I founded Syverson Studios over 28 years ago by the birth of necessity. Due to a rapidly growing national client base which represented a variety of markets, my clients required additional services and resources. In order to maintain a high level of creative excellence, I established a virtual network of experienced, highly creative, and dependable professionals, as well as qualified vendors. The virtual agency model has allowed me to work closely with clients, focus on my creativity, and define their specific needs and objectives - without compromising creativity. And when required, the Studio has access to the best writers, marketing and other professionals, as well as production facilities, to insure successful programs and projects.
In 1984 I received a B.F.A. in Graphic Design and Illustration, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) - which was the foundation for my development as a creative professional and artist. My education fostered my innate artistic abilities, and challenged me to explore and expand my own personal style and vision. While attending MICA, I traveled to Turkey and discovered the beginnings of a lifelong passion for learning about other cultures, people, and indigenous art. Traveling extensively throughout the US and abroad has given me invaluable insights and experiences that have influenced my professional, creative, and personal development.
I have worked as an art director, creative director, VP of marketing and publications, graphic designer, illustrator, photographer, and educator during my professional career that spans more than 28 years. My diverse background has provided me the opportunity to master a variety of roles, integrate the methodologies and processes of both art and design, and approach projects with a broader perspective. I am able to listen attentively, clearly define, and effectively communicate the client’s vision and objectives. Incorporating my artistic vision, I can generate distinctive and innovative solutions for my clients.
My work ranges from corporate identity and branding programs, national and international marketing, advertising and direct mail campaigns, to product development, educational literature, book design, package design, annual reports, and web based design. The business channels I reach include wellness and healthcare, real estate, food and travel, entertainment and the outdoors, educational literature, children’s books, as well as the service and manufacturing industry. Some notable projects include:
• Award winning branding and design for Epiculinary, Inc. and Epiculinary.com.
• A collectors cover design for Ford Motor Company’s Centennial Celebration.
• Design and illustration for the National American Red Cross — F.A.C.T. First Aid for Children Today —
an International educational campaign which includes seven posters and 45-page children’s storybook.
• Production of Good Money Reports — a Half-Hour Weekly Television Magazine for consumers and investors
that empowers the viewer to use their money to influence and promote positive social change.
• Two major public art glass art and interactive music installations at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of
Minnesota — opening up new opportunities for work in the area of health care and “Art and Healing”.
I have received national recognition and prestigious awards such as the American Advertising Award, Forbes
Magazine, NYC’s Society of Illustrators, and the CAAP Grant from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs.