Special Programs

WHHA Annual Ornament & Personalized Greeting Card

WHHA Annual Ornament & Personalized Greeting Card

More than Just Products

Part of what makes DesignMasters special is our ability to leverage our creative talent in ways that extend beyond simply producing high quality giftware. From personalization programs and merchandising to innovative displays and special projects that encompass all of these things, DesignMasters offers new and exciting ways to think about your business.

Take, for instance, a program that arose from our partnership with the White House Historical Association. Each year since 1981, the White House Historical Association has created an annual Christmas ornament intended to honor a past president and celebrate his tenure in the White House. The sale of these ornaments helps to further the Association’s mission of supporting the White House through the acquisition of artwork and objects for the White House collection as well as educational and conservation programs. It is currently the largest collectible ornament program in the United States.

DesignMasters had already designed many of the White House Historical Association’s annual ornaments when we suggested creating a personalized greeting card program to augment existing sales. Many of the Association’s ornaments are given as gifts by organizations to show their appreciation or to build goodwill. DesignMasters worked with the Association to offer these customers the option of including a beautifully designed, high quality greeting card personalized with their message. Now, when giving White House annual ornaments, corporations, small businesses, and fundraising groups have an easy, turnkey solution for building their relationships with their customers, employees or donors.


Odyssey Marine Exploration SS Republic Presentation Set

Odyssey Marine Exploration SS Republic Presentation Set

Beyond the Ordinary

Odyssey Marine Exploration is the world leader in deep ocean exploration and shipwreck recovery. In 2003 they discovered and began recovery of artifacts and coins from the Civil War-era steamship, the SS Republic. When Odyssey Marine wanted to offer a number of these coins for sale, DesignMasters was asked to develop a way to showcase their immense historic and financial value. The result was the creation of a set of richly detailed presentation boxes to be used to both exhibit the coins and offer educational perspective related to their discovery.

Each wooden box was crafted with the highest attention to detail. The top of each box featured an ivoroid tile depicting an image of the SS Republic that was created by a scrimshaw artist and commissioned by DesignMasters. Inside each box a removable wooden tray held three Seated Liberty Half Dollar coins and could stand to create an attractive display. Packaging for a National Geographic produced documentary DVD about the recovery of the shipwreck, Civil War Gold, was also designed and created as part of this project.

DesignMasters isn’t simply a creative design company, nor are we only a manufacturer of quality products. We are a team dedicated to helping our customers surpass the ordinary and achieve the extraordinary.

Contact us today to find out how we can help you.