Since 2000, we've worked with hundreds of people and companies across the United States and in a handful of countries around the world. We've been lucky to work with some very bright people creating thoughtful communications that have contributed to the growth of the businesses that we've been fortunate to call our customers. These relationships that we have cultivated are very important to Stressdesign.
I'm writing today to tell you about some exciting news. I am happy to announce that as of July 5, I have joined two other partners and the design firm that began in a spare bedroom nearly two decades ago will grow into a new brand consultancy called 76West.
We recently helped Author Christine Andola with the cover design of her new book Who Knew? The fictional book comes from mostly real-life lessons gleaned in 40 years of personal experience.
Ever since a handful of forward-thinking business titans came up with the idea of the assembly line, our world has become more and more specialized. This is especially true in our industry – whereas you used to have graphic designers, now you find web designers, full-stack programmers, UI/UX designers, marketing coordinators, front-end developers, and so many other focused creative minds who used to fall under the broad umbrellas of “design” or “marketing.”
On the whole, this is probably a good and necessary change. Some parts of the marketing process have simply become much too complex for an outsider to keep up with, and certainly there are industries with so many quirks, rules, and regulations that developing a specialty is a necessary step.
This holiday season we've created something special for you. Download and create a DIY festive holiday mood right at your desk, or make any space more fun. Download our Christmas-y PDF to print out and create a little forest of holiday spirit.
Stressdesign has received a trio of American Graphic Design Awards from Graphic Design USA (GD USA). Stressdesign was recognized for excellence for 3 customer solutions for the Everson Museum website, The Molly Project Brand Identity program, and the 2015 Annual Report for NYSERnet. Only the top 15 percent, from nearly 10,000 entries received, were honored with an award this year.