Clear, creative visual communication is critical to business, artists, organizations and individuals. Creative, functional design and branding should be accessible, affordable and fun.
Studies have shown that good photography increases sales. Sullivan Studios produces high quality, unique images for your business or organization with an eye towards the end result - whether that's a website, printed brochure or other marketing materials.
After shooting his first wedding in the late 70s while still in high school, Dean continued through school setting up darkrooms and teaching at other schools in the area. After attending college in San Luis Obispo, he became staff photographer for a local magazine where he quickly became familiar with graphic design -- early 80s old school design utilizing type setting, border tape, layout grids and waxers.
He went on to work for a local newspaper and soon started his own newspaper, The Bay News. One paper became two, then three. For almost 20 years Dean ran a string of newspapers while continuing to photograph professionally; weddings, events, products, hot news stories and more. Dean retired from the newspaper business in 2007, concentrating on graphic design and photography. “Knowing what the end product will look like, I am able to photograph the person or product just as I need to, with that final product in mind” he said.
Dean has clients ranging from the Central Coast State Parks Association (CCSPA), Cal Poly, Morro Bay National Estuary Program (MBNEP), to local Chambers of Commerce, along with hundreds of local business through the county. He is proud to be among the 5% of professionals nationwide to hold certification from the Professional Photographers of America. He also teaches photography. Sullivan Studios is a member of the National Association of PhotoShop Professionals, Wedding and Portrait Photographers International and more. Dean is an award winning photographer who was recently chosen from many local photographers as one of the top three wedding photographers in the New Times Bridal Supplement. He also won ‘Bridal Idol’ with Central Coast Bride Magazine.
"They do it all! No project too small, too weird, too big or too vague when you don't know exactly what you want!
CCSPA has thrown every type of project at them: newsletters, brochures, websites, museum exhibits, Facebook, e newsletters, books, logos, requests for "just that special" photograph, fundraising campaigns, special events... and Lord knows what we will come up with next! When I get a wild idea, and don't know exactly how to pull it off -- they do, and all of it is top tier excellent. Working with Sullivan Studios is a partnership we enjoy and can count on. Just wind them up and let them go! And then enjoy all the kudos and business you will get as a result."Mary Golden, Executive Director Central Coast State Parks Associaion