Out of a small French apartment in the mid-1990s, Vistaprint began by supplying modest quantities of customizable business cards to small business owners. With proprietary technology and an online design experience, Vistaprint expanded and made personalized marketing materials affordable and accessible for everyone. Today, the company's arsenal of web-based design tools allows small business owners and consumers to create unique materials by adding personalized text, photos, and designs to thousands of templates for items ranging from calendars and mugs to T-shirts and holiday cards.
As years go by, analog media such as videotape begin to decay, slowly withering away until they finally become unsalvageable. Fortunately, the digitization experts at Reel Pro Video prevent weddings, birthdays, and the series finale of Kojak from fading into oblivion, transferring VHS, Beta, 8mm, and other outdated formats onto DVD. The staff can also digitize slides and pictures, as well as create digital photomontages—complete with background music. Reel Pro Video works with clients throughout the United States; its customers can mail in tapes and pictures.
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Most popular offering: 14"x17" Custom Poster
Pro Tip: Even if it looks like just a scribble on a scrap of paper, we can turn it into a masterpiece.
Good for Kids: Yes
Q&A with Amy Soto, Owner
What sets your business apart from your competition?
What sets Artzy Love apart from our competitors is that we specialize in taking artwork and turning it into masterpieces. We don't just print and ship. We take our time and design the right piece for our clients using their artwork.
What was the inspiration for starting this business?
As a mother, I have spent countless hours trying to organize the drawings and projects my child colors and paints. It's difficult to part with them, but they clutter up. Like every other parent in the world, I tried the countless organization tips found on Pinterest. Turns out you still end up with a montage of paper everywhere. I wanted a streamlined piece of artwork that contained multiple pieces so I could have just that one large piece to admire. It was then that Artzy Love was born.
What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a customer?
I had a grandmother call me up after seeing what I designed for her daughter's four girls. She wanted exact duplicates.
What?s your favorite part about your job?
I have been a graphic designer and illustrator for nearly 20 years. I have worked in various corporations and even the military sector, but designing masterpieces out of children's artwork is my favorite. I feel that instilling a love of art and showcasing a child's work can lead them down a path of confidence and self assurance that can carry them throughout their life with a positive approach.
With its team of dedicated writers and interest in community involvement, Brava Magazine delivers fashion, personality profiles, and in-depth feature articles to Madison-area women. Articles spotlight standout organizations and cover career and finance advice, beauty and style tips, and health and fitness topics. The magazine also delves typography-first into the local restaurant scene, scoping out palate-pleasing places for any hauntings. Recent in-depth features from Brava's slick pages include interviews with former Wisconsin first lady Jessica Doyle and current first lady Tonette Walker and an article covering public-radio host Jean Feraca.
Each month, a glossy new issue of Madison Magazine arrives in the mailboxes of readers, sharing local stories and events such as a profile of a local band instructor or an upcoming ballet folkl?rico performance. For nearly 35 years, the award-winning publication has filled pages with articles and photographs showcasing the Madison area?s restaurants, businesses, and cultural life. The arts and entertainment section highlights events such as the Madison World Music Festival, and food and dining articles explore new barbecue spots and share recipes that highlight local and seasonal ingredients. In addition to regularly reserving space for subjects such as health and habitat, the magazine turns out once-a-year creations, such as an annual food lover's issue and a Best of Madison Readers? Poll that directs readers toward comfortable coffeehouses and talented theater companies.