We are Industry Experts Delivering client-based solutions, custom configured to fit your needs.
Workflow By Design provides a cloud-based Total Workflow Solution that helps Enterprise teams – from Creative Services to Artwork Production - get products to market faster by bringing structure to chaos while allowing innovation and creativity to flourish. We deliver an automated workflow for the entire lifecycle – from project request, team communication, electronic routing approval, and file release, through archival and reporting. We recognize that ease of use, efficiency, and accountability are paramount to success, and keep this at the center of every implementation. The Total Workflow Solution is flexible allowing each company to undertake as much or as little as they desire at launch. We are a team of industry experts that deliver client-based solutions, custom configured to fit your creative services, marketing, artwork production, and private brand teams.
Meet Our Leadership Team Seasoned, Innovative, Recognized – paired with an enthusiasm to serve
Our leadership has lived and breathed every aspect of the creative and enterprise software industries. Their combined experience and knowledge provide an exceptionally rare perspective on how technology can help the design and artwork world. It is their passion to bring this experience to our clients through easy to use solutions.
Maria Dubuc Partner
Maria has worked for nearly three decades developing brand strategies for both national and private brands, managing highly complex programs and driving business growth. In her role Maria works diligently to ensure our people, projects, and processes drive toward clients' successes.
She is an industry-renowned leader for creative workflow technologies, private brand launches, and large retail programs. Maria works with volume-intensive clients to develop strategies that drive business growth, therefore improving the shoppers' experience. She has a rare talent – the ability to manage several highly complex programs with grace and humor while consistently over delivering.
Maria’s unwavering positive spirit is equaled only by her attention to detail and commitment to customer service. Retailers such as Scotts, BJs, Wild Oats, Smart & Final, PriceSmart, Spartan and The Home Depot have gained competitive advantage through her wealth of experience and strong organizational and strategic skills.
Richard Taylor Partner
Richard has worked for 20 years in packaging design, production, reprographics and print. With his broad experience base, Richard has developed a unique ability to create large artwork production programs resulting in packaging that is consistent, high in quality, and quick to market.
Starting in the UK he was responsible for program launches with Scholl, Sainsbury, Marks & Spencer, Nestlé Petfoods and Hasbro.
For the last 15 years in the US, Richard has focused on Private Label branding. Bridging the gap between creative and print he has been the architect of programs for a diverse set of retailers including Wild Oats, Smart & Final, Sprouts, The Home Depot, PetSmart and WinCo.
Ann Marie Vega Business Unit Leader
Ann Marie has been a leader in the software industry for over 25 years, bringing marketing, product management, strategy development, and consulting expertise to her organizations and customers.
Having been part of the Information Technology industry focused on telecommunications and mobile applications for many years, Ann Marie understands the importance of a robust architecture providing consistent service and limiting downtime. She has worked for AT&T, Lucent Technologies, Alcatel-Lucent, Motive (Customer Experience Software), and Xura (formerly Comverse).
At the apex of where technology, business needs, and creativity meet is where Ann Marie focuses her efforts, consistently bringing new and innovative solutions to everyday problems faced by her clients.
A Look at the History of WBD
Creative Industry Origins
In 1993, our sister organization - Marketing By Design - developed PacTrac. For the first time, organizations had visibility into their creative development projects for their entire set of packaging projects from a single location, complete with detailed status reports for each project.
Workflow is Born
In 1995, Workflow By Design was born and sells it’s first solution to Ocean Spray supporting a major global package redesign project. Workflow By Design teamed with Marketing By Design on this landmark project, to not only provide the workflow management software, but also to provide the design artwork that appeared on Ocean Spray’s packaging.
In 2003, Workflow By Design was acquired by The InTouch Group, a $40 million dollar company focused on centralized artwork and prepress solutions.
In 2005, as part of The InTouch Group, Workflow By Design was acquired by Matthews International and became part of The Matthews Brand Solutions Group, which also included Marketing By Design, Matthews InTouch, Matthews GMBH, Big Red Rooster, and IDL.
In 2008, Workflow By Design and Marketing By Design, LLC are launched as a separate entity and now operate as a privately owned company. We have grown 4x our size at launch.
Focus and Growth
Our solution, focused on further streamlining the creative development process, has grown from the original Tracker Module. Over time, it has been joined by:
- Approver - Providing real time routing and approval.
- File Sharer – Delivering unlimited file distribution.
- Asset Manager – Managing assets.
- Product Keeper – Storing key product information.
Q is our new logomark. Q is Quite smart; Quick; ready to answer your questions; and is on a Quest to make your life easier. We like to think of ourselves as your reliable, Quirky, smart friend who gets things done. Quintessential, Quick and always there to answer your Questions.
Our roots go deep and our longevity is a testament of our ability to address an ever-changing industry. We recognize the industry hasn’t stopped evolving and more challenges will appear. Our promise is to be there with you and to help solve your toughest problems.
- Creative Origins
- Workflow is Born
- First Acquisition
- Second Acquisition
- Independant Launch
- Focus and Growth
- Welcome Q!
- The Future
World-Class Partners We work with the leading software and creative companies
We pride ourselves on working with world-class companies who thrive in both the software and creative industries. We have the flexibility to seamlessly interface with the corporate systems that you have in place making life easier. And, we understand the “day in the life” activities that you must get accomplished - creative brief initiation, chasing dielines, innovative design creation, and tracking the status of a myriad of projects.