WE ARE a group of experienced communication arts professionals who
believe in customer service, care of execution, integrity, cost effectiveness and timeliness. A group whose skills and talents are complimented by our common ability for strategic problem solving.
Studio Fourteen began as a co-op style collection of designers, writers, and artists in 2003. Since then we have evolved into a full-service creative enterprise that understands the objectives of business, language of marketing, intricacies of graphic design and how to pull it all together with a strategic approach.
Studio Fourteen associates form an alliance that can compete with the level and scope of talent found at larger firms. with the flexibility of forming customized teams from an “as needed” talent pool. Since we have the depth to expand our resources when necessary, we offer the kind of flexibility that provides maximum value for our clients.
* R.G.D. (Registered Graphic Designer) is the professional designation/accreditation for graphic designers in the province of Ontario, Canada. It is administered by the Association of Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario, the self-regulatory body for graphic designers in the province, and the only one of its kind in the nation. The designation certifies that members have met a high standard of design and business practices. For more information please visit rgdontario.com
Peter Perko RGD*
Peter has been a self-employed design consultant since 1996, working through his company, Eye Cue Design. Although his customers represent a number of business areas, Peter specialized in working with public sector clients, including all levels of government, corporate communications/marketing, the arts and education.
Peter was employed full time by Humber College in Toronto for over 13 years. As Manager of Advertising and Design, he managed a creative staff, and for two years he was also a part-time professor in the School of Media Studies. He continues his involvement as a creative supplier for many promotional initiatives, and was a perennial juror for the U.S.-based League for Innovation student art competition, and has also been an advisor/assessor for Humber’s Design Foundations Program. He also designed a commemorative hard cover book on the history of Humber.
Awards include Schoeflin (paper company) North America, the U.S.-based University and Colleges Design Association (UCDA), various Trillium awards (Ontario College system), and In 2002 a piece selected for the first annual Design at Work show, presented by the Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario. In 2006 he had three of his posters accepted into the Eye Full show, a retrospective exhibition of the best poster design in the city of Toronto, presented by RGD Ontario.
He previously worked for an advertising and design agency in Toronto (Gingko) and a major book publisher, (McGraw Hill Ryerson). In the nineties he illustrated two books for children, The Gift (Groundwood ) and The Red Corduroy Shirt (Stoddart Kids), and since then has been exploring digital fine art, participating in both group and solo shows. Peter is one of over 30 artists who have studios at the Williams Mill Visual Arts Centre, in Glen Williams ON. www.williamsmill.com
Peter is a graduate of the 3-year Illustration diploma program at Sheridan College, Oakville, Ontario.
Tizi Manierka RGD*
Tizi (Tiziana) has operated her own design consultancy for many years, providing services in corporate communications, training and sales support materials for sales meetings and trade shows, travel brochures, magazine work, catalogues, trade magazine ads, flyers, brochures and food packaging art. She has provided art direction of photography, consultation on design strategies and has worked closely with companies to develop the print side of their communications packages.
Apart from Studio Fourteen, her clients have included Honda, Panasonic, TD Bank, Hiram Walker, Ford, Oshawa Foods, Dell, Hudson’s Bay Company, EP&T Magazine, Cadillac Fairview, and many more.
Prior to her independent design work, she was employed by a number of design companies over a period of 10 years, performing tasks from layout, production work, design and illustration, to managing staff, art direction, client consultation, art department coordination and costing. Tizi has also taught adult night courses in desktop publishing at George Brown College.
She is a digital production software power user, routinely producing long and complex documents that make sense of confusing charts and graphs, and is particularly adept at working on bilingual material, as she has a fondness for languages. Tizi was born in Italy and is fluent in Italian.
She completed two years at the Ontario College of Art, and the Design Certificate program at George Brown College, winning the excellence award in her first year. Tizi is also the co-founder of a local artists’ group that work together to create art or prepare for themed and juried shows. As a career volunteer in her community, she was the recipient of the local arts council award for her contributions to the community and the arts. In her spare time, she is an award-winning painter / fine artist.
Development and Writing
A senior communications professional, Kathy Majkut has been helping clients by developing and writing communications that deliver positive business results. Within a variety of business environments, Kathy has demonstrated her superior ability to provide communications that are informative and easily read. Her writing flexibility means that with one professional, clients have access to a wide variety of communications styles.
More than writing copy, Kathy provides creative, innovative strategies and solutions to communications and marketing challenges. Clients value her insights into developing strategies and communications tailored to their target audiences.
Her strengths and services include: Strategic Marketing & Corporate Communications, Web Content, Training Materials, Newsletters, Corporate Brochures, Marketing Materials, Video Scripts and Rules Structures for Employee Programs.
Besides projects undertaken with Studio Fourteen, past and present clients include corporations like Canadian Tire Financial Services, Ford of Canada, HighTest Performance Solutions (Audi Canada, Honda Canada, Mazda Canada, Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada,) Hudson’s Bay Company Limited, St. Catharines Transit Commission, and VON Halton (now Acclaim Health).
Client Services &
Ken first became associated with Studio Fourteen in the fall of 2008. He was subsequently employed by Pi Media as an account representative, while pursuing assignments as an independent designer. He recently has come back on board with Studio Fourteen in the roles of client services, creative development, design and account management. His multiple skill set make him an ideal candidate as a front line contact with our clients.
He graduated from the Illustration program at Sheridan College in 1983 and after working several years as an Art/Creative Director for various companies founded Ignition Design & Communications in 1999. His career as an Art Director/Graphic Designer was built on a solid foundation of strategic marketing experience and fueled with creativity and passion.
Ken has had the privilege to work with clients that range from small local organizations to large “Blue Chip” corporations, such as: HBC- Zellers, Nexcom (US Navy), The City Of Brampton, Levi Strauss, CME, AstraZeneca, KFC, Organon, Longos, and DVD BoxOffice, to name just a few.
Ken is also a fine artist, and painting instructor, with a goal to have as much fun painting and sculpting as he can fit into his already busy schedule.
Chiya Li has a post-graduate diploma in Internet Management from Humber College’s School of Media Studies.
She founded Digital Paws Inc. in 1996, and has provided her clients with effective website development services ever since.
Chiya’s specialties include project management, website architecture, design and implementation. She has developed countless websites single-handedly, and has also worked with and managed a team of skillful and talented designers and programmers on larger and more complex projects, such as, e-commerce and database-driven websites.
Her clients include a wide range of small businesses; educational institutions such as the University of Toronto and Humber College; health sector clients Sunnybrook & Women’s Health Sciences Centre; non-profit and charitable organizations, such as Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation, and Kids in Camp.
Chiya is also a passionate and accomplished photographer with thousands of images in her online portfolios at the top microstock photography agencies in the world.
WE ALSO have close partnerships with exceptional associate companies and consultants that give us the capability of providing top-notch video production, comprehensive social media services, and leading edge digital media advertising/marketing. Not to mention the talented associates that we work with on assignments that have special creative or production requirements, like illustration or photography.
Cameron Clark has years of experience in marketing and sales, both domestically and internationally, and brings a valuable perspective to solving any marketing challenge. He's very familiar with the development of marketing plans and strategies, and can help coordinate multi-faceted campaigns. Cameron has a big-thinking, entrepreneurial attitude that can make a difference to the bottom line of any promotional initiative.
Sheri Tenaglia brings a wealth of experience and talent to our illustration assignments. She specializes in beautifully rendered portraits that fully capture the likeness and personality of the subject. She is the illustrator of choice for each of our editions of the Global ARC Quarterly. Her cover portraits help give the magazine the image of quality, consistency and uniqueness that it is becoming known for. But no matter what the project, she has a meticulous approach to solving any visual challenge. See her work at sheritenagliaillustration.com
Manny Martins is skilled both as a commercial photographer and photographic artist, whether shooting in his fully-equipped studio, or at a client's on-site location with his professional portable lighting system. Studio Fourteen clients have been pleased to experience his talent and professionalism in product photography, and in corporate portraiture and environments. Manny is a graduate of the Sheridan College Photography program. See his work at marbluephotography.com
Both Manny and Sheri work out of their studios located on the same premises as Studio Fourteen, in the Yellow Mill Building of the Williams Mill Visual Arts Centre.
Studio Fourteen is has also recently aligned with another excellent Halton Hills marketing services group, Communication Associates. Their principal, Eric Doubt, and his team, have formed an alliance with Peter that they call CA+14.
“Studio Fourteen presented ideas that were bold and fresh and these translated into a high quality presentation folder and modern brochures. The work was completed on time and budget; the final product has been very well received by our target market.”
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