Why choose Mella OBrolchain Design?

I work on the premise that you the customer know your own business. And so we work together to come up with a design that rocks. The odd time (ahem!) I may suggest that we go a different way or change the colours you’ve picked but its important to me that you feel happy with the end result.

If you dont have an any idea what you want – well that’s fine too because I love being given free range to create!

I have worked in design since I left college in 1989 in a multiple of areas. In Australia I started off designing fabrics and then went on to t-shirts and finally products for Matel and Warner Bros. I travelled for a few years and have been influenced greatly by the architecture and design that I saw. I would say that Japan had the greatest affect on me. I studied a bit of Sumi-E,  Japanese ink drawing, but as a left-hander I couldn’t get the swishes on the correct side of the letters!

For a period of 3 years I had a craft business called MacCul. I and my sister designed and produced handmade wall-hangings and lampshades which we sold to nearly 120 outlets throughout Ireland.

I worked for 15 years with Cara Craft, a supplier of tourist products. This entailed attending trade shows in Britain to find manufacturers and product samples, and working with Chinese agents. Together we produced pyjamas, umbrellas, underwear, hats, sock, purses, bags, sweatshirts, and the brochures, catalogues, packaging and point-of-sale that goes along with that.

As an aside…everyone has a few strings to their bows and I somehow fell into running corporate team building events and treasure hunts. Clients include Adobe Ireland and Kilruddery House & Gardens. It’s a fun tangent!

In 2006 I moved to Roscommon, West of Ireland and worked with both the Leitrim and Roscommon Arts Offices to design posters, leaflets, brochures and books. And of course began to design for web. I now work for small businesses and sole traders to develop brand identities and help optimise their visual impact.

What my clients say

  • Mella was brilliant to work with, she is intuitive and can create your vision or improve on it. She has great design standard and doesn't settle for anything but the best, and within the timeframe.  I totally recommend her to anyone looking for web and graphic design work.
    Dave Ballantine, David Ballantine Millinery, Co. Leitrim
  • “I've worked with Mella for a good few years now. I love working with her because she is creative, professional and her work is very very good. She always understands what I want and always delivers more than I expect. She's a pleasure to work with!”
    Kealin Beattie, Leitrim Flowers
  • "I asked Mella to design our website www.dramaclub.ie. The brief was to create something simple and informative but with a fun and colourful spirit. I had very little internet experience and a hundred obvious questions but Mella pointed the way forward with professionalism and a great deal of patience!! Mella's very first design really hit the mark. It was on time and looked great. Any follow up issues were dealt with quickly and I have no hesitation in recomending her."
    Alan Devine, actor, Co. Leitrim