About Duck Blue


Since Ruth was a child she loved to draw and paint, endlessly doodling

in her homework notebook instead of studying. Her passion for art brought

her to study Graphic Design in the Dublin Institute of Technology

followed by a Postgraduate Diploma in Advertising.


Soon after graduating from art college Ruth moved to Italy & Scotland

to gain experience before finally moving home to work in one of

Ireland’s leading design agencies Neworld Associates.


In 2009, following the birth of her first child, Ruth established Duck Blue,

an illustration and design studio based in Maynooth, Co. Kildare. 


Here she creates beautiful bespoke cards and illustrations for all occasions

from birth announcements to keepsake wedding cards. Her ethos is simple,

she wants to create cards you want to keep... and she does this by using a simple

clean illustration style, lots of white space and beautiful textured papers.


All this make her a popular choice amongst celebrities, visitors to Ireland

and locals alike.