Meet the Marstudio Executive team.

With 50+ years of combined experience across multiple industries and disciplines, we have a balanced, elite, and effective team that will provide your company the innovative marketing and design solutions you need, no matter the industry or company size.

Shevy | CEO, Chief Marketing Officer & Partner

Shevy Shafie

Chief Marketing Officer & Partner
Shevy is a graduate of University of Maryland, University of Baltimore School of Law, and Institute of Police Science in Washington D.C. Growing up as the son of a businessman, Shevy’s entrepreneurial spirit has always driven him to pursue new and exciting business ventures. He truly enjoys finding solutions that help businesses get off the ground, continue their growth, and maintain their competitive edge. Shevy enjoys being active with the community, he sits on the board of Rebuilding Together Montgomery County and is the Marketing Chair of The Rockville Chamber of Commerce. Shevy is an experienced cross functional C-level executive with outstanding successes in healthcare, and multiple other industries. Complete Profile
Sam | VP, hief Creative Officer & Founder

Sam R.

Chief Creative Officer & Founder
An original founding member and Chief Creative Officer since 2000. Sam blew away the competition at New Jersey Institute of Technology and has worked for the likes of AOL, CoStar Group, Discovery Channel and Network Solutions. Sam was, is, and continues to be the heart of Marstudio and is our lead point of contact for brand strategy and creative direction on every client project. Complete Profile
Olga | Development Director

Olga K.

Chief Development Officer
Shortly after receiving her B.A. of Psychology from the University of Maryland, Olga discovered that the technical challenges of web design and development were a better fit for her creative spirit. Powered by a never-ending quest to find out how things work, Olga combines her technical savviness with a love of art and a passion for building things. She lives by the art of code, finding creative solutions and bringing designs to life out of the building blocks of code.
Karen | Communications Director

Karen K.

Chief Communications Officer
It’s critical to your success working with a company to find the people inside those companies that can make things happen when you need something, who know the answer to every question you could think to ask, and who have your back when things go sideways. In her role as Chief Communications Officer, Karen is that person. She brings a wealth of knowledge from her long career in graphic design, photography and digital marketing. On your project she will be one of your main points of contact throughout the campaign, providing you with consistent project status reports and making sure all expectations are clear and met during the life cycle of the project thus ensuring all projects are delivered flawlessly, on time, and within the resources available.
Kevin | Business Development Director

Kevin M.

Business Development Director
As one of your initial introductions to the Marstudio team, Kevin takes the time to learn about your organizational business model, challenges, aspirations, target audience, constraints and over all objectives. Establishing rapport and confidence is the cornerstone of Kevin’s approach, which he’s honed over 20 years within the graphic arts community. His passion for the graphic arts began right out of college as he began a journey through fine paper distribution, commercial printing and ultimately where it all begins—Strategic Branding & Creative Marketing Design. His affinity for problem solving, communications, psychology, wordsmithing and technology makes for a perfect combination in assessing client’s needs. With Kevin, you’ll know that your input is understood at a granular level—you’ll know that, with Marstudio, you came to the right place.
Peyton | Art Director

Peyton O.

Art Director
Peyton has always enjoyed creative endeavors such as music, writing, and fine art. She chose to combine her love of the arts and savvy technical skills to pursue an education in graphic design. With a B.S. in Graphic Communication from Clemson University and her prior experience as a production director, Peyton has learned not only the pre-production side of the graphics industry, but also gained ample knowledge about the production end of the industry. On your projects, Peyton will set the direction of design and identify all collateral for creative direction implementation. With her meticulous attention to detail, she will work with you and her team to ensure that all design concepts are executed with accuracy.
Annie | Chief Technology Officer

Annie K.

Development Director
With a background in graphic design for tech startups, Annie discovered that she enjoys painting with CSS as much as with Photoshop. She now spins words into websites, composing the hidden poetry that brings Marstudio’s designs to clickable life. Although Annie loves to breathe elegant functionality into beautiful form, she’s skeptical that “if you build it, they will come.” So after creating an online presence worth finding, she leads the Marstudio team on a mission to make sure it gets found – combining strategic experience with the best in digital marketing technology.
Edlin | Studio Director

Edlin F.

Studio Director
With a B.A. in Business Administration and Associates in Photography, Edlin brings a unique combination of skills. She has a great understanding in the financial/operational aspect of Marstudio as well as communicating with clients and vendors. She works closely with vendors in coordinating the production of marketing collateral for our clients.
Lia | Content Director

Lia G.

Content Director
As a lifelong lover of words, pursuing a B.A. in English Literature was a natural fit for Lia. It’s all about the thrilling challenge for her, finding the ideal words and phrases to aptly describe any situation. As Content Director, she finds and arranges phrases like puzzle pieces, building an accurate picture of your brand as each word fits into place. At a young age, she realized that social media was the perfect venue to speak her mind, turning thoughts into sentences and sentences into popular posts. In addition to her role as the wordsmith providing and revising the content on your projects, Lia acts as the voice behind your social media accounts.
Mary | Production Director

Mary H.

Production Director
With a B.F.A. in Illustration, Mary blends her traditional illustration background with an eye for detail and forward-thinking design sensibilities. As Production Director, she will ensure that every one of your projects meets Marstudio’s high design standards. She guides the production process of each project to completion, making sure your deliverables are of the highest quality and error-free.
Danea | Project Director

Danea J.

Project Director
With her arts management education and deep project management experience, Danea combines creativity and logistics to support our clients. Prior to joining Marstudio, Danea honed her organization, multi-tasking, and communication skills while working for arts organizations and academic institutions in Washington, DC. As Project Director, Danea maintains communication between clients and the Martstudio team and manages all client projects to ensure deliverables meet client specifications.