To forge something will make it stronger

My name is Richard Tedstone a graphic designer, I am the founder of Design Forge, and just like the hard working anvil, Design Forge wants to shape your ideas. Design Forge wants to not only get you online but it aims to help you become master of your own site, not only by getting you online but by providing tailored DIY videos so you can navigate, up-date and control your future on the web. We design for print and love a challenge trying new formats so please get in contact so we can find a design solution for your need.


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The latest Projects,

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The Laurentic

A. M. Cassandre 1931 steamship poster inspires the visual style for the Laurentic ship. The four colours used are the colour from the ship. The white star on the red background is from the Laurentic flag; the star is purposely placed halfway down in a sign of mourning.

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The Laurentic

Dog Trust Christmas Swim

Design Forge proudly sponsored a web site for a annual Christmas Swim, which the participants created awareness and rise funds for Dog Trust Ireland.

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Dog Trust Christmas Swim

40 Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Promotional material for the 40 horsemen of the apocalypse

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40 Horsemen of the Apocalypse

The Central

The Central; responsive website, Channel Manager Management System and 360˚ photography

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The Central

Sam Chans

A responsive website for Sam Chans Chinese takeaway and JS allergy toggles box for customer advice

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Sam Chans

Buncrana Youth and Community Development Company Ltd

Buncrana Youth and Community Development Company Ltd required a website to showcase what they do there and to archive the history of the organisation throughout the years.

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Buncrana Youth and Community Development Company Ltd

Wild Atlantic Wanderer

Website solution for rental properties

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Wild Atlantic Wanderer

Christmas Swim 2015

Design Forge proudly sponsored a web site for a annual Christmas Swim, which the participants created awareness and rise funds for Debra Ireland. This charity provides support services to patients and families living with the debilitating skin condition epidermolysis bullosa (EB). The website made it possible for people to donate through Paypal, and was shared on Facebook giving the site attention and gathering donations as far away as Asia. We would like to congratulate the participants on their achievement and wish them the best in the future.

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Christmas Swim 2015

Information Signs

The project objective was to create 14 information signs for the military museum Fort Dunree. The tasks required layout skills, illustration work and copywriting skills, which where developed through heavy research.

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Information Signs

Responsive Web Design — Fort Dunree

Responsive Web Design which is easily managed using a client management system and a custom interface layout to make things all the more easier. Design is also integrated with Mail Chimp, which is a great way for client to stay in contact with customers. Check it out here... http://dunree.pro.ie/

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Responsive Web Design — Fort Dunree

J.F.K’s Anniversary — Fort Dunree

The information stand commemorates the anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s funeral at which Colonel Brian O’Reilly wore this uniform over fifty years ago.

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J.F.K’s Anniversary — Fort Dunree

Coastal Defence — Fort Dunree

The plaque design is in memory of the coastal defence personnel who served in the Swilly forts from 1938.

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Coastal Defence — Fort Dunree