daniel and mervi.
Daniel Warner is co-principal at Pakaste Warner Design and an associate professor at KSU, where his creative research involves client-based projects and self-initiated design research in service to commerce, culture, and the social good. Current areas of focus include visual identity and editorial work (collaborative image-novels, visual metaphor in storytelling and animation) and experimental typography.
His individual and collaborative projects at Pakaste Warner have earned recognition through a number of 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 and 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.