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MEET THE DESIGNER

Hi! I'm Cat. The designer behind Cida.

Thanks for coming to visit my website. From what my clients say I am nice to work with and have supported them in realising their dreams through designing impactful brands for their businesses. 

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In a nutshell

NAME

LOCATION

EXPERIENCE

EDUCATION

Cat Maher

Cida (key-da) is a nickname given to me by my niece.

Ireland

I was born in Laois. 

Now living in beautiful rural Carlow. I work remotely and often work with clients internationally.

10+ Years

I have been working professionally for 11 years as a designer, project manager and marketing exec., in branding and communications, arts and publishing.

MA in Design

I received first class honours (1:1) in both MA & BA Hons in Design and Visual communications, as well as a certificate in design research. I am also currently studying a Masters in Art, Psyche & the Creative Imagination. 

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A bit more about me

My practice has changed a lot since I graduated in 2012 with my undergraduate degree. Our class left Athlone Institute of Technology with the parting words, "make sure you get a letter from the office to say you have left education, so you can 'sign on'!"… that didn't instill a lot of confidence in me around the job market or the industry, so I made the decision to apply for a Master's degree. I was very glad that I did, and was lucky enough to secure an internship in the Arts sector because of it. Once that had concluded, I was worried that I didn't have as much practical experience in a corporate setting as was deemed necessary to feel like a real and valid practitioner. 

For the next 9 years or so I worked in a corporate setting, while there were some sparks of creative energy, I became jaded. That vitality and meaning that I got throughout college faded, and the hustle

I've been accused of being…

Amazing to work with!

I didn’t even have a business name when I started with Cat, her ideas and creative skills came to the fore to help me find one. She went over and above on many occasions to guide me on the right path. Her patience, kindness and compassion shine through every time I speak to her. 

MAIRE MORIARTY

HEREAFTER

Outstanding at design!

Cat really went the extra mile to capture the essence not only of our home but also enveloping our concepts and conveying, very creativity, exactly who we are and our approach to life.​ It was a delight to work Cat, a big part of our dream is now true!

TREACY & TONIE

KASA KORU

Highly Recommended!

Cat captured my brand perfectly, creating a visually stunning and user-friendly website.

Cat's attention to detail, creativity, and excellent communication made the experience exceptional. I highly recommend Cat for anyone seeking a top-notch brand & web designer.

BARBORA JEDLOVSKA

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