That’s us. Campana, that’s me, Tina Campana. Frost, that’s my husband, Mike Frost. A husband and wife team and lifelong friends, we’ve been working together since we were kids.
Mike and I met at our neighborhood school bus stop when we were in elementary school and soon became friends. As childhood friends and early entrepreneurs, our first business started one day when Mike’s mom asked us to repaint her front door. Since all of the doors in the condo complex were the same color, we decided it would be a good idea to go door to door offering our service. We made pretty good money, until we ran out of doors. But it didn't end there...
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Our careers began in high school with on-the-job training at Mike’s mom’s graphic design business. Having a love of art and design, I asked Mike’s mom if she would show me her work. She was kind enough to show me the process and tools used for the print advertising and publications she worked on. Soon we began helping her with projects. Back then, in the 80’s, we used ancient tools such as typesetters, clip art (that you actually clipped), paste boards, t-squares, pica rulers, x-acto knives, light tables, waxers, stat cameras (to shoot line art and halftones) and learned the process of developing film. Most significantly, we learned the importance of accuracy, attention to detail, and adhering to deadlines that is still engrained in us to this day.
So as not to bore you with our entire life story, I’ll just hit the highlights. In the next several years, we married, had our first child, and 2 years later our second. During this time computers came on the scene. We embraced the new technologies, and educated ourselves to learn the systems and design applications, and integrated these into our careers. Mike worked at home raising our kids and started his own business building computers and eventually setting up networks. Fast forward to 2005. After years of working as a corporate graphic designer, freelancing on the side, and finally at a design agency – working my way up from Graphic Designer to Senior Designer, to Designer/Art Director, I decided it was time to go out on my own. That’s when CampanaFrost Design was born.
Over the years we’ve found our niche in strategic brand development. Mike is the technical and creative marketing expert. I am the creative brand design expert. We are dedicated to utilizing our strategic brand design and marketing expertise to assist companies who share our passion for advancing communication and service to customers. With 3+ decades of expertise, we’ve had the privilege of working with a diverse group of clients and industries to develop strategies that add value, credibility and integrity to their brand. We know how to execute design strategies that will define your unique products and services and build a compelling brand that will place you ahead of your competitors.
Communication By Design – it’s what we do. We know how to use imagery, type and messaging to develop innovative marketing solutions that engage, inform and inspire. We develop ideas from conception through execution. Working as creatives with creatives (illustrators, photographers, copywriters, web developers, etc.) to design, develop and direct the execution of each project.
Specializing in the development of creative and cost-effective communications via both web and print technologies, the services we provide include: brand strategies, identities, web site design, print and online advertising, print and electronic publications, collateral materials, annual reports, trade show displays, magazines, package design, visual merchandising displays and signage for a variety of subject matter and industries including: retail, corporate, educational, product and service.