Diana Thornton is an award-winning creative and original graphic designer/digital artist with over 20 years experience and special qualifications because she is a singer/songwriter who has produced her own albums and has worked in the film industry.
She started Crescent Music Services in 1997 to provide CD and DVD design and manufacturing services to New Orleans and Louisiana. Although her original focus was the music industry (she recorded and produced her own album many years ago), she also fulfills the CD and DVD needs of corporations and universities.
Her music clients include Ellis Marsalis, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Charmaine Neville, and Basin Street Records (Kermit Ruffins, Los Hombres Calientes, Jon Cleary, Theresa Andersson, Irvin Mayfield). Crescent Music Services also provides distance learning materials for Loyola University, and the New Orleans Museum of Art.
In addition, she designs collector’s books about the Beatles for nationally acclaimed author and Beatles historian Bruce Spizer www.beatle.net. In her spare time she fosters newborn kittens and recently started a non profit organization Animal Focus Network through which she compiled an online animal resource directory of over 2000 animal services and programs (www.animalfocusnetwork.org).
"I started Crescent Music Services a few years after I had produced my own CD. Even though I made my living as a graphic designer, I fumbled around piecing my CD together with this printer and that replicator, not knowing what I was doing and figuring it out as I went along. I wish I knew then what I know now. I could have saved myself a lot of expense and would have ended up with a much better product. I realized that this is what I could help other musicians with. I have walked in their shoes and I understand how important their music is to them, and how difficult this part of the process can be. I know that their CDs are not just an investment into their future and an important marketing tool – it is an extension of themselves."