History

See 30 years of TVbD demos here.


1983

The founders leave TBS to form Television by Design, Inc.


1984

Our first office, our first Quantel Paintbox, our first Macintosh.


1985

We’re nineteen! A fun, irreverent identity is created by TVbD and WOIO nineteen signs-on and takes Cleveland by storm.

We’re Your Station! A warm, friendly identity launches KPTM 42 in Omaha.


1986

SuperSiete is the campaign developed for WSTE, covering the entire island of Puerto Rico from 3 VHF transmitters, all on channel 7.


1987

Founding member John Burns resigns. Melanie Goux assumes role of design director.


1988

Jay Antzakas and Melanie Goux marry on 8/8/88, becoming partners in business and life.


1989

Leslie Sole selects TVbD for Toronto’s CFMT and begins a productive relationship that spans 20 years.


1990

Sony Corp commissions TVbD to produce the first NAB demo for a remarkable new DVE called SYSTEM G. The confidential project requires the TVbD group to work at Sony Headquarters in Atsugi, Japan.


1992

A news package produced for KUSA 9 / Denver, then an ABC affiliate station, becomes our most successful syndicated package to date. Known as ‘BALLS&WALLS’ the package is eventually implemented in over 20 markets.


1993

D1 compositing, as office space at Park Place doubles.


1994

BAY•TV / San Francisco is launched with an award winning identity designed in collaboration with James A. Houff.


1995

KRON 4 / San Francisco requested and received a look that would become an ‘instant classic’. Updated and expanded, but never revised, the look served the number 1 newscast in San Francisco for six years.


1996

The Shopping Channel / Toronto becomes our first foray into e-commerce. In addition to launching a successful cable channel, tSc vends via outlet stores, direct mail catalogs and web shopping.

Our first TVbD Web site debuts to rave reviews, (BDA Gold)


1997

The big move into our spacious new building on 14th Street in midtown Atlanta.


1998

Our first HDTV graphics project is completed for KRON in San Francisco for use in the first digital broadcast in the Bay Area.


1999

The year of the dog (Daisy).

The ‘We’re Your Station!’ group image package is introduced for all Pappas Telecasting Stations.


2000

Eight Pappas Group Station Identities completed and implemented across the US.

Twenty year celebration at the FOX Theatre for the ‘Turner Originals’.


2001

Pappas Telecasting and AztecaTV launch Azteca America. A network of Spanish language stations throughout the South and West.

Balls & Walls 2K launches at WOKR.

Ted Turner forms Ted Turner Pictures, Ted Turner Documentaries, Ted Turner Productions and Ted Turner Film Properties. TVbD designs the new collection of brands, print collateral, video and film signatures.


2002

Design Director Melanie Goux is commissioned by RotoVision Publishing to author a new book on motion graphic design scheduled for publication in the Spring of 2003. The book (titled On Screen, In Time), was co-authored by long time friend and creative collaborator, James A. Houff.

CFMT becomes OMNI Television and launches second multi-cultural station in Canada.


2003

The twenty year anniversary of Television by Design.


2004

Presidential campaigns awaken a political spirit.


2005

Call for Help, Fine Print, Weaver, Gadgets and Gizmos, Spirit of the Art, 3D Dialogue, The Standard, G4 Tech TV


2006

OMNI 10, OMNI 11, KARE HD, Eight Political Campaigns. An offer we couldn’t refuse, so we sold our studio space of 10 years.


2007

Construction of our new studio begins and takes the year to complete.


2008

The big move, a historic election, a new phase.


2013

Thirty years.

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