Providing the entertainment industry and small businesses with graphic and web design, branding, corporate identity, direct marketing and advertising services.

Design Idea

Much of our work over the past 20 years has been for the entertainment, small businesses and direct marketing industries.

We specialize in graphic and web design, branding, corporate identity, marketing and advertising. Every project is unique, so we focus on providing our clients with personal and agile teams specifically suited to those individual needs. Our core group of design, frontend and backend develpers has been together for over 10 years. In addition, copywriters, video editing, and other specialty services are brought in to suit the specific needs of the client.

Design Idea's extensive portfolio includes projects for Disney, Elektra Records, Target, McDonalds, Disney, Guthy-Renker, Dancing with The Stars, Coca-Cola, Universal Studios, Celebrity Shopping Network, FOX, Proactiv, and Sprint, along with many individual entertainers, management teams and production companies.

Tina Howland

I am Principal, Lead Creative and Front-End Developer of Design Idea. In addition I have been an Adjunct Professor in the Communication Arts department at Mt. San Anotonio College since 2011, teaching Graphic Design, Web Design & Development, Typography and Portfolio classes.

My career started after graduating from Otis College of Art and Design with a BFA in Illustration. Before opening Design Idea, I worked at top studios and agencies as an Illustrator and Set Designer. Early work included projects for Sam Goody, Hollywood Athletic Club and Universal Studios, TV Guide, Hollywood Athletic Club and Vanity Fair. My iconic King Kong can still be seen at Universal City Walk.

Later agency work includes the entertainment powerhouse DNA Studio, specializing in creating websites for the music, television, and movie industries. Later, at Vendare Media, a direct marketing agency, I was a finalist in the Caples International Award Competition for Excellence in Direct Marketing Creatives.