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



Brand audit

Discovery / market research report

Developing communications, design, brand and PR direction

Identity design

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




American Ad Federation

New York Type Director’s Club

One Show


Domtar Paper Envy Award

Graphis, Print, Communication Arts, HOW and STEP magazines



Yale School of Management · Two Certifications

A Masters degrees from the University of Alabama

Adjunct Professors of Design at Covenant College and at the University 

of Tennessee - Chattanooga

An AIGA Fellow