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20 years crafting quality graphic design and finished art

Now 20 years in operation, Sharpshooter is a boutique graphic design agency based in Dublin, Ireland specialising in corporate identity, corporate literature, marketing material and advertising. The company is owned and run by myself, Philip Byrne, a graphic designer and finished artist with over 30 years’ experience, so you’re assured a quality one-to-one service.

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What I can do for you

Much of what you can get from a larger, more expensive agency you can also get from smaller, boutique agencies at a significantly lower cost. Smaller agencies specialise in certain areas so you can cherry-pick one or more to get the best solution to suit your needs. If those needs include branding, corporate literature or advertising, you’ve come to the right place.

Clean and Attractive Graphic Design

To get a great result, a designer needs to have the capacity to accurately understand a client's needs, the skill and imagination to formulate an effective design solution and the ability to bring it to life on the page and screen in one clear, coherent package.

Sharpshooter’s house style is clean and uncluttered, allowing information to be communicated in a clear, attractive format without unnecessary distraction. This is very effective for branding and advertising but is especially effective for corporate literature.

Clean and Precise Finished Art

Finished art takes over when the design phase of a project has been decided, although design doesn't technically stop there. A good finished artist will need to have design skills of their own to bring the designer’s vision to its full potential.

With a solid background in finished art, I have the knowledge, speed, keen eye for detail, an ability to anticipate and circumvent potential problems and, above all, the precision to make sure you get the best quality finished product in the quickest time possible.

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Reports

AMCHAM Case for Investing in Europe
Bank of Ireland Group Pensions Report
Clúid Housing Bursary Report
DAA Sustainability Report
Irish Aid Country Strategy Paper
Older & Bolder Closing Conference Report
State Street ICAAP Statement
State Street Pillar 3 Disclosure Statement

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Annual Reports

GAA Congress Report
Independent News & Media Annual Report
Kerry Group Annual Report
NPRF Annual Report
LIA Annual Report
SEAI Annual Report
SEAI LIEN Annual Report
Solaris Mobile Annual Report

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Handbooks

DAA Contractors Safety Guidelines
DAA Employee and Team Handbooks
Foróige Schools Olympic Programme
Insurance Institute of Ireland Study Manuals
MABS Mortgage Debt Manual
NALA Curriculum Guide
World Rugby/Irish Rugby Board Handbooks

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Brochures

Citizens Information Board Booklets
DAA Learning & Development Programme
DAA Shaping Your Future Programme
HTMOR Chapel Hill Brochure
HTMOR Park Lodge Brochure
Leo Pharma Employee Handbook
SEAI Guide to Energy Performance Contracts

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Newsletters

Aon Hewitt inVision Pension Funds Survey
Crumlin Kids Newsletter
DAA Health & Safety Report template
DAA HSSE Environmental Report template
DAA Operations Bulletin Template
State Street Regulatory Insights Newsletter

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Advertising

Matheson Print Advertising
Meteor Print, Online and In‑store Advertising
Meteor Product Photography Retouching
State Street (France) Press Advertising
State Street (Jersey) Airport Advertising
State Street (Jersey) Press Advertising

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Promotional

DAA T2 Promotional Booklets
DAA The Loop Promotional Booklets
Kelkin Promotional Leaflets
Kelkin Healthy Eating Booklet
Daybreak & Day Today Promotional Booklets

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Signage

DAA Wi-Fi Campaign Signage
Motivation Weight Management Signage
Ristorante Pizza Marquee Signage
Ristorante Pizza Pop-up Banner
State Street (Ireland) Temporary Signage

Design Portfolio

Take a look through this sample range of projects from my design portfolio. You'll see that my design style is clean, clear and uncluttered. Design doesn't get in the way of communicating information, rather it encourages your (potential) customers to engage and stay engaged.

Nest Furniture Design corporate identity
Peter Fitzpatrick & Company corporate identity
Abbey International Finance corporate identity and brand guidelines
Rochford Brady corporate identity
Eventznet corporate identity
National Craft Gallery 'Interiors' catalogue
Center of Applied Research infographic
Aon Hewitt inVision newsletter
State Street Regulatory Insights newsletter
Crafts Council of Ireland Craft Market Report
Crafts Council of Ireland Irish Craft Industry Report
State Street ECB Stress Test Explanatory Note

Who I am

I began my career in the design industry over 30 years ago working as a finished artist, preparing designers’ work for print. Having had an interest in graphic design since my teens, I sought the opportunity to take on design projects of my own and was promoted to the design studio at Marketing Image. Nine years later, in 1999, I decided to take the plunge and go out on my own as a freelance designer. I established this company and embarked on a career that has now spanned twenty years. I'm happy to say that, whether designing or artworking, I still love my work.

Design Image

Finished Artist
1986 – 1989

Marketing Image

Graphic Designer
1989 – 1992

XMi

Graphic Designer
1992 – 1999

Sharpshooter

Director
1999 – Present

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What clients say

These are some of the kind words I've received from clients over the years.

Andrew McQuillan
Design Director, JWT Folk

I have worked with Philip as both a colleague and a frequent freelance contractor for almost 20 years. For artwork and layout, he is simply the best I’ve encountered – accurate, speedy, and technically top notch. He also has the valuable ability to anticipate and snuff out potential complications before you’ve even noticed them. I highly recommend Philip to anyone seeking a strong design resource.

David Cairnduff
Marketing Director, Crowe Ireland

I have no hesitation in recommending Philip. I have worked with him on numerous projects and find his work to be without equal. He has superb attention to detail – I know that once I hand over a project to Philip that the work will be done on time and to the highest standards. He is a great freelance asset to our team and I enjoy the peace of mind I get working with him.

Neil Condron
Director, Condron

I'm really happy to endorse Philip Byrne, we have successfully worked together on countless projects over the past 20 years, initially as his employer in XMi and more recently as a client. In essence – Philip’s creative skills are exemplary and his production skills are flawless, add to that total reliability and a keen price.

Mary Doherty
Managing Director, Red Dog

Philip has been our freelance support of choice in Red Dog for many years when it comes to the laying out of larger documents. We know we just have to send Philip the approved design, the client’s content and we will get back a fully laid out draft. His attention to detail is the main reason we use him again and again as we know we simply check over it once and off it goes to client…

Get in touch

Feel free to get in touch to find out more about the services I offer, to ask for an estimate for your project or to check my availability. You can contact me by email using this form or by phone at one of the numbers listed below.