Design Thinking
Digital Innovators

Established in 1989 to provide exciting, effective design solutions. Since its inception, CDG has grown considerably into a recognised brand design and digital marketing innovator. Rewarding our clients with compelling visual solutions that create value and recognition in their marketplace. Our Strategic approach to visual excellence and digital know-how makes us excel.

over 10,000 Projects 
within 27 years

Working with clients
across 4 Continents

Creating Valuable
Experiences

Design thinking and innovation used by CDG is a customer-centric ideology using disruptive innovation, and creativity to form a “Valuable Experience” that underpins the user objective. We hone in on the wants needs and desires of people and their experiences they encounter while using the brands we create.

Inspiration and Innovation is the challenge of opportunity
that motivates our search for solutions

Paul McCann

Chairman - CEO

27 years of working in the design, brand and marketing industry, with a Masters in Professional Design Practice and currently finishing a PhD. in Design Innovation in NUIM Paul, embraces the brand design industry with gusto and fervor. With Paul at the helm, CDG has grown to be one of Ireland’s leading full-service design agencies with an enviable portfolio of clients across the world. Shortlisted for the Ernst & Young entrepreneur of the year and many other design accolades he shows that determination, innovation and persistence brings reward. Paul is a well-respected designer in his own right and has lectured and talked at seminars on branding and entrepreneurship. Paul has shown that you can be both a top class designer and a successful business man and survive recessions as well as thrive on opportunities when presented. 

Dan Maher

Strategy & International Advisor

Dan is our senior strategist and has worked alongside CDG for 20 years. Dan has an enviable pedigree in practice and academically. He is an MBA graduate from INSEAD and lectures MBA students in Michael Smurfit Graduate School.  Dan’s skills include International Market Development, Strategic planning, and venture capital funding. He was chairman of the Scientific Advisory board in Germany. Worked in ACT venture capital IT sector, RTE, Seimens, and currently, runs his own business Nua Venture.

A strategic design thinker with huge international experience, great speaker and the ability to take any company to world-class standards.

Kieran Duffy

Creative Director

Kieran is the Creative Director at CDG and has been with the company since 2010.  He Graduated from Ballyfermot College and started out working with CDG as an Intern.  Kieran’s skills include Brand, Web, UI, UX Design as well as print and he has many years of professional experience in the design industry.

A strategic thinker with a good eye for detail, good communication skills and with the ability to take a job from initial concept through to final delivery.

Reema Dsouza

Full Stack Web Developer

Reema is the Senior Lead developer at CDG. She has graduated in Computer Science with Applied Maths. Subsequently completing a post-graduate degree from Dublin Business School in Web Technologies and Cloud Computing with first class honors.

Her skills include Web & Software development in .Net and PHP. Reema has over 8 years of professional experience in the software and web industry internationally.

Ana Paula Pereira

Designer

Ana is a Graphic Designer at CDG. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design at Centro Universitário Belas Artes and started working at Digital Music as an intern and junior designer for more than one year in Brazil.

Ana has experience working in social media, brand, editorial and media online and offline.

Robert Vance

Digital Media

Rob is an Irish writer, Historian, Photographer and filmmaker specialising in Ireland and Europe. Rob has travelled over 1 million Km filming, photographing and exploring ancient sites, ruined castles and abbeys for books and TV series on RTE, UTV and BBC.  His unique knowledge of Ireland’s history and archaeology is available as Adams & Buttle bespoke tours guide of amazing Ireland.  The uncanny and esoteric is what Rob looks for in a story and film production. Rob has created documentaries, for RTE, videos for Breifne, Tourism Ireland and many more. Rob has an amazing character and the ability to make a video production shine with warmth and interest. Rob heads up our digital video production and filmmaking while working from his castle in Kerry Kingdom.

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