Tony’s Story

It was in the heart of Tuscany, when Tony Richardson, owner and lead art director of Adoration Design, learned that the best approach for cultivating a successful business project is to gather with those involved, linger over a meal and share dreams.

During a culinary focused journey through the homeland of Tony’s ancestors, he happened upon an AirBnB gem called the Little Love Nest. Located off the beaten path on a Chianti vineyard, the nest offered him a quiet, rustic, golden villa of Tuscan dreams. The perfect setting turned serendipitous when he learned that the Nest’s owner, Gianni, also owned a company that handles marketing and graphic design: the same professional specialties of his career.

Gianni, the living example of the expressive joy the country is known for, gave Tony a grand tour of his company headquarters. He told Tony that during his business meeting that morning, he and his colleague spent their time sharing delicious food and discussing their dreams, allowing them to focus on what was truly important to each other and to the project itself. Gianni went on to assure him that focus, enthusiasm and graciousness are key if you have a dream that you are committed to.

Tony left Italy inspired and confident about his own hopes of starting a company. Adoration Design allows him the perfect forum to exercise his professional talents with his love of cooking and hosting. He ensures that the people who work with him feel tuned into their own inspiration and set up for professional success, just as he did in Tuscany.


Tony Richardson

Tony is from Western Iowa and has resided in Seattle for eleven years. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design from Buena Vista University in 2003. Once the Adoration projects are put to rest, Tony enjoys traveling and camping, playing guitar, cooking, taking photos, helping plants grow, drawing, and sharing good food, good stories, and good times with friends and family.