Our Approach  

The small size of our firm enhances our flexibility, efficiency and effectiveness, all of which translate to reduced costs and greater satisfaction for the organizations we serve. Because every project is unique, this allows us to select a qualified team of industry associates tailored to each assignment. We take great pride in producing creative, fresh, uncluttered work that is delivered on schedule and within budget. Direct client contact with the firm’s principals ensures a complete understanding of project needs by the creative team – an approach that results in the best solution for any communications challenge.

Christa Denning

Christa Denning is a Houston-area native who has been a principal with Denning & Denning Design since 1991. She graduated in 1983 from Texas Tech University with a BFA in Design Communications and a double minor in illustration and package design.

Christa joined Winius Brandon Advertising in 1984 as a junior art director and worked on many major accounts and campaigns for clients including Pizza Hut, West End Lumber, McGinnis Cadillac, McGinnis Rolls Royce and Fingers Furniture. In 1985, Christa worked with the design firm Gluth Weaver Design gaining experience with clients including Browning-Ferris Industries, Cooper Industries, Pogo Producing Company and Mitchell Energy. In 1987, she joined Miller Judson and Ford as a designer/art director and helped manage design projects for clients such as Leslie & Company, Garnet Resources, The Woodlands, Vinson & Elkins and First City Bank. During her time at these firms, she developed a vast portfolio of experience in branding, annual reports, press kits, presentations, capability brochures, and print and online advertising.

Before she joined Jeff as a partner with Denning & Denning Design, Christa was a contract designer for Penny & Speier Advertising. There she worked on various development graphic design projects for Friendswood Development and Greatwood.

Christa is very proficient in Adobe Creative Suite applications and has extensive knowledge of marketing, technology, image manipulation, editorial design, digital media and social media management. Some of her other talents are illustration and photography.

Outside her professional career, Christa pursues her interest in fine arts with watercolor and exploring nature through photography. She manages the Nature in Katy, Texas Facebook page, and as a public service, she encourages families and individuals to get outside and learn about nature in our area. Through the years, she has been active in the Girl Scouts of the USA program in the Houston area. She was recognized by the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council in 2009 for helping with the Step into Scouting event that encouraged Katy area youth to join Scouting.


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 Jeff Denning

 Jeff Denning has been a principal in Denning & Denning Design since it was established in 1991. He holds a BFA in Design Communications and a minor in photography from Texas Tech University.

After graduation in 1981, Jeff joined Bearden & Grimes, a design studio in Dallas, Texas and specialized in catalogs, logos, brochures, annual reports and promotional design. He also directed in-house photography and learned print production. Jeff was promoted to art director in 1983 and began working directly with clients. He was responsible for developing visual/verbal solutions and presentations of concepts for clients such as Southwest Airlines, Dr. Pepper and Anheuser-Busch.

In 1985, he joined Bozell & Jacobs as an art director, with emphasis on advertising creative development and proper implementation of the selected concept for media placement. Jeff was part of a team that worked on major projects for American Airlines, Bell Helicopter and Halliburton.

After a brief job search in Los Angeles, Jeff relocated to Houston in 1986 and joined Baxter + Korge as designer/art director. During his tenure, his project experience included annual reports, capabilities brochures, collateral materials, advertising campaigns and corporate identity for clients such as Memorial Healthcare, Sterling Chemicals and Texas Children’s Hospital. Working with his mentor, Fred Korge, Jeff directed his knowledge and understanding in the area of graphic standards and branding programs while focusing on the business side of a design studio.

Jeff started freelancing for some of the Houston’s top-notch design firms in 1987 and worked on projects for Southwestern Bell, Simpson Paper and Gerald D. Hines Interests. 

In 1991, he established Denning & Denning Design as a quality-driven design firm in the Houston area producing award-winning work with a variety of clients in the healthcare, industrial, energy and education industries. He applies his experience in scheduling projects with vendors to deliver the best product possible in a timely manner.

Jeff enjoys golfing, gardening, bicycling, fishing and working on the family cars.


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Client Experience

Dr. Pepper
Igloo Products
Mama Rizzo’s
Pizza Hut
Thomas Preti Caterers 

Barbers Hill ISD
Comal ISD
Cypress-Fairbanks ISD
Katy ISD
Neuhaus Education Center
University of Houston System
UTHealth School of Nursing
UTHealth School of Public Health
Willis ISD

Aramco Services Company
Chao Group International
Cliffs Drilling
The Coastal Corporation
Energy Ventures
Exxon Chemicals
Halliburton Services
KMG Chemicals
Mitchell Energy
Mustang Engineering
NRG Energy
Pogo Producing
Sterling Chemicals
Union Texas Petroleum
Unocal Corporation
Vitol Gas & Electric


Artisan Center for Plastic Surgery
Cinco Ranch Endodontics

HCA Healthcare
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Memorial Healthcare System
Methodist Hospital
OakBend Medical Center

Shriners Hospitals for Children-Houston
Texas Children’s Hospital
Texas Medical Association
UTHealth Science Center at Houston
UTHealth School of Nursing
UTHealth School of Public Health

American Tank & Vessel
Browning-Ferris Industries
Cooper Industries
Cotton Companies
Fluoro-Seal International
IMC Maritime Group
NL Industries
North American Pipe
Severn Trent Environmental Services
TerraTech Manufacturing
Weiler Pipe


Arnold White & Durkee
Butler and Binion
McCloskey Langenstein & Stoller
McLeod, Alexander, Powel & Apffel
Vinson & Elkins
The Welch Foundation
Weisblatt Law Firm

J A Billipp
Friendswood Development
Greatwood Development
Katy Area Economic Development Council
Silverlake Development
Tarantino Properties
The Woodlands

Compaq Computer
Electronic Data Systems
Electrospace Systems
Northern Telecom
Southwestern Bell Telephone
Texas A&M University IBT

American Airlines
Bell Helicopter
Continental Airlines
Southwest Airlines