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TWENTY YEARS OF DESIGN

MORE THAN 125 CLIENTS

DAYS PER YEAR WE LOVE WHAT WE DO

Lisa St. John

works primarily with product development, web design,  graphic design, content generation, editing, and marketing. A strategic communications professional with nearly 20 years of continuous advancement across a variety of sectors, Lisa has established a record of producing engaging, invigorating and enduring messages that appeal to broad audiences. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin, Madison with a Bachelor of Arts degree, she started as a communications director for an arts agency serving people with disabilities. As her design, writing and marketing skills grew; she chose to start an independent design firm, which she successfully ran until relocating to upstate New York. Since arriving in New York, she has worked for the Museum of the Earth and Cornell University and the high pace of design, events, website management, writing and editing is a challenge she enjoys. She has organized events featuring Nobel Prize recipients, invigorated brands, managed large teams, raised multimillion dollar endowments, developed, marketed and licensed retail and research only products.

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  • BRANDING AND STRATEGY 50%
  • LAUGHING AT PETE’S JOKES 90%
  • PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT 65%
  • KEEPING THE CRAZY IN LINE 100%

Pete St. John

began his career in Theatrical Production Design and in 2001, enrolled in the Rochester Institute of Technology’s Industrial Design MFA program, which launched his focus in exhibit design, with a concentration on museum, tradeshow and retail interiors. He has managed a multimillion dollar permanent exhibit space, temporary exhibit spaces, created engaging exhibits for National Parks and Monuments, Universities, the Department of Defense and museums throughout the U.S. His 3d visualization skills enable him to provide accurate and artistic sketches, working models, floor plans, and final renderings for development and marketing needs.  Concurrently, his production experience allows him to fabricate what he designs as he’s extremely familiar with the construction process.  Additionally, he’s been employed as a lecturer by local universities including RIT, Syracuse University and Cornell University where his product design class will be the first of its kind for Cornell’s Department of Design and Environmental Analysis, incorporating industrial design standards with entrepreneurial practices.

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  • TRADESHOW EXHIBITS, RETAIL INTERIORS & MUSEUMS 70%
  • LAUGHING AT HIS OWN JOKES 10%
  • PRODUCT DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT 60%
  • HAVING THE TIME OF HIS LIFE 100%

Rebecca Bortner

Marketing and communications executive with a reputation for optimizing underutilized opportunities. With 20 years of combined experience in Brand Marketing, Storytelling, Communication and Customer and Retail Experience design, Rebecca is passionate about long-term vision and driven to get results by defining a clear strategy, creating alignment, and pinpointing creative ideas that deliver.  Her specialties include: Strategic Vision, Planning & Execution, Brand Management, Storytelling and Content Strategy, Message Framing and Positioning, Customer Led, Integrated Marketing Strategy and Product Launch Strategy.

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Robin Crawson

With 15 years of hands-on experience and active relationship-building with vendors and industry professionals, Robin brings a confident professionalism to each event. Coordinating all aspects of meetings, special events, and trade show booths. From initial design, fabrication, logistics, setup and tear down, she provides a solid foundation of foresight, active support and thorough attention to detail. Having managed both large and small scale events, Robin is skilled in working within budgets of a few thousand dollars to millions, crafting seamless experiences both locally and nationwide. With the goal of customer satisfaction at the top of her list, Robin works diligently to deliver perfection and build long-term, happy clientele.

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Sid Richards

serves as a Web Developer, Designer, and Digital Marketer with satisfied clients nationwide. Sid has been in the digital marketing industry since 2006 and customer satisfaction is his top priority.  Community service remains central to Sid’s priorities, and he continues to support the community, including serving a significant role for the Jim Collins Foundation, Meals on Wheels, and others. In his “spare” time he enjoys biking, cross country skiing, hiking with his dog, and hanging out with friends.

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Robin Tilling

Robin is a mother, bookkeeper, knitter, generally crafty person, business owner, and office manager.  She sometimes does two things at once.  At SDG, she holds down the accounts, provides design back up, and answers all sorts of questions.

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OUR PROCESS

 

DESIGN CAN BE COMPELLING, CONVENIENT, ACCESSIBLE, AND AFFORDABLE. OUR CLIENTS AGREE:

ALEXANDER STREET PRESS
ACCUFAB
AIR TECH
ALICE AND OLIVIA
ALL THINGS MARKETING
ARGOS INN
ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS
BLUSH NOVELTIES
BELLA DESIGN
BEYOND VISION
B-R CARTS AND KIOSKS
BROWNLIE DESIGN
CABOT CHEESE
CANON
CARTIER NORTH AMERICA
CATCH 24
CATER TO YOU
CHOPARD
CIPO & BAXX
CITY OF SHERRILL
CNY CONSULTING SERVICES
C NASH BUILDERS
COGNITIVE TPG
CONSERVE
CORNELL UNIVERSITY
COYNE TEXTILES
DISNEYLAND, EPCOT

DISNEYWORLD, EPCOT
FINELINE BISTRO
DATACOM
DILLON GAGE
DL1961 PREMIUM DENIM
DOLCE & GABANNA
ECLATS
EAST ITHACA PRESCHOOL
FACES
FINGERLAKES ESTATE & AUCTION
FT STANWIX NAT. MONUMENT
FOUR POINTS ENERGY
FULL CIRCLE FESTIVAL
GARDENSTART
GIAC
GILBERT DISPLAYS
GOOGLE
GUCCI
HAIER
HENDY HOLLOW ORGANIC
HOMESTEAD LARGE ANIMAL
HOMEWARD BOUND
INTERHEALTH
IFYBER
ITHACA STRING
JAN BIOTECH
JO HENLEY

KASIL AND COTERIE
KATE SPADE
KNFB READING TECH
KENJO JEWELERS
KIONIX
LANTIS EYEWEAR
LIZARD TECH
LW SERVICES
MAIN STREET FARMS
MARY BROGAN MUSEUM
MEGGITT
MKG DESIGN
MOPHIE
NEW HOPE MILLS
NYSDSC
NYS MILITARY MUSEUM
NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE
NO FUSS ACCOUNTING
O’BRIEN & GERE
OLYMPUS
OZ LAW
PALL TRINITY CORP.
PEACE, LOVE & PLANET
PINKBERRY
PROBIOTICS MD
PURITY ICE CREAM CO.
RAYMOND CORP.

RHEONIX
ROBERTO COIN
ROGUES HARBOR
ROSH REVIEW
RES EXHIBIT SERVICES
TAMARAC DESIGN
10 RED
TOMS OF MAINE
TOMMY BROWN PHOTOGRAPHY
TRIJICON
SCHWARZ & SONS
SENECA PARK ZOO
SEWARD HOUSE
SEW GORGES HANDMADE
SMITH & ASSOCIATES
SOLID DESIGN & BUILD
SPOONER & DAUGHTER FARMS
STAK DESIGN
STRAIGHT SHOOTER
SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
SUMMERS & SCHNEIDER LAW
US NUTRITION
VERTU
VIGOSS JEANS
WHOLESOME SWEETNERS
WIZARDING WEEKEND
ZEISS

 

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