Who We Are

Dimensional, visual communication is our specialty. This includes signage and wayfinding, programming and design, interior and exterior branding, along with exhibition and identity design. TollesonMcCoy is a team of degreed graphic designers, architects and fine artists, with backgrounds combining planning, industrial, graphic and information design. We understand (and obsess over) graphic elements of communication, including typography, color, layout, contrast, legibility, and proportion. Years of working within the built environment have given us mastery knowledge of scale, materials, viewing distances, codes, and ADA requirements. This skill set lends a unique understanding of how to direct people through spaces while preserving architectural and landscape design integrity. We understand how occupants interact with their surroundings, and our work is informed by considering anticipated viewing directions and paths of travel, legible text capacity, and hierarchy of messages. We connect people and places.

Design Approach

We start by listening and find that our best work starts with collaboration. Successful projects begin with our complete understanding of the goals and priorities of the owner, designer, operator and end user of a space. The more information we gather in the beginning, the more efficient the design process can be.

Memberships & Certifications

TollesonMcCoy is Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) certified through the Governor's Office of Diversity Business Enterprise (GoDBE) with the state of Tennessee, is a registered Small and Disadvantaged Business vendor with the City of Nashville, and is Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), WBE certified. Members of our team belong to the Nashville Chamber of Commerce, Urban Land Institute (ULI), Nashville Civic Design Center (NCDC) and Society of Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD).


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