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The human hand represents and demostrates the Sussner Design Company brand image. An open palm with four flexible fingers and one opposable thumb is at the core of what we do – thought-filled, thought-provoking, thought-altering design. We are an outstretched hand offering a human touch, an attention to real detail and of course a big, friendly "Hiya" to anyone willing to shake on it.

Posted on: June 11th, 2013 by admin

We’re okay with what folks are saying behind our backs. We stay true to our principles and treat people like our moms taught us to treat people. Here’s a sampling of what we’ve heard from some of our fine clients.

Mary Horwath, Vice President Global Marketing, McDavid USA
“What we appreciate most about working with SDCo is their collaborative style. Extremely responsive to tight deadlines, tough problems and evolving direction, we can always count on them to step up and help us get to the finish line. Any marketer that has created a new brand identity understands how challenging it can be—not only did SDCo perform this task quickly, but they did so strategically and with great thought and finesse. When tested, the new McDavid brand icon and word-mark received a 70% positive approval rating over the existing identity, with participants describing it in the desired aspirational terms. Before the McDavid rebranding, we faced an outdated, tired image. Today, after working with SDCo on numerous branding projects from packaging, web design, merchandising, advertising, global guidelines and more, McDavid has become a sports brand rapidly on the rise—bold, relevant, engaging. Thank you Derek and team!”

Joanne Schlavin & George Atsidakos, Minne’s Diner (Minneapple Pie)
“As a result of Sussner’s work we have seen an increase in business at our restaurant as well as our Minneapple Pie venture. We have received many positive compliments from our customers praising the artwork and creative marketing. In addition, several news media interviewers have commented on how much they like the design work in our restaurant and the Minneapple Pie business, which was created by Sussner Design Company. Sussner has been an indispensable partner and truly cares about the success of our company.”

Steve Seidl, Executive Director, EnerChange
“Refreshingly different. That’s how I think of Sussner Design Company. I use them for my clients whenever possible because they’re the perfect combination of excellence in creative work (especially adept at identity development), and equally important – a breeze to work with. Having been in the agency business for many years, I can recite all the buzzwords and dance the dances that take so much time working with the agency world. Derek et al, are terrific listeners. They focus on the task; know that results from the work are what ultimately matters; and are keenly aware of the importance of timing and budgets. And with all that pragmatism, we always seem to win design awards for the work!”

Howard Miller, President/CEO, Swing Science
“Sussner Design Co. never fails to hit the mark on our creative needs. Our corporate branding is second to none and the business always has a stronger visual presence when viewed against our industry peers. From a product development standpoint, Sussner Design Co. is an essential part of the design team bringing our product concepts to life with high impact graphics. The best part of working with the Sussner Design Team is that our projects come in on time and on budget.”

Charlie Anderson,Managing Partner, Boom Lab
“Not only did Sussner Design Co. work hard to understand our business at the beginning, they’ve helped us expand, refine, and improve our message with each project. We didn’t have a brand before Sussner stepped in. They helped us create Boom Lab from the ground up, and now we have an image, a voice, a vision, and a following, all thanks to their support. Sussner Design Co. helps us reach our target market in ways we would never have thought of ourselves. Their creativity and vision help us stretch beyond the expected into fresh new areas.”

Jill Paul,Graphic Design Project Manager, Animal Humane Society
“What stands out is how much of an impact that all the branding Sussner has done for us will have for people who think of animal shelters as gloomy, depressing places. Sussner really made AHS shine as a joyful, fun, and professional place. Thanks for everything you’ve done these past 7 years to make us look great!”