Getting to Know Us

Deborah Swanson - Central Coast Graphic Designer - Marketing in San Luis Obispo - Studio 101 West
Deborah Swanson
Graphic Design & Marketing

Deborah has her degree in Communication Design & Illustration from Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles. She designs for clients around the world, creating solutions for major names like, Johnson & Johnson, Seagate, Color Spot, and PG&E. She is the accomplished author of the recently published, Drawing on History – an art curriculum for high school students. When not sitting in front of her Mac, she loves to paint, sail, camp, and take care of her family.

Matisse Swanson - Photo Assistant - Graphic Design Studio Atascadero - Studio 101 West
Matisse Swanson
Studio and Photo Assistant

Matisse has literally grown up at Studio 101 West. She understands photography and loves working with high school seniors and families. She hopes to be a dance instructor some day, but visual art runs deep within her. She is always creating something. When not in school she is either dancing, making music, or working in the studio.

Dennis Swanson - Commercial Photographer - Advertising Photographer - Studio 101 West
Dennis Swanson

Dennis has a BA in Commercial Photography from Brooks Institute. He has been shooting commercially for 25 years and has an impressive repertoire of clients such as; Westways Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Mitsubishi, and Intel. He is married to his best friend and business partner, Deborah, and together they have raised two pretty cool kids. Dennis loves to spend time with his family doing outdoor activities such as; backpacking, sailing, and camping.