QA Graphics opened its doors five years ago in a small office space in Ankeny with just three employees. Despite the economic downturn, the company has continued to grow and has expanded into a full-service interactive design firm employing 25. The company also relocated this past year to a brand new office space in Ankeny’s new Prairie Trail development area to account for this growth.
“I think our employees have been key drivers of this steady growth,” said Dan McCarty, president and owner of QA Graphics. “We’ve focused on hiring young and innovative talent, and have empowered them with the tools needed to run with their ideas for new products, more efficient processes, etc.”
This approach has more than paid off. QA Graphics continues to experience double-digit growth and currently has two different design departments in-house. When founded, the company focused on providing the building automation industry with the best possible graphic outsourcing services, and as a result has worked with some of the industry’s largest manufacturers. Now the graphic outsourcing department offers comprehensive services, including BAS graphics, HVAC 3D development, symbol library development, drafting services and other custom solutions.
This led to the development of their award-winning Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard®, a solution used by organizations to inform occupants about building performance and sustainable initiatives. QA Graphics is proud that this product has been honored with several awards and has been nationally recognized. After continued expansions the company’s interactive design department also offers Flash development, 3D design/animation, touchscreen applications, mobile applications for Apple iOS (iPhone/iPad/
In 2012 the design firm plans to roll out a number of new ideas, including additional features for the Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard solution, as well as other interactive services for major industries like the restaurant and hospitality industries. QA Graphics also plans to increase its work with local Midwest businesses.
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About QA Graphics
QA Graphics is an Iowa-based interactive design company specializing in Flash development, touchscreen applications, 3D design/animation, mobile apps and other multimedia. The company is also a leader in the building automation and green building industries, providing graphic outsourcing and energy dashboards to help educate occupants about building performance and sustainability. Visit http://www.qagraphics.com to learn more.