Last updated: 4/10/2021
Toano, Virginia
3005 John Deere Road
Toano, VA 23168
phone: 757-566-8500
fax: 757-566-8400
Larry Yeisley, VP of Sales
Jennifer Friedline, Open Line Sales Manager

With more than thirty years in the museum giftware industry, award winning DesignMasters is world renowned for producing the highest quality gifts and accessories available at a price to fit all budgets. With the creative and innovative approach of their talented and motivated team, they guarantee the best in product development and manufacturing in almost any medium. They strive to provide the products and solutions that satisfy existing customers’ needs as well as to meet the needs of new customers. Clients enjoy uncompromising value, meticulous craftsmanship, and accommodating customer service from a powerhouse design team and sales staff. Today, DesignMasters is the industry’s first choice for custom product development and an emerging leader in open line giftware.

If you have even been curious about custom designed products, Designmasters can show you how custom product development can help grow your business beyond all expectations! Custom designed products can outsell generic giftware products in the same category by as much as 300% and often up to 1000%. In addition to producing giftware for some of the world’s finest museums, DesignMasters has created commemorative gifts for world leaders and dignitaries, including presidents Ronald Reagan, George Bush, and Bill Clinton.

New to DesignMasters’ custom product development is their new Low Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ) program. Ever responsive to clients’ growing needs and requests, customers can now order certain select products, including specific ornaments, in quantities of 288 rather than 1,000. Each piece is personalized with the customer’s chosen image. DesignMasters’ quality is now more accessible than ever to everyone.

DesignMasters also has fantastic open line collections—American Traditions, Civil War, Pirate, and Netsuke—popular themes exemplified through museum reproductions, historic commemoratives, decorative accessories, and educational toys.

Celebrate America’s spirit with the American Traditions Collection of patriotic sculpture, magnets, ornaments, desk accessories, and toys. With focus on the American Revolutionary War to modern American icons, GeorgeWashington to Abraham Lincoln to Barack Obama, DesignMasters offers one-of-a-kind products: sculptural busts, portrait boxes, ornaments, quote magnets, glass paperweights, collectible medallions, and classic folk art toys. The M1 Rifle Pen, a 54-piece puzzle of the U.S. Constitution, and the Hidden Message Spy Coin are some of the latest additions to this popular collection.

North or South, the Civil War Collection brings history and heritage to life combining creativity, fine craftsmanship, and fun—from Lee, Grant, or Stonewall Jackson busts to rifle pens and secret marker kits. To commemorate the 150th Anniversary (Sesquicentennial) of the Civil War, brand new embossed quote magnets of Lincoln, Lee, and Jackson are available!

Arrrgh Matey, join the captain’s crew with DesignMasters entertaining Pirate Collection. Build your own galleon with the Pirate Wooden Ship Kit, or perhaps a swashbuckling jump’n jack, a real pirate spyglass, or a Shiver Me Timbers paddle ball would be to your liking.

For the Netsuke Museum Collection, DesignMasters partners with the British Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art, and Peabody Essex Museum to create exquisite netsuke. From the whimsical to the realistic, explore folklore, animals, sea life, and the Asian zodiac.

Most recently, Designmasters has introduced exciting new lenticular products in both custom development and open-line. Lenticular imaging creates a dramatic three-dimensional viewing effect of depth and change. Magnets, notebooks, key chains, postcards—see Lincoln grow his beard, Robert E. Lee age, the American flag wave—terrific products for all ages.

Enjoy reviewing Designmasters’ best-selling products at, or call 1-800-322-7583 to put their team to work for you!

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Richmond, Virginia

Riggs Ward Design (RWD) is an award-winning experience planning and design studio headquartered in historic Richmond, Virginia. Over the past 24 years, we have provided experience design, strategic master planning, interpretive planning, research, content analysis, and storyline development for museums, universities, corporations, and cultural institutions. RWD’s services also include exhibit ephemera, books, and fundraising campaign materials.

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