daniel and mervi.
Daniel Warner (U.S.) and Mervi Pakaste (Finland) are co-principals at Pakaste-Warner Design, a micro-studio and research hub for client-based & cultural projects, self-directed creative ventures, and design research.
Daniel Warner is an associate professor at K-State (graphic design) and co-principal at pw/d.
art direction & design for cultural institutions
editorial illustration (communicating ideas through direct visual metaphor)
His individual and collaborative projects at Pakaste-Warner have earned recognition through design awards, exhibition in shows and biennials in the U.S. and abroad, and publication in industry venues such as Communication Arts, Graphis, Print, and so on, along with numerous books. His motion work and posters reside in several permanent collections & museums, and have been exhibited in over 60 film festivals, museums, galleries, and design biennials around the world. Among his professional accolades are the Communication Arts Award of Excellence & Graphis Gold.
Mervi Pakaste is an associate professor of design at KSU, where she can often be found up to her elbows in ink and oil, cranking away at letterpress machinery. An established letterpress designer and book-maker, her designs have won accolades and recognition through numerous exhibitions and awards in the U.S. and abroad. Her work pushes the boundaries of medium and material unique to letterpress-related technologies of production.