A Solid History of Performance
Helping you discover, define and cultivate your message to the world.
Creating lasting impressions for your success.
The Design Edge Creative Services, located in Cleveland, Ohio has been a trusted creative resource since 1989. Over that time, we have been creating powerful marketing communication materials for business, both in the private and public sectors.
From Branding, Marketing, and Visual Communication services to Digital Media promotions, our creative materials build awareness, and boost sales.
Through the strategic use of stimulating messaging, captivating visuals, and graphic design, we create “the impact” you’re looking for.
Our core objective is to set you apart, sharpen your image, strengthen your market presence, and help your business grow.
Creative Director / Founder
Diane founded The Design Edge Inc. in 1989 and has built the firm’s solid experience and reputation across multiple industries, for Fortune 500 companies and small businesses. She has been intensely involved with both the administrative and creative role, providing strategic direction, marketing consulting, and managing a talented creative team to ensure the right resources are collaborating on each project. Her core team has been working together for over 20 years. She holds a BFA in Graphic Design from Kent State University.
On the Administrative side: Diane is an experienced communications professional with exceptional skills in administrative management, growing and maintaining loyal, trusted client partnerships and honoring business confidences. She has a proud history of dedicated service, developing marketing strategies and achieving goals/objectives for a variety of large corporations and small businesses.
On the Creative side: Diane has been responsible for delivering presentations to clients and managing the creative process by initializing and developing creative strategies, and overseeing the layout, design, written, graphic development and final implementation of all client projects.
Graphic Designer / Web Developer / Illustrator / Retoucher
Vic has a wide range of skills and several years of experience creating all types of graphic art and advertising. Vic has extensive experience across a variety of visual arts, including website and WordPress® development, email marketing, site management, art direction, photography, photo illustration, photo retouching, photo editing and color correction, graphic design and production for print and web.
Graphic Designer / Illustrator
Jim is a graphic designer, illustrator, Photoshop wiz, fine artist and musician. Jim prides himself on doing his best to bring creativity to those around him.
Jim has been an artist since he was old enough to hold a crayon. Following his discovery of pencils, pens, paint and eventually the computer, he has turned his love of art into a fun and successful career.
A graduate of Cleveland State University, die-hard fan of the Cleveland Indians, and proud, life-long resident of the city of Cleveland, Jim generates innovative, animated, technical or practical – quality design and illustration work – whether it’s for Fortune 500 companies or around the corner in his home neighborhood of Tremont.
Brad has been specializing in copywriting, content development, project management and strategic communications counseling for business-to-business and consumer clients for more than 20 years.
With a strong marketing and public relations background serving regional and national clients, specialties include information technology, financial services, health care, professional service, consumer products and industrial manufacturing marketing communications.
Brad previously was an assistant vice president in advertising for KeyCorp, a Fortune 500financial services company headquartered in Cleveland and an account manager for Watt, Roop & Co., a public relations and marketing firm in Cleveland.
He is a graduate of Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) with a bachelor’s degree in mass communication. In the community, he serves on the Tremont West Development Corporation Board of Directors and is a basketball coach in the Near West Recreation League.
Erin is an artist at heart and leaves her creative impression upon all aspects of her administrative role here at The Design Edge, where she has been tracking time on jobs and keeping files and the office in order for more than 20 years. She is our Design Edge ‘mother’.
When she’s not fulfilling her roles as The Design Edge administrative assistant, Erin is a preschool teacher for 3- and 4-year olds at Carol Nursery School, where she is passionate about encouraging toddlers to discover and explore their world through art, and to see the beauty in the textures, shapes and colors around them. She is known for her patience, creativity and loving manner with children and adults alike. Erin earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education from Ohio University and her Master of Early Childhood Education from Capella University.
John has been actively involved in the business management of the company. He manages the invoicing, vendor payment, payroll, quarterly and end of year financial reports. He also consults with our attorney for contracts and other legal issues.
However, for the last 46 years, has been as a practicing Physician Assistant. He received his PA degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington DC, and also holds a Masters Degree in Emergency Medicine from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. He is currently semi-retired, practicing three days a week in Psychiatry at Beacon Health, a community mental health center in Mentor, Ohio.