Welcome to Deshon & Associates

D&A logo with Mark
Deshon & Associates Graphic Design
(D&A) has been in business in Delaware since 1987. D&A’s niche is design as well as online and print publishing for company/product marketing needs. D&A utilizes illustration, photoediting, word-processing, and page-layout software for traditional and online publishing. Its primary tools are a Macintosh laptop, Adobe software, and peripherals common in the design business.

In addition, D&A can offer some serious written communication and editorial skills.

This introductory letter will help familiarize you with the current Deshon & Associates pricing structure.

Recent Client Comments

…in relation to overall Design and Cover Photoillustration for 76-page-plus-cover University of Delaware–published annual book:

“This edition looks beautiful! I love how you have worked the students’ images onto the cover. And the art works well inside for dividing the sections. It’s truly lovely…the typeface and paragraph spacing, everything. I can’t thank you enough for your excellent work.”

…in relation to Cover Design, formatting, and Editing work on a book published digitally and in paperback as a memoir:

“I greatly appreciate your support and help. And I…love the cover! I really appreciate not only your good work (and patience), but also your generosity.”

…in relation to Cover Design, formatting, and Editing work on a short book published digitally and in paperback for a scientist/author:

“Thank you for [helping me get my book] published. I could’t have done it without your professional excellence.”

…in relation to some last-minute Design and Photoillustration work before a client’s trade-show trip to Los Angeles:

“Your awesome graphic design skills and client service set you apart!”

…in relation to some quick Photoediting, extracting single images from marketing ads and flyers:

“Terrific! I appreciate the extra effort….”

…in relation to an author’s book Editing and Print Design project:

“The cover is wonderful! I think the package is everything I wanted and done better than I ever dreamed.”

…in relation to an artist’s Print Design portfolio catalog project:

“Looks gorgeous.” and “I think the catalogue is wonderful. It is such of beautiful presentation of who [she is] as an artist.”

…in relation to several Print Design advertising projects:

“I know this has been a real grind lately, and your creative input and dedication [are] greatly appreciated!”

…in relation to a recent Logos & Branding project for a nonprofit organization:

“Thanks for all of the great work and flexibility you have provided.”

…in relation to large photomural seen on Photography & Photoillustration page:

“Yes, compliments are coming in. Great job. We may think of another one to do, so hopefully you will be available.”

Latest Projects

Client: University of Delaware English Department (Newark, Del.)
Project: 76-pg.+cover book

cover of the 2019-20 issue of Caesura

Client: Jeffrey A. Raffel (Newark, Del.)
Project: 204-pg.+cover book

cover of Lessons Learned—A Memoir of Leadership Development by Jeffrey A. Raffel

Client: Dale M. Crouse (East Wenatchee, Wash.)
Project: 48-pg.+cover book

cover of Gyroscopic Gravity by Dale W. Crouse

Client: McClafferty Printing Co. (Wilmington, Del.) for J.W. Tull Contracting Services
Project: Two 9-in. x 12-in. pocket folders with 4-in. pocket flaps

photo of pre-folded view of each of two pocket folders

Client: Dale M. Crouse (East Wenatchee, Wash.)
Project: 28-pg.+cover book

photo of cover of Child of Humans book by Dale M. Crouse

Client: Select Amenities Ltd. (Hockessin, Del.)
Project: holiday season greeting card

photo of Select Amenities holiday greeting card front

Client: McClafferty Printing Co. (Wilmington, Del.) for artist Yolanda Chetwynd
Project: 32-pg. portfolio catalog


Client: First State Press (Newark, Del.)
Project: logo design for book author’s self-publishing business

logo of First State Press

Client: Select Amenities Ltd. (Hockessin, Del.)
Project: package design for 3 oz. Noël series bayberry soap

photo of 3oz. bayberry Noël soap