SOURCE: Dulce Design

May 24, 2005 09:00 ET

Seattle-Based Dulce Design Announces Two Senior Staff Additions

Susan Andrade and Jessica Sommer Join Growing Boutique Graphic Design Firm

SEATTLE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 24, 2005 -- Dulce Design, Co., a boutique graphic design agency specializing in hip, illustrative designs for lifestyle products and services, today announced the addition of two new senior staff members. Susan Andrade joins the Seattle-based agency as senior designer, and Jessica Sommer as senior project manager.

Andrade brings more than ten years of design experience to her new role, including four years with The Walt Disney Company as a senior designer. At Dulce, she will implement her hand-drawn design style and strong management skills to complete print projects for a rapidly growing roster of local and national clients. A seasoned creative veteran, Andrade also spent time at international branding and design firm Landor, and most recently served as associate creative director for Seattle creative agency BBFM. Additionally, Andrade is skilled in children's book illustration and regularly contributes paintings to art shows. Andrade began fine-tuning her design skills at Pepperdine University, where she holds a bachelor's of arts degree in communication.

Sommer brings a wealth of management knowledge to her new position at Dulce. As senior project manager, Sommer will collaborate closely with clients and oversee the design strategy to ensure all projects strengthen brand positioning and achieve targeted results, while also implementing strong management processes to streamline production. Sommer hails from Microsoft, which she joined in 1997 and spent time as a project manager for both trade shows and Web design program FrontPage®. Most recently, Sommer served as product manager for Microsoft's Macintosh Business Unit where she led creative development and production efforts for award-winning global marketing campaigns as well as product packaging. Sommer holds a bachelor's of science degree in business management from Purdue University.

"Susan and Jessica really fit the Dulce persona -- vibrant, fun and completely dedicated to developing creative design pieces that are anything but ordinary," said Dulce principal and co-founder Kate Berry. "Susan and Jessica bring their individual expertise to our team and will help us continue our success as a consumer-focused design agency."

More information about Dulce's graphic design services is available at www.dulcedesign.com.

About Dulce Design

Dulce Design is a boutique graphic design agency that specializes in innovative print pieces for companies nationwide. Recipients of a prestigious 2004 HOW Design magazine award, Dulce's primary focus is logo and identity creation, promotional materials, event collateral and retail design for lifestyle-oriented products and services. Working with some of the world's biggest lifestyle brands, Seattle-based Dulce consistently designs with a stylish, vibrant flair and an illustrative touch to deliver their signature "sweet creative" look and eye-catching communications pieces that double as art. Dulce was founded by co-owners Autumn Elzea and Kate Berry in 1998. Visit www.dulcedesign.com for more information.

Contact Information

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