AMY HECHT, founder + designer
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 a master's degree in communication design from Pratt Institute.
Amy is the creative lead on all studio projects. She is an active volunteer, member of several professional organizations, and was a judge in Creativity International's 2012 competition. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and a rescue mutt.
RUSS MAXWELL, designer, illustrator, map-maker
Russ holds a BA from the University of North Carolina, and an MS in Cartography and Information Science from the University of Wisconsin. Russ has taken typography, illustration and screen printing courses at the School of Visual Arts and New York University.
Russ has collaborated with Brown Stone Studio since its inception. When he’s not designing, Russ can be found in his studio sketching caricatures and creating whimsical watercolor illustrations. He currently resides in Fishkill, NY with his wife and a rescue cat.