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 interpretive 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 Peter Reed
As a partner at MERJE, John Bosio serves as the Principal In Charge for many of the firm’s large and complex projects. He leads clients to successful solutions by providing expertise in branding, signage & wayfinding, graphic design, and project strategy.
John studied at the University of the Arts and over the course of his 22 year career, John has helped establish MERJE as an industry expert in urban wayfinding. He has also developed environmental graphic design projects for healthcare, corporate and educational institutions. His projects have included wayfinding programs for Downtown Dallas, Downtown Phoenix and The City of Miami Beach. He is currently leading a team of multi-disciplined designers in the development of the a Wayfinding Master Plan for the City of Santa Cruz, California and a Branding, Wayfinding and Technology initiative for the Yadkin Valley Heritage Corridor in western North Carolina.
John speaks regularly to professional and community groups about environmental graphic design issues. His speaking engagements have included the American Planning Association, American Institute of Architects and a variety of Society for Environmental Graphic Design (SEGD)-sponsored workshops. He serves as the Philadelphia Chapter Chair for the SEGD and previously was an adjunct faculty member of the Graphic Design Department at Drexel University.
In 2011 John was a guest faculty member at the University of the Arts where he conducted the week long Junior Workshop and spoke at the AIGA Philadelphia Chapter - EXPOSED Lecture Series