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Member Spotlight – Kotis Design

29 Jun 2023 8:30 AM | Anonymous

We are excited to dedicate our member spotlight to the designer and distributor Kotis Design, a promotional products company headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

Kotis Design CEO and Founder Jeff Becker launched the company in 2003 after he graduated from the University of Washington.

However, Kotis Design’s origins date back to 2001 when Becker started a student-run, custom-design T-shirt business. Today, the company’s operations have grown larger than life.

About Kotis Design

Kotis Design is a full-spectrum, custom swag-management platform.

Much like PromoStandards, Kotis Design aims to advance the industry’s traditional practices by owning the end-to-end workflow of product and design ideation and implementing services, including (but not limited to):

The Swag Platform & Portals

The swag platform and portals allow consumers to manage and ship their swag quickly and offer various solutions to enable organizations to distribute their swag.


Providing Premier Swag

Organizations will find that there are many ways they can create their swag. Kotis Design offers phenomenal options for fully-custom designs to swag guides for specific products or kits you’d like to curate.

The design and fulfillment-management platform utilizes a creative agency approach and its in-house workshop to control its clients’ branded swag from start to finish.

The platform is committed to elevating an organization’s brand through merch and swag. That includes partnering with trusted retail brands for anything an organization may need, such as:

  • Drinkware
  • Outerwear
  • Apparel
  • Bags
  • Headwear and Accessories
  • Blankets and Towels

Brands that help run and scale Kotis Design’s swag programs include the following:

  • Gong
  • Amazon
  • Twilio
  • Four Peaks Brewing Co.
  • Mongo DB
  • Outreach
  • Premera

PromoStandards’ Impact

“Innovation is a key part of our company, thinking outside the box and anticipating how tomorrow's needs will differ from today,” says Kotis Design CTO Daniel Becker.

“People these days expect everyone’s systems to work seamlessly with each other, and PromoStandards makes that possible.

It allows our employees to spend less time on data management and more time working on creative ideas for clients, providing better and faster services.”

How Did Kotis Design Discover PromoStandards?

We started using PromoStandards in 2016 after hearing about it from supplier partners and industry newsletters. We were immediately eager to jump at the chance to streamline our operations.

At that time, we already had custom integrations with multiple apparel suppliers and wanted to add more. But integrating separately with each of the many suppliers was impractical on a large scale.

Universal integration for suppliers was a game changer for us.

How Has PromoStandards Helped Kotis Design?

Tedious data entry tasks are such a problem. No one likes doing them. They’re too slow and susceptible to human error.

Yet, computers love these tasks and work 24/7 – a match made in heaven!

Getting order status, tracking, and invoice data back from suppliers automatically saves us a ton of data entry. The info gets into our system faster, and we have more data points.

For example, the invoices via PromoStandards include line-item details that we don’t even bother entering for non-PromoStandards invoices. That lack of data has cascading impacts down the line.

What Improvements Have You Seen in the Company’s Workflow?

While we still have (a lot) more to do to take advantage of PomoStandards’ resources, the non-profit has already helped us, providing a viable path to improving our workflow.

Even when we haven’t implemented specific standards, we’ve inevitably altered how our teams work to anticipate the coming changes.

It’s like seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.

Become A PromoStandards Member!

We simplify communication between suppliers, decorators, distributors, and service providers.

Streamlining product development and management in the custom products industries is necessary to keep up with growing demands and a complicated supply chain. That’s why our standards are free for anyone who needs to use them.

However, we also offer extra resources that can create even more positive change for your business.

View our Membership Application today to learn more about our three membership levels.

If you have questions about PromoStandards or want to get involved with our organization, please contact us at https://promostandards.org/membership-application.
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