Dave Simons (Owner)

Mr. Simons brings more than 36 years of experience in the graphic arts and printing industry.  For the past 27 years He has served in the continuous capacity of President and CEO at Designers’ Press.  Prior to that he served as a printing sales executive and print paper sales executive. He earned his degree in fine art from Thiel College, Greenville, PA in 1978, is an Eagle Scout, was honorably discharged from the Army Military Police Corps and is a member of TEAM (The Executive Achievement Model) CEO group. Mr. Simons has been married to Donna for 31 years and resides in Sweetwater, FL with their two daughters, Amy and Paige.



Dan Wolfe (owner)

Mr. Wolfe has more than 39 years in the Printing Industry.  He has served in the continuing capacity of Vice President of Operations as well as Sales Manager for more than 27 years at Designers’ Press. Prior to that he served as area manager for several printing and copy centers in Central Florida.  Mr. Wolfe has been married to Theresa for 33 years and resides in Montverde, FL. They have two daughters, Lauryn and Kai. Lauryn is now working as a clinical pharmacist at Sarasota Memorial Hospital and Kai is living in Maine.



ellen benton

With over 34 years in the industry, Ellen brings a wealth of experience and printing knowledge to Designers’ Press. Ellen has a knack of making the printing process as efficient and stress-free to the customer as possible. Her ability to assure and relax her customers, even during the most complex of projects makes her the go-to printer for specialty jobs. During her free time, Ellen loves to go paddle boarding and roller skating.


patty hardman

Patty came into this business from the creative side after majoring in Journalism and Communications at UF. She loves the challenges of custom manufacturing and has never considered herself as “just a printer.” Patty says that she is motivated by the fun of intricate details and overcoming challenging deadlines. Her favorite sport is running as it provides her 6-year old Aussie job security!


After starting her career in account service with advertising agencies, Shelley jumped into printing sales 30 years ago, and is a self-proclaimed “nut for print production.” Born and raised in St. Petersburg, Shelley serves the Tampa Bay and west central Florida market for Designers’ Press. She participates actively in AAF-Tampa Bay and InDesign User Group/Tampa, and is always ready to share the latest selection of her monthly book group.