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About QA Graphics

QA Graphics delivers high quality custom BAS graphics as well as design services for interactive platforms. We help clients visualize their needs and simplify their lives. Our talented designers come from a wide range of backgrounds to provide the personal attention and expertise needed to bring our clients’ ideas to life.

We opened our doors in 2006 in a small office in Ankeny, Iowa, with just three employees. The company was founded on providing the best BAS graphics services possible. Since then, we have become the industry leader, and have expanded into a full-service design firm.

Our interactive design team provides a variety of creative services to complement existing marketing and sales strategies. We are a partner to many marketing agencies as a resource for design assets. QA Graphics provides custom solutions including touchscreen applications, interactive sales tools, animated videos, 3D design service and other multimedia.

All of our work is completed in-house, with a team comprised of both creative and technical staff, including graphic designers, 3D designers, developers, programmers, architects, and mechanical engineers to ensure we meet the diverse needs of our client base.

QA Graphics is a fun and creative group, and we take pride in our Midwestern values and affordable prices. We guarantee timely, custom solutions to meet our clients’ budgets. Customers are our priority and we strive to provide the best service in the industry.

  • Dan McCarty, QA Graphics, EEED, energy dashboard
    Owner, Dan McCarty with the Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard.
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Our Team

Jordan Cashatt

Jordan Cashatt

BAS Graphics Specialist
Jordan Cashatt

Jordan Cashatt

BAS Graphics Specialist

Quinton DeVries

Quinton DeVries

LEAD GENERATION SPECIALIST
Quinton DeVries

Quinton DeVries

LEAD GENERATION SPECIALIST

Sasha Daljevic

Sasha Daljevic

CAD SPECIALIST
Sasha Daljevic

Sasha Daljevic

CAD SPECIALIST

Ben Hansen

Ben Hansen

BAS Graphics Specialist
Ben Hansen

Ben Hansen

BAS Graphics Specialist

Jessica Johnson

Jessica Johnson

Content Marketing Manager
Jessica Johnson

Jessica Johnson

Content Marketing Manager

Andy Lawson

Andy Lawson

3D MODELER
Andy Lawson

Andy Lawson

3D MODELER

Daniel Lee

Daniel Lee

BAS Graphic Specialist
Daniel Lee

Daniel Lee

BAS Graphic Specialist

Dakota McBurney

Dakota McBurney

IT Administrator
Dakota McBurney

Dakota McBurney

IT Administrator

DAN MCCARTY

DAN MCCARTY

OWNER/PRESIDENT
DAN MCCARTY

DAN MCCARTY

OWNER/PRESIDENT

Chad Mesenbrink

Chad Mesenbrink

SALES MANAGER
Chad Mesenbrink

Chad Mesenbrink

SALES MANAGER

Hayley Nugent

Hayley Nugent

PROJECT COORDINATOR
Hayley Nugent

Hayley Nugent

PROJECT COORDINATOR

Adam Seiler

Adam Seiler

3D Modeler
Adam Seiler

Adam Seiler

3D Modeler

Jason Wehrman

Jason Wehrman

CAD Specialist
Jason Wehrman

Jason Wehrman

CAD Specialist

Shelbie West

Shelbie West

CAD Specialist
Shelbie West

Shelbie West

CAD Specialist

Awards & Recognition

2016 MarCom Awards

MarCom Awards announced winners for the 2016 international awards competition that recognizes outstanding creative achievement by marketing and communication professionals. With over 6,000 entries world-wide, QA Graphics has been named a recipient of the 2016 MarCom Gold Award for their remodel of the Taco LCI-4 app for business.

The Taco LCI-4 app, remodeled by QA Graphics updated the apps user experience (UX) creating visually appealing interfaces that put the user’s needs first and incorporate Taco Solutions’ company’s branding.

2015 Hermes Creative Awards

QA Graphics, a full-service digital design company, won two Platinum Hermes Creative Awards for its Bridge Data Manager Video and MacNeil Carwash Configurator.

QA Graphics’ first entry, The Bridge Data Manager Video, was awarded a platinum award in the Marketing (Service) category. The Bridge Data Manager Video was created as a marketing promotion tool used to communicate the benefits of the newly developed product to customers.

QA Graphics’ second entry, The MacNeil Carwash configurator, was awarded a platinum award in the Mobile & Web-Based Technology category. MacNeil worked with QA Graphics to develop an interactive sales application to help customers fully visualize their carwash conveyor layout, and to provide customers with instant feedback to simplify the decision making process.

2015 Product of the Year - CSE Magazine

QA Graphics’ Bridge Data Manager was included in Consulting Specifying Engineer magazine’s 2015 Product of the Year awards competition. Their product was included in the BAS, Controls, and Energy Management category. Learn more about this awards competition.

2015 ADDY Awards - American Advertising Federation of Des Moines

QA Graphics took home a gold award at the American Advertising Award celebration held February 21, 2015. The National American Advertising Awards Program (formerly the ADDY® Awards) is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative creative competition, recognizing creative excellence in the art of advertising from media of all types.

QA Graphics’ entry, The MacNeil Carwash configurator, was awarded a gold award in the digital advertising category – the top honor for the category.

2015 AHR Expo Innovation Awards

QA Graphics has received Honorable Mention for their Green Building product, Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard®. The 2015 AHR Expo Innovation Awards represent companies and products of the HVACR marketplace. The awarded products were selected from among numerous entries by a panel of judges consisting of ASHREA members who evaluated the products based on innovation, application, value to the user and market impact.

2014 Control Trends Awards

QA Graphics has been nominated as a finalist for the 2014 Control Trends Awards—3rd Party Visualization Software of the Year.

2014 MarComm Awards

MarCom Awards announced winners for the 2014 international awards competition that recognizes outstanding creative achievement by marketing and communication professionals. With over 6,500 entries world-wide, QA Graphics has been named a double recipient of the 2014 MarCom Platinum Award for their News Tutor mobile app development and the MacNeil Carwash Configurator sales tool.

The News Tutor mobile app, developed by QA Graphics, was created for use in the classroom to help students gain a better understanding of the process behind journalism and news reporting.

2014 Money Saving Product - Buildings Magazine

QA Graphics is proud to announce that BUILDINGS magazine has selected the Bridge Data Manager as a 2014 Money-Saving Product winner. The Bridge Data Manager product is part of an elite group of 97 products showcased in the magazine’s June 2014 issue.

2014 ADDY Awards - American Advertising Federation of Des Moines

QA Graphics is pleased to announce having won a silver award at the American Advertising Award celebration held February 22, 2014.  The National American Advertising Awards Program (formerly the ADDY® Awards) is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative creative competition, recognizing creative excellence in the art of advertising.

QA Graphics’ entry, an iPad application developed for Latham Hi-Tech Seeds, was awarded a silver award in the digital advertising – tablet category.

2013 Inc. 5000 - Inc. Magazine

Inc. magazine has ranked QA Graphics NO. 3,472 on its seventh annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s
fastest-growing private companies. This award ranks QA Graphics as the 13th fastest growing private company in Iowa.
Learn more about the award and view the full list here.

2012 Solute to Industry Award

QA Graphics was honored with a 2012 Salute to Industry award. The event recognizes local companies and individuals for their contributions and investments in the Ankeny business community.  QA Graphics was honored with the Commercial Reinvestment Award.

2012 Addy Awards - American Advertising Federation of Des Moines

QA Graphics was honored with four ADDY awards at the 2012 AAF of Des Moines’ annual awards show, which honors Central Iowa’s best creative work each year as part of a three-tiered national competition. QA Graphics was honored with a gold award for their Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard created for the World Food Prize, silver for a 3D animation that was included in a local commercial, a special “interactive” recognition from the judges for the World Food Prize project, and one of QA Graphics’ employees was honored with the Rookie of the Year award for member involvement in the organization.

2011 Product of the Year - CSE Magazine

QA Graphics’ Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard (EEED) was included in Consulting Specifying Engineer magazine’s 2011 Product of the Year awards competition. Their product was included in the Networked Building Automation Systems/Controls, Energy Management Systems category of the Product of the Year competition. Learn more about this awards competition.

2011 ADDY Awards - American Advertising Federation of Des Moines

QA Graphics was honored with two silver ADDY® Awards at the American Advertising Federation of Des Moines’ annual ADDY® Awards show, which honors Central Iowa’s best creative work each year as part of a three-tiered national competition. The AAF of Des Moines is the local chapter of the American Advertising Federation.

QA Graphics was honored for their virtual configurator created for Vogue Tyres (view the application at www.voguetyre.com/3d/index.php) and for an Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard completed for a McDonald’s franchise in Riverside, California (view the application at http://www.greenmcdonalds.com).

2010 Top Energy Conservation Product - ED+C Magazine

QA Graphics’ Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard (EEED) has been named the 2010 top Energy Conservation product for the second year in a row as part of Environmental Design + Construction and Sustainable Facility magazines’ annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

The online contest allowed manufacturers and readers to showcase and vote for, respectively, the crème de la crème of green building products that best combine sustainable attributes with ease of use and installation. The winners were announced at the U.S. Green Building Council’s® Greenbuild Conference and Expo.

2010 Top 10 Green Building Product - SI Magazine

QA Graphics’ Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard (EEED) has been named the 2010 top Energy Conservation product for the second year in a row as part of Environmental Design + Construction and Sustainable Facility magazines’ annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

The online contest allowed manufacturers and readers to showcase and vote for, respectively, the crème de la crème of green building products that best combine sustainable attributes with ease of use and installation. The winners were announced at the U.S. Green Building Council’s® Greenbuild Conference and Expo.

2010 Top 10 Green Building Product - SI Magazine

Award-winning independent news source Sustainable Industries selected QA Graphics’ Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard as one of its 2010 Top 10 Green Building Products. Sustainable Industries’ Top 10 Green Building Products guide is an annual publication profiling industry-leading green building products selected by a panel of expert judges and Sustainable Industries’ editorial team. The Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard was selected from more than 100 entries based on the Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard’s environmental performance, scalability/market impact, innovativeness, design aesthetic, value and compatibility with the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system. View the 2010 Top 10 Green Building Projects guide.

2009 Top Products Award - BOM Magazine

QA Graphics is a recipient of the 2009 Top Products Award from Building Operating Management magazine. This prestigious, annual award recognizes the most popular manufacturers and suppliers of the year as determined by building and facility executives. QA Graphics was recognized for its Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard (EEED).

The Top Products Award recognizes products that appear on FacilitiesNet.com and generate the highest level of click-through interest from building and facility executives. From October 2007 through September 2008, nearly 900 products were displayed on the FacilitiesNet.com home page. QA Graphics’ EEED finished in the top 10 percent of all those posted in 12 months.

2009 Readers Choice Award - ED+C Magazine

QA Graphics is a recipient of the annual 2009 Readers’ Choice Award, an online contest organized by Environmental Design + Construction.

The 2009 contest allowed manufacturers to showcase their green building products within nine different product categories, and then readers cast their vote for what they thought were the best green building products and the most easy to use. QA Graphics’ Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard was named the best energy conservation product. The winners were announced at the U.S. Green Building Council’s 2009 Greenbuild conference.