In today’s 24/7 global marketplace a corporate image of strength and vitality is an important element of success. Our goal is to provide beauty and function – effective marketing design solutions created specifically for you and your audience.

XENO DESIGN, INC.
35751 GATEWAY DRIVE #E503
PALM DESERT, CA 92211
(760) 238-8618

Xeno Design is the husband-wife team Chris and Patti Garland, who opened the studio in 1981 to pursue their own creative vision. A full-service marketing design firm with a long history of success both in Chicago and Los Angeles, Xeno has provided innovative solutions to a wide variety of industries – from advertising agencies to fashion, health and beauty, music and entertainment, publishing and broadcast media, government, manufacturing and professional services.

Their expertise includes corporate and brand ID, website design and internet marketing, print design, packaging, photography/video, interior/exterior graphics and signage. Celebrating it’s 36th anniversary in 2017, the studio continues to be in the forefront of style and technology, constantly evolving and expanding in new creative directions.

The Garlands share a true complementary partnership and collaborative relationship; 36 years in business is a testament to their combined talents.

Chris: “We all have an opportunity every day to inform and educate others; and if you’ve noticed, successful businesses and organizations do that constantly. As marketing designers, our goal is to get you more customers… that’s the bottom line. Education and entertainment is what attracts new business.”

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With a flair for freshness, Xeno is an agency masterful at surprises.
ADVERTISING AGE

Xeno Design has pulled quite a trick. It has carved out a niche marketing ‘avant-garde’ style to the mainstream.
ADWEEK

There is always an energy and a freedom of movement that inspires Garland’s creativity.
IDEA MAGAZINE, JAPAN

The style reveals an eclectic professionalism that draws on the culture of the past and the present with uninhibited nonchalance…
MODO MAGAZINE, ITALY

Xeno is a marketing design studio with over 35 years experience – initially in Chicago followed by many years in LA, now in Palm Desert, CA since 2007. Xeno Design offers research, planning, creative direction, art direction, design and production services for all forms of business communications.

CHRIS GARLAND
Owner & Creative Director
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Chris is a designer/engineer with over 40 years experience in strategic planning, business management and creative problem solving. After graduating magna cum laude with a degree in Visual Design from the Institute of Design, IIT, Chicago, he worked for Playboy Enterprises before leaving to form Xeno, the city’s premier design studio in the 1980s. Chris has enjoyed a long, successful career in design and art direction, receiving numerous awards for his achievements.

 

PATTI GARLAND
Director of Brand Strategy and Product Design
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Patti’s career has been the development and implementation of new business strategies and marketing plans. As vice president, she supervises research, strategy, new product development, social media activity and internet marketing.

Resonating with the positive aspects of life, she appreciates aesthetic beauty, integrity, and balance. She prefers things as natural as possible. Whether it’s food, furniture, clothing, people, or her work, she strives for the best-of at all times. States Chris: “Patti is on a quest for perfection…” Her reply: “Totally, every second of every day.”

Client List

ADVERTISING AGENCIES

Leo Burnett Company
DDB Needham Harper Worldwide
Davis Ball & Colombatto
Eisaman, Johns and Laws
Jager Di Paola Kemp
Sagon-Phior Group
Tatham-Laird and Kudner
Tucker Knapp
Wardrop Murtaugh Temple

ART, PUBLISHING AND BROADCAST MEDIA

AP Professional – a Division of Harcourt Brace & Company
Artisan Etch
Gilad Ben-Artzi
Pat Berger
Sandy Bleifer
Elizabeth Bloom
Chicago Tribune
CITY magazine
Dear Abbi
Down Beat magazine
Dream Cloud Images
Jean Edelstein
Bruria Finkel
Max Finkelstein
Baila Goldenthal
Carol Goldmark
Gilah Yelin Hirsch
Jewish Artists Initiative (of SoCal)
H. Kazan Fine Arts
KWHY-TV, The Business Channel
MODO magazine – Milan/Italy
Soraya Sarah Nazarian
Petersen Publishing Company
Playboy Enterprises, Inc.
Andrea Raft Studio
Victor Raphael
Desy Safán-Gerard
Self-Realization Fellowship Publishers
Shulamit Gallery
Ruth Cozen Snyder
Mary Anne Turley-Emett
USC Initiative for Israeli Arts
and Humanities
WBBM-TV, CBS Affiliate – Chicago
WGN-TV – Chicago
WKQX Radio – Chicago
Zimmer Children’s Museum – LA

EDUCATION, GOVERNMENT, TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY

BACEA | Bay Area Corporate Education Alliance
California Film Commission
Chicago Tourism Council
Hotel-Motel Association of Illinois
Hyatt Regency | Chicago
Illinois Department of Commerce & Community Affairs, Office of Tourism
Illinois Restaurant Association
Mayor’s Office of Special Events – Chicago
Southern California Association of Governments
Van Nuys Neighborhood Council

FASHION, HEALTH AND BEAUTY

Alankara, an Aveda Concept Salon
Aveda Experience Center – Palm Desert
Axis Clothing Corporation
Helene Curtis, Inc.
I.B. Diffusion
L.A. Gear
Level Up Skincare
Mind Body Solutions
Dr. Carl Rowe
Sebastian International
Spiegel
Ultimo, Ltd.

FOOD SERVICE AND RETAIL

Giorgio Armani Boutique – Chgo.
Bliss Kitchen
Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba – Chicago
CITY store – Chicago
Earth Mothers – Chicago
Ed Debevic’s
Fabric for Interior Design
Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises
Luscious Lorraine’s – Palm Desert
Margies – Chicago
Montgomery Ward
Sears Roebuck and Company
Sonia Rykiel Boutique – Chicago
Standard Photo Supply – Chicago
Watches & Gold – Los Angeles

MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT

Alligator Records
Hanna-Barbera Productions
International Theatre Festival of Chicago
Linda Jones Enterprises, Inc.
Kellar Bass Systems
G. Leblanc Corporation
NAMM – International Music Products Association
Percussion Marketing Council
Layne Redmond
REMO Inc.
Sound Video Unlimited
TMC Entertainment (America) and the Sichuan (China) Cultural Affairs Bureau

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AND MANUFACTURING

Allen-Bradley Company
AmFAR
Bausch & Lomb Surgical
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Bradley Printing Co. | World Color
California Drug Counseling, Inc.
CBS CableConnect
Chiron Vision
Consolidated Papers, Inc.
Cost Reduction Solutions
Coyote Technologies, LLC
Developmental Client Care Industries
DownTown LA Lofts
DownTown LA Realty
Expert Photo Lab
Georgia-Pacific Corporation
Hill & Knowlton, Inc.
Hopper Paper Company

ICare Home Healthcare
ICare Staffing
Incense Cedar Institute
Inland Empire Energy Center
Integrated Care Communities
Interior Concepts by Pierre
Internet Wire
Jan Peterson Child Development Center
Kauai Center for Holistic Medicine
Langer’s Juices
New Leaf Properties
Panasonic
Price Pfister, Inc.
Riverside County Regional Medical Center Foundation
Royal Crown Cola Company
SATTEL Communications
Schuman Simon & Grodecki, Ltd.
Shogren Ombudsperson Services
Shure Brothers Incorporated
Spectrum Business Advisors
Spectrum Capital Group
SPRINTURF
Dr. Victoria Stevens
Union ADR
United Airlines
Wilsonart
Xerox Corporation