We can’t contain our admiration for the husband-and-wife duo that makes up Hero Design Studio in Buffalo, NY. (Make that, trio: Their dog, Derby, joins them in the office.) And that office is constantly humming. Designers and partners Beth Manos Brickey and Mark Brickey subdivide their time among several enterprises: a healthy client business creating concert and event posters for bands like Spoon and local organizations like the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library; a screen-printing shop; two online outlets for their greeting cards and fine-art prints; and a bricks-and-mortar store selling not only their own goods but also products from Kidrobot and other designers. Catch our profile of Beth and Mark in HOW’s November issue. In this extended Q&A, they talk about working together and using their personal work as a portfolio.
First, a bit of background on HERO Design: when did you open, where are you located, what kind of work do you do, who are some of your clients?
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