graphic design for print and electronic media
Susan Bergeron-West —founder & principal of Sirius Design
Susan is a design professional with more than 24 years of experience. She worked on award-winning projects for national and regional accounts with Massachusetts advertising agencies, including Springfield-based Design & Advertising Associates, and the Worcester, Massachusetts office of RDW Group, a consumer and business-to-business advertising agency, where she was senior art director.
   At Design & Advertising Associates Susan’s experience included the design and production of logos, annual reports, packaging, print advertising and catalogues for retail and manufacturing clients. She also directed photography, and coordinated radio and video campaigns.
   Her creative work at RDW Group included print ads, direct mail, point-of-purchase, packaging and collateral materials. Working with a team of copywriters, account executives and art directors, she was involved in strategy development and budget management along with design and production.
    A student in the BFA program at the University of Massachusetts, Susan has also completed extensive courses at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). While at RISD, she updated her graphic production software skills and added web and multimedia into the mix, along with additional fine arts studies.

Tim Derouin —graphic designer & production artist
Tim has worked with Sirius Design since 2006. He received a BFA in Design with a concentration in graphic design from Rivier College in Nashua, New Hampshire.
    Ever since Derouin began taking computer graphics and desktop publishing classes in high school he has been interested in pursuing a career in graphic design. Once in college he realized that he not only liked the fundamentals required for his degree, but also the technical design aspect. Specifically, he enjoyed color theory, studio painting, photography and 3D design.
    Having a wide-range of clients keeps things interesting. While one day he might be working on a corporate business card or brochure, the next day he could have a non-profit conference display or website to design. "It is appealing because you find yourself meeting people from all different walks of life, from farmers to company presidents."
    "Knowing that you can work within a client's needs and at the same time wow them with something they wouldn't have necessarily expected is both exciting and rewarding" Derouin explains.