The company we keep.


Debra is one of the most creative and knowledgeable people I have ever worked with in the graphic design field. One of her greatest strengths is that she focuses on both the design AND the results. And no matter the size or budget, she approaches every project with fresh eyes and a desire to exceed your expectations.”

Kathy Demonbreun

Marketing and Media Relations

Frist Center for the Visual Arts

Nashville, Tennessee


For over 15 years Debra Cole has been an extraordinary partner of Bright Horizons and the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children. You see her work everywhere: in our marketing materials for parents and staff, annual reports, internal resource materials, and websites. Debra has been instrumental in creating our visual sense of who we are, what we are all about, and how we face the world.In the aftermath of hurricanes Katrina and Wilma, despite a full calendar, Debra donated countless hours of time, worth thousands of dollars, to design and layout the book What Happened to MY World: Helping Children Cope with Natural Disaster and Catastrophe (by Jim Greenman). It is just the most recent of Debra’s extraordinary partnerships with Bright Horizons and the Foundation. She has thrown herself into design and given us her time in support of all the Foundation efforts. It is a great pleasure to recognize her for all her wonderful contributions to Bright Horizons and the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children.”

Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Boston, Massachusetts


Since 2004, Cole Design has lead all graphic design and branding projects for America’s Promise Alliance. Debra’s expertise and amazing creativity has taken our brand forward as the Alliance has transitioned over the past seven years from our early initiatives: “100 Best Communities for Young People” competition to our “Grad Nation Campaign” today. Debra has not only been responsible for the design and creation of our print materials, but she has been instrumental in website design, major event design/production and every aspect of the “look and feel” of America’s Promise Alliance that is so vital to our connection with the public, our partners and supporters. When the Alliance moved to its headquarters in Washington, D.C., Debra designed and created amazing evergreen displays that adorn the lobby and hallways of our office. Those displays not only depict the history and achievements of the Alliance, but provide us with a wonderful graphic timeline that can be shared by our visitors and enjoyed every day by our staff.

It is my great pleasure to work with and learn from Debra Cole. I recommend Cole Design to any organization interested in creatively and innovatively enhancing and presenting its public image.”

Donna Anderson

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Administrative Officer

America’s Promise Alliance

Washington, DC


I have worked with Cole Design for over 10 years and highly recommend them to any company or organization seeking outstanding people who truly understand the concept of brand development and management. I have worked with Debra on projects ranging from new logos/brand identity packages for new companies to the development of engaging sales materials to creating event environments that can be defined as a memorable experiences.

Debra is a very gifted artist, but she also one of those rare talents who understands that a design must support, promote and enhance the brand.”

Nicole Provonchee

Vice President

Parthenon Publishing

Nashville, Tennessee


Cole Design knows how to create a unique and impressive branding campaigns that portrays an organization’s identity and then carry it through in a consistent and compelling way. Having worked with Cole Design for 20 years and four different organizations, I appreciate Debra’s extraordinary talent and ability to deliver the right design every time.”

Diane P. Huggins

Vice President

Corporate Communications

LifePoint Hospitals

Nashville, Tennessee


Without a doubt the most professional, thorough, and creative graphic designer around! Debra can take even the most mundane topic and give it a life and a brand that you never knew it could have.”

Hal Cato

President and CEO

Oasis Center

Nashville, Tennessee