Our company name 1-Stop Design Shop isn’t just a catchy phrase but an important element of our business. Conceptual work starts the process, which evolves into the final design and lastly the finished piece. We quickly discovered the final link that many graphic design firms are lacking is the printing and after adding it as one of our services, we became the one stop design shop. Online, the finished piece is the live web site, so no matter the medium or project, once a client has hired 1-Stop Design, there is no need to go elsewhere for any step of the process. Working with printers can be a confusing process and an expensive learning experience and being involved in design and print production, with more than 20 years, we help take the confusion and excess costs out of the process. We act as a print broker making sure our client’s work is printed and delivered on time every time and delivered where they need to go. We bid the jobs with multiple printers, who we have experience with and are capable of doing the project. The final quotes are compared and the best fit for our client is then chosen. Price is always a large factor but not the only. Scheduling, experience, equipment, location and cost are all reviewed carefully for each project.
1-Stop Design’s team consists of our Principal and Creative Director, Christine Hennigan. Chris, has been the backbone of 1-Stop since founding the firm. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Art from Montserrat College of Art, and a Master of Fine Art in Graphic Design from Boston University. Her vast array of experience and talent shows through in every aspect of her work. Her accomplishments include art directing the design and production of three different magazines, as well as producing intriguing websites, effective direct mail,award winning logos, among other marketing solutions.
She works well with big and small businesses and easily adapts to what the client and the market needs. She takes each job very personally; making sure it is executed in a clear, effective way that will result in the highest benefit for the client. Chris is involved in every project that is at 1-Stop, overseeing every step of the process and works closely with all the clients. She is also the main sales person and handles project assignment as jobs come in.
Becca Leonard, one of our Senior Designers, graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA with a Bachelor of Fine Art in Graphic Design in 1997. Over the past 8 years, she has worked at 1-Stop and is Chris’ right-hand person. Becca has experience in all stages of the print and web design process. Since starting at 1-Stop full-time in September of 2004, after a year part time… she has become Chris’ right hand person, and the number two person in the shop. One of her best assets is her attention to detail and strong management skills.
Ralph Francois comes to 1-Stop with a varied background. After being the founder and CEO of Studgate Inc, a web developing company in Boston for seven years. Ralph is passionate about developing websites and transforming ideas into web applications that our clients can be proud of. Ralph worked for different companies during his time in the business and gained a high degree of experience in developing and marketing. Ralph then took a stab at his own company again and was the co-founder, web developer and the IT Guy at DevLogic. After 6 months he found running his own gig wasn’t as rewarding as he thought. He wanted to be doing the work, not selling it. That’s when 1-Stop Design was luck enough to grab him. He is a perfect fit for our team. Ralph attended the University of Massachusetts in Boston and studied Computer Science and Information Technology. Ralph is skilled in Windows, Linux and Mac operating systems, and is experienced in LAMP, MAMP, and WAMP platforms. He is also a Drupal (CMS) magician.
When it comes to the content within our work and the message, we rely on our resident word expert, Vincent Carriuolo. Vinnie is not only the creative writer of the team, but has brought an extensive knowledge of creating effective, marketing strategies to 1-Stop. He has worked throughout Boston and New York City for the past 25 years and has a long list of accomplishments, many focusing around branding and direct mail. Some of his experience includes, Microsoft Corporation: planned, branded and created Just Rewards, now a national program. For GenRad, Inc. he created ProcesSmartª brand, created and wrote all direct response, print, promotion and collateral of highly successful integrated communications program. General Electric: helped develop strategy, branding, creative and wrote all marketing communications for an integrated national program. Ruds, Inc.: created award-winning dimensional mailing campaign for sports apparel client. Cambridgeport Bank: created integrated print and direct mail campaign that brought in over $32 million in qualified commercial loan applications within two months. Created branding campaign for Lawyer’s Weekly and a branding print campaign for Karfunkel & Thorn (law firm). Vinnie has been closely involved in the creation of many of 1-Stop’s websites and print projects.