Cheryl Towler Weese


Yale University, MFA, graphic design
Wesleyan University, BA, studio art and art history, cum laude

Cheryl began her design discipleship at age nine, when she learned to proofread galleys at her parents’ weekly newspaper. She attended college sporadically, preferring to work or study in a different country each year. This love of culture and language is integral to her design sensibility, and her projects often marry design thinking with the development of visual language. She founded Studio Blue in 1993. She acts as creative director and oversees the mentoring of the design team. Cheryl’s influence on the studio’s work shows in her contextual approach as well as her intrepid demand for craft and innovation. She has served on the national board of the AIGA, the professional association for design; taught and lectured on design at universities and conferences; and juried numerous design competitions, including AIGA’s 50 Books/50 Covers competition, which she has chaired and juried four times.

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Brad Sturm

Columbia College, BFA, graphic design

Brad came to the design profession to combine his love of problem solving with his interests in making and materiality. He has found his niche in serving the Studio Blue client base as we work to define and solve client conundrums with design thinking, typography and object-making, Brad hails from St. Louis and offers assurances that his baseball loyalties need not be discussed. When he is not designing, he is involved with the Chicago printing and brewing scenes.

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