about us

Orpen Design Solutions has one of the best names in the industry for delivering outstanding work-winning and creative solutions. We think of ourselves as an extension of our clients' businesses: as a creative department that can be bolted on as and when need be. Today, Orpen is made up of a team of experienced and inspired creative professionals working on the front line of bid delivery as well as across all marketing solutions for both print and web. Meet our core team below.


Catherine established Orpen Design Solutions in 2007. Prior to this, Catherine designed in some of the best design studios around the world, starting in Ireland and moving onto Paris, New York and Sydney until she finally arrived in London where she set up her own design consultancy. Catherine is a multi-disciplined graphic designer with over fifteen years of experience, ten of those years have been spent on the front line of bid production.

Apart from loving great design, Catherine has a unique passion for bid production. Catherine has worked across a wide range of sectors including; aviation, health and education, highways and infrastructure, utilities, finance, banking and transport. Catherine’s creativity brings a unique look and feel to any proposal and she has gained a reputation in the bidding world for her unique approach to communicating complex solutions in friendly attractive visuals.

Coming from an Island of 180 people off the South West coast of Ireland, Catherine loves travel and good food, especially fresh fish!

Sarah has a colourful background with varied experience in PR, event management and teaching, you may have already spoken to her on the phone or via email. Sarah gets involved in the management of projects and client relationships. She loves a good old timeline. In her "spare" time Sarah loves going for walks in the countryside with her family, movies and socialising with her friends.

Sasha has been a graphic designer for eighteen years. His role at Orpen is very broad due to his extensive experience of both print and online design. Sasha's technical and creative design talents ensure that each project he undertakes is completed to the highest standards and has its own unique presence. Sasha loves movies, carrots and cycling.

Richard has over twelve years of experience designing and developing websites and web applications. At Orpen, Richard looks after all things technical, from server administration to developing the code to make websites work. Basically he makes sure everything is running like clockwork. Richard loves getting out in the fresh air, either on his bike or with a camera in hand.

Maria takes care of all things accounting and finance at Orpen Design Solutions. Her extensive experience ensures that the finance function can be relied on to support our strategic decision making. Maria won New Accountant of the Year at the British Accountancy Awards in 2011. Maria loves being in the mountains, walking and skiing.

John has over fifteen years of experience as a graphic designer. John hits the front line of bid support quite often at Orpen. He has a passion for design and bid production. So far John has worked across a wide range of sectors including; aviation, health and education, highways and infrastructure, utilities, finance and banking. John loves his little son Henry and cycling on dirt roads.

Lee has over twenty years of experience as a graphic designer. Lee is both highly creative and technically minded. He loves the buzz of tight bid deadlines and getting stuck into complex, large document layouts. Lee hits the front line of bid support quite often at Orpen. He works seamlessly across web and print which is a huge asset in bid production. Lee loves fast cars and a good pint of Guinness now and again.

Luke has over eleven years of experience as a graphic designer. Luke has worked across an extensive range of public and private sector bids to date including; retail, education, finance, legal and charity. Luke loves the odd round of golf and generally any sport done in the outdoors.

Our Aim
To be your design consultants of choice.
An all round solution
We are a full service design consultancy.


"Orpen Designs have provided a very efficient and friendly service, with fast turnaround. They have re-energised our publications and member communications."

Carmen Shead


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