Doing business in one of the most historic districts in Knoxville, starting in a building with 1,100 square feet and only five employees—that was the recipe that launched the success of High Resolutions over twenty years ago. When it began, this small startup business focused on the graphic production needs in the local community.
One of the first team members was PCC graduate and newlywed David Ryan (’95). He and his wife, Julie Cross (’95), decided to move back to Tennessee, her home state, to be closer to family. “Little did I know, when I made the decision to attend PCC, that this step of obedience to God’s leading would be the beginning of so many blessings in my life,” David said.
When he first joined the team in 1996, David started as a production assistant, but soon after, the founding partners offered him a share in the company. “God continued to regularly provide me with amazing opportunities,” he said. The most amazing of those occurred this past year when David completed the buyout of his last partner and claimed sole ownership.
Now, a leading force in graphics and printing production, High Resolutions partners with clients that have both a local and national presence. With a 35,000 square-foot production facility packed with state-of-the-art equipment, they are able to provide solutions for hundreds of clients in a wide variety of industries, including restaurants, retail stores, schools, universities, banks, and hospitals, just to name a few.
“We are always working on creative projects that span so many industries,” said David. “It is rewarding to see projects develop from a concept to digital design, and then through print production to full completion.” None of this would be possible without a team of approximately thirty talented employees, six of whom also graduated from PCC. “God has continued to bless us with fantastic employees that have an attitude of excellence, as well as wonderful clients that we are privileged to serve,” said David.
He believes his preparation and training at PCC have aided his success in High Resolutions. “I am constantly drawing from, and building on, things that I learned at PCC. My classes provided excellent training for my field. Some classes provided valuable relationship training, as well. Whether we are working with employees, vendors, or clients, each is an opportunity for ministry.”
Turning out high-quality brochures, banners, car-wraps, and logos on virtually any 2-D or 3-D surface, their business continues to grow and prosper. In response to this growth, David could only say, “God has given us vision, direction, and protection every step of the way.”