I’m here to make things look pretty



Welcome to The Graphics Effect, the brainchild of Joanne O’Carroll, born from a diligence and passion to her chosen art form. Joanne graduated from CIT with a Diploma in Media Communications in 2003 before going on to work as a graphic designer for Walsh Colour Print. While working in this busy printing house Joanne honed her skills and gained invaluable experience in the world of print, design, and publishing.

Later Joanne worked as a senior graphic designer for Mulvihill Media, a boutique design agency, where she was responsible for many high-profile accounts. In 2013, Joanne decided to create The Graphics Effect, her own design studio which would allow her to consult and design for clients on a more personal level, relevant to their unique business requirements through her natural flair for design and her keen commercial acumen.

Since then Joanne has partnered with many local and national businesses to help bring their vision to life through the creation of bespoke branding solutions, graphics, web design, among other services.

Servies






Joanne works with clients to deliver the following design solutions:
· Branding
· Publications
· Packagings
· Websites
· Signage & Display
· Social Media & E-Shots Campaigns

Approach





The Graphics Effect adopts the following approach when embarking on all design projects:



1

Commercial Awareness

Over 15 years’ experience working in a fast paced and commercial environment with clients from a diverse range of industries including hospitality, entertainment, medical and retail, has taught Joanne a keen commercial awareness. This coupled with experience working with a portfolio of businesses of varying shapes and sizes from SME’s to new business start-ups, means that Joanne has a deep understanding of the competitive landscape and the impact this has on each individual enterprise. This knowledge is analysed and applied during the formulation of any design composition.


2

Relevant Design

Joanne prides herself on forging new client relationships. She works together with her clients to fully understand and appreciate their needs before embarking on any project. Part of this process involves gathering information from the client about their business model, strategy, project expectations, and budget as well as relevant market research before delving into the delivery of their required design. This ensures the design solution is cultivated and inspired by the business itself rather than passing trends.

3

Creative Flair

A creative flair and eye for design are key elements to the design process at The Graphics Effect. Coupling a commercial and relevant design ethos with innovative design is key to the fluidity of any project’s development, culminating in unique and eye-catching design solutions that ensure your business stands out in today’s competitive landscape.


 
4

Flexibility

A quick turnaround and transparent delivery time set Graphics Effect apart in the design field. Providing clients with a fast delivery without compromising on quality is the final building block of the Graphics Effect approach. Working with a diverse number of businesses and industries, Joanne has learned that flexibility and transparency regarding deadlines are elements key to a successful business relationship and are the foundations of the business which she prides herself on.

Hear what my clients have to say


  • "I want to thank you sincerely for the amazing logo you designed for Ancestors From Ireland.  You have brought the image of the Celtic Tree of Life, alive with the beautiful reflective gold colour you have given it and the dark green writing is a fabulous contrast. The logo you have created has added value to my business and it represents the way I feel about my business.  The brochures, flyers & business cards that you have designed for Ancestors From Ireland give my client’s confidence in my presentation skills which results in increased productivity. I wish you the very best in the future with your business.  I will be using your service for any future design project that I may require".
    Rachel Foley
    Ancestors of Ireland
  • "I have been working with Joanne from the Graphics Effect on many different projects, in many different towns and cities throughout the Country for the past two years. I have always found her work to be of excellent quality, with a punctual turnaround and a great eye for detail. Joanne is the first graphic designer that I have worked with that gets a concept instantly. There is no fumbling or hesitation and what she produces is always top quality. I would have no hesitation in recommending Joanne from The Graphics Effect for any project within any sector for graphic design."
    Linda Blanchfield
    Palmerstown House Hotel
  • "Joanne is a pleasure to work with, very professional and highly competent. She knew exactly what I was looking for from day one. Joanne was able to convert my ideas into a finished logo that fully met my expectations. I’m really pleased with the branding she has designed for my wedding photography business. It express what I had in mind and much more. I’ve got many lovely comments about the Cloud 9 logo from my clients. I would recommend The Graphics Effect to anyone who is looking for a good graphic designer. Absolutely!"  
    Pawel Nowak
    Cloud 9 Wedding Photography
  • "Joanne has worked on numerous design projects for me of varied style and size. She is a pleasure to work with.  She will take a brief and add her input and ideas from a practical and aesthetic viewpoint. I would not hesitate to recommend Joanne as a design professional."

    Paul O'Neill
    Park Place Apartments
  • "Joanne's combination of professionalism and creativity was exactly what we needed for our advert design work here at The Ross. Joanne was able to take on board my ideas and steer us towards a great end result. I feel Joanne understands our product very well and this is a fantastic plus"
    Ciara Treacy
    The Ross Hotel
  • "Joanne worked with us prior to our innovation day pitch as part of the Healthbox Accelerator Programme. I was very impressed with the quality of her work and her attention to detail. Our pitch deck really stood out from the crowd on the big day thanks to her help. I would definitely recommend her work".  
     
    Kevin Bambury
    Portable Medical Technology
  • "Joanne totally got the brief from day one for all of our design work. To create unique design that stands out from the competition we could only highly recommend The Graphics Effect. I would have to say that our sales increased dramatically due to the imaging, colours and quality of their work, a truly professional operation."  
    David Rea & Sean Murphy
    Celtic Steps The Show