Saving the Villard Avenue Library

Tessera Design is proud to have played a very small part in the extraordinary efforts to save the Villard Avenue Library in Milwaukee. Working with Howard Snyder and Sam McGovern-Rowen of the Northwest Side Community Development Corporation, we donated the design time for buttons, postcards petitioning city leaders to support the library and signage (please see Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photo below) for the Villard Avenue Day Festival. Thanks to the efforts of several companies and organizations, Mayor Tom Barrett is proposing one million dollars to support the planning and development of a new,…
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ARW Annual Report – 25 Years of Excellence

25 years ago, a group of adoptive parents—including Colleen Ellingson, now CEO of Adoption Resources of Wisconsin (ARW)—came together to take a hard look at Wisconsin’s system of adoption and foster care. Their goal was to create awareness about foster children who had no hope of finding permanent homes.   In 2008, ARW wanted to produce an annual report that would honor their quarter century of advocacy of foster children and strengthening families. Under the guidance of Marilyn Boeldt, Development and Communications Director, and with the coordination and writing of Jenna Czaplewski, Project…
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Tandem Solutions – Increasing Sales Productivity

Tandem Solutions, Inc., is a Chicago area-based technology company offering a set of unique services and simple solutions to improve sales force efficiency through call sales data capture and reporting. Srini Chari, President and Founder, wanted to contemporize their corporate look and create marketing materials that would reflect their progressive approach. That’s where Tessera Design came in. Working with Tracy Brockmeier, Client Services Manager, we created a new logo for Tandem Solutions that would quickly and clearly represent the energy and flow of their call sales data capture reporting and management. We then…
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Milwaukee County EMS 2007 Annual Report

When Kenneth Sternig, Program Director of Milwaukee County’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS), needed a logo and annual report designed to represent Milwaukee’s nationally-recognized EMS program, he came to Tessera Design. First we created a logo that would represent the municipalities that cover 241 square miles and serve approximately 1 million people with Emergency Medical Services in Milwaukee County. The logo is designed to be used in a variety of applications from embroidered badges, to decals, to any printed or fabricated use for which the program may encounter a need. We then designed the…
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Making a Mark in New York

Creating a logo, or "mark", is a design challenge that Tessera Design faces on a regular basis. Whether it is developing an icon as part of a corporate identity, or designing a logo for a program or event, it requires a clear, concise capture of the idea in one piece of artwork that will need to work in multiple applications. This is no small feat and should be entrusted to designers with the artistic as well as technical skill to achieve it. Working with Tessera Design guarantees that you will get that level…
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Welcome to the website!

Welcome to the inaugural blog of Tessera Design’s new website. Now when people ask, “Do you have a website?”, I can answer, “YES”! Through putting this website together, I have come to realize the importance of having a web presence and hope to keep the content fresh and interesting—especially through this Latest News blog. For that, I’d like to thank Greg Smith of GT Design in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for designing my website. I had worked with Greg previously on some of his client’s logo projects, so when it came time to develop my own website, Greg was there from the start…
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