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Fishergate was founded in 1969 by Anthony Drummond in Annapolis, Maryland. In 2001, the company moved to its current location on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. By staying one step ahead of technology and design trends, Fishergate has been able to provide its clients with fresh, current designs. From its early days of paste-up and darkroom cameras to today’s digital technology, Fishergate continues its tradition of creating top-quality work at a reasonable price.
Our clients include businesses, national trade associations, local government agencies, and nonprofit organizations from Maryland’s Eastern shore, Annapolis, Washington, and Baltimore.
Fishergate’s founder, Anthony Drummond, named the company after the name of the main street in the town of Preston, England, where he grew up.
The recorded history of Preston, in the county of Lancashire, England, starts in 670 AD. The town is listed in William the Conqueror's Domesday Book of 1086 and was established as a Borough by royal charter from Edward II in 1179.
Every school day in his youth, he walked along that street to Winckley Square. Sometimes, on his way home, he dropped by the premises of The Lancashire Daily Post, where his father was employed as the Circulation Manager. He would enter the heavily paneled public lobby, pass a cavernous space full of thundering machinery and the sweet smell of printer's ink, and ascend to his father's quiet office on the second floor. There, he would occupy himself with an ancient typewriter or bother the staff cartoonist in an adjacent office until the "Late City” edition was safely on the streets.
So, when the time came to name the graphic design company he founded in 1969 in Annapolis, Maryland, USA, the choice was easy. He reached back to the town of his youth and the name of its main street, FISHERGATE, where he first became acquainted with wordsmithing and printing.
Susan Vianna, Fishergate’s president, has been with the company since 1986. She is the main liaison with clients and participates in the day-to-day design and production of publications. She brings writing and editing expertise to
the process along with a thorough familiarity with the technical aspects production, printing, and e-book
development. She was a member of the first graduating class of the Interdisciplinary Studies Program at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, and received a bachelor's degree in Communications from that institution.
Although we have been around for over 45 years, we undertake each client’s project with the same level of excitement and fresh perspective as we did with our very first ones. Each project requires us to create a unique design that will help sell a business’ services, explain an organization’s mission, motivate people to take action, or spark interest in a book’s topic.
Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center Rack Cards
Fishergate designs rack cards for the various programs CBEC offers throughout the year, including its Critters & Cocktails Speakers Series, Kayak Tours, Maryland Naturalist Program, and LIFE program.
2016 NHA Annual Report
For the eighth year, National Hydropower Association selected
Fishergate to design its Annual Report.
Total Technology Solutions Brochure
Fishergate developed the overall theme, wrote the copy, and designed a brochure that positioned TTS as a strategic corporate partner that would securely managing a company’s computer technology/networks allowing it to grow and succeed.
2016 NOWRA Conference Registration Mailer
For over 10 years, National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association has counted on Fishergate to provide a fresh, exciting look for its annual conference logo and brochure.
Water Design-Build Council Conference Program Ad
Designed ad to highlight recently published Handbook, which
Fishergate also designed and produced.
Silent Maid: A Catboat History
Fishergate provided editorial and design services for this book. The book chronicles the history of a catboat, which sailed on Barnegat Bay, NJ, through the lives of the six families who owned her from 1924 to the present.
(300 pages, 470 photographs and illustrations, published in 2015)
Truck by Trailer: History of the Truck Trailer Manufacturing Industry
Fishergate worked with author John Conley to present an interesting narrative and photographic history of the truck trailer manufacturing industry from 1900 to present day. (176 pages, 225 photos and illustrations, published in 2016)
Gerard H. Hardenbergh: Artist and Ornithologist
Beautiful coffee table book telling the story of a little-known New Jersey artist who captured the beauty of the New Jersey shoreline and the birds that made their homes there in the early 1900s. (172 pages, over 150 illustrations, published in 2017)
Stanley J. Samorajczyk
Website for attorney Stan Samorajczyk highlighting his credentials and services.
AM Gravely Gallery
St. Michaels’ gallery owner Alice Marie Gravely turned to Fishergate to create a sleek,
clean website to showcase her artwork and gallery’s exhibits.
Premier Sports Academy
Owner VJ Keith relied on Fishergate’s expertise to create a dynamic website to market his basketball camps, as well as develop an online registration system that would easily allow him to create a database to keep track of registrants.
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