Our Studio

Glenn Suokko Design is a creative studio. From our offices in Vermont, we provide graphic design, photography, writing, editing, marketing, and branding services.

Glenn Suokko

Glenn is creative director, responsible for project development, graphic design, photography, editing, and writing. 

Glenn authored, photographed, and designed Shelburne Farms: House, Gardens, Farm, and Barns (Rizzoli, 2017) and Simon Pearce: Design for Living (Rizzoli, 2016). He is coauthor, photographer, and designer of A Way of Living (Simon Pearce, 2009) and Pastoral (2005–2012). He is designer and editor for A New Pastoral, an online resource dedicated to featuring stories of Vermont’s creative and cultural landscape.

In his work, Glenn seeks to create clarity and beauty, through the combination of word and image, to provide meaningful stories on the page and on the screen. 

For twenty-five years, Glenn has independently designed and produced art books and exhibition catalogues for publishers such Rizzoli, New York, and for museums and galleries such as the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, PA; Harvard University Art Museums in Cambridge, MA; List Visual Arts Center, MIT, in Cambridge, MA; the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, in Hanover, NH; and the Detroit Institute of Art in Detroit, MI. He has designed and produced over forty exhibition catalogues for the Studio Art Exhibition Program at Dartmouth College to accompany the program’s series of artist residencies and shows.

He and his studio colleagues are currently designing and editing a series of catalogue raisonnés composed in three languages—Chinese, French, and English—as part of the Archives of Modern Chinese Art, a project initiated by The Li-Ching Cultural and Educational Foundation in Taipei, Taiwan.

From 2009–2013 Glenn served Simon Pearce in Windsor, Vermont, as graphic designer, art director, and creative director. He has provided creative direction, graphic design, and photography for clients such as Twin Farms in Barnard, VT; Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH; Vermont Law School in Royalton, VT; Sofiawear.com in Woodstock, VT; and Andrew Pearce Bowls in Hartland, VT

Before moving to Vermont in 1991, Glenn was senior designer at Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN, overseeing the center’s publications, graphic, and exhibition signage design. There, he was art director of Design Quarterly, co-published with The MIT Press. He was actively involved in the creation of the landmark exhibition Graphic Design in America: A Visual Language History, as well as the exhibition design and catalogue for the show. Other exhibitions included Jasper Johns: Printed Symbols and Art Into Life: Russian Constructivism.

He was art director for the computer magazine publishing company, CW Communications in Peterborough, NH. There, he interviewed Andy Warhol at the artist’s studio in New York and worked with him to create a digital self-portrait for AmigaWorld magazine. The interview has since been translated into several languages and in 2004 was reissued in I’ll be Your Mirror: The Selected Andy Warhol Interviews: 1962–1987 (Carroll & Graf, New York). 

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.

Ann Suokko

Since 1991, Ann has partnered with Glenn Suokko to create publications on food, art, design, and lifestyle.

Ann is recipes editor and writer for A New Pastoral, an online resource dedicated to featuring food, recipes, and stories of Vermont’s creative and cultural landscape.

From 2005–2012 Ann and Glenn Suokko published Pastoral, a biannual publication that featured the stories of Vermont’s creative landscape and culture of artists and artisans. Since 2005, Ann and Glenn have organized art installations and events at several venues in Vermont and at their art gallery in Quechee, 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), where she studied the human impact on landscape scale watershed ecosystems. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She worked as a field research biologist on Bermuda (acid rain study); Okinawa, Japan (coral reef study); and Año Nuevo, California (marine mammal study). She also worked as a scientific illustrator.

Mitchell Manacek

Mitchell is responsible for research, writing, and editing.

He is English editor of the catalogue raisonné series of books for The Archives of Modern Chinese Art, and copyeditor for art books, exhibition catalogues, and studio projects.

Mitchell is copyeditor for A New Pastoral, a journal dedicated to featuring food, recipes, and stories of Vermont’s creative and cultural landscape.

As a writer, Mitchell’s goal is to bring attention to Vermont’s progressive food and drinks culture and enable readers to take part in the movement’s values and traditions at home in an easy, creative way.

Mitchell is also a multi-instrumentalist musician, creating many of the original compositions, music, and sound for the studio’s audio/videos, and he serves as musical director, working with other musicians and audio resources.

Mitchell studied English and History at the University of Vermont, Burlington, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2013. He joined the studio in 2016.