Why Avenir?

Avenir Design Ltd is a privately owned company founded in 2004 in Castlebar Co. Mayo, Ireland. We bring together a range of backgrounds and experience that we think is a little unique. We may even be exactly the people you've been looking for.

We believe good design is a focussed and powerful opportunity to visualise the potential in your business or organisation and present this in a way which communicates iteself intuitively to your audience. Your audience will always base their response on the extent to which they trust, understand, identify and engage with you, and that these concepts are communicated most powerfully to your benefit through the careful development and guardianship of your brand through good design. We hope you will take some time to review the work we have created for others and talk to us about how you want to tranform your business or organisation.

Avenir are a little bit special for a number of reasons which you may value

  • We're good. We are the people you come to when you want the job done right. (Look at our portfolio , ask around and decide for yourself).
  • We see your bigger picture. We believe in good design, but we understand that design is ultimately a tool. Logos, identity, branding, web sites are all tools which (independent of their aesthetic merits) need to deliver results. What this means for you, is that with us you are working with people who like you, are focused on the real goal, not just the steps leading to it.
  • We're really good value. We will know from experience what's involved in doing your project right and will quote you fairly, in writing, and stick to that quote throughout. In terms of value for your investment with us, you won't be disappointed. Honestly.
  • We communicate simply and directly. We take our role in working with you seriously and will always speak openly and directly when necessary. We don't try to be all things to everyone. We hope we are the right company for you but accept we may not be.
  • We're small and perfectly formed. World domination is not our thing. We've individually come from larger organisations where a project manager mediates between you and your designer(s) and we've specifically chosen a smaller scale model that makes for great work and better relationships.
  • We are rounded human beings. When new clients recount their disappointed experiences with other design companies, the most frequent (and damning) complaint is that "they did exactly what we asked them". In other words there was minimal input, creativity, or adventure. Collectively, we in Avenir come from varied and interesting backgrounds in business, the arts, cinematography, public service and of course design. We bring input, experience, and genuine creativity to the table in all our work for you.

If you've read this far, and are still interested: congratulations! you are a computer generated perfect match for us.

Rave Reviews

After evaluating several alternatives, we choose to work with the team at Avenir because of their sense of purpose & understanding of the importance of branding. Avenir provided a professional, integrated service which resulted in a consistency of our brand from print to web. They took NEA's vision and turned it into reality following through from design to implementation and achieved a result that we are proud of. The Avenir team demonstrated a flexibility & understanding of what we wanted to convey and we found our meetings with them to be friendly & professional. Avenir continues to be our designers of choice.
Brenda Jordan, Managing Director, National Energy Assessors (096) 79477 (www.nea.ie)


As a leading practise within our sector, I was aware of the impact our web site had in terms of how it reflected our core values. We had developed our first site more than four year ago but it had become tired and needed better functionality. Having commissioned Avenir, they went to great lengths to fully understand our business and the objectives of the site in terms of what we wanted to achieve. They really challenged us to think long and hard about this. The result is fantastic and was developed on a very tight budget. I believe it is now one of the best sites within the sector.
Gerard O'Toole, Director, Tuohy O'Toole, Westport. (www.tot.ie)


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I found David and the team at Avenir to be a great help starting out with a new website. David has great ideas and the know-how to implement them. Straight-talking, helpful and very gifted in design, he was great to do business with. We, at Comfort Solutions Ireland are delighted with the results and hope to work with Avenir for our future web design and requirements.
Fergus Mc Manamon, Comfort Solutions Ireland, Newport, Co. Mayo. (www.comfortsolutions.ie)


We chose Avenir Design because it was clear from the outset that David was really listening to our demands. As a small community group we were looking for creativity, simplicity, branding, and an interface that could be managed and used by novices in technology. We got it all from Avenir and the end result surpassed all our expectations. Customer service before, during and after going live was fast, efficient and friendly. We were sensitively guided and supported to self management. We are indebted to Avenir and proud of our success with our community website.
Eileen Fahey , Kilteevan Community Development Group, Co. Roscommon (www.kilteevancommunity.ie)


When the time came to rebuild my website recently, Avenir were the only choice. They did so much more than mere design, however; David pushed me really hard to think about what I wanted to communicate and put huge amounts of work into helping me form a concept for the site, far above and beyond what one expects from a "mere" design bureau. Once that was complete, the design he came up with to match it was absolutely wonderful. I can't recommend Avenir too highly.
Paul Clancy, Director, 360 Data, The Netherlands (www.360data.nl)


It was a pleasure working with David at Avenir on our new website and logo for the practise. David's knowledge, patience and understanding was invaluable in making the experience a positive one, we are delighted with the end results as the website is visually pleasing, functional and user friendly for both ourselves to manage and our clients to use. We would be delighted to recommend the fantastic service provided by Avenir.
Margaret Fitzgibbon, Westport Physiotherapy & Acupuncture Clinic. (www.westphysio.ie)


After hearing about his work from a friend, we contacted David at Avenir Design to help us re-design our Total Shaving Solution web site. I'm delighted to say that we were very happy with the completed work, which was carried out with expertise and understanding. The entire project was delivered on time and within budget, which was an added bonus!
Tom Murphy, Pamex Ltd (www.totalshave.ie)


The joy of working with David is that he really listened to me and created a website that totally reflected my vision of Cobwebs. The response from visitors to the site has been overwhelming with many people travelling long distances to visit the shop. I'm absolutely thrilled with David's work, both aesthetically and with the financial rewards it has brought me. Phyllis MacNamara (www.cobwebs.ie)

We found Avenir to be a highly professional organisation. They came highly recommended and we knew we had made the right decision when we started to work with them. They listened to our ideas and came and visited our company to get to know us better and fully understand our needs. The result was a highly innovative advertising campaign coupled with a bright new website, easy to manage and update, and they provided full training and back up support too. Customer care is very important in our business and it's great to deal with another business who believes in it too.
Daryl Cleary, Moylough concrete Ltd (www.moyloughconcrete.com)


Having used Avenir Design to create our corporate branding with which we were delighted we approached them to design our web-site. What they created exceeded our expectations; we are thrilled with the end result. Their team were on hand every step of the way and were a pleasure to deal with from start to finish. We cannot recommend them highly enough.
Denise O'Connor, Optimise Design Ltd (www.optimise-design.com)


I launched my new business recently and I contracted Avenir to design my company logo and website. I shopped around and had spoken to a number of design houses, but I was most impressed by Avenir's work and their professionalism. They really understood what I was looking for, and I'm very pleased with the end product. I got more than a website I got business identity.
Ronan McDonagh, Building Science Technologies (www.bst.ie)


We would like to thank you David, and your colleagues at Avenir for the excellent work and patience shown with us, as you advised and led us through the design process for our new website. Right from our initial thoughts to the final product, you carefully managed the project ensuring our business needs were understood at all times, so that the final website would provide a highly polished communication of our various training and consultative services to the medical device and pharmaceutical industry. We are firmly of the opinion that we have a website that imparts a highly professional image, and will contribute to the success of our business going forward. We look forward to future development of the website with additional features as our business continues to prosper.
Tom Donnelly, Director Medicom Consulting (www.medicom.ie )


I enjoyed working with Avenir Design as they were practical, proactive and professional. As a design consultancy they had a great balance between listening and giving advice. I wanted a global brand and I believe they achieved this with OddjobGiant. I am sure I will be doing business with David and Jennifer in the future
Thank You - Clare OddjobGiant.ie (www.oddjobgiant.ie)


The decision to get Avenir Design to redesign my daily news website - MayoToday.ie - was one of the best business decisions of I have made to date. David was able to take the vision I had for the website and make it a reality that I am proud of.
What impressed me most was his expertise in all aspects of web development, design and overall presentation - and his awareness of the latest web trends and applications. My project was both technically and creatively demanding and only someone with David's patience, understanding and commitment could have made it a success.
Anthony Hickey, Editor and Owner at MayoToday.ie (www.mayotoday.ie)


David and Jennifer in Avenir Design have handled all our web and graphic design needs for the past three years.
They have given us excellent and invaluable experience in developing our once standard website into the state of the art customised website we now have. This has indeed contributed to the success of our company
Tony Sheerin, Managing Director, Century Stone Ltd, (www.centurystone.ie)


After our first meeting with Avenir Design team it was clear that they offered us the vision, experience, flexibility and understanding for our school web site. We had an initial idea of what we wanted from the site but Avenir offered invaluable advice and direction throughout. The whole process, from the design stage to the finished produce was made very easy and pain free by Avenir with the level of service throughout. The level of service following the completion of the site has been fast and always friendly. We are really pleased with the professional and friendly service we received with Avenir and we will be recommending them to friends.
Liam Fallon, St Gerard's College


After just having our website re-developed by Avenir, I would highly recommend them to anyone else thinking of doing the same. Avenir were very professional in all our dealings with them. David was extremely helpful and everything was completed in a very prompt manner. We were delighted with our end product and very glad we chose Avenir.
Evander Brennan, Manager, The Derrylahan (www.derrylahan.com)