Member Spotlight: A2Z Design

A2Z_from_Facebook_bw.jpgIt is rare when one organization can combine vast talent and experience with dedicated customer service, a genuine and passionate staff, and community-centered values, but Jeff Amstutz and his team at the Appleton-based A2Z Design, LLC manage to encompass all of these characteristics.

Amstutz has been taking part in graphic design work and projects since before college, specifically publication design. He was working at a corporate design agency in Virginia until 2004 when he left the company to do freelance work and moved to the Fox Cities. Shortly after his relocation, Amstutz realized that the timing was right to launch his own business, and A2Z Design was established in 2005.

A2Z is a boutique design studio that specializes in design across a wide variety of platforms. Between their four employees, they have expertise in designing and creating brand identities, publications, annual reports, marketing campaigns and general collateral needs. While A2Z is purely a graphic design studio, they partner with other communication entrepreneurs and organizations to ensure that all clients receive the services they need. One such company is Red Shoes PR, Inc., another Fox Valley company and fellow member of the LGBT Chamber that specializes in public relations and strategic communications.  

Along with being a highly skilled design team, A2Z is also actively involved in community and philanthropic events in the Fox Valley and surrounding regions.They have worked with many nonprofits and love working with mission-driven clients who are doing meaningful community work. For example, A2Z worked with the LGBT Partnership, a leadership development and support group for LGBT and allied youth ages 14-18 in Appleton and Green Bay. It was a pro bono effort that involved rebranding the organization and creating a brand for their new signature event, Unmasquerade, and has made a great impact on its visibility.  Amstutz recognizes this work as one of the most rewarding projects that A2Z has accomplished.

Because of their constant community support and involvement, as well as their commitment to building a diverse business community in Wisconsin, A2Z Design was chosen as our 2014 LGBT Business of the Year at our first annual Business Awards & Expo that took place this month. We are very proud to have them as a member of the LGBT Chamber of Commerce, and we know that they are setting an example of how diversity in the workplace makes for a positive and successful organization.