• T&T mission

    Marketing isn't Everything ...

    ... but everything you do is Marketing. To be in business and not market yourself is to hide your light under a basket. Every business needs to know what it is and what it wants to be, and then communicate that effectively. Establish a marketing budget, no matter how small, and spend it according to a plan, no matter how simple. It's just that easy, and we can help every step of the way ... from developing and budgeting the plan, to managing its implementation.

    our mission

    We set out every time to meet or exceed your expectations, go the extra mile and finish a cut above! We take pride in all we do. Meeting on the level, parting on the square.

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    Promotional Marketing

    The partners of T&T Advertising, With more than 50 years combined experience, bring creativity, design and marketing sense to this fun side of advertising. Everybody loves the swag.

    a big bang for the buck

    A study by the Advertising Specialty Institute found that promotional products had the lowest cost per impression (CPI) of all major media.

    The BIG categories

  • If it's the clothes that make the man, and woman ...

    Decorated apparel or "logowear" is a prime element in establishing brand externally, and creating culture and esprit internally—from the reliable embroidered polo for the office, to branded attire for trade shows, to promotional t-shirts for the company picnic, and give-aways, to nice golf shirts for the annual tournament, to imprinted work clothes for that professional look on the job site, to whatever purpose you can imagine.

    Shirts & Uniforms

    Traditional knitted polo shirt, woven dress shirt, or humble T-shirt - embroidered or printed - shirts are the front line of identity marketing and team building. We can source and decorate any uniform need, from dress clothes, to chefs coats and aprons, to safety vests and overalls.

    Jackets, Caps & Gear

      Jackets look great on the job and are much appreciated, especially if you live and work where there is "weather." We can put a trucker cap on your head, or a baseball cap, knit cap, hard hat, straw hat ... the possibilities are unlimited. (And don't forget socks, belts, bandanas, and on, and on.)


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  • INCENTIVE AND RECOGNITION PROGRAMS EARN THEIR KEEP.

    Incentive awards, recognition programs and products, and premiums are all part of the business of cheering people on to succeed, and showing gratitude when they do. This type of acknowledgement of effort, skill, determination, achievement has long proven its value in both impact and cost.

    Awards

    Long after the calories from the anniversary lunch have been burned, that 5 year plaque will remain a connection to a sustaining positive memory. Having long ago spent the sales bonus, the nice leather "Top Dog" sport bag that came with it continues to inspire with every trip to the gym.

    Recognition

      The tradition of acknowledging patrons and supporters is a long one, from a small commemorative plaque to names carved large in a stone wall. Each is a unique challenge calling for its own design, and that's where T&T Creative excels.

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  • THERE ARE AS MANY WAYS TO SAY "THANK YOU" AS THERE ARE REASONS.

    Your customers and clients, your employees, your mentors, your vendors.
    Who should you thank?

    Food & Snacks

    There are some great choices available for everything from candies and cookies to cheeses and smoked hams; in tins and containers, tied with imprinted ribbons or served on branded cutting boards. Custom fortune cookies, anyone? Your logo molded in Belgian chocolate?

    Merchandise

      - A photo film lab in Edina, MN recovered the spent silver from processed film and struck commerative coins for all employees, in honor of 25 years of business.

      - An iron fabrication shop in Savage, MN gave holiday goodies to their best customers in replica wooden toy trucks, in honor of their founding.

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  • WE CAN PUT YOUR LOGO WHEREVER YOU WANT TO BE SEEN.

    A restaurant's embossed napkins, the dentist's welcome mat, the counter mat at the auto parts store, the graphics on the food truck, the Starbucks umbrellas on their patio. Our strong graphic design and production capabilities combined with our international ASI supplier network, makes T&T a creative source for all kinds of packaging, trade show displays, vehicle graphics, banners and flags and on and on.

    Inside

    Trade show display booths are a rich example of the things we do:
    • the pillow mints in the big jar
    • the imprinted pens & Post-it® notes on the table
    • the logo printed table cover
    • the t-shirts for the warmer prospects
    • the embroidered sport shirts worn by staff working the booth
    • the printed catalog and hand-outs
    • the graphics on the display panels

    Outside

      - You either love 'em or hate 'em - those maniacal Sky Dancers. The best ones have your imprint on them.
      - Vehicle graphics have gotten incredibly cool, especially with the proliferation of food trucks today.
      - Lawn signs, door hangers, bumper stickers - what every political candidate needs.
      - Feather Flags are super popular because they get noticed.

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  • WE CAN PUT YOUR LOGO ON JUST ABOUT ANYTHING, AND WRAP IT UP TO GO.

    The current term is swag, but whether you call it gadgets, trinkets, tchotchke or CPS, imprinted products are an important component of any well-rounded marketing plan. Pen, pencil, tumbler & cup, CD, DVD, 3M Post-it® notes, chocolates & nuts, — screen printed, pad printed, sublimated, embossed, debossed, embroidered, lasered, etched, molded, plasma cut — you name it and we'll put your graphic identity on it! We're a client service company, here to support your plan and your team. Contact us with your goal and your budget, and we'll match your program with the right promotional vehicle and strategy.

    Stock

    There are some 400,000 standard imprinted products available more or less "off the shelf." Search them all, by keyword and price, on our
    T&T Logomall website
    .

    Custom

      Sometimes off the shelf won't work. T&T Creative has deep experience in design and production of custom projects in general, and custom awards in particular.

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    Contact Us

    T&T Designs, Inc.

    Marketing, Design, Print, Graphics, Fine Art, Film & Event Support
    Todd Hollingsworth
    612.419.0750

    T&T Advertising

    Promotional Products, Advertising, Web Design & Management, Writing
    Don Lehnhoff
    612.840.2412

  • Who we are.

    T&T Creative is a SMALL, full service, creative company ...

    ... providing graphic design/production, advertising/marketing and consulting to large and small business alike. Our work has been used by companies and organizations, big and small, from logo development and branding to all marketing material—in print, on signs, billboards, vehicles, clothing, promotional items, the web and in most local publications.

    What we are NOT is a big downtown agency. We provide the same products, professional services and knowledge but operate one-on-one like a personal freelance or in-house graphic designer. It's just several of us, and we do it ALL! The same guy who makes the sales calls moves the mouse and coordinates the project and can be reached almost 24/7.

    We’re small, and we love working with small business, but we’ve been trusted by some BIG names worth mentioning. We have produced graphics for, sold promotional products to, or been on set with: Oprah, Prince, Beyoncé, ESPN, Turner Sports, Live Nation, NBA, WNBA, NBC, Pentair, Target, Best Buy, 3M, Dairy Queen, BMW, The Canadian Consulate General, Jack Daniels, John Deere, Pratt, Ordway, Wellstone, Pillar Homes, Boston Scientific, Denali, TJB Custom Homes, BATC and The Parade of Homes(sm), Edina Realty, Envoy Medical, Porous Media, John Roberts, University of Minnesota, Highland Banks, and the FBI; plus many other local businesses and restaurants like Cafe Latté, Pizza Lucé, Sakura, True Thai, Palmer’s Bar, O’Gara’s and The Happy Gnome.

    Todd Hollingsworth is T&T Design's CEO ...

    ... with 30+ years in the study and practice of graphic design, advertising and printing. Todd's history includes management and art direction, in studio and agency settings, with creative staffs of 20 or more, and additionally on film sets and back stage for the past 10 years.

    Tammy Hollingsworth ...

    ... is co-owner of T &T Designs, Inc. After helping establish T&T’s print expertise working with The John Roberts Company, one of the top 100 printers in the country, Tammy moved on to develop T&T’s film and event support—first adding craft services to the list and then moving into wardrobe and production.

    Don Lehnhoff ...

    ... has partnered with Todd and T&T Designs since 2005, planning and managing advertising campaigns and web projects, and providing other creative input and output. Together they formed T&T Advertising as a promotional products division.

  • Privacy Policy

    Our web server stores log files to record visits for the purpose of displaying website visitor statistics. This is in common with most websites. None of this information is displayed publicly. The information collected includes the following data:
    • IP address - with this information it's possible to discover which ISP you used to connect to this website.
    • Browser Type - this information may be denied by your browser settings.
    • Referring Page - this information may be denied by your browser settings.
    • Time and duration of your visit.
    • Which pages you visited.

    The information is used to measure the performance of the website in attracting visitors and users. Only the webmaster of this website normally views this information. Server administrators have access to the information but are unlikely to view it. The information should be assumed to remain permanently on the server. We don't currently have advertising that makes use of cookies, and we do not store site visitor's e-mail addresses on our server. If you should complete a contact request your e-mail may be saved for our future use in serving you. It will never be sold or distributed in any way, to any third parties. It is intended for use in following up on your contact request.

    Legal Terms

    All material on this website, including logos, graphics, photos, design elements and text are copyright T&T Designs, Inc. and T&T Advertising unless otherwise noted. Any commercial or other use of the contents of this site requires prior permission from T&T Designs, Inc.

    ©2017, T&T Creative

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  • FAQ

    Q: How much does it cost?
    A: How much do you want to spend? We do not have a cookie-cutter pricing model. We work with your individual budget, goals, and objectives to do what's best for you. We can build the Cadillac to get from point A to B or we can build a scooter, and we do not get into the "bidding game." Our clients use us because they like working with us and trust that we will work towards their goals. We usually produce better-looking graphics than the other guy as well as cheaper products, if you're comparing apples to apples. The size, shape, style, and quantity can greatly alter the end price. The other guys say what they will to under-bid a project, but we'll work with you to make the best overall knowledgeable choices.

    Q: What do you need to start?
    A: First, a meeting helps. We get a feel for what you want, a general timeline and a cost. Next, depending on the project, the following is helpful: A copy or example of your past marketing material if available. A general list of what you want communicated to your audience. This may range from a basic tag line or mission statement, to a complete list.

    General Vocabulary

    Cross Platform:
    When something is cross platform, it is compatible between different types of computers. For my clients generally we mean Windows, Macintosh. Some examples of cross platform in the web context are HTML files, PDF files (if the computer in question has Acrobat Reader installed), and JavaScript program applications.

    Vector Graphics:
    Vector graphics (also called geometric modeling or object-oriented graphics) is the use of geometrical primitives such as points, lines, curves, and polygons, which are all based upon mathematical equations to represent images in computer graphics.

    Raster Graphics:
    A raster graphics image, digital image, or bitmap, is a data file or structure representing a generally rectangular grid of pixels, or points of colour, on a computer monitor, paper, or other display medium.

    Typography:
    Typography is the art and techniques of type design, modifying type glyphs, and arranging type. Type glyphs (characters) are created and modified using a variety of illustration techniques. The arrangement of type is the selection of typefaces, point size, line length, leading (line spacing) and letter spacing.

    Fonts / Typefaces:
    In typography, a typeface is a coordinated set of glyphs designed with stylistic unity. A typeface usually comprises an alphabet of letters, numerals, and punctuation marks; it may also include ideograms and symbols, or consist entirely of them, for example, mathematical or map-making symbols. The term typeface is synonymous with font.

    Serifs / Sans Serifs:
    In typography, serifs are non-structural details on the ends of some of the strokes that make up letters and symbols. A font that has serifs is called a serif font (or seriffed font). A font without serifs is called sans-serif, from the French sans = "without".

    Megapixel:
    A megapixel is 1 million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera with an array of 2048?1536 sensor elements is commonly said to have "3.1 megapixels" (2048 x 1536 = 3,145,728).

    FPO:
    For Position Only. Anything used temporarily, for layout or example, to be replaced at a later date.

    Industry Standard:
    The term used to describe anything generally expected and accepted within our industry.
    • Macintosh Hardware and Software are the "industry standard" for print and graphic design. -PC's and PC programs are generally not!
    • CDs, DVD and E-Mail are acceptable file transfer formats. -Floppy disks are not!
    • TIFF, EPS and properly formatted PDF images are expected by most printers, manufactures and publishers. GIF, JPEG and low resolution web images are not!
    • Quark, Illustrator and Photoshop are acceptable applications - They are the "industry standard". Freehand, Powerpoint and Microsoft-anything are not!
    •Adobe Fonts are "the industry standard". -True Type, Special, Custom and "Fun Fonts" are not! (Both screen fonts and printer fronts are expected to be submitted with all files for print).

    Media:
    Any format used to transfer information. (CD, DVD or e-mail, Zip disk or Floppy no longer acceptable)

    Photo Image Retouching:
    At T&T Designs, this means the digital enhancement of a photo or digital image. This may include things like, sharpening, brighting, or converting and image from RGB to CMYK. It would also include things like adding grass to new home, clouds in the sky, or removing unwanted aspects like a hose left in a yard or wrinkles in a face.

    Specifications:
    We refer to "specs" as any detailed production information used to communicate precise, technical, and/or industry specific information, to any outside source.

    Print Terminology

    Desktop Publishing:
    Desktop publishing combines a personal computer and page layout software to create publication documents on a computer for either large scale publishing or small scale local economical multifunction peripheral output and distribution. Users create page layouts with text, graphics, photos and other visual elements using software such as QuarkXPress, Adobe InDesign, the free Scribus, Microsoft Publisher, Apple Pages and (to some extent) any graphics software or word processor that combines editable text with images. For small jobs a few copies of a publication might be printed on a local printer. For larger jobs a computer file can be sent to a vendor for high-volume printing.

    CMYK:
    CMYK (short for cyan, magenta, yellow, and key (Black)) is a subtractive color model.

    Spot Color:
    In offset printing, a spot color is any color generated by an ink (pure or mixed) that is printed using a single run. Technicians around the world use the term spot color to mean any color generated by a non-standard offset ink; such as metallic, fluorescent, spot varnish, or custom hand-mixed inks.

    PMS:
    Pantone Inc. The company is best known for its Pantone Matching System (PMS), a proprietary color space used in a variety of industries, primarily printing, though sometimes in the manufacture of colored paint, fabric and plastics.

    DPI:
    Dots per inch (DPI) is a measure of printing resolution, in particular the number of individual dots of ink a printer or toner can produce within a linear one-inch (2.54 cm) space.

    Bleed:
    Bleed is any printed colors that extend past the edge of a page. To accommodate a bleed, the printer must print the bleed area larger than the final trim size. The page is then trimmed through to bleed area. Bleeds require more paper and production time, thus, printers charge extra for this service.

    Direct to Plate::
    Producing printing plates directly from digital files without film or negatives.

    Gain:
    The effects of: ink spreading out, darkening of color, or closing of detail associated with printing on uncoated or newsprint like paper. Some paper, such as the stock used in yellow pages ads, has quite a "gain" on press!

    Halftone:
    An image made up of small dots whose variation and size create an image or illustration of varing tone.

    Web Terminology

    HTML:
    Abbreviation for Hyper Text Markup Language. Contrary to common belief, HTML is technically not a programming language, but just a way of describing documents that contain information to be shared between different computers. These documents are known as web pages.

    Domain Name:
    This is the name of your website, as in Whatever-You-Want-Dot-Com. You have to pay an annual fee for a domain name, even if you never set up a server for it.

    Server:
    A special high speed computer with an "always on" connection to the internet which houses your website. When someone types in your domain name, the server sends the web page to their computer's web browser.

    PPI:
    Pixels per inch (PPI) or pixel density is a measurement of the resolution of a computer display, related to the size of the display in inches and the total number of pixels in the horizontal and vertical directions. This measurement is often referred to as dots per inch, though that measurement more accurately refers to the resolution of a computer printer. PPI may also be used to describe the resolution of an image scanner or digital camera.

    RGB:
    The RGB color model is an additive model in which red, green, and blue (often used in additive light models) are combined in various ways to reproduce other colors.

    Web Browser:
    A Web browser is a software application that enables a user to display and interact with text, images, and other information typically located on a Web page at a website on the World Wide Web or a local area network. Text and images on a Web page can contain hyperlinks to other Web pages at the same or different website. Web browsers allow a user to quickly and easily access information provided on many Web pages at many websites by traversing these links. Web browsers format HTML information for display, so the appearance of a Web page may differ between browsers. This graph shows the top browsers and their percentage of users for a sample month in 2012. Actual use fluctuates from month to month and year to year:

    PHP:
    The abbreviation PHP is a recursive initialism PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor. PHP is a reflective programming language originally designed for producing dynamic web pages. PHP is used mainly in server-side scripting, but can be used from a command line interface or in standalone graphical applications.

    XHTML:
    The Extensible HyperText Markup Language, or XHTML, is a markup language that has the same depth of expression as HTML, but also conforms to XML syntax.

    CSS:
    Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a stylesheet language used to describe the presentation of a document written in a markup language. Its most common application is to style web pages written in HTML and XHTML.

    Graphics Software

    Adobe Acrobat:
    Adobe Acrobat Reader is free application that reads PDF files. PDF is a cross platform file format. PDFs are often used in email exchanges due to their generally small file size. We also use them for our digital proofs. Click here to download.

    Adobe Illustrator:
    Adobe Illustrator is a vector-based drawing application. We often use it in constructing plat maps and other graphics that require scalability.

    Adobe InDesign:
    Adobe InDesign is a desktop publishing application. Adobe InDesign is primarily used by large publishing houses to produce the kinds of complex page layouts required by magazines, newspapers, catalogs, and similar printed materials. It is one of two products (the other being QuarkXPress) that dominate that market space.

    Adobe Photoshop:
    Adobe Photoshop, or simply Photoshop, is a graphics editor. It is the current market leader for commercial bitmap and image manipulation, and is the flagship product of Adobe Systems. We use this to create almost all of our images.

    Coda:
    Coda is a shareware web development application for Mac OS X, developed by Panic. It was released on April 23, 2007. It won the 2007 Apple Design Award for Best User Experience.

    QuarkXPress:
    QuarkXPress is a desktop publishing application. QuarkXPress is primarily used by large publishing houses to produce the kinds of complex page layouts required by magazines, newspapers, catalogs, and similar printed materials. It is one of two products (the other being Adobe InDesign) that dominate that market space.

    Graphics File Formats

    PDF:
    The Portable Document Format (PDF) is the file format created by Adobe Systems, in 1993, for document exchange. PDF is used for representing two-dimensional documents in a device-independent and display resolution-independent fixed-layout document format. Each PDF file encapsulates a complete description of a 2-D document (and, with Acrobat 3-D, embedded 3-D documents) that includes the text, fonts, images, and 2-D vector graphics that compose the document.

    EPS:
    Encapsulated PostScript, or EPS, is a DSC-conforming PostScript document with additional restrictions intended to make EPS files usable as a graphics file format. In other words, EPS files are more-or-less self-contained, reasonably predictable PostScript documents that describe an image or drawing, that can be placed within another PostScript document.

    AI:
    Adobe Illustrator Artwork (AI) is a proprietary file format developed by Adobe Systems for representing single-page vector-based drawings in either the EPS or PDF formats. The .ai filename extension is used by Adobe Illustrator.

    GIF:
    GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) is an 8-bit-per-pixel bitmap image format that was introduced by CompuServe in 1987 and has since come into widespread usage on the World Wide Web due to its wide support and portability.

    JPEG:
    In computing, JPEG is a commonly used method of compression for photographic images. The name JPEG stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group, the name of the committee that created the standard.

    TIFF:
    Tagged Image File Format (abbreviated TIFF) is a file format for storing images, including photographs and line art. TIFF is a popular format for high color depth images, along with JPEG and PNG. TIFF format is widely supported by image-manipulation applications like Adobe Photoshop, and by desktop publishing and page layout applications such as QuarkXPress and Adobe InDesign, by scanning, faxing, word processing, optical character recognition and other applications.

    PNG:
    PNG (Portable Network Graphics) is a bitmapped image format that employs lossless data compression. PNG was created to improve upon and replace the GIF format, as an image-file format not requiring a patent license.

    PSD:
    The .PSD (Photoshop Document) format stores an image with support for most imaging options available in Photoshop. These include layers with masks, color spaces, ICC profiles, transparency, text, alpha channels & spot colors, Clipping paths, and duotone settings. This is in contrast to many other file formats (e.g. .EPS or .GIF) that restrict content to provide streamlined, predicatable functionality. Photoshop's popularity means that the .PSD format is widely used, and it is supported to some extent by most competing software.

    RAW:
    A raw image file (sometimes written RAW image file ) contains minimally processed data from the image sensor of a digital camera or image scanner. Raw files are so named because they are not yet processed and ready to be used with a bitmap graphics editor or printed. Normally, the image will be processed by a raw converter in a wide-gamut internal colorspace where precise adjustments can be made before conversion to an RGB file format such as TIFF or JPEG for storage, printing, or further manipulation.


  • Logo & Branding

    We've designed thousands

    A LOGO is your “brand” that clearly states who you are, appeals to your customers, and is usable for print, web, signs, vehicles, and everything else. It doesn’t need to cost a lot or involve a focus group, but a good, clean, “cool” logo needs to be suitable for your printer, sign company, swag vendor (hopefully us) and everyone in your office.  

    BRANDING doesn’t have to mean a company revamp and big budget, it’s simply a focus on consistency in your look and feel, with imagery and elements that tie it all together. You’ll be recognized as professional rather than haphazard. Signs, vehicle graphics, letterhead, handouts, postcards, print ads, promotional products … you’ll be remembered well and taken seriously.


  • Print Ads

    Print Ads

    Subtle or jump up in your face

    Our professional work appears in the best publications in town; give your ads our professional touch. Working within your overall brand, we’ll balance & retouch photos for best reproduction, float graphics to maximize interest & space, and do those “fancy” eye-appealing things the publication’s “free” production artist just can’t do under deadline.

    With any project it’s the proof and approval stage that’s most important. We present a (usually awesome) concept, but it’s YOUR feedback that steers the boat. When approaching your press date, you can reach us on a direct cell line for final changes. We submit your print-ready ad to the publication, and you run an ad your customers WILL notice. 


  • Brochures and such

    Brochures & Such

    Cool graphics, sharp copy, targeted appeal

    YOU: Company, Division, Sales, Catalogue, Model Home, Corporate Report, more.

    US: Layout, Design, Copywriting, Editing, Photography, Photo Retouching, Coordination, Proofs, Changes, Digital print-ready files, or printed product delivered to your door. 

    * We’ll help you craft a letter or a script to solicit contributions from your subs if that fits your business, but don’t let YOUR company brochure become just an advertisement for 20 other companies with their logos on every page.


  • Handouts, Flyers, Direct Mail

    Handouts & Direct Mail

    grab their attention -
    keep them engaged

    As with any print ad, billboard, brochure or web page, it’s a battle for eyeballs, and the stickier the better.

    We design with a hook to grab attention at a moments glance, and conquer the short attention span. From there our marketing pieces employ good design, effective use of space, clear understandable copy, and targeted appeal to get results. Compared to most others, ours stand out. 


  • Signage and Display

    Signage & Display

    get noticed in a big way

    From our design desk to an Interstate billboard; from a sketched concept to the showroom floor display; from a marketing meeting to your booth on the convention floor.

    This is what we do – your ad on the side of a truck, bus or pedal cab; a sales banner, road sign, entrance monument or directional signage.


  • Illustrations and play maps

    Illustrations & Plat Maps

    Sometimes a drawing is better

    Illustration is used in place of photography. Sometimes a drawing can tell your story better than a picture, or make it easier to visualize something that can’t be photographed. From blood cells, to industrial filtration, to simple lines on a map.

    Present your neighborhood
    as a work of art.

    Home builder, land developer, real estate agent, you know you need a clean color sales plat to sell your lots. It’s a critical tool that needs to look great on the web, in print ads and mailers, on sales brochures and flyers, posters in the model and signs on the street. Come to us for style and taste.


  • photoshop

    Photo Shop

    massaging reality

    Sometimes the model home isn’t quite ready at press time, or the weather wouldn’t cooperate. Most of our work involves a little “photoshopping” - here are a few examples of what we can do to save you from using a bad photo in an expensive print ad.


  • Advertising Campaign Management

    Advertising Management

    start the ball rolling, ...
    and keep it rolling

    Your business may not have the people resources to manage even a modest advertising campaign, but don’t let that stand in your way to success. We can solve this for you by providing full management on a contract basis.

    Print ads, circulation inserts, direct mail, roadway signs, billboards, on-screen (movie theater) advertising, TV and radio, events … we can handle it all from research and planning to design, insertion, verification, payments and reporting, to keep your plan in motion.

  • Web Design & Maintenance

    Clean Tailored Websites for all devices; updates & social media

    Websites can be a mystery. We'll make it clear and easy, where easy also means affordable.

    Live Examples of our work

  • backstage

    Backstage

    behind the scenes

    When the day job lags, or we just need a break from the office environment, we’re “running” for ESPN, Live Nation, Netflix, and others who come to the Twin Cities. Working the green room for talent, picking them up from the hotel or airport, prepping the sales conference lounge - we can be counted on to source what’s needed locally and be fast, efficient and professional about it.

    We know the inner catacombs of the Xcel Energy Center, Target Center, Target Field, US Bank Stadium, and the many other indoor and outdoor venues. When Monday night football comes to town, or their filming a show at the Pantages, we’re behind the scenes making it happen. 


  • craft services

    Craft Services

    comfort food +

    We are the coffee, snack table, treats and little creature comforts that keep crew, talent and director happy on set during a shoot. From small product shoot or commercial to big budget movie production, often chipping in as PA as well between keeping coffee hot, drinks cold and meals ordered in. Indoor, outdoor, rain or shine, summer or winter cold our experience on set and in the food service industry will keep you & crew happy...
    "Another hot vegan wrap run out to the director on frozen lake set, more water to the camera guys out on the field and up in the catwalk, fruit snacks for the kids in wardrobe, 3 more cases of beer and a bottle of Jack to the green room, and something special for talent and client at the hotel and airport.
    'Copy that!'”

  • wardrobe

    Wardrobe

    dressing for success

    Working with client, agency and talent … sourcing from the best stores in town to the thriftiest thrift shop, and/or renting from local theater companies. We’re making budget and providing options to match vision and storyboards. We are grateful for the many accolades to our credit in wardrobe: we find it, fit it, and make changes on the fly. 

  • production assistant

    PA Art/Prop Assist

    multi-faceted work horse

    Todd, at 6’4” and able-bodied with lots of backstage and on set experience, is the perfect fit for Production Assistant - running clients, moving gear, driving the delivery van or assisting art department and props.

    Growing up as a handy man/maintenance guy for family-owned rental property, Todd knows his way around basic tools and how to use them, with the ability to fix and adjust things on the fly. His years of experience and schooling in art and graphic design give him the patience and that particular “eye for detail” needed for set design, props, and under the camera work.


  • producer

    Producer

    handling the big picture

    Tammy Hollingsworth has a growing list of producing credits with names like Target and Best Buy, while branching out into film under her own name. After years of experience on and around the set as craft services provider and lead wardrobe manager, Tammy brings her broad and well-rounded experience to making the whole thing work.

  • fine art studio

    Art for Art's Sake

    T&T Art Studio is the “fine art” creative outlet where hand and brush still reign over mouse. Displayed at restaurants, bars and coffee shops, and in select galleries and private collections, our art connects to a different world than our more corporate conservative day job.