1231.org is a interdisciplinary design consultancy founded in 2015, in Miami. We rethink, tell stories, inspire, articulate, and expand brands for clients that love design. Our design aims to visually engage audiences contributing to diverse global cultures.
Silvia Márquez Pease is the founder and executive creative director at Studio1231. She is a professor of graphic design for social change at the Department of Art and Art History, Florida International University. At 1231, Pease leads a wide variety of strategic projects in sustainable design for Doral Contemporary Museum of Art, story-spaces, Toro, and many others. 1231 studio aims to connect people and ideas in a global community.
Prior to Studio 1231, Silvia was a founder-partner and creative director at Carregal Pease, an international multidisciplinary design firm, and founder and creative director at Pease Design. 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 Latin America; Lufthansa Cargo; Corpevents; Varta Batteries; and Reader’s Digest Latin America. Pease was the Senior Vice President of Global Branding & Marketing at IDGMI Technologies.
Pease is a very active member at AIGA and served as the Chair of Education at the American Institute of Graphic Arts. She studied poster and typography design with Swiss Bauhaus designers at Schule für Gestaltung in Basel. She holds an M.F.A. in multimedia design, and an B.F.A. in Design, both from the University of Miami. Silvia is a Fellow of IDSVA, Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts, and a PhD in Philosophy, Aesthetics, and Art Theory candidate.