Who Is Behind CUBE Design

Barbara is the founder of CUBE Design and its visual brand consultant. With three decades of graphic design experience, Barbara has seen the sector transformed from the days of Letraset, Rubylith and scalpels to creating designs that work on multiple digital platforms as well as traditional media. What hasn’t changed during this time are Barbara’s core values of professionalism, trust-based relationships and delighting her clients with creative solutions they hadn’t considered before.

After studying Visual Communications in the College of Marketing and Design in Dublin, Barbara moved to London where she qualified in Advanced Book Design with the London College of Printing. During her London years, she worked for Bedford Square Press, a social issues publishing house, before joining a large charitable organisation, NCVO. Her work for NCVO gave her a broad range of design experience from small leaflets and brochures to exhibition work, posters and monthly magazines. Her involvement with a rebranding exercise for NCVO reignited her interest in branding and visual identity.

Returning to Dublin to build a house and raise a family, Barbara continued her design work from home before establishing CUBE Design, which is now in its tenth year of business.

As a registered member of the Institute of Designers in Ireland (IDI), Barbara adheres to their code of conduct and best practices for designers. She keeps up to date with developments in the design profession through participation in Design Enterprise Skillnet events and training. Barbara is also a member of the Women in Business Network (WIBN), The Irish International Business Network (IIBN) and the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Chamber.