Ronan McDonnell - Design Studio History

Since 2003.

A Worthy Cause was registered as a business in 2002, while Ronan McDonnell was still a partner in Claw Design. At that time A Worthy Cause served as a creative vehicle for personal work outside of that partnership - screen-printing, artist collaborations, support design for artists and craftspeople.

On closing Claw in 2006, Ronan joined the team at Baseline (a graphic design studio specialising in work for larger corporate and public bodies). A Worthy Cause restarted in a new form, continuing to work with select clients in publishing, arts and culture.

In 2011 A Worthy Cause began a third phase as a full service graphic design studio for web and print. The majority of the studio’s output is in brand management and corporate communication but studio capabilities extend beyond these.

This background means A Worthy Cause offers the experience and skills of working on larger projects for government agencies and high pressure industry bids combined with the fine attention to detail and realistic economy required for working in the arts, hospitality and publishing sectors. The result is a full studio capability with the lower costs associated with small enterprise.

Where required A Worthy Cause has a network of suppliers and supplementary service providers who can be called on - programmers, web hosts, marketing consultants, printers, signmakers, illustrators, calligraphers and photographers.

The studio has the capability to create your project. And the vision to make it shine.

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Client Satisfaction is of paramount importance to a small business like A Worthy Cause:

For the past 6 years, Ronan has exclusively provided all graphic design services for Castle Leslie Estate.

Ronan’s attention to detail, enthusiasm and creativity is second to none. He has never missed a deadline, and we’re often quite demanding in terms of turnaround time.

His pricing is very clear, concise and never more than originally quoted. This is very important, especially on large projects.

Ronan is the guardian of our brand! People often observe that they know a piece of print, brochure or advert is a Castle Leslie Estate one before they’ve even seen our logo or iconic building - that’s because Ronan has created a recognisable, consistent feel to all of our designs, without a cookie cutter approach.

Our other suppliers (printers, publishers etc...) have often commented on what a joy he is to deal with. That makes our lives in the marketing team so much easier when we know we can trust Ronan to ensure a smooth delivery of projects that involve a third party.

I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Ronan and A Worthy Cause for graphic and creative design work and I wish him every success going forward.

I also look forward to many years of a continued working relationship.

Olivia Cannon,
Marketing Director
Castle Leslie Estate

Grid of various print design projects produced for castle leslie estateGrid of various print design projects produced for castle leslie estate

Phorest has worked with Ronan McDonnell for almost 10 years now. As one of Ireland’s greatest tech success stories, and an award-winning marketing team, we have relied heavily on Ronan to help us build brand through design; increase revenue through developing our website; and improve retention by helping us improve product UX. His work isn’t just ‘good’ - it’s accelerated our growth and made a huge impact.

It almost feels weird referring him as a vendor, as he is such an in intrinsic part of the team.

I cannot recommend his work highly enough.

Connor Keppel
VP of marketing, Phorest Salon Software

Visual front-end graphic design for phorest website homepage

Recent Works From the Studio:
A Worthy Cause Design
18 St Aidans Park
Dublin 3
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