Brands by Design

Established in 1994 as Slater Design, we have been building brands and delivering top quality design solutions to a broad range of clients for over 18 years.

Our client base ranges from a world-renowned fashion designer and Michelin starred restaurant to a nationwide retailer and local small businesses. In each case we have been an integral part of the effective communication of their business through brand consultation and design - we are a company who understand the business value of design.

We produce bespoke brand strategy and design based on your business and its needs. In a tough market we offer you more than just a design solution. We believe your brand is one of your most valuable assets and it should work hard to deliver tangible results. Our approach is designed to deliver these results and the designs we create for you will be beautifully realised, every time.

As a small brand and design agency we are able to deliver the best of brand knowledge and design talent cost effectively. We offer brand strategy services and we love designing everything from brand identities to packaging and from print design to websites and interiors. Our design work has been recognised with numerous industry awards and has been published in a number of design publications.

We are based in a small mews building in the heart of Dublin where we work on projects for clients based across the island of Ireland, the UK and Europe. We are passionate about brands and design as demonstrated in our portfolio of work completed over two decades.

About Us


Our people are our business and we’ve worked hard to assemble a team of some of the most talented people in the industry. With the best in design education and years of experience, our team has the ability to deliver results for you. We tailor a team based on the skills and experience of our people for each project.

Iain Slater Founding Director
Iain is the founder of Slater, a business created in 1994 in order to offer a different outlook to design. Over two decades Iain's work has been varied involving clients from International Fashion Designers to the Aerospace Industry providing branding and design strategy. More recently Iain has had a close affiliation with ICAD and sat on the board for a number of years. Iain is a graduate in Design from the University of Ulster in Magee.

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Kathryn Wilson Creative Director
With a passion for design, Kathryn specialises in brand strategy, brand identity, packaging and print design. She has over ten years industry experience having worked in both London & Dublin. Kathryn’s work has won numerous awards and has been widely published. In recent years she has acted as a design judge and Upstart mentor for ICAD. Kathryn is an alumni of Central Saint Martins, London where she graduated with a first class honours degree in Design.

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Our business is based on the ethos of creating ‘Brands by Design’ and our services fall largely across these two key strands.

We offer extensive services in the areas of brand strategy and design and once we have agreed a bespoke process for your project we can execute a number of these services to deliver your project requirements. We equally love small projects that require just one or two of the services listed below.

Brand strategy
Audit & Market Analysis / Brand Positioning / Brand Architecture / Brand Guidelines / Brand Induction & Engagement / Name Generation / Digital & Social Media Strategy

Brand Identity / Print Design / Book Design / Packaging Design / Point of Sale / Website Design / Branded Environments (Interior Design & Signage) / Exhibition Design / Livery / Advertising / Photography Art Direction

We believe in partnering with copywriters, photographers, web developers and architects of the highest calibre in order to achieve a high quality outcome for you. Using a small pool of trusted suppliers with these skills we have the ability to meet your requirements whatever the project.

We also have extensive experience of bringing projects to a successful completion through project management, print and signage procurement to ensure you achieve the best result every time.