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THE 2ND SURFACE

We are designers and we are fans. We combine everything we know, everything we love and everything we are – into 2nd Surface Design Company.

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  • As 2nd Surface co-founder, Tessa leads, manages, connects clients to results and generally makes ours a more enjoyable place to work and be. With her strong, 20+ year foundation in graphic design and account management, she is the chain link that holds everything together. Winning industry awards and clients’ hearts is another Tessa Sussner area of expertise. 2nd Surface offers Tessa an opportunity to help others look amazing and succeed frequently. It’s what she does.

  • 2nd Surface co-founder, D. Sussner has over two decades of diverse challenges, partnerships, design awards, wisdom and insight. From a background that began with the study of architecture, a shift to graphic design, a fascination with the 3D/tactile, to a mastery of brand identity…we have 2nd Surface. For Derek, one teenage visit to a “big time, big game” university arena permanently welded spectacle to sport and passion to pursuit.

  • Jeff Diamond is a highly regarded sports business consultant, broadcast and online media professional. He is the former Chairman and CEO of The Ingram Group and a successful executive in the NFL as president of the Tennessee Titans and vice president/general manager of the Minnesota Vikings. He was selected NFL Executive of the Year in 1998. Jeff’s list of consulting clients includes 2nd Surface Design Co., ZeSa Fitness, The Institute for Athletes (NFL player agent group) and the NHL’s Nashville Predators. We look forward to Jeff’s experienced and valuable insights.

  • Our technology partner Ed Klemz brings a substantial array of talents to the table from his background in electronics engineering, application and web development. His cutting-edge work in the Interactive Reality field is the culmination of a lifetime of focussing on “what’s next?” for his many hundreds of advertising and marketing clients. His companies have been defining the tools used by the visual and media space for over 25 years.

Team Second Surface

To us, team is an assembly of likeminded, ultra-skilled and motivated pros who play hard for our clients. The 2nd Surface Team is flexible and adaptable to the task at-hand, to the client’s internal resources and/or per-project partnerships. We are an all-star team of specialists.

Team Second Surface

To us, team is an assembly of likeminded, ultra-skilled and motivated pros who play hard for our clients. The 2nd Surface Team is flexible and adaptable to the task at-hand, to the client’s internal resources and/or per-project partnerships. We are an all-star team of specialists.

What's with

The Name?

The first surface is the court, the rink, the diamond—the field of play. The second surface is the untapped potential of the space that surrounds the game—the fan’s field of play. That’s where we excel.

Affliations

We proudly pledge allegiance to these organizations and we encourage you to do the same. The interactions and exchanges benefit all parties. We like people, we like to grow and we like to occasionally wear the optional uniforms.

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