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.

Design Services

Joanne works with clients to deliver the following design solutions:





Signage & Display

Social Media & E-Shots Campaigns


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


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.


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.


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



A quick turnaround and transparent delivery time sets The 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.

Customers Testimonials

Butler House, Kilkenny

“ I have worked with Joanne on many occasions in the last year on multiple projects for both properties in our group. Joanne is extremely easy to deal with and really listens to what we want, whilst bringing her creative expertise and input to the design. We have tasked Joanne with creating everything from flyers, to brochures,  ‘clean graffiti’ way-finding stencils to huge billboard size advertisements, and her attention to detail is second to none. I would highly recommend Joanne for any design work, big or small. She is reliable and has a great turnaround time too.”

Megan Stacey

Palmerstown House Hotel

“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

Cloud 9 Wedding Photography

“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

Park Place Apartments, Killarney

“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

The Ross Hotel, Killarney

“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

Portable Medical Technology

“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

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