Silvia Márquez Pease is a strategic creative, theorist, educator who teaches and advises the next generation of designers at Florida International University. Prof. Pease is an advocate for the arts' potential to build lasting relationships, shape culture, and change behavior for the better. Pease leads the graphic design effort and creates service-research courses engaging students in collaborations with non-profit organizations through integrated design (Designischange.org).
Silvia is a Fellow of IDSVA, Institute of Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts, and a PhD in Philosophy, Aesthetics, and Art Theory candidate. Her research focuses on the intersections between art, politics, and gender in Latin America. Pease analysis is oriented towards an aesthetics of subversion and popular mass artistic creation emerging from a political interest to a social political denunciation of the feminine oppression within a patriarchal structure.
As Chief Officer and Founder at Studio1231, a design firm, Pease leads teams responsible for creating branding and graphic collaborations providing customers with a successful process, and meaningful work. This follows a 25+ experience as Co-founder and Creative Director at Carregal Pease, an international boutique studio developing branding experiences across physical and digital environments. In that time, Silvia has led client engagements, designed, and launched numerous award-winning products for startups and Fortune 500 companies alike. In addition, Silvia Pease was the Senior VP of Branding at Isaac Daniels LLC, a digital-innovation company that invents digital products. Pease led a department of 20+ digital designers, experience strategists & interaction designers into technological inventions and complex product-launch planning at Mercedes-Benz NYC Fashion Week among others. Prior to this, Silvia Márquez Pease was the Creative Director and lead designer at Selecciones Readers Digest and Founder of Pease Design Studio.an international multidisciplinary design firm. She led hybrid creative projects for Guggenheim Partners in NYC, Miami and Switzerland, Pinta Art Fair in New York, and London, Publicitas, the Mc. Donald Foundation, American Express Latinoamérica, Lufthansa Cargo, Corpevents, Varta Batteries, and Reader’s Digest Latinoamérica.
Pease’s graphics of Selecciones Reader’s Digest covers have become case studies for magazine design. Her work has been featured in Fresh Ideas in Letterhead Design, Print magazine, and various print and online publications. Throughout the years, Pease has received many awards and recognitions from the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), Fulbright, Max Orovitz, Miramar Cultural Center, and others. She was named “Who’s Who among businesswomen” for her contributions towards the advancement of graphic design as a professional force in Miami’s multi-cultural society. Pease served as the Chair of Education for the American Institute of Graphic Arts, strategically connecting designers, AIGA, the Wolfsonian Museum, and the Miami community, advancing the power of poster design as a tool for social and cultural change.
Pease studied poster and typography design with Swiss Bauhaus designers at Schule für Gestaltung in Basel. She received an M.F.A. in multimedia design, and an B.F.A. in Design, both from the University of Miami.