Design is relationships.
For over 20 years Widgets & Stone has been using design to build brands for companies and organizations of all kinds, from small and local to large and international. Our studio is committed to creating this kind of design in a hardworking, collaborative and inventive environment here in the heart of downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Design is only meaningful when it enriches the human experience, so who we work with and how we work matters – clients, colleagues or collaborators.
Paul Rustand, Director
Paul has led Widgets & Stone since it's founding in 1995. He works to bring clients, creative ideas and collaborators together to accomplish both business and brand objectives.
In 2011 Paul was named an AIGA Fellow for significant contributions to raising the standards of excellence in the design community. Paul completed the AIGA program “Business Perspectives for Creative Leaders” at the Yale School of Management (2008).
Mandy Lamb Meredith, Design Director
Brand Development | Strategy| Environment | Print | Identity
A Yale School of Management, creative leader, Mandy's design expertise and experience benefits clients with both business results and brand success.
insane athletics / gardening / Izzy
Liz Tapp, Art Director
Print | Web | Digital
Liz combines energy and enthusiasm with a wide array of design and communications skills, working tirelessly for both clients and colleagues.
People / Talking / Adventures
punctuality / professionalism / p90x
Travis Hitchcock, Designer
Branding | Packaging | Menu Design | Environment | Illustration | Web | Animation | Signage
Travis brings resolve and engenuity to the messiest of problem statements.
fresh coffee / sitting by the lake / clara's rock shows
Laura Michael, Designer
Print | Editorial | Branding | Digital | Food Photography | Illustration | Hand-Lettering
Laura is both our team go-to for hand-lettering needs as well as the most complex of catalog layouts.
endorphins / wellness / kombucha
Stephanie Fast, Designer
Print | Branding | Editorial | Environment
Bright and bold with unusual combinations, Stephanie's designs cut to the chase.
dance / debate / star wars
Mark Slawson, Designer
Branding | Signage | Packaging | Illustration | Web
Mark brings an illustrative and intuitive approach to his print and branding work.
photography / print-making / old country / riding lawnmowers / danger food / his dog hank / riding bikes with his girlfriend meg / furniture making / being the best friend ever
Bradley Dicharry, Collaborative Partner
Branding | Identity | Strategy
Matt Greenwell, Collaborative Partner
Strategy | Print | Digital | Messaging
Discovery / market research report
Developing communications, design, brand and PR direction
Expanded visual articulation, integrated across media
Naming, taglines and verbal articulation
Expanded verbal articulation including brand values & promise
Strategic mission and vision, marketing and PR templates
Creative communications, advertising and marketing
Print and web design
Branding and identity communications / design
AWARDS & PUBLICATIONS:
American Ad Federation
New York Type Director’s Club
Domtar Paper Envy Award
Graphis, Print, Communication Arts, HOW and STEP magazines