Studio 101 West Marketing & Design

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.

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Deborah Swanson, Graphic Designer

As the lead creative designer at Studio 101 West, I get the privilege of doing what I love best — creating graphics that sell a product or service for my clients, which ultimately brings them business growth and success.

I have my BFA degree in Communication Design & Illustration from Otis Art Institute in Los Angles and have been creating award winning print, packaging, logos, and websites for over 30 years. I love being able to retrieve just the right amount of information from each client in order to understand their business and marketing objectives. I then get to create work that blows their mind AND arrives on-time AND on budget. Huge satisfaction factor there!

I love that my husband, Dennis, and I get to work together to produce top-notch ad campaigns, websites, and marketing materials for clients whose products span the globe.

When I am not sitting in front of my computer, I love to paint in the studio or outdoors, write, sail my Hobie Cat, camp, and laugh with good friends. If I can do all of that at the same time then life is really good!

Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and His understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. – Isaiah 40:28-29

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Dennis Swanson, Photographer

As a full time professional photographer I get the pleasure of bringing marketing campaigns to life with eye popping images that get people's attention. The first 15 years of my career were spent almost exclusively in commercial photography for corporations large and small. About 15 years ago I discovered that I also have a special talent for making people feel comfortable in-front of the lens and began shooting portraits and lifestyle photography. Being able to shoot great architecture photography as well as people has placed me in a unique position as a photographer. I have been told by many clients that it is very rare that they find a photographer that can do both really well.

I LOVE what I do. Really! I count it a privilege to shoot for clients, all over the country. I have a BA degree in photography from Brooks Institute, but I am always learning and trying new things to stay on top of my passion of creating great photos and videos. Along those efforts I am now a FAA certified drone pilot so I can legally use my drones for commercial use.

I feel truly blessed to have been a full-time professional photographer for over 30 years now and owe much of my success to my wife and partner, Deborah, who continues to challenge me artistically and help me be my best.
Dennis Swanson, Photographer - Studio 101 West Photography

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men. - Colossians 3:23

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