Impression Edge is an Austin based, woman owned promotional product and marketing services company. HUB certified and founded by Michelle Stinson in 2004, Impression Edge serves clients worldwide. Our knowledge of product sourcing, procurement, marketing concepts and creative strategies allow us provide unique product and service offerings for our clients.

Meet the founders

Richard Stinson


Richard M. Stinson, CPA, graduated University of Texas, MPA, 1969 and began his career with a national “big eight” firm. After becoming a tax partner, he left to practice accounting and founded the firm of Calloway, Stinson & Co., P.C. Richard provides expertise to Impression Edge in all areas of finance and accounting.

Quick Tidbits About Richard:

  • He loves Vegas!
  • He is the father of 8 kids.
  • Holds unofficial Skipjack saltwater fishing record.
  • Has owned several successful businesses.
  • His secret fantasy is to be a successful mystery novelist.

Charles Stinson

Vice President

Charles is instrumental in the development of promotional marketing and merchandising programs for Impression Edge.  A native Austinite, Charles graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a BBA in Marketing. He has been recognized by the wireless and technology industries as a recipient of numerous sales achievement awards over a 20 year career in sales and marketing.

Quick Tidbits About Charles:

  • He has an extensive Hot Wheels collection.
  • Loves classic Van Halen.
  • He is the oldest of 8 children.
  • Has an amazing singing voice.
  • Has a secret fantasy to be the lead singer in a rock band.

Michelle Grandinetti Stinson

President and Founder

Michelle is the heart and soul of Impression Edge which she opened in 2004.  She is an expert at managing large branding and promotional marketing campaigns and her passion is helping clients find unique ways to market their message. She has years of successful experience in the sales and marketing industry which is evident in her work.  Michelle’s  creativity and passion is contagious and that is illustrated in a long list of clients that keep coming back to work with her. A native Austinite, Michelle earned her BA from St. Edward's University and would only consider moving if she could live beachside.

Quick Tidbits About Michelle:

  • She is an accomplished painter.
  • She has saved a life.
  • Despite her fear of flying, she has skydived at 15,000 feet.
  • Is in love with her Boxer dog, Jack, and loves the Boxer breed.
  • She has taught elementary school.
  • Her secret fantasy is to be a stand-up comedian.


Billy Stinson

The Dog

Billy Stinson, full bred Boxer, was born in Austin, Texas in 2004. He is a permanent fixture at Impression Edge and helps put smiles on the faces of customers and employees alike. Billy’s personality and playful attitude contribute to the team in immeasurable ways.