I am a graphic designer specialising in all areas of branding and design for print and screen. I graduated from Limerick School of Art and Design with a BA (Hons) in Visual Communication.
My work is built around the principles of simplicity, clarity and elegant problem-solving. I have over 20 years experience in the design industry and worked with some of the country’s top design agencies, producing work that has been recognised and awarded from IDEA and WOLDA. I am a member of Institute Designers Ireland and 100 Design Archive.
My approach to projects
Every business has a story. I help identify your unique story angle into compelling visual form. Through close collaboration, all-encompassing research and carefully conceived design solutions that push beyond the expected every time.
A few kind words
“Stephen Smith is a true professional who carefully crafts his designs from the development of the concept and idea to complete implementation. In my own capacity, working with Stephen over the last two years on our creative direction for Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Annual Awards event and Awardee booklet has brought me on an extremely interesting learning journey into the design process. Stephen guides you carefully through every step, and in a very empathetic manner to the subject, teaches you the art of storytelling through design, pointing out with reason, why some ideas will or won’t work. Always thinking of the finished product, Stephen never accepts less than 100% in quality and goes beyond the call of duty to deliver every time. Working with Stephen is a joy and I look forward to collaborating with him on many more projects in the future.”
Maria Flanagan, Engagement Associate
Social Entrepreneurs Ireland
"I have been extremely happy with Stephen Smith looking after all the design work for the Garden Rooms brand for the last 12 years.
Stephen has created a really strong brand identity for us. His design skills are exceptional, but long before Stephen would start any design work, he would make it his business to understand the essence of our brand and how we wanted to communicate with our target market. With his professional approach and understanding of our brand positioning I firmly believe he has played a major role in us becoming the market leader in luxury Garden Rooms in Ireland.
Some of Stephen’s winning attributes are his honesty and his ability to challenge you on what’s right for your brand in all the design work he has created. If it’s an advert going in the Irish Times or a new product brochure, Stephen will push you to think about what message you are sending out into the marketplace. He shows a natural ability to investigate and understand the essence of what we were trying to communicate and if we went off course he would be quick to steer us back on track. For that I’m very grateful.
We love the Garden Rooms logo he created and we have received so much praise for it in the industry. The feedback from design professionals has been so complimentary. I would highly recommend Stephen."
John Sherry, Managing Director
I have created work for
Dublin City University
ESPA at The Europe
Ireland 2016 Commemoration
Irish Rugby Football Union
Kilkenny College Foundation
Morgan The Agency
National Museum of Ireland
Social Entrepreneurs Ireland
The Hospitality Partnership
The Merrion Hotel