I have been working in the shopping center industry for approximately 20 years, and I had the pleasure of first meeting Joan, owner of Studio 318, back in 2008 when I worked for Inland Western Retail Real Estate, Inc.

I have worked with numerous design groups and companies throughout the years, and Studio 318 stands apart from the rest. They are a top-notch company that puts their heart and soul into their projects, and truly care about their clients. Joan and her team are amazing - I can honestly say that their design work has the “wow” factor!

When I worked as a Marketing Director for Inland Western Retail Real Estate, Inc., we company worked on countless direct mail pieces, and several different collateral pieces ranging from counter cards to billboards. Inland Western owned and managed lifestyle, power and neighborhood centers throughout the US, ranging from Williston, VT all the way to Seattle, WA. Studio 318 would create beautiful pieces for our centers with such a variety of looks and themes that fit each center. Studio 318 also created a shopping center “ambassador” called Holly Green Guru for Inland Western’s marketing pieces and promotions. Joan created all these pieces, each one more fabulous than the one before it. 

In September 2015, I became the corporate Marketing Director for Harlem Irving Companies, Inc. My CEO informed me that he wanted a new logo created to celebrate our company’s 60th Anniversary, and I knew immediately that Studio 318 would be perfect for the job! I still recall the day that Studio 318 sent us the selection of logos for the 60th HIC and Harlem Irving Plaza anniversary, and each logo was more beautiful and outstanding than the next! We also held a huge 60th Anniversary celebration event at Harlem Irving Plaza, and Joan and her team worked tirelessly and diligently on several stunning pieces, from banners to floor clings to a Memory Wall that will be displayed for years to come. They truly were an integral part of our successful event, due to their impressive design pieces. Everything Studio 318 touches turns to gold!

In closing, I am honored to know Joan and her team from Studio 318. They are wonderful people, who are accommodating to their clients, which is truly refreshing in this day and age. Their design work continually surpasses and exceeds my expectations.

Mara C. Russiaky
Corporate Marketing Director, Harlem Irving Companies

Joan, and her entire Studio 318 team, provide my firm with the most captivating and effective designs in the marketplace.  I’m not saying this because they’re my designs – this is a fact!  Their ability to bring our creative vision to life is invaluable and an integral part of our success.  In addition to their leading edge design skills, it’s an absolute pleasure to work with the entire team.  I’ve never been happier with a design team in my 20+ year career as a marketing professional. 

Patrice R. Hopper
Senior Director, Brookfield Property Partners


My relationship with Studio 318 is fairly new, as we have been introduced through Mara Russiaky, Corporate Marketing Director for Harlem Irving Companies. It’s been an honor working with such talented designers - it feels like our professional relationship has lasted for years!

Studio 318 provides glowing design results and the designers are very easy to work with! Marketing Department at HIC put our utter most trust in them on some of our most important projects to date. We wouldn’t have worked with anyone else and will continue to use Studio 318 for years to come. Joan and her team have outdone each project to say the least. 

Caroline Pajaczek
Corporate Marketing Director, Harlem Irving Companies