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Our Story

It was in the heart of Tuscany, when we (Tony Richardson and Abby Woodington; co-founders of Adoration Design Services) learned that the best approach for cultivating a successful business project is to gather with those involved, linger over a long meal, and share dreams.

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

Gianni, the living example of the expressive joy the country is known for, gave us a grand tour of his company headquarters. He told us that during his business meeting that morning, he and his colleague spent their time sharing delicious food and revealing their dreams. Opening up about the important topic allowed them to focus on what was truly important to each other and to the project itself. He went on to assure us that focus, enthusiasm, and gracious social behavior serves well to dreams that you are committed to.

We left Italy inspired and confident about our own hopes of starting a company. Adoration Design Services allows us the perfect forum to combine our professional talents with our mutual love of cooking entertaining. We ensure that the people who work with us feel tuned into their own inspiration and set up for professional success, just as we did in Tuscany.

Today we are proud to serve many clients in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. While it is not always possible to sit over a long meal with every client, it is important for us to develop a personal connection with those we work closely with. Your story and passions inform our creative process and work together. We look forward to learning about you and your company or organization and working with you to elevate your brand or project.

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Tony Richardson

Tony is from Western Iowa, and resided in Seattle for fifteen years before moving to South Korea with Abby in 2019. 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, camping, music, cooking, photography, helping plants grow, drawing, and sharing good food, good stories, and good times with friends and family.