MIKE DELEVANTE

creative director

Following a successful music career and years of designing for national brands, Mike founded Delevante, drawing upon his wealth of experience to create and direct design for local and national clients. Mike has worked with an impressive list of businesses and organizations, serving as designer at the School of Visual Arts, associate art director at National Lampoon, art director of the magazine division at ABC, designer and art director of advertising at J.Crew, and partner and creative director at RD&Q in Nashville. He has also acted as a freelance consultant/designer to Time Magazine, Rolling Stone, Sotheby’s New York, and J.Crew.

Mike’s decisive and elegant web and print design style has been nationally recognized, earning PRINT, Art Director’s Club, Publication Design and ADDY Awards, as well as recognition from the School Art League NYC and Macromedia Flash Site of the Day.

Also an accomplished musician, Mike has collaborated with his brother to record two albums on Rounder and Capitol Records as The Delevantes, and has toured the United States and Europe with Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, John Prine, and others. The Delevantes achieved four #1 singles during their musical career, as well as the #1 video spot on CMT Europe. Their success has been featured in Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, and USA Today.

SUZANNE NAHAY

strategist & copywriter

Suzanne has managed Delevante’s diverse roster of accounts since 2010, and she provides strategic counsel and creative content for brand identity engagements and comprehensive marketing and advertising programs.

Highlights include a global rebrand and Write On brand campaign for Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI); a rebrand and positioning campaign for Bass, Berry & Sims; campaign development for the grand opening of Discovery Park of America; and the national workIT recruitment campaign for the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce.

Suzanne’s previous employers include two of the Southeast’s most reputable public relations firms, McNeely Pigott & Fox and Seigenthaler Public Relations.

Her talent for capturing and expressing clients’ voices is bolstered by years of study in composition and rhetoric, creative writing, and journalism. She received a B.A. from the University of Tennessee, an M.A. from Belmont University, and pursued Ph.D. studies at Georgia State University.

SARA STRESE

senior graphic designer

Sara is an award-winning graphic designer who joined Delevante after two years as an interactive UI designer at Applauze.  

As a member of Delevante’s creative team, she brings a breadth of design experience and a diverse skill set to serve a variety of clients, including Cheekwood, Richard Courtney, Thistle Farms, and Twelve|Twelve. With expertise ranging from digital to print to illustration, along with an open and optimistic spirit, Sara garners praise from clients and colleagues alike.  

She earned a B.S. in art education from Minnesota State University as well as a B.F.A. from Watkins College of Art.

SaraH WILSON

studio manager

Sarah joined Delevante as studio manager in July 2017 following a career in hospitality and event management. Her previous employers include Events Nashville at Houston Station and Strategic Hospitality.A skilled organizer, communicator, and creative problem solver, Sarah manages day-to-day communications and coordinates schedules and project details with clients, partners, contractors, and vendors.Sarah is a Nashville native, and graduated magna cum laude from Belmont University with a B.A. in communication studies.

CONTACT US

Delevante Creative

615.383.4700

1203 Paris Ave #102
Nashville, TN 37212

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