Co-founder and Creative Director
Elizabeth is well known for her ability to cut straight to the core of her clients vision, translating these into hugely successful designs that are both leading edge and able to stand the test of time.
After studying abroad at the University of Barcelona and graduating from the University of Kansas with two Bachelor of Science degrees – Journalism and Radio Television Film with a minor in Spanish, Pembroke attended the Kansas City Art Institute. Her career began as Senior Art Director at Hallmark’s corporate headquarters for the Shoebox division where she worked over 10 years. Pembroke managed the creative development and product teams for the Shoebox card and gift line totaling $100+ million dollars in annual sales. She also led the creative on the launch of Hallmark’s first web site and one of the first e-commerce web sites in existence.
Pembroke’s accomplishments also include art directing the gift line to complement the first Harry Potter book series for Warner Brothers and Hallmark, designing packaging for Hasbro and countless product lines exclusively for Target, Walmart, Costco, Macy’s and many other retailers. In creating these designs, Elizabeth has traveled worldwide in search of inspiration, one-of-a-kind concepts, manufacturing processes and design approvals. Pembroke has extensive knowledge in brand management, marketing, product development, consumer research and strategic planning.
Co-founder and Design Director
Featured designer and illustrator, Richard Pembroke, began his life as an artist in his early teens. Rich’s natural talent led him to paint vibrant landscapes and elements from nature, inspired from the beauty and splendor of growing up in Utah and Montana.
Rich received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Utah, but then followed his dream of becoming an artist. He graduated, with distinction, from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, with a degree in illustration.
After gaining experience as a freelancer in Los Angeles, Rich was discovered by Hallmark Cards, where he was an illustrator in the Greeting Card Division for nine years.
Now as the Design Director at Pembroke Studios, Rich uses his expertise of design software and his extensive background in illustration to produce outstanding design solutions including master skills in map design, photography retouching and the unique ability to draw many styles of illustration.
Web Development Director
Peter has 20 years of web site development experience primarily focused on design and UX development. Specializing in wine ecommerce, Peter was one of the 3 developers that built WineDirect, formerly Vin65, formerly eWinery, formerly a great idea in someone’s head! Peter is able to guide you through the business and technical decisions pertinent to your website development, in a language we all understand.
Fun fact: Peter grew-up in Jamaica. Although, laid back island life is a thing of the past now that he is our fearless leader.
Ranj is who we go to for anything and everything. Nothing ever phases her, she is the master of solutions. Now that she is hanging up her project management boots she will be focused solely on working with new and existing clients to seek out exciting new opportunities.
Fun Fact(s): Ranj is British, those of you who have met her may have guessed. She makes an amazing ‘cuppa tea’ and will one day rule the world.