Year in Review

A year to remember (and forget).

It’s no secret the year was a wild one on planet Earth. Where do we even begin? But even through the crazy and the chaos, our small but mighty Tegan team marched on. With new team members, new clients, new haircuts and new coffee addictions, we took on 2020 with a little bit of luck and a whole lot of Taylor Swift. Dare we say it, this might’ve been our favorite year yet. Yeah. We said it.

New Clients

We made quite a few new friends this year, and we’d love to tell you about them. Just remember, these are our friends. You can’t have ‘em.

The Legacy Senior Communities

The Legacy Senior Communities has been providing quality care to seniors in DFW for more than 50 years. When such a well respected institution agrees to partner with you, you don’t ask questions. So we didn’t.

The Birthday Party Project

The Dallas-based non-profit is dedicated to throwing birthday parties for kids experiencing homelessness. Point us in the direction of the piñata, because we’re sold.

Chartwell Partners

Chartwell Partners is an executive search firm that works with corporate leaders across the nation. We’ve become fast friends with their team, and we are honored to work alongside them.

Massoud Furniture

Massoud Furniture is a family owned company with over 50 years of experience making custom, luxury furniture. Edit your Christmas lists. You’re going to want a new living room.

Ed Rankin

Ed Rankin has dedicated over 30 years to helping high level executives clarify their purpose and perform at their potential. He’s basically a Jedi master.

New Team Members

Ryan and Carley jumped on the Tegan train the same fateful day in February. And just in the last couple of months, we added Jacey and Kelsey to the crew. If you count the dogs and kids between them, we’ve more than doubled in size as a team. Which means we’ve doubled in cool.

Ryan

Ryan is our UI/brand designer—basically, he makes us look really, really cool. Ryan’s a man of few words and a few million talents. He enjoys Mad Men, Whiskey Wednesday and a casual game of Tennis. Ryan’s also the only guy we know that made quarantine hair look good. And we hate him for it.

Carley

Carley handles our brand communications. She sends the gifs, helps with the newsletter and cues up the Happy Birthday song when necessary. Carley stays home with her three kids and definitely has a favorite. And as for favorite television shows? ER. Don’t ask.

Jacey

Jacey is our newest Account Executive. She’s quickly jumped in on several different projects and has promised to make our Instagram more hip. Jacey wins the award for owning the cutest puppy ever, Bernie George.

Kelsey

Kelsey jumped on board as an Account Director, bringing experience from New York to Memphis...to everywhere in between. Kelsey is an avid runner, loyal to cheese fries and has rewatched Gilmore Girls more than the average person.

2020 Favorites

We’ve all got our usuals and our go-tos. And no, I’m not talking about Chipotle orders. These are the apps and the tunes that we reached for most in 2020.

Team App (Tie)

Slack & Spark

If Slack is instant messaging for grown-ups, Spark is email for type A grown-ups. We use them both around the work day clock and when they shut down, please check on us. We are not okay.

Top 4 Emojis used

1. :aaron:
2. :all_the_things:
3. :party_parrot:
4. :back_away:

If 40% of your text isn’t made up of emojis, you’re doing it wrong. If you’re still typing out “Aaron,” you’re doing that wrong, too.

Typeface of the Year

Signifier

We haven’t found the right project for this beauty. But we will. Ryan demands it.

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Taylor Swift

We will forever be indebted to T-Swift for her double, surprise gift releases of Folklore and Evermore. Less of a one-two punch, more of a one-two kiss. Don’t make it weird.

Playlist of the year

COVID Blues

With masks and isolation defining most of the year, the chosen score had to be accurately somber. A mix of blues, slow acoustics, and the emo ballads you love to hate.

Gif-Off of the Year

Aaron vs. Laura

Laura and Aaron’s showdown back in May was unforgettable. Laura still claims Aaron only won because everyone was afraid of losing their jobs if they didn’t support the bossman. She’s totally right.

2020 Awards

Yeah, we might have won a few awards. Just kidding. We won a lot.

Safe Harbor Marinas

WINNER - GOLD

DotComm Awards

WINNER - GOLD

Hermes Awards

WINNER - GOLD

MarCom Awards

WINNER - SILVER

Davey Awards

SPECIAL KUDOS

CSS DESIGN AWARDS

Site of Day Nominee

AWWWARDS

Dallas Holocaust & Human Rights Museum

WINNER - GOLD

Davey Awards

HONORABLE MENTION

Hermes Awards

HONORABLE MENTION

MarCom Awards

SPECIAL KUDOS

CSS DESIGN AWARDS

HONORABLE MENTION

DotComm Awards

Site of Day Nominee

AWWWARDS

2020 Stats

Quarantine and WFH life made this an interesting year.

26,338

Slack Messages Sent

(Some of them were about work.)

2,026

Cups of Coffee

(We’re a little wired.)

130,214

Minutes of Netflix

(A lot of tigers. A lot of chess.)

786

MONSTER ENERGY DRINKS

(Oh, that’s just Aaron)

13,770

Minutes on zoom Calls

(FYI, you’re on mute.)

588

Football Games Picked

(Some of us are better than others.)

Team Superlatives

Don’t close the yearbook. Just make it better.

Morgan

“Most likely to win the sports bracket (on accident)”

Laura

“Most likely to have read the latest book, the oldest book, and the one you’re about to recommend”

SEAN

“Most likely to ride his bike to work—also most likely to fall off of his bike on the way to work”

John

“Most likely to be watching the Bachelorette while slacking a proposal and zooming the team and walking his dog”

Ryan

“Most likely to decline this award”

Aaron

“Most likely to crush a case of monsters before noon”

Carley

“Most likely to be the only person that still uses PowerPoint”

Jacey

“Most likely to not understand any of John’s pop-culture references”

Kelsey

“Most likely to already have her 2021 calendar filled in (And color coded)”

Let’s build something special in 2021.

We love our jobs and love our clients. We expect 2021 to be the best year yet. If you’re looking for a strategic design partner, let's chat!