Last Updated: 10/23/2014

We’re All About Ideas


A full service advertising agency located in Granbury, Texas, Contemporary Communications offers award-winning graphic design, web design, and business identity development.  Our purpose is to make the process of advertising and marketing easier. Whether it's business-to-business or business-to-consumer, we provide innovative ideas that achieve positive, measurable results. From concept to completion, we develop strategic marketing and advertising campaigns, design and maintain websites, develop brand identities, produce every kind of print collateral imaginable, buy media, place advertising, provide promotional products... did we say full service?  Budget-conscious and deadline-oriented, our mission is simply to meet the complete advertising, design and marketing needs of our clients, to their complete satisfaction.

It is our privilege to serve a wide variety of companies and industries nationwide, from local mom-and-pop shops to nationally known corporations. As a small company, we place a very high value on face time, and make it a point to be immediately available. When you hire us, you deal directly with the principals, you don’t get shuffled to an account manager. We see ourselves as your actual partner: your business' growth and success is ours as well.

Design
Typography, attention-grabbing photography, illustration, and sophisticated graphics that communicate what our clients need is how we define good design for traditional and digital media.  And although our work has been recognized on state and national levels, our focus is to garner accolades from our clients, not our peers in the industry.

Whether you need back-up support for your in-house graphics department, or you’re a company that needs start-from-scratch logo and identity development, we can assist in all aspects of design—leveraging branding, copy writing and photography—in order to produce professional, relevant and compelling visual communications.

Production Management
We have a long history in the world of production management. We thoroughly understand the varied processes of printing, signage, interactive and other media, and have strong relationships with such a wide variety of vendors that we are literally able to manage the production of anything related to marketing, including prototyping and other specialized processes. We've won print awards because of our attention to technique and detail. Once we take on the job, you don’t have to worry about anything... and you can expect professional, excellent results and on-time delivery.

Marketing Support
You've got an idea. You just don't know quite how to implement it, how to get it done, or what your budget will allow. Maybe you just don't have the time or the personnel to get the job done. Maybe you don’t even have an idea, you just know that you have to do something. That's where we can assist you. We'll look at your goals or your project with you, do any necessary research, help determine time frames and budgets, and suggest supporting collateral. When given the green light, we make it happen.

Our Work

Our Work

How do we show you what we do without boring you to death with endless pictures and descriptions? So we’ll try to keep it concise. We update this on a regular basis, so check back soon to see new stuff. And see the slide show on the home page for the stuff we’re REALLY excited about.

Our Team

Our Team

Actually, we’re your team. Some of our clients have never seen us in person—you may not, either!—but here we are. Now you kind of know what we look like, too.
Mona Nuckolls

Mona Nuckolls

Mona Nuckolls, President

I quit my real job as a senior graphic designer and creative director at a commercial printing company when ad agencies and design firms kept asking for my ideas, advice and direction on projects and then claiming them as their own. So I started Contemporary Communications. I guess some lessons you need to learn for yourself. That was 15 years ago, and I’ve finally recovered emotionally from that decision. I was able to talk my way-better-half Leonard into quitting his real job, too, and coming to work with me. I’m going to say it’s probably one reason I recovered emotionally from starting the business. But I still love design. I love it when I’m an insomniac because I’m trying to figure out how to make something look fabulous. And I really love it when a client is thrilled with the end result. When not at work I have this fantasy that I’m an organic gardener, a pipe dream that is perpetually challenged by my lack of control over fire ants, the constant disposal of dead houseplants, or the barren landscape of my vegetable garden. But my real devotion is to Leonard, and his shadow, our son Corbin, as evidenced by my unparalleled skill at folding clothes.
Leonard Nuckolls

Leonard Nuckolls

Leonard Nuckolls, Vice President

I started my advertising career while I was still in college as an intern at an in-house agency for a large grocery chain. This job had two main duties: one, sort circulars in a freezing cold meat locker; and two, deliver artwork that was assembled using wax in the company car that was heated like an oven from the West Texas sun. Ahh, the glamorous glory days…One day, the corporate office decided to go high tech and purchase all of the in-house agencies Mac computers: state-of-the-art, five-inch diagonal black-and-white screen and two floppy drives, one of which held the latest in graphics software (Illustrator 88 and Quark Express 1.0) and the other held all the working files. While most of my cronies were laughing at the idea of using this little box to create ads, I was figuring out how to make it work…in no time I went from running a hot wax machine to running the department. After a long and fruitful career of running large art departments at large printing companies in Lubbock and Fort Worth, I decided I wanted to deal directly with customers, so I started selling. I have always felt that the best sales people are educators with the ability to listen—too many sales people are so busy talking they do not ever understand the customer’s needs. Since I have been with Mona, sales has become a lot easier: she is the perfect art/creative director, her attention to detail and talent has always been an easy sell. It is great to never have to make an excuse for the quality of our work—it is always first class! My free time is usually filled with biking, mountain biking, BMXing with my son, Corbin, or recovering from a related injury.
Gaby Whitefield

Gaby Whitefield

Gaby Whitefield

Finding my long lost loves, graphic and website design, took some soul searching in my early 20s. I started designing websites when I was in high school (not too many years ago, depending on who you ask) and so the love affair started. I landed my “dream” job while in high school as a webmaster and I worked there through college. After high school, I started taking web design courses but thought I needed to be in a 4-year college like the rest of my friends so there I went to college. Received my degree in Business and was looking for ANY job after I graduated. My first “grown-up” job was in TCU land at an architecture firm where I had the opportunity to move into a graphic coördinator position! I was so excited to pick up where I left off in high school and continue my passion for design!! After 6 years, I took a sabbatical for a several months and spent them with my two boys. As much as I loved being home, I was at excited about getting back to it with Contemporary Communications as a graphic and web designer. When I’m not thinking about my next cool website or design project, I am catering to my 2 lovely boys. Jon, my hero husband who is a local city officer and awesome father; and my sweet boys Gaston & Colten who make my world go round. I also love being apart of volunteer efforts within my local school system and the DFW area, Habitat for Humanity, food pantries or just planting flowers for an elderly person from my church. My other interests are everything Mexican (the food, the culture, the people), autism awareness and my guilty pleasure, reality tv.
Cheryl Campbell

Cheryl Campbell

Cheryl Campbell

I started out in the advertisement world working part-time for Contemporary Communications 8 years ago. I previously owned my own bookkeeping company, working with a variety of businesses and individual clients. I made the move to work full-time at Contemporary and I thoroughly enjoy the creative and vibrant atmosphere I spend my days in now. I’m an organizer and number cruncher, actually enjoying the tasks that most people put off as much as possible. When I’m not obsessing over minute details or organizing the paper clip tray, I enjoy relaxing by the pool, wrangling my three granddaughters and watching Texas Rangers baseball. Go Rangers!

Contact

Contemporary Communications, Inc.
403 Temple Hall Hwy
Suite 11
Granbury, TX 76049

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