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.

 

Our People

  • Peter Perko RGD*

    Creative Direction

    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*

    Art Direction

    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.

     

  • Kathy Majkut

    Strategic Content

    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).

* 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

 

 

Studio Fourteen  has also aligned with another excellent Halton Hills marketing services group, Communication Associates. to form a partnership they call CA+14.




We have close partnerships with exceptional associate companies and consultants that give us the capability of providing top-notch web design, 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.

 

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 was the illustrator of choice for each of our editions of the Global ARC Quarterly. Her cover portraits gave the magazine the image of quality, consistency and uniqueness.  But no matter what the project, she has a meticulous approach to solving any visual challenge. Sheri works out of her studio located on the same premises as Studio Fourteen, in the Yellow Mill Building of the Williams Mill Visual Arts Centre. See her work at  sheritenagliaillustration.com

 

Manny Martins  is skilled both as a commercial photographer and photographic artist, whether shooting in his studio, or at a client's on-site location. Studio Fourteen clients have been pleased to experience his talent and professionalism in product photography, and in corporate portraiture and environments. See his work at marbluephotography.com

“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.”

 

DOUG PENRICE

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

TOWN OF HALTON HILLS