Alumni Design Company Featured in Trade Books

Noory and Adrion

A design company founded by CCAD Advertising & Graphic Design alumni Jen Adrion (CCAD 2008) and Omar Noory (CCAD 2008) was recently featured in two trade publications.

Adrion and Noory started their company, These are Things, in 2010. Their first product design was a map originally created for their personal use. Upon selling the extras online they realized the product's business potential.

Since then they have been featured in both online and print media. Most recently, they have been profiled in two published books. The first, I Heart Stationery: Fresh Inspirations for Handcrafted Cards, Note Cards, Journals, & Other Paper Goods, is an overview of the best designers and techniques used for handcrafted stationery and paper goods.

“We’re so proud to have our work profiled in I Heart Stationery amongst great designers and illustrators from around the globe,” Adrion said.

World map created by These are Things

Their work also graced the pages of The Crafter's Guide to Taking Great Photos: The Best Techniques for Showcasing Your Handmade Creations. The book is an instructional guide to documenting and photographing artists’ handmade items in a simple, inexpensive way.

“When author Heidi Adnum approached us last year to have our product photography featured in her upcoming book, we jumped at the chance,” said Adrion.

To learn more about These Are Things and browse their shop visit them at