The Design Nut was dreamt up & established in 2012 as a freelance graphic design business. Within a short time, and as demand grew, The Design Nut branched into in-house printing.

“Being able to supply our customers with impressive printed products, created from start to finish in-house, gives me great satisfaction.” Petra Curtis, Owner & Graphic Designer


With an eye on the economy & a love of ecology – we keep our prices competitive & our materials ethically sourced.

Our quirky little graphic design studio is nestled in the leafy countryside of Glenmore, Co. Kilkenny.

Our location may be a little off the beaten track, but don't let that fool you - we are ideally located just 20 minutes from Waterford City and less than 10 minutes from New Ross, Co. Wexford.

The studio is part of a cottage, previously used as a workshop for local silversmith & sculptor, Pat Dolan, who was well known in his time for his craftsmanship. We are delighted to embrace the artistic background of our cottage studio.

You are more than welcome to visit us at our studio, but we would ask that you give a call first & make a quick appointment.


We are committed to minimising the impact of our activity on the environment.

We are very conscious of our footprint and regularly review ways we can improve our systems.

  • We minimise waste as efficiently as possible.

  • We minimise toxic emissions through our careful selection of transport.

  • Our product range is printed on FSC certified materials, which ensures that our paper/card comes from well managed forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits. 

  • We can source & recommend 100% recycled stock material.

  • We recycle to the point of obsession! We even compost our tea bags!

“I have worked with Petra in The Design Nut for the past number of years on a range of design concepts and advertising campaigns including digital campaigns. Each task is completed with the highest level of customer service and always in a timely and accurate way. The Design Nut’s input has helped us develop and enhance our marketing material and ensure a continuity of our corporate identity”.

Eoin O’Brien – Marketing Manager Morris Oil


We know how important it is to spread the kindness!

Below are some of the community projects that we've helped out.