanding of your business from your brand perspective, which gives you a roadmap for your brand success. The workshops then empower us to design a more complete, and more powerful visual brand for your business.
Would You Like to Self Publish a Book?
Writing a book is hard work but publishing one doesn’t have to be. There are plenty of benefits to self-publishing your book. You have creative control over the content, you’ll be as involved in the design and promotion of your book as you want to be. You own the copyright and won’t be tied into a contract with a large publisher who will always have the upper-hand. When it comes to royalties some publishing houses and agents can leave you with as little as 10% after taking their cut. On top of that, you might have to wait a long time to get your royalties. With a self-published book, you don’t have to wait to get your book to market or wait to get paid whenever someone buys a copy.
We have a collaboration who will support you from creative writing coaching, to editorial and copywriting, book design and promotional design, a hosted authors webpage design, book launch, PR and marketing.
If you want to establish your career by publishing a book, and your manuscript is at the first draft stage, give Barbara a call on +353 1 524 0446 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a free half hour consultation.
Do You Update Your Restaurant Menu?
CUBE Design is collaborating with Sylvia Wadding of Enlightened, who is an expert in ensuring you are compliant and covered in all areas of food safety training. Our collaboration with Sylvia is around your menu, and the new forthcoming regulations that require you to show calories and allergens on your menus.
We understand the difficulties of communication from the kitchen to the customer, and how information can sometimes get dropped or misunderstood. We want to help you to solve those problems, and take away customer frustrations, through intelligent menu design. All you need to get started is your current menu, and a list of ingredients for each item, and just call Barbara on +353 1 524 0446 or email email@example.com to get started. We will also print and deliver your menus directly to your door.
Just so you know, we accept payments via online banking, and if you would like to pay us through your credit card, including American Express (AMEX), we can send you on the payment links via PayPal.
What business services could you require from IIBN members occasionally/regularly?
I am a believer in collaboration, and regularly work with copywriters, web developers, photographers, other designers, and printers. I have also colaborated with businesses that are not related to design, but complement my design offerings.
Tell us something interesting or unusual about yourself.
After leaving Ireland in the late 80's I spent almost ten years working in London, as the only designer responsible for the creative output of all communications in a large umbrella body for UK charities. I returned home to Ireland with my first child, built our own house, and started CUBE Design 10 years ago.