dna, formely known as Karma, is one of Galway’s premier nightclubs and late night venues. With a bespoke high quality interior and great music 5 nights a week including guest DJ’s they needed a brand and identity to reflect their new position of quality in the busy Galway nightclub scene.
As Creative Director for a Galway marketing company I was asked to lead the design for a new club and venue in Galway city. I was requested to look at a new brand with future marketing potentials. Working in a small team of marketing professionals I developed the brand around club going personas and formed the brand around the chosen name and design.
2017 – Present
I was asked to create over 20 large scale lightboxes that would help give the club it’s look and feel. After presenting several ideas and directions the management team picked several styles including a graphic style borrowed from French design and photography pioneers Helmo from 2006 and use of the logos colour gradient over industrial themes and faces. This artwork gave the club a unique look and feel to anything else in the city.
Further branding and identity work
The list of design requirements from the new club was exhaustitive: launch posters and invites, social media graphics, menus, digital screens, club night designs, marketing material, game concepts, app screen design, large scale vinyls, windbreakers, t-shirts and attire and in-club table top advertising among many items.