Multi-award winning creative design and branding agency ZOMA has unveiled its new studio office space in Dundalk town centre following a €600,000 investment.
Dundalk business ZOMA is to create 10 new jobs over the next year.
Following an investment of €600,000, and after more than 18 months of planning and renovations, ZOMA unveiled its new studio office space in Dundalk town centre in recent weeks.
“The new roles will all offer hybrid working options; but more and more we’re seeing our employees choose to come into the office and work side-by-side on projects”
ZOMA acquired the property at 82 Park Street, Dundalk in April 2022, and the impressive office redevelopment was carried out by Kieran Projects Ltd.
The building spans three floors, and has been transformed into a modern office building comprising of the ground floor featuring an open plan reception/foyer, large boardroom/meeting room with interactive AI meeting technology built in, breakout area and canteen; first floor with open plan office space catering for hot desking and hybrid working with capacity for up to 30 employees, break out private meeting space, employee canteen, and an open air astro mezzanine space for entertaining clients; and second floor featuring a state of the art podcast studio and office space for a further four employees.
“The brief from our side was very much about breaking the corporate mould, bringing the influence of graphic design, art and light into the space in a creative way that remains true to our brand identity,” said David Kieran, founder and managing director of ZOMA.
“One of our values is ‘unleashing wild ideas’, and we’re delighted to have our very own mural developed by Signs by Arter, a renowned street and mural artist, which highlights our creative edge and uniqueness within the industry. Our podcast studio also offers us and our clients the opportunity to create the highest quality of audio content, something which is now fundamental, such is the competition and mass of audio on the market.”
The unveiling of the new office coincided with the announcement of 10 new roles at ZOMA in the coming year, joining the existing team of eight.
“The new roles will all offer hybrid working options; but more and more we’re seeing our employees choose to come into the office and work side-by-side on projects,” Kieran elaborated.
“The roles will be in digital marketing, web design, graphic design, content creation, and sales. A unique approach to work-life balance helps our team flex their creative muscles which results in distinctive brands and ideas for our clients. Being active is one of our core beliefs which is why we have an active partner who helps set monthly fitness goals by providing training and nutrition plans for all employees to optimise our creativity levels.”
Founded in 2016, ZOMA’s team of creative experts specialise in cutting edge web design, content creation and digital marketing solutions; working across a range of industries including corporate, health and wellness, fashion, food and hospitality, tourism, sport and events, construction, property, agriculture, medical, and manufacturing.
The business is part of Enterprise Ireland’s Digital Marketing Unit; and in 2022 secured €655,000 grant funding for clients to develop their digital marketing activities through the Digital Marketing Capability Grant and Online Retail Schemes. In 2023, their clients accounted for over 10% of the total funding for the Online Retail Scheme.
ZOMA is one of the leading Shopify partners and only official Wix partner in Ireland; official Google Partner; Business All-Star accredited and recipient of the Business All-Star One to Watch Award; SFA member; and recent winner of the National Workplace Wellbeing Award at the SFA Awards and Best Place to Work Award at Louth Business Awards. Their clients have won multiple website and e-commerce awards; and ZOMA is currently shortlisted for two awards at this year’s Louth Business Awards.