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Professional Praise

Lynne Wester

Founder and Principal

Donor Relations Guru

I have worked with Tyler for several years. He is an amazing creative force and helps transform the look and feel of the organizations he helps. His vision for the experience of consuming communications is thoughtful and intentional.

I refer all of my donor relations clients to him —they love him—and I work with him for all of my campaigns. He understands the world of donor relations and alumni affairs and knows how to really impress your donors and alumni. I cannot recommend Tyler enough. He really is a specialist in our field and understands our work and has a strong passion for making communications soar.

Raine Munkens

Development Specialist for Donor Relations and Stewardship

The University of Texas at Austin

Tyler enthusiastically stepped into a role where our new team needed fresh creativity, even when we weren’t sure where to start. My work with Tyler during UT Thanks Day led to two CASE District IV 2018 Awards: Gold in “Design-Special Pieces” and Silver in “Donor Relations / Stewardship,” as well as CASE Circle of Excellence Award: Silver in “Silver Award for Stewardship."

It’s been a true privilege to collaborate with Tyler. He’s incredibly professional, thoughtful, and very easy to work with. Without his design and communications talent, attention to detail, quick turnaround, and ability to work well remotely, this campus-wide campaign would not have been so successful. Grateful for Tyler and all he does for us — I could not recommend him more!

Holly Breen

Director of Alumni Relations

Berkeley Preparatory School

As we began to envision all that our alumni reunion could be, we knew we had to build a brand that would convey the message of uniting the alumni community from the first graduating class to the most recent. Not only was Tyler able to do that, he exceeded all expectations! Without having ever been to campus or personally knowing any members of our alumni family, he captured the essence of our alumni and our vision for the event perfectly. Having achieved this end result in the first attempt is just icing on the cake. Members of our school leadership have been beyond impressed.

Tyler took the time to really listen to what we wanted and because of it, we have a remarkable brand that will stand the test of time and evolve with the life of our institution.

Briana Schroeder

Assistant Director, Donor Relations

University of Texas at Austin

I have worked with Tyler on creating donor impact reports, photo books, and thank you video cards for the top donors to the University of Texas. Tyler is always professional, very easy to work with, has a quick turnaround time on projects, and creates beautifully designed layouts. I enjoyed working with Tyler and can always count on him to produce exceptional work. I would highly recommend working with him for your design needs!

Chris Osborn

Founder & Prinicpal

Osborn Conflict Resolution

The genius behind [my company’s] overhaul is Tyler Wessel. You have crushed it on this. A million thanks for your patience, vision, and just genius sense of visual & graphic design. Thanks for enduring 1 million emails, wording nitpicks, and probably way more stylistic changes than you ever bargained for. But most of all, the sense of perspective & steadiness you brought in keeping our eyes where they ought to be: on the clients we serve.

I have a feeling that one day we are going to look at the rare air design space you will be in and we will be kind of amazed that we ever had the privilege of working with you as you launched your own venture.

Jenny Jones

Former Executive Director of Alumni Affairs

UNC Charlotte

I added Tyler to my alumni affairs team at UNC Charlotte as an event planner, but soon recognized his passion and talent for all things creative. Not only did he design stunning marketing pieces for us, but he also earned a CASE III Grand Award when he redesigned our alumni website. He rebranded several of our existing alumni programs to help elevate them to another level, making our Homecoming Oktoberfest, alumni awards, and fundraising gala must-attend events.

By the time he left, Tyler was handling the department's event production, design, marketing, website, and even video production. I can't recommend him enough! He knows how to make your programs stand out and inviting for alumni.

Mary Solomons

Former Executive Director of Development

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Tyler created an entire visual identity for Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Science’s fundraising campaign. His designs elevated our print and online communications to a whole new level! Tyler creates designs that are visually appealing, easy to read, and effectively conveys the message. I highly recommend Tyler for all your design needs.

Amanda Johnson

Associate Director, Donor Relations & Planned Giving

Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Tyler is fantastic! He created a new set of materials for us and was able to make them stand out, but also fit nicely with our existing materials. He's extremely thorough and responsive and overall wonderful to work with!

Jason Dellarusso

Account Manager

Freedom Healthcare Staffing

I have worked with Tyler since 2013. He does incredible work with creating brand design, spending numerous hours honing and adding to his skillset to leverage his creativity. He helps produce clear brand messaging and is never satisfied til he provides his very best for every client. I highly recommend!

Sadia Zapp

Director of Communications

Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Tyler completely redesigned our Annual Report. Working within the parameters of our brand aesthetic, his creativity shined through. We now have a piece that has received incredible feedback, internally and externally. We look forward to working with him on projects to come.

Donor & Alumni Feedback

Life's Greatest Hits

“Just saw [our] impact report. It is without question the single-most exceptional piece of fundraising material I’ve ever seen—so beautifully done! I had tears in my eyes reading it. As a donor, just to give you a sense of how special this is to me: I keep a Life’s Greatest Hits file in my office with about a half-dozen things in it and this will go in that file. I will treasure it—really.”

Prominent Donor 1

(Name removed to protect confidentiality)

Berkeley Preparatory School

Giving More

“You are to be congratulated for the “[Donor] Family Impact Report”—we were absolutely blown away by it....I had never seen this before from my two alma maters. To be honest, this makes us feel like we want to do more for Berkeley!

Prominent Donor 2

(Name removed to protect confidentiality)

Berkeley Preparatory School

Sharing Gratitude

“[VIP donor] was very, very touched by his [impact] report. He has requested 35 to 50 copies so we can send one to their children and grandchildren as well as very close friends and associates.”

Briana Schroeder

Assistant Director, Donor Relations

University of Texas at Austin

Focus on Donors

“[One of our Regents] hand-carried both her endowment report and annual report to the Regent's meeting yesterday and took the time to say how much she loved both of them!! She held them up and said again and again how much she appreciated them and our focus on donor relations. THANK YOU for your help in making these projects happen.”

Tlisa Northcutt

Chief Donor Relations Officer

University of Alaska Foundation

Creative Awards

2016 CASE District III
Grand Award for Electronic and Digital Media

2018 CASE District IV
Gold Award for
Design - Special Pieces

2018 CASE Circle of Excellence
Silver Award
for Stewardship

2018 CASE District IV
Silver Award
for Stewardship