Welcome to Designers & Partners

James Tocco is a designer/manager with 25-plus years of entrepreneurial experience in a variety of design disciplines, art direction, and marketing business management. Jim’s award-winning creative work has included corporate identity/branding systems, advertising, exhibition and display design, business interiors, direct marketing, event marketing, publications, online creative and web design, one-of-a-kind furniture design and fabrication – actually, if you can think of it, Jim has probably designed it. 

Being Detroit natives, you know our team knows how to work hard for an honest dollar. Designers & Partners (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; we’re responsive, we work with top talent, we maintain cost control and quality better, and our clients have the ears of the owner. Everyone wins.

D&P provides unparalleled design and consulting services that run the gamut of business and cultural endeavors, producing work for a diverse range of national and international clients. Due to our simple structure and lean profile, D&P is able to retain the entrepreneurial spirit and creative freedom that results in fresh, original work. Our unique structure and business philosophy allows us to collaborate when larger projects require a greater depth of resources or interdisciplinary support – and when not needed we have no bloated in-house organization to maintain. As a small, private firm, our clients are assured that we are truly selling them what they need, rather than simply what we have to offer. Like a large international firm, we maintain relationships providing a sophisticated support structure and a wide-ranging network of professional resources. Whatever the job, we get it done.

We’re rooted in the premise that good marketing starts with good design. We’re confident that we can help you with your next assignment, and equally confident you will be pleased with our work. Refreshingly, in the rare circumstance that your project does not fit in our wheelhouse, we’ll be totally up front and let you know beforehand. Let’s talk.