2017 has been a busy year at Designsensory, and we’re just getting started!

It’s a hall of fame year.

The highlight of 2017 (so far) has been the 52nd American Advertising Awards show. We took home 29 awards and our founder/executive creative director, Joseph Nother, was inducted into the AAF Hall of Fame! Check out the recap here.

Also, on the awards front, Taylor Walters and Erick Baker won a regional emmy for their writing on our co-produced TV show with TWRA and Popfizz, Tennessee Uncharted. Congratulations, guys!

New year, new faces.

We’ve also welcomed several new faces in 2017. Kaitlin Pawl joined us from Chicago as an account manager, along with her account coordinator, Taylor Montgomery, from Nebraska. Taylor Walters, formerly the production director at our sister company, PopFizz, joined the team as our director of studio production. Finally, we welcomed part-time graphic designer Diana Lowrie, as well as two interns, Sarah Lutz (public relations & social media) and Erik Vaas (design).

In addition to new faces, some current DSers earned promotions this year!

Finally, our interns, Phoebe Spooner and Krista Gilbert, joined the team in January as marketing coordinator and project coordinator, respectively.

Road trippin’

Myself (Samantha), Mary and Lindsay traveled to Wilson, Arkansas to witness their progress, check in with some friends and have some amazing food! And, of course, we started making plans for the 2017-18 year. Wilson is a former company town with a new, dynamic vision that unites education, arts, food, history and agriculture to generate a new model of learning, creating and innovating.

While we were in Wilson, Kaitlin, Joseph and Taylor W. traveled to Fort Myers, Florida to see Troyer Brothers and shoot still photography to tell the story of the rich, multi-generational history of the Troyer family farm. What’s interesting about this is that our long-time clients in Wilson are friends of the Troyer Brothers and were kind enough to introduce us!