Glenda Duncan


January 4, 2019

Glenda Duncan at Gordmans in Kenosha

When a corporate executive needed to say "thank you" after an important deal was closed, he called Glenda Duncan, master basketeer, and owner of By Design Baskets and placed an order.

Glenda listened closely to the needs of the client. She gathered information about the person who was to receive the gift and developed a unique custom-made basket appropriate for the situation. Items were hand selected, and wrapped with a personalized ribbon and shipped with care to the delight and appreciation of a very important person.

"It is what we do," says Glenda Duncan an experienced Executive Assistant who has served with some of the region's highest level corporate officers and CEOs. "By Design Baskets makes custom gift baskets with you in mind."

"I recently came across a dynamic African American-Women owned business in the Greater Chicago area that has made a difference in providing the right warm and unique expressions for any occasion," says Dr. Willis H. Thomas, Adjunct Professor at the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management in Lake Forest.

Glenda has made baskets for several corporate clients like CDW, Capital One, KPMG and churches like New Way Faith Tabernacle COGIC in Zion where Dr. Robert L. Richards serve as Pastor. Glenda has been featured in the Jackson Advocate Newspaper and showcased during the holidays at Gordmans Department store in Kenosha.

The gift baskets are wonderful keepsakes with gorgeous personalized ribbons in a reusable basket. Glenda provides a unique product for an upscale niche market. Baskets range in price from $75 to as much as $500.

A client requested a gift basket for a Green Bay Packer fan. Glenda conducted research to find out what the person liked and what was important. She designed a basket that included several nostalgic items, a Green Bay Packers T-Shirt, a framed photograph, assorted premium chocolates, and even their favorite beverage.

Another popular request was one for a client's pet canines. Glenda prepared special gift baskets for several dogs during the holiday season.

A consummate professional, Glenda has more than 30-years' experience in event planning. When not working, Glenda is active in her church and loves spending time with her grandchildren.

Order your custom made basket today by

contacting Glenda at

Email: [email protected]

Cell: 262-308-5165

Instagram: @bydesignbaskets

Sample baskets may be viewed on Instagram

Glenda Duncan


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