Getting to Know Us

Central Coast Graphic Design - Atascadero Design Firm - Web Design - Graphic Design for print. Located on the Central Coast of California – midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, Studio 101 West is a creative powerhouse specializing in eye catching graphic design and exceptional photography for clients around the country. The center of the Studio 101 West team consists of Dennis and Deborah Swanson. Seamlessly combining their talents, they work together to create stellar marketing campaigns, website design and implementation, corporate branding, trade show graphics, packaging materials and more.

Deborah leads the design department with an eye for detail and creativity. She has a BFA from Otis Art Institute and has been creating print and internet advertising for clients nation wide for over 30 years. She knows exactly how to extract the right amount of information from each client in order to understand their business and the marketing objectives. She has the ability to make it look easy and never miss a deadline, even when under a tremendous about of stress. She makes every client, big or small, feel like they are her only client and many times they believe it.

Dennis handles all of the commercial photography. He not only knows how to work behind the camera, he also knows how to act in front of a CEO. From executive portraits to interiors of high-rise banks, Dennis knows that getting great photos is only part of the job. You also need to know how to keep everyone happy while getting the best images possible. Dennis has been shooting for advertising for over 30 years, he has a BA in Commercial Photography from Brooks Institute and has long lists of happy clients, large and small from around the country.

Studio 101 West started in San Luis Obispo in 1988. In 2009 the studio moved to be closer to home. Studio 101 West is now in a historic building in downtown Atascadero, but the Studio 101 West team goes wherever needed to get the job done.

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