Sysmex blood analyzing machines(IL)

Asico eye surgical tools (IL)

NAVS  National Anti-Vivisection Society (IL)

Orbis Broadcasting America's Housecall Network, Nuclear Medicine (IL)

Northwestern Memorial Hospital Stone Clinic (IL)

Anthony Fieder (IL)

Presence Health (IL)

Webbed Feet Design Research (IL)



Wizard Trading (IN)

Novus Financial Discover (IL)

Gorman CPA (IL)


small businesses and entrepreneurs 

Stone Specialists (IL)

Carry Me Close (IL)

Jefferson Woodworks (IL)

Allen Brothers (IL)

The Cosmetics Factory 

Bracelets for Moms (MO)

Custom Window Lights (IL)

Jefferson Woodworks (IL)

Cavalier Antique Lighting (IL)

DKC Marketing & Design Communications (IL)

Design Collaboratives (IL)

SwURL Multimedia (IL)

The Brain Train (WI)

The Woodley Group (DC)

Generations - speakers (CA)

WPInow - facilities management (CA)

Metro Chicago Security (IL)

Sherlock-Inc (IL)

Carry Me Close (IL)

Abe's Appraisals (IL)

Black Box (IL)

The Cup House (IL)

Massage Therapy (IL)

Meadow View Orchard (PA)

Wilson Yards (IL)

Natural Incense (IL)

TMJfootwearLTD (Africa)

Angel Cat Beds (IL)


consumer goods

Allen Brothers (IL)

CR Tents (MS)

The Cosmetics Factory (NY)

Bracelets for Moms (MO)

Custom Window Lights (IL)

Carry Me Close (IL)



Metro Chicago Security (IL)

Sherlock-Inc (IL)

CivilShield (CA)


cultural groups

Sons and Daughters of Italy in America (IL)

African Art, Cassiopeia Fine Art (IL)

Wu Tai Chi 


strategists and business consultants

The Brain Train (WI)

The Woodley Group (DC)

Generations - speakers (CA)

WPInow - facilities management (CA)



DKC Marketing & Design Communications (IL)

Design Collaboratives (IL)

mc2 communication design consortium (IL)


new products and inventions

Louisa Poole Merry Day Tarot (MA)

Custom Window Lights (IL)

Wu Tai Chi Accordion Flip Books (IL)


record labels and music promoters

On Axis music promotion and journalism (IL)

Chicago Acoustic Underground (IL)

Superhero Audio (IL)


musicians and bands

The Prowlers (IL)

Vonic (IL)

Number 9 Recording Studio (IL)

Incidental Design (IL)

Ravenslake Music Production (IL)

Hannah Frank Trio (IL)

Prism Blue (IL)

Ellis Clark (IL)

Cleemann (Copenhagen)

Barrett's Hidden Agenda (IL) 

Beacon James (MN)

The Amazing Heeby Jeebies (IL)


art galleries and artists

Artnex, with Design Collaboratives (CA)

Cassiopeia Fine Art (IL)

Louisa Poole Merry Day Tarot (MA)

Linda Cohn (IL) 

Regina Gately (IL)

Ary Paloma Jeebie (IL)

Lady Heather Hall (IL)



The Field Museum (IL)


internet service providers and computing

Millenia Internet (IL)

Zznet (IL)

WWA World Wide Access (IL)

Aplus dot net (CA)

The Meme Factory (IL)

CompTIA  Computing Technology Industry Association (IL)


promotion marketing

Mill House McCabe Sales Promotions (MA)

and clients:

Gillette, Hasbro, Dunkin' Donuts, Victoria's Secret


direct marketing

Metromail Corporation (IL)

Experian (IL)

project sponsors: 

Whirlpool, AT&T, NY Times,

Better Homes and Gardens, Disney, Wired,

Eddie Bauer, Yahoo, American Baby, 

American Express, Biosun, California Car Company, 

Carnation, Cendant Travel, Citibank,

Colonial Penn, Condenast, Daniel Publishing,

Disney Online, Disney Publishing, Domestications,

Eddie Bauer, Fairchild Publications, Faithmountain,

Freebies, Fujifilm, Gardening Made Easy,

Grolier, Harvard Business Review, Hello Direct,

JCREW, Lanebryant, Lifefitness, 

MBA Central, Meredith Publishing, Jane,

Music Marketing Network, N2K, Music Blvd.,

The New York Times, Nightingale Conant, Procter & Gamble,

Oil of Olay, OmahaSteaks, Rodale Press,

Signature Group,Times Mirror, Steinroe Young Investor, 

The New England, Worth, Wired,

Ziff Davis, Yahoo!




Member Direct TV (VA)

InFRE dot org International Foundation for Retirement Education (VA)

CBRsource dot com education for real estate professionals (VA)

Francis-Noël Thomas, academic (IL)

Working English – workplace ESL training (NE)

The Wu Style Tai Ji Quan website and book


Tai Chi instruction at

Sunrise Assisted Living (IL)

The Cup House (IL)

Presence Health (IL)

Northwestern Memorial Hospital Clinic (IL)











our process












The topics and fields are as varied as a library's collection.  Technology changes, and luckily we are good at researching, learning things we don't know yet, and teaching.  And again.

We worked with high powered marketers early on, and applied what we learned.   We have also taught one on one computer skills, and tutored children. math, english, and taught  Tai Chi at hospital clinics. 

We recently have had a number of artists as clients. Collaborating, supporting, and getting out of their way -- we do all that, and more. 

Well, here are a few samples. 



from the web design projects we did for Metromail and Experian,  a number of years ago. these were some of the offer icons we designed.  this was written up in Ad Age! and after our redesign, a lot of big brand name sponsors joined!

Some highlights





This site sold a new blood analyzing machine to Johns Hopkins, right away!





from the projects we did for the sales promotions company, this was a mailer about their work for Dunkin' Donuts
they got three new clients (hundreds of thousands of dollars) from this mailing!



from the web design projects we did for the Computing Technology Industry Association CompTIA,  we beat out ad agency Ogilvy and Mather for this account, and worked closely with their inhouse team to redesign their corporate site so that the visitor could get to their destination in 3 clicks or less





from the projects we did for this entrepreneur, a woodworker, business cards and website and forms and portfolio. He was able to bid more for his work! 



resumes & portfolios

from the homepage of the web site porftolio we did with this artist, getting her a grant, a job at the school or the art institute, a show at the prestigious hyde pk art center. We helped her with resumes and applications as well as curating a school lecture with her.


This was a wordpress shopping cart that we created in collaboration with our artist and programmer clients.  They later made a sleek php version which launched a few weeks ago. May of 2020.  heatherhallcardgallery.com














In the past 25 years, we've helped people get new jobs, move forward in their careers, develop their work, make money doing what they love.  Basically goal oriented design.  and then, repair, yes, that too.  We started out creating books, then websites, and then supporting people using design, primarily, or in whatever way, to give them just the extra  to take that next leap.


 contact us, if you like. we'd love to hear from you.