“It made sense,” Marcos says of purchasing the 4,400 square feet at 623 W. Douglas.
She says that’s where Don Cary of All Things Barbecue once planned to move his business.
“He outgrew that place before he was able to move in there.”
Marcos and a partner, who moved out of state last year, opened Visual Fusion 11 years ago in 750 square feet at Eaton Place downtown.
“We really love the location,” she says. “We outgrew the space.”
Around the time the partner left, Marcos says she hired an intern who had been working for her. Since then, she’s added two more designers.
“We’re really growing, and we’re just kind of sitting on top of one another,” she says.
“We needed a bigger facility to not only have enough room for all the designers and the growth, but also we added a photography studio,” Marcos says. “We take a lot of photos, and that’s something we wanted to do in house.”
Visual Fusion’s designers “do print and Web, which is not necessarily always the case,” Marcos says.
They’re all Wichita State University graduates.
“It’s like a proud little thing we like to share,” Marcos says. She says WSU and its educators “really produce quality designers.”
WSU is a client of Visual Fusion as well.
Marcos says her company also has national and international clients, but she says the work Visual Fusion does is done “in a very personal, face-to-face kind of manner.”
“Really, our specialty is good customer service and attention to details.”
At the new space, which Visual Fusion will move into in December, the designers will have a quiet area to work on the second floor, and there will be a separate conference room along with the photo studio.