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about r.studio.t

Based in New York City and minority-owned, our bilingual studio collaborates with leading cultural institutions, publishers, and nonprofits to reinvent the way they present themselves visually and strategically. With more than 30 years of experience, we offer solutions to diverse graphic challenges to improve audience engagement.

You are unique. We are too. r.studio.t puts together teams according to your specific needs. Our teams facilitate innovative, exquisite visual solutions. We coordinate the nuts-and-bolts process no matter how small your project is. Our aim is to help amplify your story into full visibility. We take your narrative to a higher, eye-opening level.

Your company is as diverse as our ideas and we share the same passion for the kind of ethos and products you launch. Among the companies who love our solutions: Smithsonian Latino Center, Sesame Workshop, Yale University, Girl Scouts of USA, DuArt Film & Video, Time For Kids, MTV Latino, Museo del Barrio, PS1, The Fortune Society, Scholastics.

We are certified with the Federal Government (SAM) and as minority-owned small business by the City of New York (M/WBE)

Raúl Rodriguez

Raul Rodriguez

Photo: Bill Hayes


Raúl Rodriguez is r.studio.t’s founder and Creative Director. Since 1990, r.studio.t has provided top-of-the-line, diverse, and inclusive design to big and small businesses. Raúl was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina but has lived in the U.S. since 1982, so his background blends American and Latinx currents.

the team

Sandra Kilpatrick Jordan

Sandra Kilpatrick Jordan is a strategic planning and communications consultant offering creative solutions to innovative leaders and organizations. She has worked with r.studio.t on a variety of projects. Key clients include Sesame Workshop, CASIO America, The NAMM Foundation, the International Society for Music Education, the Recording Industry’s Music Performance Trust Fund, PLAN of New Jersey and Girl Scouts of the USA.

Tom Koken

Tom Koken is a graphic designer and painter. He has worked in publishing for over 25 years, as an illustrator (New York Times, Rolling Stone, New York Magazine) and then as a graphic designer (Macmillan, Checkerboard Press, Sesame Workshop, Asia Society, Chronicle Books).

Lora Myers

Lora Myers is a writer, adult literacy professional, and film producer. She has written multimedia learning materials for adults with low levels of literacy (TV411.org), developed literacy programs and taught ESL in Japan and Brazil. Writing credits include magazine articles, museum exhibits, documentary narrations, and books for adults and children.

John Whitley

John Whitley is the image editor for r.studio.t. Besides his expertise in Photoshop, he is also a lighting designer with over 25 years of experience and crucial sales force at Metropolitan Lighting in NYC.

Craig Deutsch

Craig Deutsch is a Los Angeles-based photographer whose work includes documentary, sports and private events, and children’s books. Some of his clients include r.studio.t, San Diego American Flag Football League, San Diego Lyric Opera and numerous local artists.

Julie Alissi

Julie Alissi is a photo and video researcher with over 30 years experience in the publishing industry including National Geographic, Weekly Reader, Scholastic and Cavendish Square. Using traditional and non-traditional professional sources, she finds perfect images that bring your ideas to life. You can find samples of her extreme photo and video research at www.j8media.com.

Alex Voznesenskiy

Alex Voznesenskiy is a production, prepress and pre-media specialist and enthusiast, who makes the pieces fit together seamlessly and accurately. He has worked with r.studio.t on many of the book projects packaged for Time/Life and Time For Kids. Alex was born in Ukraine and moved to the U.S. in 1993.

Fred Cavagnuolo

Fred Cavagnuolo is the legal consultant at r.studio.t. He is a graduate of Brown University with a degree in Political Science and a graduate of Brooklyn Law School. He was an in-house counsel for Marsh & McLennan Companies where he negotiated and drafted software licenses and corporate contracts.


Our non-profit agency has worked with Raúl on multiple communication design projects since 2015. I have always found his work to be creative, professional and of exceptional quality. He has created our critical marketing pieces including annual reports, donation appeals, the look and feel of our events, newsletters and more. When we needed to enhance our outreach to stakeholders, r.studio.t led us through a complete rebranding process that refreshed our image with a new logo, colors, and all the style and design considerations needed. The visual identity he has created significantly increases our ability to expand awareness of our services to people with disabilities.

— Ellen Nalven
Executive Director, PLAN|NJ (Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of New Jersey)

r.studio.t is a seasoned design group offering a fresh perspective of the highest quality. I absolutely rely on them when I need any print piece or package. Raúl Rodriguez is a master alchemist of content and form. He and his team understand how to deliver on the elusive ‘sweet spot’ of the text-to-image ratio, and in more than one language. Further, Raul’s intellect and quiet wit guide the project management process and are reflected in the final product, which is always a unique, elegant, masterful business solution.

— Sandra Jordan
Principal, Sandra Kilpatrick Jordan Consulting

r.studio.t designed the corporate branding for my consulting startup. Raúl listened very closely to what my company was about, and how I wanted the brand to come across through my logo, website, business card, letterhead, and presentation materials. He was quick to turn around on feedback, and delivered a great design at a great price, which exceeded all my expectations. I would happily work with him again.

— Jacques Pavlenyi
Founder and Principal, Northstar Borealis Associates LLC


Some of the clients that love our solutions:

  • Smithsonian Latino Center
  • The Fortune Society
  • Solutions Journalism Network
  • Girl Scouts of the USA
  • Planned Lifetime Assistance Network ofF New Jersey, Inc. (PLAN|NJ)
  • Museo del Barrio, NYC
  • Time For Kids
  • Sesame Workshop
  • Simon & Schuster
  • Yale University
  • Fortune Magazine
  • NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants)
  • Hal Leonard
  • MTV
  • Rosen Publishing
  • Topix Media Lab