Michael Signorella 2015Hello. I’m Michael Signorella. I am a graphic definer. Since 1973, businesses of all types and sizes have engaged my Boulder design firm to help them with their communications.

Over 1000 identity, print, packaging, advertising and web projects give credence to a long and successful history of design work for privately-held business and non-profits. I have had the pleasure of working with clients regionally, nationally, in Europe and in Asia.

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Clients
It’s simple math. No clients = no studio. Great clients = great work. These are a few of the fine organizations have helped to keep it going:
Babolat (France), HVS International, Mirrycle Corporation, Interweave Press, Pruett Publishing Company, Schacht Spindle Company, Gosen (Japan), Airshow Mastering, D&K Printing, Tomen (Japan), Nutrition Connections, Colorado Music Festival, Colorado Dye and Chemical, Hutchinson, Black and Cook, Burning Tree Development, Mizuna Restaurant, Renegade Press, Boulder Bookworks, Art’s Bar and Grill, Tom’s Tavern, Fred’s Restaurant, Yuzen, Jax Fish House, Naropa University, University of Colorado, UCAR/NCAR, CUAHSI, Storage Markets, BOCO Media, Kit Hollingshead, Wayne Brungard, John Ives, Rocky Mountain Sports, Hwy 61 Press, Flyte Deck, Outbound Guitars, Lemon Sponge Cake, Amaranth Photo Lab, Tretorn (Sweden), Meyers Dining Insurance, Boulder Arts and Crafts Gallery, Bookcliff Vineyards, Boulder Creek Winery, NCSL, Rocky Mtn. Tennis Center, LOHAS, National Institute of Education, Alternative Radio, SlowColor, Whole Family Dentistry, Gerald R. Hendricks, CPA, Thal Channer, Jerry Downs, Kristin Lewis Architects, Sutherland Fine Foods, OZ Architecture, Davis Partnership, Lichter Photography, Tennie Bumpers, S.S.E.C., Icelandic Design, ECOS Communications, Frasier Meadows RC, Parisi Foods, Inc., Tory Read Photography, Eclipse Photographics, ZDC, Maritz Research, Westpeak Global Advisors, Thrums Books, llc.

The ingredients for a rewarding relationship are simple; mutual respect for what we both bring to the table, and an understanding of, and a belief in, the power and value of good design.
 
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Environment
The studio is a river rock building perched on Lover’s Hill in central Boulder. The office utilizes 100% wind-generated energy and is Pace certified.

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Collaborators
Design is always a team effort. Sometimes the team is comprised simply of the client and myself. At other times, very talented illustrators, photographers, writers, and designers contribute to the project. Collaborators have included:
Photographers: Sergio Ballavian, Bill Cooley, Stephen Collector, Jerry Downs, Hunter Freeman, Valerie Jack, Michael Lichter, Brian Mark, John Mueller, Tory Read, Rebecca Stumpf, Geoffry Wheeler Illustrators: Dave Carlson, Gail Crites, Vicki Gullickson, Quang Ho, Tatjana Krismanic, Connie Lehman, Matt Luckwitz, Chris Silas Neal, Kent Pendleton, Allison Richards, Barry Zaid Designers: Sarah Chesnutt, Shannon Forsman, Allison Gray, Sheima Hassanlou, Karl Hirshman, Samantha Jordan, Chris Neal, Ian Nordeck, Valerie Shepherd, Lorri Shundich, Barbara Schmidt, Susan Wasinger, Brian Wood, Jacque Zaremba Code Wizards: Alex Berry, Angela Bowman, Will Justis Writers: Laura Blakeman, Amanda Cherry, John Farmer, K.C. Hayes, Lisa Truesdale.
 
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Affiliations: A.I.G.A., Art Directors Club of Denver, Colorado Alumni Association
Recognition: AIGA Fellow 2015; Published in and/or recognized with honors or awards from: The Denver Advertising Federation; The Art Director’s Club of Denver; American Institute for Graphic Arts, Colorado; Print Magazine; Communication Arts Magazine; Society of Publication Designers; College Design Association; Printing Industries of America; Rocky Mountain Book Publishers Guild; Society of Magazine Publishers; Society of Technical Communications; WigWag Magazine