Welcome to Designers & Partners

Designers & Partners (D&P) principal, James Tocco, is a designer/manager with 25-plus years of entrepreneurial experience in a variety of design disciplines, photography and marketing business management for a diverse range of national and international clients. Jim’s award-winning creative work has included; art direction, photography, corporate identity/branding systems, advertising, exhibition and display design, business signage, interiors, direct marketing, event marketing, publications, online and web creative and more.

A recent addition to our capabilities is wood-crafting through our sister company, VR ARTifacts. We design and create one-of-a-kind furniture, mission-style framing, unique serving pieces, gift boxes, cutting/serving boards, repurpose salvaged and/or outdated items and preserve treasures.

As natives of the Detroit region, you know our team knows how to work hard for an honest dollar. D&P is a small, tightly knit organization – by design. It may not make sense to a banker, but small and efficient is a key part of our business plan. Working at this scale accomplishes several things:

• Retains our entrepreneurial spirit and creative freedom
• Makes us more responsive
• Allows us to work with select, top talent
• Maintains better cost and quality control
• Clients have the ear of the owner

We’re committed to the premise that good marketing and promotion starts with good design. We’re confident that we can help make your next project memorable.

Let’s talk.