About Us

Spinney Associates was started over 30 years ago when Cathy Spinney began creating illustrations for submission to the US Patent & Trademark Office. At that time, formal drawings were hand-drawn in ink on unforgiving Bristol board where the slightest smudge meant starting over. Cathy’s patience and precision made for satisfied customers during those early years. She increased her output and took on more clients when erasable Mylar film came into use in the late 80s. When the US Patent Office began accepting computer drafted formals in the early 1990s, Spinney Associates grew in size and began producing computer-based illustrations with increased speed and efficiency.

Since 1982, Spinney Associates has grown with the industry and continues to provide the same patience, attention to detail, and individualized customer service that made Cathy successful in those early years.