Hello & Welcome to the Design446 Blog!


Hello, hello, hello and welcome to the new, official Design 446 blog! We’re thrilled to be able to use our first ever blog post to announce that this year marks our 40th year in business – two enormous milestones in one!

Since our founding in 1974, we’ve made it our business to create high quality marketing solutions for our clients. As our President, Tom Villane says, “Design 446 is a very different kind of marketing company.” The culture of advertising and marketing has changed greatly over the last 40 years – and we too have evolved.

With careful, tactical steps, we’ve grown our small graphic design firm into a full-service agency that thrives in the new, digital age. We create experiences, build brands and inspire actions, and we’ve loved every single minute of the last 40 years – that’s 21,037,960 minutes to be exact!

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Here’s to another 40!

-The Design446 Team


Tom Villane

Tom Villane

Tom Villane, President: I joined the Design 446 team in 1995 as Vice President and partner. I came from a printing and political advertising background. I am a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University where I earned degrees in Political Science and History. Although I’m not an artist, I always thrived on the fast paced creative environment at Design 446. I’ve seen Design 446 grow from a 5-person design studio into a full service industry powerhouse. I’ve also seen college interns develop into company leaders. And it has mostly been a fun ride. My wife Sandie and I have 2 beautiful daughters, Carly and Alli. When I’m not at Design 446, you can find me running, skiing or saltwater fishing.

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