Tingalls Graphic Design Voted Madison’s Top Website Development Company for Second Consecutive Year

InBusiness Magazine’s Executive Choice Awards Honor the Best of Madison Business Local Madison business leaders have voted Tingalls Graphic Design the area’s best website development company in InBusiness Magazine’s 2016 Executive Choice Awards. The firm also took top honors in the same category in 2015. Winners in a variety of categories are chosen by majority vote of 1,000 Madison executives, business owners and decision makers. In a statement announcing the 2016 winners, InBusiness Editorial Director Joe Vanden Plas said, “Since the winners and three finalists in each of 37 categories are chosen from a fill-in-the-blank survey, these are companies that have achieved top-of-mind awareness in the business community. They represent … Continue reading

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7 Ways to Stay Healthy and Energized at your Desk Job

Do you work in an office? If so, then you already know it can be great for your paycheck, but not as great for your health. In fact, sitting at a desk can make you lethargic and lead to weight gain and other health problems if you let it. The key to that statement, though, is “if you let it.” As it turns out, there are a number of ways you can stay healthy and active, even if your job has you sitting still from 9 to 5 (or longer). Here are a few things you can try starting today… #1 Exercise before you get to work – You’ll be … Continue reading

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Why Your Best Website Design Company Isn’t a Website Design Company

Although we post a lot of material on our blog about website design and development, the fact is we do a lot of other graphic design and marketing work, as well. And, if you’re serious about growing your business, you should work with a creative team that has lots of different specialties and capabilities—all under one roof. In other words, your best website design company probably isn’t a website design company at all … it’s a creative team like Tingalls Graphic Design that starts with your brand and messaging strategy first, then applies that to your website design and not the other way around. To understand why, you only have … Continue reading

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Do You Own Your Website Design?

A lot of business owners have never considered this question. Here’s a hint: If you aren’t sure if you own your website design, then you probably don’t. That’s because many websites are designed from publicly available and commonly used WordPress templates. That can be a bad thing for a couple of reasons. First, it means your website probably has a generic feel to it. It wasn’t created for your company; it was designed to be used for any company. The difference is going to show in a lot of subtle ways. Another issue is that you could find a competitor with a nearly identical website. Anyone can use the same … Continue reading

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Why Brand Consistency Matters

For a lot of business owners, branding can seem like a vague topic that involves market research, focus groups, and the kinds of conversations people have in Fortune 500 boardrooms. But what they might not realize is that branding is just as important—or maybe even more important—for smaller companies. In particular, small businesses need brands that are consistent from one communication or campaign to the next. The reason is simple: If branding isn’t consistent, then customers won’t necessarily recognize that a communication is coming from your business right away. And, given that smaller companies have fewer chances to make an impression than bigger ones, they have to make each point … Continue reading

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Get to Know Tingalls: Maurita

We at Tingalls like to think we’re a pretty fun bunch. Get to know us a little bit better as we take turns in the spotlight in the upcoming months. This week, it’s Maurita’s turn! Maurita Role: Project Manager Has been with Tingalls: 6 months Your role in a few sentences: All encompassing! As a project manager I am responsible for staying organized and keeping projects on track and running smoothly. Favorite thing about your job: Getting to work with so many great people, internally and externally. 🙂 First thing you do when you get to work each day: Turn on some lights and check my emails. A work project you … Continue reading

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How to Get Subscribers to Open Your Emails

It’s not easy to find and keep subscribers to your email newsletter. That makes it all the more frustrating when the majority of them don’t actually open your messages. You can’t get results from your email marketing campaign if no one bothers reading what you send, so how can you get subscribers to make your newsletters a priority in their inbox? Here are a few quick tips to help you out… Use Catchy, Intriguing Subject Lines In general, you want your email newsletter subject lines to be short, timely, and attention grabbing. It’s important you don’t go too far to get readers to open your message, though. Anything that looks … Continue reading

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Get to Know Tingalls: Whitney

We at Tingalls like to think we’re a pretty fun bunch. Get to know us a little bit better as we take turns in the spotlight in the upcoming months. This week, it’s Whitney’s turn! Whitney Role: Graphic Designer Has been with Tingalls: 6 years Your role in a few sentences: I think of my role as being a creative problem solver. I get to take all the “pieces” of a project and make sure they all fit together and end up looking like a spiffy finished puzzle. Favorite thing about your job: My favorite thing about my job is the variety of clients and companies that we get the opportunity to … Continue reading

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Get to Know Tingalls: Alyssa

We at Tingalls like to think we’re a pretty fun bunch. Get to know us a little bit better as we take turns in the spotlight in the upcoming months. This week, it’s Alyssa’s turn! Alyssa Role: Graphic Designer Has been with Tingalls: 3 years Your role in a few sentences: I work with our team to design the best logos, print pieces, and websites we can for our clients. Favorite thing about your job: That I get to help people realize their dreams through good design, and that I get to have fun while I do it! And spoons… First thing you do when you get to work each … Continue reading

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Tingalls Featured on WisconsinRealEstate.com

Tingalls Graphic Design Featured on WisconsinRealEstate.com

Tingalls Graphic Design was recently featured on Wisconsin Real Estate, one of the top sites for Fitchburg, WI Real Estate. This Website and Logo Design Company Provides Quick Turnaround, Collaboration and Pro-Bono Work By Kelly Church Offering custom logo design, illustration, print collateral, and websites, Tingalls Graphic Design is more than just a graphic design studio. Owned by and named after Tara Ingalls, the Fitchburg, WI company started out of Ingalls’ home as a freelance business while she also worked full time. She was nicknamed “Speedy Tara” for her quick turnaround and that’s something she hasn’t sacrificed even as her company has grown. “Our turnaround is something I’ve been proud … Continue reading

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