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Thank you for visiting my website. My name is Caitríona Maher, but I go by Cat :) My brand name 'Cida' was the invention of my niece Julia (now 6), and it stuck. I couldn't think of a better name for my business. It comes from the heart and I can't think of a more beautiful expression of what I do, then that perceived through the eyes of a then two year old. 


I was born in the beautiful rural countryside of Laois, in Ireland, and now I have nestled myself in the the stunning rural countryside of Carlow (about an hour from where I grew up!). In between I have also lived in Spain and Portugal, but apparently the sun is not so high on my priority list.

I graduated with a 1:1, First Class Honours BA hons in Design in Visual Communications (AIT) in 2012, I graduated with a 1:1, First Class Honours in  MA In Professional Design Practise (DIT).

I have worked in a number of professional and senior design roles in Ireland and Europe, including, the arts sector, publishing, and B2B communications over the past 10 years. I have been a part of are Maverick Intl, Messenger, Laois Arthouse and Alarcon Criado.

Meet Cat

The Core Values of Cida Design Co.

These core values are at the heart of Cida Design Co. These values give insight into 'why' Cida Design Co. exists, what drives us, and what we want to achieve through the service we provide.


I am committed to open and clear communication with my clients. I endeavour to always speak and act with integrity. 

I support my clients in communicating their message in the most effective and meaningful ways with their audience. 


I value the act of  learning something new through exploration and experimentation. 


I also learn from my exploration of the world through travelling and working remotely in different locations and environments.

Growth Mastery

I take continuous personal and professional development seriously, and through this commitment to better myself I constantly improve and develop the service I provide to my clients,


I hope will create a positive impact on the lives and business of my clients, as well as the design industry as a whole.

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