Ciara is a graduate of the National College of Art & Design, Dublin. She started with SugarProjects in the Summer of 2019 and has thrived in the creative design industry. Primarily a Graphic Designer, Ciara has shown her range of branding, packaging and typography skills in projects for Liberty Insurance, Slieve Russell Hotel, Teemore Engineering, Quinn Building Products, Currency Xtra, Larkin Cassidy Solicitors and many more.
Ciara KFC (it hasn’t caught on yet)
My homemade guacamole
Athelas – She’s classy
Go to Pantone Swatch:
Britney Spears Instagram feed
The Black Keys Essentials
Best thing about working for Sugar Projects:
Working on projects for various inspiring local businesses & Cafe JD Latte’s
1. What is your favourite piece of work?
My favourite piece in my portfolio is a book I wrote and designed in my final year of college called “Reborn”. The piece had to relate to the theme of Lost, so I decided to dedicate it to everything I lost during my battle with cancer in order to gain back the most important thing; my life. The narrative of the book is based around the four cornerstones of my battle: diagnosis, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and remission. It features poetry I wrote during my lowest points along with medical scans and notes from my hospital file. This project was extremely challenging and therapeutic in equal measure, and in turn won me membership to the International Society of Typographic Designers and an Adobe Top Talent Design Award 2019.
2. Favourite ways to unwind?
My favourite ways to relax is to put on a good playlist, burn some vanilla incense and curl up with a book. I’m currently reading the Power of Now.
3. When did you discover you wanted to be a Graphic Designer?
My dad bought us a huge, old school computer when I was younger and that is when I discovered the famous ‘Paint’ app. I would spend hours creating digital doodles and meticulously examining the list of fonts to add to my designs. In school I knew I was creative but thought that meant I should be an A* Art student, which I definitely was not. It was only in my final months of school I discovered the world of design. In that moment I knew I wanted to end up in the creative design sector.
RTD Crawford Ltd are the largest distributor of imported timber in Ireland. They provide a variety of timber products including; decking, mouldings, handrails, dado rails, framing, panelling, rebated door framing, log cabin timber, cornice and fasica.
In 2018, we launched a new brochure website for RTD Crawford to help showcase their wide range of timber products. Over the last few weeks we have been working very closely with the team at RTD Crawford to produce textured 3D models for their timber profiles range – Go check them out! https://www.rtdcrawford.com/timber-profiles/
On the 5th December 2018, Lough Erne Landscape Partnership (LELP) celebrated their official launch in the Enniskillen Castle Museum, Co. Fermanagh. The core message of the event was to introduce the 23 projects that the partnership will deliver to help improve access to the lough, protect habitats and species and conserve and enhance the built, natural and cultural heritage of the region.
We worked closely with the LELP team to create a range of engaging graphics including: pull-up stands, presentation folders, postcards, newsletters and business cards. For their official launch, we also restructured the LELP website (lelp.org.uk) to focus on News and Events and the range of projects they are set to deliver until 2023.
Are you a creative and highly motivated graphic designer looking for a new challenge in a multi-discipline design agency?
SugarProjects Graphic & Web creative agency is based in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh. Established in 2013, we design and manage print, web and social media projects for companies throughout the UK and Ireland.
We are looking for a creative mid-weight graphic designer who will be involved in the creation of digital and print media for our new and existing clients. The ideal candidate will be required to:
Belfast Rental have been leasing student properties in the Holylands area, Stanmillis and Lisburn Road, south Belfast for over 30 years. We were tasked with designing and building a ‘mobile-first’ user-friendly and stylish website to showcase the 20+ properties available. The website includes a photo gallery of each property, onsite smart search and an interactive Google map highlighting the nearest restaurants, bars & clubs, buses & trains, gyms and taxis from each property.
Click the link below to explore the website.
From GIMP to Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Word to Visual Studio Code or Twitter to Social Sprout, we rely heavily on industry leading software to complete day-to-day tasks in SugarProjects. Our ‘Top 10 Software Essentials for a Creative Design Studio’ are listed below, there is no clear winner, but we all have our favourites!
SugarProjects, Graphic and Web design has moved office from Lisnaskea Business Centre to Erne House, Killyhevlin Industrial Estate, Enniskillen.
SugarProjects specialises in graphic and web design and was set up in April 2013, based in Lisnaskea Enterprise Centre. Ronan has now since moved to Fermanagh Enterprise’s Killyhevlin Industrial Estate premises and hopes to take on an apprentice from South West College, before growing his business further.
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