MERJE follows a holistic design approach that "merges" graphic design with the built environment, helping cities, universities, healthcare organizations, corporations, retail establishments, hospitality facilities, libraries, and schools enhance their brand and achieve their mission. Our work commonly includes five basic elements: branding and identity, wayfinding and signage, architectural and visual enhancements, exhibit and interpretivep design, and print materials.


MERJE's staff is trained in a range of disciplines including architecture, industrial design, interpretive planning, exhibit design and graphic design. Projects are led by an experienced team of design professionals:

John Bosio Glen Swantak Jessica Church

Jessica Church

Jessica is a talented and experienced designer, whose expertise includes branding programs, sign programs, interpretive graphics, and publication and exhibit design. Some of her recent projects include creating interpretive panels and graphics for The City of Frederick, Maryland, and the Tampa Riverwalk in Florida. Jessica designed the identity and wayfinding program for the City of Ocala Florida, and a regional wayfinding program for Morris County, New Jersey. She created wayfinding master plans and graphics for Walla Walla Valley, WA, and Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. Jessica has also developed several identity projects, marketing materials and orientation maps for various clients.

Prior to joining MERJE, Jessica was involved in the planning and design of interpretive exhibits, graphics and signage for both new and established institutions. She developed interpretive exhibits for The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo: African Elephant Crossing, The Allegheny Ridge Corporation, and The Delaware Museum of Natural History.