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Shira Epstein, founder and principal of Trillium Creative, has over a decade and a half of experience as a graphic designer, creative director and manager. Her background in marketing and business strategy complements her design abilities, and distinguishes her in the creative industry.

Ms. Epstein received her BFA in Graphic Communications, with honors, from Washington University in St. Louis. Her belief that design should support business objectives led Ms. Epstein to the Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management, where she earned an MBA in Marketing and Business Strategy.

Ms. Epstein began her career as a freelance designer at several well-known Chicago design firms. In January 1998, she took a design position at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. In 2000, Ms. Epstein was promoted to Art Director, a position that allowed her to help manage the creative and strategic direction of the Chicago Fed Design Group. During her tenure, the department became recognized as one of the best design groups in the Federal Reserve System. She produced award-winning Annual Reports, and art directed projects including the national Federal Reserve Financial Services branding program.

Ms. Epstein founded Trillium Creative in 2003. Trillium has enjoyed steady growth since its inception, with clients spanning a large variety of service and consumer product industries.

Ms. Epstein is an active member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts and National Association of Women Business Owners. She has also has been an Adjunct Professor at The International Academy of Design and Technology (IADT), serving on their advisory board.
 
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