5th Aug 2021 in Arts

Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter is a hub of creativity and innovation.

In particular, there are a number of creative design agencies across the area.

From companies specialising in advertising and hospitality to animation and illustration, there’s definitely something in the Cathedral Quarter for all projects and tastes.


Here are 9 design agencies based in the Cathedral Quarter you need to check out:

1. Boom Clap Play, Exchange Place

Set up by two friends 15 years ago, Andrew and David have a wealth of experience in design, music technology, and visual effects. They specialise in animation, design, audio, and interactive concepts with clients including BBC, Diageo and Belfast City Council.  

To read more, go to boomclap.co/about/

2. Oranga Creative Ltd, Donegal Street

Organa offers a full range of creative services including graphic design, brand identity and advertising. Their clients include Keylite, Power NI and Phoenix Natural Gas. If you need help with branding, event promotion or advertising, Oranga could be the company for you.

Go to oranga.co for more details 

3. Blick Shared Studios, Hill Street

Blick Shared Studios offer workspaces for creative companies and individuals. In a push to help the creative industries in Northern Ireland flourish, they offer private and shared workspaces in the heart of the Cathedral Quarter.

  • Ciaran Crudden, graphic designer and filmmaker 
  • Patrick Loughran, freelance screenwriter
  • Arkuta, designer 
  • Rory Quigg Illustration, digital & watercolour 
  • David Gray, character animation 
  • Faria Education Group, software design 
  • Clever Ghost Studio, graphic design 
  • nfpSynergy, creative testing
  • Tenx9, storytelling events & workshops 
  • Element Pictures, drama production 
  • Alex Synge / The First 47, graphic designer
  • C McKeown Copywriting & Editorial Services, copywriting & editing 
  • Alley Cats Films, production company 
  • Joe Laverty, photography 
  • Magnetised, internet design
  • Terry Loane, film director & writer 
  • Hurson, branding agency

Read more at blickstudios.org

4. Mammoth Design Consultants Limited, Royal Avenue 

Mammoth Design is an expert design company, specialising in creating memorable branding materials. They have teams in design, content and digital ensuring that you have all of the right tools that you need to maximise your business growth and reach, all in line with your business aims and objectives.

For more information, go to mammoth.tv

5. Paul Kelly Design, Donegall Street

Paul Kelly Design offers a range of digital services to help your business to grow, including graphic design, web design social media strategies and promotional design. They will also be able to help you understand and develop your brand identity.

For more details, go to paulkellygraphicdesign.co.uk

6. Sort Design, Hill Street

Sort is a renowned design and branding studio with a heap of popular and easily recognised designs. Their local clients include General Merchants, Co Couture and Ciara Daly, showcasing the range of industries they can work with.

Do you want your business to stand out from the rest? Sort Design could be the place for you.

For more information go to sortdesign.co.uk

7. Kopyright, High Street

Experts in clothing printing, Kopyright can create the perfect item with their top of the range equipment allowing for precision cuts and laser transfers. 

Whether you are a business looking for branded tops, or you want to create memorable hen/stag items, Kopyright is where to go.

For more details go to kopy-right.com

8. Us Folk Ltd, Donegall St Pl

Hosting over 30 contemporary illustrators, Us Folk have a fresh and enthusiastic approach to any project. They have created illustrations for Belfast City Council, Lush, Queen’s and Culture Night Belfast. 

Go to usfolk.co.uk for more information  

9. TAUNT Studios, High Street

TAUNT is a small, friendly group of talented creators that produce everything from commercials to short video content. Their clients include BBC, Diaceutics and Irish Independent. 

If you want to check out their stunning work, go to tauntstudios.com

To find out what other services are available in Belfast Cathedral Quarter go to the Destination CQ website at cathedralquarterbelfast.com

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