Who We Are

Creators of smart strategic marketing and thoughtful graphic design

A Bit About Us

29 Design Studio is led by Maureen Ballatori who started the company as a freelancing side project more than ten years ago. Now a thriving business operating out of the Finger Lakes Region of New York State, Maureen enjoys working with clients nationwide to help deliver smart results executed with strategic marketing and thoughtful graphic design.

Our clients include government agencies and non-profit organizations; 100-year old businesses and startups; entrepreneurs and advertising agencies. We’re honored to work with these clients to help them tell their story in a better way.  Our services include brand identity development, digital marketing, social media strategy and management, responsive web design, and overall graphic design.

29 Design Studio Branding and Marketing Team Geneva NY


Maureen Ballatori | 29 Design Studio

Maureen Ballatori
Chief Strategist & Creative Officer

Maureen started 29 Design Studio as a freelancing side project in 2007. After spending ten years in professional services honing her strategic marketing and design skills, she grew the 29 Design Studio business to a full-time bustling agency in 2016. Maureen is uniquely skilled as a designer and marketer, combining strategy and art to help businesses achieve next-level growth. Maureen is also a tireless champion and volunteer for her community and donates her time to multiple local and national non-profit organizations. She’s a proud resident of Upstate New York.

Jennifer Gyuricska, Marketing | 29 Design Studio

Jennifer Gyuricska
Digital Strategist

Jennifer Gyuricska is a digital marketer and strategist who began her career hosting small-town radio. She has since accumulated 20 years’ experience in marketing and communications. Jennifer encourages clients and collaborators to get outdoors; to place as much priority on time spent outside the office as time spent in it. She advocates for #freshairfreshthinking and lives in Fredericton, NB.

Courtney Carroway
Art Director

Courtney is a highly skilled graphic designer with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design, from the Rochester Institute of Technology where she received high honors. She has experience in design working with international brands like Olay, Pampers and Starbucks. Courtney combines creativity, smart marketing and efficiency to solve unique design challenges and help businesses grow. She lives in Upstate New York.

James Lewis Van-Vorst | 29 Design Studio

James Lewis Van-Vorst
Art Director

James brings more than ten years of experience in design to the growing agency, as well as Bachelors of Technology, Electronic Marketing and Publishing from the State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill. His experience in smart marketing, strategy and thoughtful design help him see the larger picture with great strategic foresight to help businesses flourish. James lives in Upstate New York.




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