About Me

Ruth Cahill is the illustrator behind the Greeting card company Duck Blue.

From my little light-filled studio in Maynooth, Co. Kildare, I draw and paint imaginative illustrations.

I use quality ink, pens and watercolour paints as well as the finest of watercolour papers to produce

my delightful range of greeting cards and prints.

My ethos is simple: to create 'cards you want to keep'.

Established in 2009, following the birth of my first child, I left behind my career as a graphic designer in one of Ireland’s foremost design agencies to establish my own business. I followed my dream so that I could do what I loved, each and every day.

Duck Blue has grown steadily and my range fine-tuned through experience, which enables my card collections to be enjoyed across the globe. Thanks to their simplicity, my designs are universally appealing and appreciated by people of all ages. 

In 2019 I illustrated my first children's book called 'Our Baby has Sixty-Five Roses' - written by Eilís Moroney (June 2019). 

Duck Blue is a registered member of The Design and Crafts Council of Ireland.
I am also the Chairperson of Original Kildare, a multidisciplinary craft collective bringing together some of the finest professional designers and craftspeople in County Kildare.