Who Is Behind CUBE Design

Barbara Monahan is the business owner, and visual brand consultant with CUBE Design. She has an absolute passion and a very keen eye for all things art and design.

Barbara has almost three decades of experience in design, and fondly remembers working with Letraset, rubylith and scalpels. In 1987, everything was crafted by hand, and artwork was supplied to printers on boards, in black and white, and marked up for print. Today’s world of graphic design is very different, sometimes easier and faster, but the basic principles of good design never change. Barbara has made that transition, and as a result has a very good understanding of the technical side of the business.

Barbara studied visual communications in the College of Marketing and Design in Dublin, specialising in graphic design, and Advanced Book Design in the London College of Printing. Barbara worked in London for many years gaining invaluable experience in Bedford Square Press, a social issues publishing house in central London, and NCVO, a large charity in London, producing work from small leaflets to exhibition work, to monthly magazines for the many smaller charities that were under the NCVO umbrella. Eventually she was involved in a rebranding exercise for NCVO, and had the pleasure of working with a well know and respected London based agency. 

Returning to Dublin to build a house and raise a young family, Barbara never gave up on graphic design, working initially from home for friends and family, which eventually led to the creation of CUBE Design.

Barbara is registered as a professional designer with the Institute of Designers in Ireland (IDI), and as such adheres to the code of conduct and best practices set down by the institute. Barbara is also a member of the Women in Business Network (WIBN).