Today’s assignments require a much more holistic approach than traditional design work entails. Organizations demand strategic support that combines creativity, intelligence and business savvy to create a memorable presence.
Strategy Studio provides just that…
As President and Design Director of Strategy Studio, Ed manages client relationships and works closely with staff, directing the creative approach to assignments. He strives to bring focus and clarity to the positioning and brand strategy of his clients. Realizing these goals through visual solutions, Using analog and digital applications.
Ed has worked with clients large and small in several sectors. Specifically in healthcare, technology, financial, professional services and non-profit arenas. On everything from brand strategy and positioning, to identity development and executing comprehensive brand programs.
Additionally, Ed is a faculty member at Parsons The New School for Design where he has taught Advanced Typography, Practical Application of Design Principles, Design Entrepreneurship and Design Education as well as Print Design and Identity Design.
Recent clients include URS Corporation, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Columbia University and PepsiCo.
Ed’s work has been published widely and he lectures on design, typography and branding.
Nam Jae (who goes by Jae) is responsible for consulting, managing and in some assignments implementing web and interactive solutions. Currently he oversees projects from both technical and communications perspectives for many of our clients.
Before joining Strategy Studio, Jae had lived abroad in places such as Indonesia, Japan, Qatar, Korea and New Zealand. He speaks Korean, Japanese and basic French in addition to his now first language, English.
Jae received his B.S. in Information and Decision Systems from Carnegie Mellon University and his M.A. in Corporate Communications from Baruch College.
digital design director
Since joining Strategy Studio in 2011, Jake has enjoyed creating end-to-end digital experiences for a wide range of clients.
Jake has worked for Interbrand, Digitas, frog design, and 1080, among others. Some of his clients have included General Electric, Apple, Microsoft, Disney, Coca-Cola, Motorola, IBM, Limited Brands, Bloomingdale’s, Comedy Central, Verizon, AT&T, Samsung, Dell, PayPal, Ford Motor Company, American Express, Delta and SAP.
Jake graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BFA in Communication Design from Texas State University.
With a BFA from the Boston Conservatory of Music, Paula started out working in theater, television and film. Along the way she designed and installed gardens for New York City rooftops and terraces, taught English as a Second Language, wrote historical plays and interactive murder mysteries, and led team training workshops for corporate clients. Her love of the visual arts led to the world of graphic design.
Paula has worked with clients such as JPMorgan Chase, Working Mother Media, HarperSanFrancisco, United Media, and North Shore-LIJ Health Systems. She also taught Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator to corporate clients including Condé Nast, Penguin Putnam Books, and the United Nations. Having worked freelance for Strategy Studio for several years, Paula signed on full time at the end of 2011.
Joel Duarte joined Strategy Studio in 2012 to provide research for the Curiosity Project, an interactive history platform. He now provides support for projects that require motion graphics, digital asset production or social media.
Originally from New York, Duarte holds a B.A. in History from the City College of New York. Previously Duarte attended Study Abroad Programs to the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico to study Afro-Caribbean Culture.
For over 25 years, we’ve been creating solutions in various media and platforms, including brand identity, digital design, motion graphics, video design and production, publishing, and exhibit design. This breadth of experience means we can create and manage complex projects for global brands such as PepsiCo, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Pfizer, and United Technologies. At the same time we treasure smaller, growing clients, such as PineBridge Investments, Cartesian Capital Group, Healthfirst and The Summit Playhouse for the trust they place in our counsel. Regardless of scale, we collaborate closely with clients to develop solutions that are simple, direct and effective. That’s what keeps our clients coming back to us, project after project.
- Strategy Development
- Brand Identity
- Visual Brand Systems
- Web Design & Development
- Interactive Presentations
- Animation & Video Production
- Annual Reports
- Collateral Materials
- Book Design
- Information Design
- Exhibit Design
- Environmental Graphics
- Air Products & Chemicals
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- Cartesian Capital Group
- Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Engelhard Corporation
- Honeywell International
- Hydraulics Institute
- Industrial Research Institute
- Institute of Food Technologists
- KeySpan Energy Corporation
- New York New Media Association
- Performant Financial Corporation
- Pfizer, Inc.
- PineBridge Investments
- Prescient Energy Corporation
- PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
- Ramp Corporation
- Schlumberger Ltd.
- The Summit Playhouse
- Symbolic Systems, Inc.
- URS Corporation