About

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At Studio-e, we’re smart about communication. We create targeted, compelling marketing materials for admissions and fundraising.


What we mean by smart. Smart design does more than just look great. It reflects the character of your institution—and gets results. Since 1996, we’ve worked with hundreds of institutions on thousands of strategic projects, honing a process that’s simple but effective: We listen. We talk to you, meet with your students or fundraisers, conduct focus groups, and do our homework—all to help uncover the unique character of your school.

Smart and focused. Whether we’re working with you to build your brand, motivate your leadership donors, integrate your print and web messages, or write and design admissions materials that attract the right students to your school, we get to know your institution. Then we create targeted materials that express this character through words and images that get results, from better student recruitment and retention to more engaged alumni to new donors.

Studio-e is a member of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA).

Meet the Team

Liz Rotter, Principal & Creative Director

Principal and founder of Studio-e, Liz Rotter’s 20-year career in design has focused on working with educational institutions. As the lead strategist on all of our projects, she has developed a successful process of effectively creating and presenting marketing and fundraising messages. Liz’s work has been recognized for excellence by various professional organizations, including the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) and Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). When not involved in creative problem-solving, she is either swimming, biking, running or eating.

Liz has a BA in Design from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University.

Contact Liz: liz@studioedesign.com

Jessica Huddy, Senior Designer

Jessica Huddy is the studio Millennial (every firm needs at least one), and she brings her fresh perspective to each and every project. During her time at Studio-e, Jessica has been the lead designer for the Westover School and Nantucket Atheneum projects. Prior to Studio-e, she freelanced for various design studios in the Boston area, whose clients ranged from local nonprofits to higher-education establishments. In her spare time, she’s most likely working on her metalsmithing skills, hiking, reading or cooking.

Jess has a BFA in graphic design from Maine College of Art.

Contact Jess: jessica@studioedesign.com

Richard Bader, Writer

Collaborating partner Richard Bader is an independent writer and communications consultant in Baltimore who specializes in work for colleges, schools, and other nonprofit organizations. He is skilled in a range of areas, including strategic communications planning, branding and identity development, fundraising, and admissions, and he has extensive experience developing and writing communications materials for print, video, the Web, and other media. Publications he has written have earned awards from CASE, Higher Education Marketing Report, the Public Relations Society of America, Print, and other organizations.

Rick has a BS in Psychology from The College of William & Mary and an MA in Interdisciplinary Studies from Oregon State University.

Mary Lewis Chiodo, Production Artist

An experienced designer, Mary is the founder and principle designer of Chiodo-Modo Design Studio. Her clients include high tech, nonprofit, education, and wholesale organizations. The majority of her work is in collateral, identity systems, and promotional design. She collaborates with a variety of design professionals including landscape architects, graphic designers, and industrial designers. When not designing, Mary enjoys alpine skiing in the winter and hiking during the other three seasons.

Sean Walther, Web Developer

As a web developer with more than 10 years of experience, Sean is Studio-e's programming guru. He has assisted the studio in a number of projects, including a microsite for Harvard Business School. Currently, Sean serves as the developer at Sean Walther, Inc. and has worked at some of the top web companies in the world, such as Think Social Media, Aquest and SkyWorld Interactive. When he's not developing websites, Sean can be found snowboarding, scuba diving or playing racquetball.

Sean has a BA in computer science from Boston University.

Joel Sadagursky, Senior Designer

Currently the principal and founder of Sadagursky/MCC, Joel brings many years of design and management experience to our team as needed. His past positions include: creative director at the Northeastern University Publications Office and director of marketing communications at OneCore Financial Network. Joel has been actively involved in education, having taught design at Northeastern University and the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. His design work has been recognized by Print Magazine, Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and the University and College Designers Association (UCDA).

Joel has a BFA from Boston University.