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Tina HowlandTina Howland has owned and managed Design Idea since 2003. She also teaches web design in the Communication Arts & Graphic Design Program at Mt. San Antonio College.

Her career in the arts and entertainment world began as an illustrator after graduating from Otis College of Art and Design with a BFA majoring in Illustration. Tina's early work included projects for Sam Goody, Hollywood Athletic Club and Universal Studios. Her iconic King Kong can still be seen today hanging from the buildings at Universal City Walk.

As her career moved from paint and brushes to the computer, she developed her digital skills in UCLA Extension’s Communications Arts program. In addition to running Design Idea, Tina has worked for some of top web studios in the Los Angeles area including the entertainment powerhouses DNA Studio and Morpheus Agency, and branding/marketing agencies that include Digital Brand Casting and Vendare Media (where she was a finalist in the Caples International Award Competition, recognizing Excellence in Direct Marketing Creatives). At Vendare Media she worked as lead designer on a wide variety of projects including InFocus (promoted as the first integrated direct marketing targeting system capable of delivering maximum performance).

Tina's extensive portfolio includes projects for Vanity Magazine, 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.


Website Design and Development Agency


design idea

As a small boutique firm, Design Idea is able to enjoy a close and personal relationship with its clients. All projects are designed and managed under the direction of Tina Howland. She has an expert team of talented web and database developers, and together they provide clients with cutting-edge custom design and modern web development solutions.

Design Idea strives to provide the highest level of service in a cost-effective and timely manner.

history

Founded in 1999 in Hollywood as Wett Designs, Design Idea has since moved to Burbank's "Media Center" - southern California's entertainment hub and home to many entertainment and marketing companies.

areas of focus

Design Idea is ideally suited to handle the following.
  1. Branding & Identity: Helping you start your company from the ground up. We help you with branding, logo development, market research, and print collaterals, and web development.
  2. Website Design & Development: Building small to medium sized websites for the entertainment industry and businesses. We work closely with our clients to create custom looks specifically suited to meet goals, target audiences and individual needs. A development server is used to view work in progress, and our goal is to provide beautiful and modern websites at affordable costs. While some of our clients have been part of a website development process in the past, many are new to the terminology and concepts. We have a system that makes what can seem like a daunting process run smooth and easy.
  3. Team Projects: We work with existing teams on website projects. Our services are available to companies that may have part of the web team already in place and find themselves only in need of specific design or development specialties.
  4. Website Maintenance & Consultation: If you already have a website and just need some updates or changes, we can provide you with that service.  

affordable pricing

We are a small company with years of experience designing and developing custom website and print projects. We know exactly what to do, how to work efficiently, and are able to accurately price your project.

Hello, I'm Tina Howland

I grew up an artist, and consider myself fortunate to work doing what I love. My career has included illustration, set design, graphic design, web design and development. Additionally, I teach web design at Mt. San Antonio College.

Design Idea was started in 1999 after I became fascinated with the technology associated with Web Design. In addition to the role of Creative and Lead Designer on every project, I handle all Project Management from the beginning to end. The Portfolio section of this website consists of work that I have personally designed over the last 15 years.

Design Idea is a small boutique company, and while we have an expert team dedicated to delivering the best possible project, my clients know they work directly with me. We specialize in creating Entertainment and Small Business websites with a modern and beautiful strong visual focus.

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