Zack Bird is a uniquely talented artist and fabricator with a vast knowledge of trade materials and techniques. Zack received his education in painting, casting and conservation at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts with continued studies at Studio Incamminati. In 2001 Mr. Bird launched Smartwork Studio, a mural and faux finish company catering to the high end residential client. Zack introduced Bird Studio in response to the fast growing corporate demand for his artistic services.
Nathaniel Lee graduated from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia with a BFA in Illustration in 2004. Nathaniel has a background in stained glass and has worked extensively with the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program. Nathaniel is the crew leader of the operations department where he provides artistic and technical support.
Clarissa Shanahan studied painting at the New York Academy of Art, The Art Students League of New York, and the Isabel O'Neal Studio on full scholarship. She holds a BFA from the University of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and is a Bread Scholar, a merit based full scholarship from University of Pennsylvania.
Mel Marmer is a talented draftsman and designer and comes from the world of advertising. He brings to Birdstudio both a keen aesthetic sensibility and a deep understanding of retail brand and market messaging. Mel also possesses a deep understanding of typographic and traditional hand lettering techniques. These skill sets make him an indispensable member of our graphics team.
Angela Miles is our graphic designer, typographer and stained glass artist. She holds a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Graphic Design Communications from Philadelphia University and specializes in editorial design & illustration, typography, concept development, content mapping and brand identity.
Peter Andrew is a fine artist known for his outstanding landscape and mural work. Peter Andrew designed and painted murals for the Naranjo Museum of Natural History in Lufkin, Texas, the Methodist West Houston Hospital, and Fort Belvoir Hospital in Virginia.