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BonoTom Studio provides full-service design, production, art direction, and print management services for associations, corporations, and businesses nationwide.

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Our design firm can give you a more beautiful and successful publication. With decades of industry experience, our talented team can bring your vision to fruition at a price that’s just right!

We have been in the magazine design business for more than 30 years with the most respected designers in the industry.

We are uniquely qualified to provide you with a quality publication because our focus has always been the design and production of magazines.

We know how to stick with budgets and meet deadlines without compromising quality. In our years as designers and publishers, we’ve worked with brand new publishers, long-time veterans, and everything in between.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

All of the folks at BonoTom are a joy to work with. Their visual sensibilities are always top-notch; they’re experts at developing layouts that complement the stories in Contingencies. The BonoTom team is unflappable in the face of deadlines and adept at defusing crises—and they do it all with a sense of humor and fellowship that makes the process a pleasure. I value our partnership and look forward to many more years of working together.

—Eric P. Harding, Editor, Contingencies

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No matter your location or experience, we will work with you to create something truly special.

BONOTOM STUDIO INC

20 Courthouse Square

Suite 211

Rockville, MD 20850

(703) 276-0612

info@bonotom.com

What services do you offer?

 

BonoTom Studio, Inc. provides full-service design, production, art direction, and print management services for associations, corporations, and businesses nationwide. Our studio focuses on national association and consumer publications, collateral materials, advertising, and editorial communication.

 

We have been in the magazine design business for more than 30 years with top-notched, experience designers. No design work is outsourced. We are uniquely qualified to provide you with a quality publication because our focus has always been the design and production of magazines.

 

Do you have a vision for a publication? Whether it’s stories, photography, or anything else, you have an award-winning ally in BonoTom Studio, Inc. More than three decades of experience equip us to take your project from vision to design to reality — while staying on-budget and on-time. It’s incredibly important to us to capture your unique concept and make your publication a thing of true delight for you and your readers, so choose the team that will go the extra distance for you.

 

Successful publications are more complex than people give them credit for, but when you work with BonoTom Studio, you don’t have to worry about your vision getting lost in the weeds. Instead, you can depend on us to handle all the moving parts and steer your project to completion. From design to art direction to photo selection to print management, we can handle it all. Whether you’re building a newsletter, a media kit, or a magazine, we’ll surpass your expectations.

 

It’s time to make your publication dream a reality. Our award-winning team is ready to help you make a name for yourself (or reinforce your brand). You can trust us to take the time to fully understand your vision and direction. We’ll keep you involved to the level you desire, going the extra distance to make sure you’re thrilled with the results. Contact us today to get started!


 

What experiences do you have?

 

Officially founded in 1998, BonoTom Studio, Inc. has its roots in a partnership that formed almost a decade earlier. We have an abiding passion for creating media that’s engaging, intriguing, and decadent to the eye, and our commitment to excellence has won us dozens of awards from Association Media & Publishing. We are excited to serve you.

 

A successful publication has a lot of moving parts, and pushing it over the finish line is a challenge. We’ve proven we’re up for that challenge — and then some — for three decades. We know how to stick with budgets and meet deadlines without compromising, which is what truly sets us apart from the competition. Thanks to all our experience, we know how to handle common sticking points and even major setbacks in the design and publishing processes. Each project is unique, and we have the capability to approach each with care while guiding them to success. From newsletters to magazines, we can do it all.

 

In our years as designers and publishers, we’ve worked with brand new publishers, long-time veterans, and everything in between. We just love what we do, and there’s nothing more exciting to us than making client visions into reality. Let us show you the possibilities!

 

Should I have regular publications?

 

With how much information is constantly being shared online these days, organizations of all sizes know how important it is to have control of the narrative surrounding their business. While publishing practically any kind of publication allows your organization the opportunity to seize control of the conversation, you lose out on the power of momentum unless you publish a publication regularly.

By giving your patrons and supporters something they can expect to receive on a timely basis, you increase their awareness of, and engagement with, your organization and its goals. And by producing new content regularly, you can take full advantage of magazines’ versatility as a form of communication. While everyday businesses might focus their newsletters on sales initiatives or new product announcements, your organization can produce content that tackles a variety of goals, from informative articles on your work that inspire new supporters and increase loyalty to more philosophical pieces that reinforce your organization’s mission and encourage donations. Your possibilities for the goals you can tackle with your content are endless, and the consistency of producing these publications regularly will only help increase their effectiveness.

 

Can publications generate leads?

 

What good is high standing in the public or in an industry if you can’t leverage it to reach your goals? The value of all this reputation-building is in the expanded base of support you can build with it. By engaging your supporters and members of the public with a regular magazine or quarterly, you’re increasing your number of patrons, increasing your likelihood for grants, and increasing public support for your organization. You’re also increasing your clout within your industry, which could open the door for fruitful partnerships and the opportunity to share your organization’s goals at larger industry events. The increased visibility can only mean good things for your organization, and producing regular content can help get you there faster. 

 

What’s the timeframe and budget like?

 

The second factor you should consider when planning a publication for your company is how much time and money you can realistically afford to spend on it regularly. Publications can be a one-time expense, but publications are most effective for businesses when they’re produced on a regular, timely basis for your readers to expect.

 

How much time and manpower can you devote to producing your publication? Can you afford slight fluctuations in printing costs if you print physical copies? How many people will you be mailing or e-mailing your publication, and how much will that cost? Would it be cheaper to hire an outside firm like BonoTom Studio to design and produce your publication for you? Who will write all the content? What about photography?

 

Getting these questions answered will give you a much better idea of the size of publication your business can afford to produce, and how often. As the dollar amounts in your calculations increase, keep in mind what powerful publications can do for your business. Well-designed publications can help you expand your client base and build your company’s reputation as an industry influencer over time. You might not see real-dollar results right away, so you shouldn’t factor that into your budgeting, but the momentum that consistent publication builds can be a powerful tool for developing more business and more revenue down the line.