Red&Grey is a design and branding studio based in Dublin. We make our clients stand out with creativity and clarity. Working closely together, we help create brands that grow.


Our process connects our Irish strengths (conversation, storytelling, empathy) and our skills as designers (curiosity, imagination and play).


Established in 2003, we've worked with start ups to global businesses on national and international projects. We like to collaborate with clients, share ideas and co-create.


We offer creative services for: – Branding (workshop, logos, naming, brand guide) – Publication design (book, report, brochure) – Campaign design (poster, ad, copy, film) – Digital design (web, social, animation) – Environmental design (exhibition, signage)



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NCAD 2019

NCAD is different – it’s about learning, thinking, making and creating.


The prospectus showcases NCAD as a energetic institution that encourages you to apply creative thinking, ask critical questions, practice inventive making, understand new methodologies, dream, seek the unknown and look for what is beautiful in the world.

The tone of the book is colourful, free and houses a series of illustrations drawn from the fabric of the institution itself.

Illustration: John Slade
Photography: Matthew Thompson

PIVOT Dublin

The World Design Capital (WDC) is a city promotion project established to celebrate the aims and accomplishments of cities using design as a tool to reinvent themselves socially, culturally and economically. PIVOT Dublin was Dublin’s bid to become World Design Capital in 2014.


Each city entering the competition are given forty four questions to answer by the WDC committee. Our brief was to develop a theme/strategy, collate all content and produce a coherent bid document around the forty four set questions.

Our bid comprised of research, writing and design that focused on; Why Dublin? Why Now? Why PIVOT?

Included in the document was a vision for the future, an Irish design timeline and essay, ‘Irish Design: History, Context & Possibilities’, three conversation films, ‘Place, Well-Being & Systems’ (each filmed in a different home. The films were included on a USB ‘house’ key as well as being transcribed to be used as punctuation throughout the book) and a dialogue film that moved across 25 Dubliners and started with the question, ‘If Dublin was a blank canvas, what would you draw on it?’. For the cover we asked thirty different creative Dubliners to design thirty different covers.

We also included a selection of photographs, illustrations, projects and stories kindly submitted from the creative community.

Research/Writing: Emma Curley Architects
Film: Areaman
Photography: Gregory Dunn
Photography: Matthew Thompson

The Laudato Si Challenge

The Laudato Si’ Challenge was established to improve the lives of one billion of the world’s most vulnerable people. Supported by The Vatican, the goal is to develop high impact solutions that offer ways to address critical problems of our time.


A limited-edition book was created based on the theme, ‘The Social Economy’.  It included essays, stories, presentations and company interviews. Each interview was accompanied by an illustration drawn to tell their story.

The book showcases the full adaptability of the identity in a dynamic and cohesive series of designs. All beautifully printed in four spot colours and bound in a hardback linen cover.

Illustration: Barry Falls
Strategy: Thomas Ermacora, Paul Hughes

G7 Italia

‘Making the Digital Economy & Society’ inclusive, open and secure was the overarching theme at the I7 multi-stakeholder conference during the G7 Italia 2017. Our task, document the conference.


Prior to attending the G7 Italia conference, we interviewed key members of the Italian Digital Transformation team. This enabled us to develop foundational content and an aesthetic approach. During the conference, we worked together with the G7 team at 3 workshops (Big Data, the Future of Work and AI).

The workshops helped us frame and form the final conference document. The final book was finished with a series of beautiful documentary-style photographs. We also created a conference summary generated by an AI program.

Photography: Matthew Thompson
Strategy: Thomas Ermacora, Paul Hughes

NCAD Graduate Exhibition 2018

The NCAD Graduate Exhibition is an annual opportunity to discover the latest emerging talent from the art and design world. Our approach for the Exhibition was formed by creating an adaptable system that gave colour, shape and typographic weight to each faculty.


Directional signage was placed across the campus using simple materials, printed colour pages and purpose built wooden structures. A series of books were also produced that allowed for both consistency of form and a change of graphic.

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