Saline, MI (February 23, 2010) – DesignHub, Inc., a Saline-based creative services and marketing firm, won a Silver ADDY Award from the Ann Arbor Ad Club ( in the local 2010 ADDY competition.

The award, announced last Friday evening at the club’s ADDY Awards Gala at the University of Michigan’s Horace Rackham School of Graduate Studies ballroom, recognized DesignHub’s work on a poster promoting the “Great Gatsby Regatta,” a fundraising event held last summer to benefit the Saline High School crew team.

Graphic artist Samantha West designed the poster, using a nostalgic-feeling illustrative style and the Gatsby type font to fit the 1920s-era theme of the event.

Print-Tech, Inc. (, a commercial printing, mailing, and distribution services company based in Ann Arbor, printed the full-color poster, which measures 11 inches wide by 17 inches high.

Copies of the poster were sold for $25 each at the Great Gatsby Regatta event itself. West was on hand to sign the posters for buyers. Purchases of the posters were among the many ways the event raised funds for the crew team.

The first annual Great Gatsby Regatta, attended by approximately 150 people, occurred on the evening of August 25, 2009 on the grounds surrounding DesignHub’s offices in the historic Hoyt-Ford commercial buildings at 600 W. Michigan Ave.

The same buildings, on the banks of the Saline River across from Wellers’ Carriage House, also house Phoenix Packaging Corp., whose owners Christopher and Patricia Malloy own and manage the property.

About DesignHub

DesignHub works with clients on website design and development, brand development, brochures, annual reports, newsletters, advertising, public relations, direct marketing, packaging designs, signage, and exhibits, as well as marketing strategies and plans. The company was founded in 1999.

Principals of DesignHub include: Karen Ragland, business manager and account executive; Ted Chesky, creative director and graphic designer; and Chris Kochmanski, marketing strategist, account executive, and copywriter. The firm has on-staff and freelance professionals for graphic design and Web site design and development.

DesignHub’s clients include Advanced Photonix Inc., Aluminum Supply Co., American Aqua, Bemis Farms Childcare, Berry & Associates, Center for Automotive Research (CAR), Center for Information Management (CIM), Center for Student Studies (CSS), Chelsea-Area Wellness Foundation, Chelsea Lumber, Chizek Custom Builders, Chrysler LLC, Corporate F.A.C.T.S., Daniels and Zermack Associates, Daycroft Montessori School, Dexter Research Center, Dimensional Engineering, Electrocon International, Evangelical Homes of Michigan, The First Congregational Church of Ann Arbor, Hardwood Solutions, Homeowner Services of America (HSA), INSTALL Michigan, JCG Associates, JPRA Architects, Lamaze Family Center of Ann Arbor, Latitude Consulting Group, Marshall Sales Inc., McMullen Company, Metropolitan Building Services, Motawi Tileworks, OptiMetrics Inc., PTC, Packaging and Shipping Specialists (P.A.S.S.), Peters Building Co., Phoenix Contractors, Power Wellness, Program for Automotive Labor and Education (PALE), Rand Construction, Renewal Ministries, City of Saline, Saline Area Chamber of Commerce, Saline District Library, Saline Parks and Recreation Department, Samson Senior Properties, SignGraphix, Sircon, Solution Recovery Services (SRS), Sun Engineering, Survey Sciences Group (SSG), the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance, and Vinylife Hose Co.

Further information is available from DesignHub, Inc., 600 W. Michigan Ave., Saline, MI 48176. Phone: (734) 944-8705. Email:

Media Contact:
Chris Kochmanski
DesignHub, Inc.
(734) 944-8705