Marci is the owner and Creative Director of TUSKDesign, a premier design studio headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with a satellite office in Houston, Texas. She has built her career in design, advertising, and communications since 1985. Marci has decades of experience in creative direction and has operated her own design firms in both Pittsburgh and Seattle, Washington. She has led many creative teams and endeavors, taught design and technical classes to industry professionals, and worked with aspiring artists on career development. Marci served as Executive Creative Director for the University of Pittsburgh for thirteen years prior to forming TUSKDesign in 2014. She has served on the Pittsburgh chapter board of directors for the American Institute of Graphic Arts [AIGA].
From coast to coast, Marci has brought unique creative strategies to a wide range of clients in corporate, non-profit, education, healthcare, hospitality, retail, political, environment, and government businesses. She has been commissioned by numerous clients to design and manage exclusive, high profile projects.
Marci and her team have developed unique creative solutions for a vast array of clients. She has seasoned expertise in creative direction, branding/identity, advertising, graphic and experiential design, client and vendor liaison, strategic planning, creative writing, project management, and personnel supervision. Marci is an expert in technical visual presentation, print and electronic design and production, event promotion, exhibit and space design, large format projects, video/photo direction and production, multisensory experiences, and social media presence.
Through TUSKDesign, Marci is driven to assist clients by elevating target audience awareness and implementing thoughtful and meaningful communication internally or externally. Marci strives to help her clients understand the significance of presenting brilliant content paired with impactful visuals across a strategic variety of platforms and media.
The passion Marci brings to the table thrives in expression, creativity, and inspiring others. She is fortunate to have impacted lives through telling stories with great meaning.