About Us

Who we are:

Designer Tributes are the Commemorative Artisans of your family story, collaboratively created, connecting the past with the present for the future. We serve as your trusted guardian who works collaboratively with our clients who seek to honor a loved one with a custom-made gift for a special occasion and relationship, encouraging family stability, resulting in a gift for a lifetime.


Our Vision: shaping the future to honor your most important relationships where every cherished loved one is honored by their family with a Designer Tributes lifetime gift that keeps on giving.

Our Values:  quality, compassion, dedication, competence and responsibility

Denise and DJ McCann - Founders

Our Story:   So there I was at my Dads house after Moms funeral, and he asked if he could keep Moms tribute? How could I turn him down? 

How we came up with our business idea started out of a call to honor the Founders parents and then after their death, realizing there is an unmet need to honor parents and so we created our communications tool today (tribute) to help others. A gift that keeps on giving.  Click here to see the Founders Full Story. We chose this business because we wanted to venture into something creative, fun, and honorable while encouraging others to express their individual emotions for their most important relationships.  Both Founders, are retired Army officers, with a combined service of over 50 years to our Nation.


Our Company:

We are a woman owned, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), located in Northern Virginia and serve mainly as a business to consumer company.  We are introducing new products for our business to business companies.

Our Mission:

To acknowledge, inspire, and create a tribute for your most important occasions and relationships by delivering a family heirloom of honor and remembrance.

Our Product:

A tribute to honor and remember a cherished loved one that is a custom-made, 3D assemblage comprised of a collection of pictures, memories, textual words of stories, awards, artifacts, and persona-decorative elements; all is orderly assembled on the layout, matted and framed, for ready to hang wall mountable heirloom that visually displays a Life Story. 

Our Services: 

Art and graphic design services, orderly assemblage of the design, retrospective relationship archiving with visual artwork, collaboration,  story recording accuracy, curating relationship stories, board mounting, product demonstration, limited image processing and digital photo resizing, document editing, light fact checking and research, a' la carte persona-decorative-elements with premium packages,  custom framing coordination & integration, presentation techniques guidance

​Our Team:


Artisans/Designers :  Denise McCann- Founder

                                  DJ McCann Co-Founder

Ecosystems:              Framers & Matting Specialists


                                  Graphic Printing & Plotters

How we do what we do and differ from our competitors: 

We create through our custom design process, with our clients collaboratively, your lifetime gift.  Through our proven design process, we collaboratively with our clients, create the best gift our clients could ever give to the most important people in their life.  We capture the most heart felt moments, digitize your pictures and design it into a wall mounted gallery of moments with vignettes of honor to preserve your memories for your loved one. Our competitive advantage is our products are affordable, personalized, collaboratively created, and ARE NOT a commodity.  Other competitors focus on “mass-production”, a book that collects dust, a website service, or a picture collage without textual words, or memorabilia.


What we do:  we design tributes to commemorate, memorialize and repair relationships.  We design a custom-made family heirloom through a collaboratively designed process. We use our communications tool as  a way to honor, remember, acknowledge, reconcile, forgive and apologize . Our heirlooms capture experiences and memories for a lifetime that reveals our Nations important culture and family beliefs.

What we believe: we believe in making a difference in the lives of people who seek to honor their most important relationships and we believe in completing the past, acknowledging the present and preparing for the future.

​​Our Offer:  a pragmatic benefit of a centralized , organized gallery of memories.  We offer a message of hope, honor and transformation.

Our commitment & promise:  a proven process, on time delivery, affordably priced and high quality​.