Welcome and thank you for stopping by here and taking the time to read the first issue of our Black Pug Studio Magazine. We will be publishing exciting updates centered on all Studio activities and initiatives on a bimonthly basis.

Made with Adobe XD

As the 4th anniversary of the Studio is now approaching, we realized it was time to talk! “To talk about what?” one might ask. To talk about our work and us, individuals behind the magic! We prepared warm and exquisite cups of coffee for everyone in the team and sat down in our lovely and colorful Creative Room. The caffeinated fumes and beverages fueled ideas but one stuck with us more than the others. We would put ourselves forward and promote the work we accomplish for our clients and our internal projects more diligently. Yes, we have been active on some social media channels, particularly on Twitter; however, it wasn’t enough. Clients, friends, and family wanted to know more and expressed to us how much they liked our work. It was our duty to answer that call and communicate the passion driving the Studio.

THRONE-Recruiting — Premium Brand


Back in November 2018, we received a call from a newly formed company by top headhunters and recruiters, based in Berlin, Germany. A premium brand specialized in recruitment consultancy of Human Resources positions: THRONE-Recruiting. Flash forward, and the Studio is now about to release a high-end, crafted website for them. At the moment we are writing this issue, you should see a “Coming Soon” page, but maybe you’ll be reading this a bit later, and you will have the chance to enjoy the full splendor of their website, we carefully designed and integrated.

WestBIC — Revamped Website

Coming very soon(ish)

We’ve been secretly working to release a newly revamped website for WestBIC, and we teased it on our Twitter account. Without a ounce of doubt, it brought some attention to it. We can’t wait to show it to the world. All we can say for now is that it will be released very very soon, we encourage you to stay tune. It’s worth it!

French Tech Dublin — 2019 Design Edition


As one of the main partners of French Tech Dublin, we made and released the original website back in 2017. This year, in 2019, we are rebooting it with a fresh new design, and we are starting in February to work on a modern, clean and crispier version of it! We are all excited and can’t wait to show more.

If you are interested in joining the creative team, just message us to chat with us about your ideas!

French Tech Dublin Website — Designed using Adobe Illustrator and developed using Polymer 1.0Firebase

Black Pug Studio — Merch Store

Black Pug Studio models Katie Coughlan & Andrew Horan — Follow them on Instagram!

Get ready because Black Pug Studio is about to get into the Fashion World! We are working hard to release a cozy Geek/Pop Culture Merch Store and it will be released in February as a precursor of a larger project in the same kind of industry. We can already feel that you want to know more about this. Well, it is a 100% authentic Black Pug Studio project, it’s ours, and we love it! That’s all we can say for now… Keep an eye on our website, Twitter and Medium accounts!

Black Pug Studio — A member has joined the team!

A warm welcome to Alexia Tulumello, who joined the Studio as our Associate Communication Manager! A well-derserved “thank you!” to Pauline from Employability and Simon from Breakaway who connected us! Alexia is fantastic and very friendly, it is a real pleasure to work with her, and we are happy to have her in the team. You can find her Twitter account here https://twitter.com/AlexiaTlm if you want to say “Hi!”

Black Pug Studio — 2018 Most Popular publication

Author — Julien Garrigues | Director of Technology Black Pug Studio

Our 2018 MOST read article on Medium was Premium Technology Level for Top Brands,” distributed by UX and Business curators as well. It gives a little glimpse into our Studio activities for top premium brands in various industries. Enjoy the read it only takes 9 minutes!

Metamancer & Black Pug Studio — Twitch Developers

Metamancer | Creator of RolePlay Character Sheets Extension Twitch App

Last year, we partnered with Metamancer who previously worked for critically acclaimed franchises such as Star Wars or Marvel. We collaboraterd tirelessly to bring a Twitch Extension to the world: The first ever Twitch role-play extension. It lets you activate a video or panel extension to display details about your role-play characters. Whether you’re a Game Master or role-play enthusiast, this extension can be customized to fit the needs of your channel and audience. It is now officially released!

Download the Twitch Extension here: install.roleplayext.app

Google Developers Group — GDG Galway


Our community grows, we have now more than 550 members! Tony Moreno still remain the Lead Organizer for the Google Developers Group Galway in 2019. Julien Garrigues is still a co-organizer; however Deirdre O'Connor has left the organizer team to become a Mentor of the Community. The good news is that Swapnil from Avaya has joined the team for our 2019 event series and we are already well engaged with our first two events and a third one to be announced very soon(ish):

Dialogflow & Cloud AI {Demos/Workshops}

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 | Sponsored by Bank of Ireland

Google Developers Group — Galway Chapter

Dialogflow & Cloud AI {Demos/Workshops}

The GDG Galway is starting 2019 with a new event focused on DialogFlow and Google Cloud AI products. The event will take place at the Bank of Ireland Innovation Lab in Mainguard Street, Galway City, on February 19th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Hash Code 2019

Thursday, February 28, 2019 | in partnership with NUIG

Google Developers Group — Galway Chapter

Hash Code 2019

Another year, another Hash Code event hosted by NUIG in partnership with GDG Galway! This year, our team partnered with NUIG to organize the competition in NUIG J.E. Cairnes building on February 28th between 5.30 p.m. and 9.30 p.m.

That’s it for our first issue! We hope you enjoyed skimming through all our activities, creations and events! There is way more we’d love to tell you but we have to keep some for the next publications. Nevertheless, there is enough here to keep you talking about Black Pug Studio for a few weeks!

“See you soon, and thank you so much for taking the time to read our first issue of Black Pug Studio Magazine!” #HappyPaws
- Black Pug Studio’s Team

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