Reminisce Studio by Miranda & Adam

We had mentioned that we were hoping to post more about the Project Homeless Connect event held at the State Fair grounds last month. This is what we have been hoping to see and we couldn't be more thrilled! Tyra was approached to take photos of the event, but knew this assignment was a little out of her league. Through her work with Adoption Resources of Wisconsin, though, she knew of the perfect photographers. Happily, Miranda and Adam from Reminisce Studio agreed to take on this volunteer project for Community Advocates and Fuel…
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A Bright Holiday Idea from DBD

The last holiday card we’d like to feature this year is from Donor by Design. DBD sent a thank you package to clients and friends who work within their respective non-profit fields and who bring a “spark of hope” to those around them. To symbolize this spark, they enclosed a candle that was handcrafted by President Bruce Berglund’s son, Cameron. They are called “Camdles” – how cool is that? The DBD team all got together at YMCA Camp Minikani to personally sign the Tessera Design-created cards and package the Camdles for delivery. On the…
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Happy Holidays from HSI

There are three things that we really like about this simple, yet effective, custom-designed holiday card for HSI Properties: 1. The atypical red, white and blue color scheme is cool and clean and sets it apart from other Christmas-time cards and makes the message and logo pop. 2. The strong use of blue is actually a subtle way to reinforce HSI’s corporate color and bring in a touch of branding to a non-marketing piece. 3. Ryan Schultz agreed with numbers 1 and 2. The inside message reads, “HSI Properties extends its best wishes for…
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ARW Shares the Gift of Family

Tessera Design created this card for Adoption Resources of Wisconsin as part of a holiday donor appeal that included a lovely letter-within-a-letter from CEO, Colleen Ellingson, who told of one family's challenges with attachment issues in raising nine adopted children. As the mother put it: These special children who have found their way to our front door have pain, worries and needs that simply won’t go away with a trip to Disney World... ARW finds homes for these deserving kids, as evidenced by the beautiful photography by Proud to Introduce Photography & Design of…
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The Case for Donor by Design

We mentioned Lora Dow in a previous post, who is the Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Donor by Design Group, and now we would like to share a little of what they do and what Tessera Design does for them. In their own words, “Donor By Design Group LLC is a professional services firm that works for not-for-profit organizations. Through the sharing of critical expertise in a variety of disciplines, Donor By Design helps organizations achieve their mission.” One of the many ways DBD helps groups achieve their capital fundraising goals…
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On the Road with HSI

Ever since designing the HSI Properties logo in 2008, Tessera Design has provided graphic design support to this professional real estate services company on a number of projects. HSI Properties (hsi-properties.com) continues to grow under the guidance of Principals Ryan Schultz and Brett Haney and one of their current developments is the Junior Achievement of Wisconsin Kohl's Education Center, located on Liberty Drive just north of Good Hope and east of I-45. Tessera Design did some Photoshop work on, and the layout for, this signage for the groundbreaking in October. However, since everyone –…
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Y Day Camp Holiday Card

Someone recently asked if we designed holiday cards for clients. Do we ever! Tessera Design will be featuring several designs in the coming weeks and wanted to begin with the Happy Holidays postcard for Y Day Camp developed by Cindy Miresse, Marketing Manager of the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee. We’re so happy that the card got kudos from the Y camping crowd in Colorado – all the while utilizing the new national look and logo for the YMCA. And there was a yummy fudge recipe on the back. Can’t beat that.
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A Tessera Turkey Pardon

When you’ve been a professional graphic designer for 18 years, you tend to accumulate a lot of files – both digital and literal. Samples come in and pile up and eventually get filed, but the thing is, none ever get tossed. Take this kooky cat (or bird) who has been floating around the back of a flat file for something like 15 years. Every year I think I should edit those drawers, but every year Mr. Turkey gets a pardon. I think he was an illustration for a children’s magazine article, but it…
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On the Road with ARW

OK - after three attempts to take a decent photo of this billboard - success! As we mentioned previously, Tessera Design created the new highway signage for the "Become a foster parent" campaign for the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families and the Foster Care and Adoption Resource Center at Adoption Resources of Wisconsin. This sign happens to be in Hales Corners at the intersection of Highway 100 and I-43 on the way to Beloit. If you have seen any others across the state, please leave a comment or email Tyra at info@tesseradesignwi.com…
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Project Homeless Connect: Milwaukee

Tessera Design is proud to be a sponsor of Project Homeless Connect: Milwaukee and humbled and excited about their event being held at the Tommy Thompson Youth Center today at State Fair Park. Project Homeless Connect has brought togethers dozens of resources and many, many volunteers to provide the homeless with, among many other things, free: haircuts, hygiene items, clothing, job resources, legal consultations and mental as well as physical health screenings. We're involved because of a really great network of amazing people — which we will hopefully be able to recognize more…
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