About the studio
Brown Stone Studio is an award-winning, M/WBE-certified design studio based in Brooklyn. Our hallmarks are type-driven design and personal service. We believe the foundations of good design — typography, proportion, scale, image, color and hierarchy — should apply to all projects whether they’re in print or in pixels.
We also understand it’s important to be organized, on time and on budget. We implement these practices daily, and apply them to all studio projects.
When a project calls for specialized help we turn to our talented partners who represent a variety of skills, assuring you will get the talent and service you need. This is a cost-efficient approach that has resulted in industry accolades and satisfied clients.
Born and raised in New York City, Amy began her career in retail fashion, designing advertisements and catalogs. When an opportunity arose to design software manuals (!) in Paris, she didn’t waste a minute. She spent three years in the French capital, designing magazines and brochures for a small publishing company, in addition to the aforementioned software manuals.
Upon her return to New York, Amy worked at several small design firms before deciding to try her luck at a Big Corporation. Amy spent six years there — first as an art director and then design manager of corporate communications — before deciding to start Brown Stone Studio. She brings experience in branding, marketing and communications, and editorial design to the corporate, publishing, and nonprofit sectors.
Amy attended the renowned High School of Music & Art (now LaGuardia) and holds a BA in art history and painting from Syracuse University. She continued her education at the School of Visual Arts, and has an MS in communication design from Pratt Institute. She was honored to be a judge in Creativity International's 2012 competition. She is an active volunteer, member of several professional organizations, and is the creative lead on all studio projects. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and a rescue mutt.