Creative and effective approaches to visual communications

Marc Zaref Design, Inc. is a multi-disciplinary design studio offering a broad range of design and project coordination services. Clients include museums, publishers, cultural and educational institutions, government and public services and variety of companies in all shapes and sizes.

For over thirty years, Marc Zaref Design has been bringing a high level of talent and experience to a multitude of design challenges. The work always begins with a complete understanding of the client’s business and their target audience(s) as well as a careful analysis of their project needs. The most appropriate design solution is then achieved through a creative process guided by timelessness and integrity rather than visual trends.

Marc Zaref Design has received various awards from the American Association of Museums, American Corporate Identity, The American Federation of Arts, American Institute of Graphic Arts, American Library Association, Art Directors Club of Boston, The Association of American University Presses, Columbus International Film and Video Festival, Connecticut Art Directors Club, Gilbert Paper, Independent Publisher Book Awards, Mohawk Paper Mills, Printing Industries of America and Publishing & Production Executive and Printing Impressions magazines.

Professional memberships include the American Institute of Graphic Arts, the Connecticut Art Directors Club and the American Alliance of Museums and The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works. Marc Zaref Design abides by the ethical standards and practices established by the American Institute of Graphic Arts.

About Marc

Marc Zaref received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. He studied Fine Arts at the Art Students League, NY and the State University of New York at Purchase. Upon graduating from RISD, Marc joined Malcolm Grear Designers, Inc., Providence, RI. There, he serviced clients including Guggenheim Museum, Harvard Graduate School of Design, and John Hancock Co, and others, earning numerous professional awards and recognition from clients and colleagues alike. Four years later, he moved to NYC and established Marc Zaref Design, which he later re-planted in Connecticut in 1996.