Linda Danaher Wins The Silver
June 6, 2011
(Reno, Nevada)… Linda Danaher’s promotional marketing, at Danaher Design, LLC, has been selected by The International Academy of Visual Arts to receive a Silver Communicator Award. The Communicator Awards is the leading international creative awards program honoring creative excellence for communication professionals in advertising, corporate communications, public relations and identity work for print, video, interactive and audio. Entrants are provided an equal chance of winning regardless of company or agency size and project budget. The Silver Award of Distinction is presented for projects that exceed industry standards in quality and achievement.
Danaher Design Wins Philanthropic Marketing Award
May 23, 2011
(Reno, Nevada)… Danaher Design, LLC wins a Gold Hermes Creative Award for the branding of Green & Me, a local TV, Website and social media program in the development phase. Green & Me will feature new resources for healthy, eco-friendly choices that will impact the planet in positive ways.
Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional and emerging media. The Hermes Creative Awards, administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, recognizes outstanding work in the industry while supporting the efforts of creative professionals who contribute their unique talents to public service and charitable organizations.
Linda Danaher – BNI Sierra Executives Chapter
October 2010 Feature Article
BNI Nevada Newsletter
By Joan Morrow
Many a movie has been made about the young person who tells her parents, “I want to be an artist.” The parents panic. How will this child make it in the real world? Artists are soft, not prepared for the harsh realities of the workplace. What will become of this child? Well, if that artist is Linda Danaher, she’ll do more than survive; she’ll thrive.
After receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Parsons, The New School for Design, NYC, she was tapped by the Manhattan-based graphic design firm, The Design Source. It was a world of creating logos, designing marketing packages and using her skills as an artist creating illustrations. Combining her training and her innate talent, she moved on to become the Senior Art Director for Bristol-Myers Squibb Company in New York, again combining a talent for business with her artistic aptitude. Then a twist of fate pushed her further, both in physical distance and creative ability.
Many of us hold out for that dream – owning our own business. But work stands in the way. You have the great job, the great income and live in the most vibrant area in the world, New York. One day in December 1993, as usual, you catch the Long Island commuter train to Nassau County. Today is different, though. Colin Ferguson is in your car. Near the end of the commute, he pulls out a semi-automatic weapon and starts shooting. Six people are killed and 19 injured. Linda was one of the victims in what made national news as the Long Island Railroad Massacre.
Linda says, “I had been thinking about starting my own business.” The event led to, “It’s time to start my own business,” and in 1997, she founded Island Communications, her graphic design firm based in Long Island. The move to Nevada came in 2003. For several years, her husband had been traveling to the area producing food and wine festivals, Inside Tahoe TV and Around Reno TV, while she created the promotional materials. She liked to ski, they loved the area, and Danaher Design, LLC was born.
Her experience of working with both national corporations and small businesses gives her perspective. Whatever your marketing needs, she can design an ad or a complete marketing program that helps you brand your business, something that will make you memorable for potential customers. “I know what works, what to do, and how to apply it,” she says. Being an artist, better known as an illustrator in the commercial world, she can create your logo design from scratch, something unique to your business, not a choice you have to make from pre-prepared designs. Tell her what your vision is, and she’ll “sketch it out of her head,” like the client who wanted their own design for Yellow Book. After consultation, she drew a series of award-winning cartoons. “It fit their business perfectly because I knew them and understood their business. Learning about the company is half the battle of branding.”
Danaher Design takes you from an original idea to marketing plan, to material creation, to getting that to the public. It makes sense to have the person who knows your business needs create and manage your entire project.
It’s the same with her BNI group, Sierra Executives. She joined in 2004 after asking her phone installer, “How do you get business?” He answered, “I go through BNI.” Linda says she had never heard of BNI but had tried a networking group in New York. They had been cliquish, not helpful. Sierra Executives was different. “How do you get new business? BNI referrals are an important way. People have a tendency to believe in personal referrals,” she says. “If someone says, here is ‘Jane.’ She’s good at what she does. I’ve used her and am happy with her work, then people trust you.”
If you are interested in expanding your business using the proven method of networking, go to the professionals, BNI. You can contact Linda, presently secretary/treasurer of Sierra Executives, at 775-849-8335. They meet every Tuesday, 7:00 am, Airport Gardens, 1325 Airmotive Way, Room 325, in Reno. If you’re lucky, you may even get to hear one of her poems. She writes personal poems to introduce her group’s presenter of the week. Yes, creating is in her blood.
Danaher Design Receives Two Communicator Awards
Reno, Nevada, May 10, 2006 -
Linda E. Danaher, President of Danaher Design, LLC , the Reno-based advertising design firm, receives two Awards of Distinction from The Communicator Awards for design of danaherdesignusa.com website and for illustration and graphic design of the Lake Tahoe Food & Wine Festival promotion, the yearly festival that benefits the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Danaher designed all the festival's promotional materials, direct mail and advertising and is honored by the prestigious awards. The Communicator Awards is an international awards competition that recognizes outstanding work in the communication field and serves as a benchmark for the industry.
Linda Danaher has a BFA in Communication Design from Parsons School of Design , NYC and is a member of the Graphic Artists Guild, Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce, Sierra Executive Chapter of Business Networking International and Advertising Association of Northern Nevada. Linda was recently inducted into The Manchester Who's Who Registry for her professional accomplishments.
Design firm owner receives MarCom Award
Reno Gazette Journal, Sunday, January 8, 2006 -
Linda E. Danaher, President of Danaher Design, LLC, the Reno-based graphic design firm, is the recipient of the MarCom Gold Creative Award for illustration and graphic design for the Lake Tahoe Food & Wine Festival promotion. The yearly festival, which benefits the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, took place at Sand Harbor beach on September 10, 2005. Danaher designed all the festival's promotional materials, direct mail and advertising . The MarCom Creative Awards is an international awards competition that recognizes outstanding achievement by marketing and communication professionals.
Linda E. Danaher Inducted into Manchester's Who's Who
Reno Gazette-Journal, Wednesday, August 31, 2005 -
Linda E. Danaher, President of Danaher Design, LLC, has been recognized by the " Manchester's Who's Who Registry of Executives and Professionals " for her accomplishments. The Registry is committed to providing professional networking services and recognizing the achievements of executives and professionals worldwide.
Ms. Danaher has worked with several Fortune 50 companies, including Bristol-Myers Squibb Company as Senior Art Director, before starting her own design firm.
Danaher Design Wins Awards
Northern Nevada Business Weekly, Monday, May 2, 2005 -
Danaher Design of Reno won an Award of Excellence and an Award of Distinction in The Communicator Awards , an international competition.
The Award of Excellence was presented for the design of a cooperative promotional advertising program that Danaher Design created in collaboration with Young & Rubicam, Smith + Jones Marketing, and Sierra Adventure Marketing for Lincoln Mercury and Hyatt. The Award of Distinction was presented to Danaher Design for stationery design and is awarded to those who exceed industry standards in communicating a message or idea.
Local Designer Wins Top Awards
Danaher Design receives international acclaim
Reno Gazette-Journal, Wednesday, April 27, 2005 -
Danaher Design of Reno is the recent recipient of the Award of Excellence and the Award of Distinction in The Communicator Awards competition. The contest is an international awards competition that recognizes outstanding achievement in the communication field.
The Award of Excellence was presented for the design of a cooperative promotional program that Danaher Design created in collaboration with Young & Rubicam, Smith + Jones Marketing, and Sierra Adventure Marketing for Lincoln Mercury and Hyatt.
The Award of Distinction, presented to Danaher Design for stationery design, is awarded to those who exceed industry standards in communicating a message or idea. "The collaborative efforts of these impressive agencies and the open mindedness of the clients helped to make this campaign a success." Danaher Design President Linda Danaher said.
Reno-Gazette-Journal, Wednesday, July 21, 2004 -
Linda E. Danaher, President of Danaher Design, LLC, the Reno-based graphic design firm, was the recipient of multiple awards for her designs and illustration. Recently relocated from New York, Danaher earned the Crystal Award of Excellence, from The Communicator Awards, an international awards program that recognizes excellence in the communication field for her design of The Long Island Advertising Club logo design . She also won the Award of Distinction for her Kick It! logo design . Kick It! is a half-hour television program aired throughout the winter season at North Lake Tahoe and features local athletes, exciting skiing, snowboarding and the latest fashions. Details: 775 849-8335.
Linda E. Danaher
Northern Nevada Business Weekly, June 28, 2004 -
Linda E. Danaher, president of Danaher Design, LLC in Reno, recently received the BOLI or Best On Long Island , statue award for design of The Long Island Advertising Club's logo. Danaher also received a BOLI Gold award for promotional direct mail design and illustration .
Danaher recently relocated to Reno from New York. Her clients include Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., American Parkinson Disease Association and Avis Rent A Car System, Inc.