about.

INSPIRATION.

Our team works with great creatives and clients all over the world, from artisan food producers and artists to national and international corporate clients.
Whether you are a local start-up looking to carve out a niche or a big-name brand looking for new ways to be seen, we are here to help.

collaboration and creativity

Getting to know and work with inspiring people, innovators and intuitive thinkers makes what we do very enjoyable and always interesting. We are always on the look out for new and interesting projects  and love to become the creative member of your team.

We welcome a creative brief, we are inquisitive, open minded approaching each project with a sense of adventure. Working on Cultural and Tourism projects and the Arts is what  we love to do. Our areas of expertise are bespoke visual communications, brand identity, creative promotional campaigns and packaging designs. 

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our story.

THE DREAM.

On the Dot  Design was launched in May 2011 by founder Fiona O’Reilly. Passionate about design and with extensive experience in the creative industries in New York, Australia and Dublin.  Fiona returned to Donegal in 2008 to fulfil her ambition of setting up a creative design studio in her home county.

experience

Prior to opening On The Dot Design Fiona freelanced as a designer to gain experience working for herself, during this time she also returned to college to upskill obtaining a first class honours BA in Visual Communications in 2009 and an MA in Motion Graphics in 2010. During this time she identified a range of clients who required bespoke visual design solutions that provided real value for them. This insight and her wealth of experience in the creative industries inspired Fiona to fulfil her dream to open her own design studio. 

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our ethos.

INSPIRATION.

We believe the best creative work comes from curiosity, the ability to listen and finding the essence of what needs to be communicated. Working  closely with our clients de-mystifying the creative process for them enables us to create the best solution for them.

Fiona says

Through my childhood I learned new ways of making and creating and I have continued this process throughout my career. My curiosity as a child has stayed  with me, I love to learn and find out more about new ways of working and about new products.

I love to listen to people and learn from them, this is one of the things I love about been a graphic designer, each project is completely different, I am fortunate to get to learn from my clients and the services and products they provide

Recent Work

recent work.

RECENT PROJECTS.

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why.

GREAT DESIGN MATTERS.

The value of good design can be measured in a number of ways such as greater awareness and visibility for your product or service.
Our specialities are Design for publishing in particular Cultural, Tourism projects and the Arts plus Branding and Brand Strategies. We also produce creative promotional campaigns for our clients.
Design is about solving complex problems with clear, accessible, and elegant solutions.
BRANDING.

On The Dot can help you at any point of your brand journey, from naming a new company or product through to creating a unique graphic language for you. Our clients in this area are varied, from helping new Artisan Food businesses establish themselves with a new name and visual identity, to helping companies develop their brand architecture, story and identity systems. We’ve also worked on many successful visual re brands over the last few years.

We strive to provide  innovative brand soloutions for destinations, products and services and are continually upskilling in this evolving area. We  believe that effectively branding a destination is about much more than a logo. It means connecting strategy with story, to engage communities, stakeholders and a wider ecology together under one visual mark.

DIGITAL.

We also provide design consultation and visuals for websites, online advertising, online videos, brochures in digital formats such as PDF files, flip books, tablet and phone apps.

Our Design Process

design process.

OUR PROCESS.

We use a 5 stage design process to achieve results for our clients, These are Discover,  Define, Design, Develop and Deliver. Throughout the whole process On The Dot are focused on listening to client feedback ensuring we make the right changes and develop the appropriate alternatives for the project.  We believe that listening and communication is critical to the process of generating effective visual solutions that meet client objectives.

DISCOVER!

When approaching any project, we at On The Dot will endeavour to capture the essence and importance of the proposed project by investigating a range of initial creative options so that we can be confident we will have explored as many directions as possible to refine into a final successful solution.

Clients

clients.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

We work closely with a diverse portfolio of clients to proudly bring their brand vision to life through bespoke visual communications for many strategic marketing projects.
Our current clients include the OPW, Dublin County Council, Donegal County Council, Bord Iascaigh Mhara, The National Transport Authority, The CoLab and a variety of SME’s among others. Please see below what some of our clients have to say about working with On The Dot Design.

Fiona O’Reilly: Owner and Creative Director – On The Dot Design

Fiona & On The Dot worked with us on our Smarter Travel Student Campus Awards resources, this included a guidelines booklet, promotional poster and social media promotional graphics. Fiona also designed the materials for our 2018 Commuter Challenge and our Light up campaign. Fiona is a pleasure to work with, she works hard to ensure that she fully understands the event, campaign or initiative so that she can apply this to designing something that is appropriate, engaging and on message. We are very happy with all of the resources that Fiona has designed for us, in particular our Campus Awards resources. I would recommend Fiona to anyone looking to have resources designed by someone who really cares about the work she does and gives 100% to ensuring that she gets the best end result for her client.

SHARON DALY: NATIONAL TRANSPORT AUTHORITY

We were delighted to work Fiona & On The Dot to develop maps and visitors guides for two of Dublin’s most historic areas. Right from the start, Fiona understood our vision and helped us to create imaginative, engaging and stylish products. She showed a real flair for design and strong sense of aesthetic throughout. We would highly recommend On The Dot for first-class design work and look forward to future collaborations.

STEPHEN COYNE: DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL

“Fiona O’Reilly’s work is sensitive, inventive and creative. Fiona designed my books for ‘Temperance: 2009, With Bread: 2013 and Prudence and the Game of Golf: 2017 and came up with a beautiful concepts in keeping with all my hopes and beyond. Every thing was considered, from the running order of the imagery, the end papers and the texture and colour of the cover. As the project for ‘Temperance’ was a public Art project, it required taking care of the wishes of several different parties.”

ABIGAIL O’BRIEN: ARTIST

GET IN TOUCH

contact.

LET’S CONNECT.

We love to work with people that value working closely with a creative team. If this sounds exciting to you and you are looking for a creative team to partner with on your next project please get in touch.
We would love to find out how we can help you. So lets start with a chat, drop a line to Fiona@onthedot.ie to arrange a time. Looking forward to hearing from you.