Glenn Suokko Design is a multidisciplinary studio located in Vermont. Graphic design, photography, and writing are our tools. The book and page are our canvas. 


Glenn Suokko

Creative director

Glenn oversees project development and management, graphic design, photography, and writing. Glenn’s professional goal is to create clarity and beauty through the combination of word and image to develop meaningful stories on the page.

He established Valise Print Artisans in 2017; he is creative director and is responsible for project development. Valise creates and publishes books on art, design, and lifestyle.

In his recent work, Glenn has authored, photographed, and designed Shelburne Farms: House, Gardens, Farm, and Barns (Rizzoli, 2017) and Simon Pearce: Design for Living (Rizzoli, 2016). He was also the coauthor, photographer, and designer of A Way of Living (Simon Pearce, 2009) and Pastoral (2005–2012). He is currently the creative director and editor for A New Pastoral, an online resource and printed journal.

Glenn graduated with a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, MI, and with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, MA.

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Ann Billings Suokko

Food editor

Ann is responsible for the food aesthetic we present online at A New Pastoral, as well as in the quarterly printed journal by the same name, where she adds context through family stories and ideas about food. As researcher, writer, and cook, Ann is a kitchen experimenter and she allows her cookery to change with the seasons in Vermont. Ann learned to cook from her grandmother, mother, and sister; by sharing recipes with friends; and through nurturing her two children by teaching them to cook with fresh-picked ingredients from their family’s gardens, fields, and woods in Woodstock, Vermont.  

Ann graduated with a Master of Science degree from the University of Vermont, School of Natural Resources (renamed The Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources) and a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Mitchell Manacek

Writer and editor

Mitchell is responsible for research, content development, and editing. Working alongside Glenn, Mitchell ensures that all stories and texts are clean and tidy for readers to enjoy.

Mitchell is editor for Valise Print Artisans’ publications. He is the English editor for the Li Ching Cultural and Educational Foundation’s Archives of Modern Chinese Art catalogue raisonné series, copyeditor for Dartmouth College’s Studio Art Exhibition Program catalogue series, and copywriter for Glenn Suokko’s websites and marketing materials.

Mitchell studied English and History at the University of Vermont, where he graduated with honors as a Bachelor of Arts.

Our Clients

Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts

The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dartmouth College Studio Art Exhibition Program, Hanover, New Hampshire

David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts

Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan

Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire

Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts

List Visual Arts Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, Wisconsin

Museum of American Bird Art, Mass Audubon, Canton, Massachusetts

Rizzoli International Publications, New York, New York

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

The Li-Ching Cultural and Educational Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, North Carolina

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York