Becoming “The Maker City”

To round out Designsensory’s 15th anniversary celebrations, we decided as a team that we wanted to reinvest in our community. When we approached the City of Knoxville leadership, we were presented with an opportunity so perfect, so fitting of our team’s ideals and mission, that we knew we had to seize it.

Over the last few months, we’ve been working with the City of Knoxville Mayor’s Maker Council and the Knoxville Entrepreneurship Center to provide an identity for the city’s maker movement—the people who design, craft, build and manufacture goods and products in our community.



“Knoxville is a great place for entrepreneurship and creative risk-taking and a home that has nourished our own growth for many years,” said Designsensory Principal and Creative Director Joseph Nother about the project. “This is a defining moment for Knoxville and important to our collective growth—I'm excited to see how people embrace the mantle of being The Maker City and how they will build on this momentum.”

Our hats are off to the internal team that worked tirelessly to get this logo ready for launch at the Maker City Summit here in Knoxville on September 19, 2017.


Stretching Our Legs

We’re expanding! That’s right, since we moved to our current office in late-2009, we’ve occupied roughly two-thirds of the building. We’re currently in the process of building out the remaining area. With a few months of construction comes additional communal work spaces, new offices, a multimedia studio and more. Expect more updates, as everything should be finalized around the first of the year. Until then, you’ll have to settle for some office demolition.


The Website Round-Up

And last, but not least, we always want to shine a light on our recent web projects to commend our immensely talented tech team: