Partner & Creative Director, Open Door Design Studio
Shantanu Suman is a graphic designer from India who moved to Asheville in 2013 and co-founded Open Door Design Studio (a.k.a. ODDS) along with his friend and business partner, Marisa Falcigno. In the last 12 years of his professional experience Shantanu has had the opportunity to wear many hats. He has worked as an art director, researcher, filmmaker, design instructor, graphic designer and business owner.
In 2013, Shantanu graduated with his MFA in Graphic Design from the University of Florida. Prior to attending UF, Shantanu worked as an art director for leading advertising agencies in India including Leo Burnett, Saatchi & Saatchi, Ogilvy & Mather, McCann, and Publicis Communication. His design and advertising projects have earned several national and international awards and his documentary film has been screened at multiple film festivals.
At ODDS, Shantanu works on varied design projects for clients ranging from local farms to international nonprofits. The team enjoys working on all aspects on graphic design and specializes in branding, identity design, website design and development, packaging design, editorial design and print collaterals. Some of their recent local projects include working for the Creative Arts at Haywood Community College, Mica Gallery, Spruce Pine Potters Market, PechaKucha Asheville, Natural Footgear, the Center for Craft, Creativity and Design, Wordcamp Asheville and the Kent Building.