We are a team of experts in book design, illustration, visual branding, and education.

We grow businesses and awareness with strategic ideas

We transform stories and data into honest and well-crafted objects.

We bring a human touch to images.

We are process-driven but never satisfied. We test, experiment, poke and prod in pursuit of the best.

We do not work the same as other studios.

We don’t have the same assumptions as agencies.

We don’t teach like other educators.

We aren’t handcuffed by the “rules” or “best practices.” 

Every project and every story is a unique opportunity to dig deep into research, conversation and context to create the right strategy, image or product for today.


Wanna talk? Lets do it. Right now. 

We can have a real conversation; not a kick-off meeting or a consult, just a chat about what you’re working on. Maybe we can offer some helpful feedback or ask a few hard questions. Call Namdev at 612-308-2279 to set something up.


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Resonating Bodies poster, 2013 (Client: The Soap Factory). Designed & printed by The MVA Studio.

Resonating Bodies poster, 2013 (Client: The Soap Factory). Designed & printed by The MVA Studio.

You can check out our recent graphic design work like this poster for The Soap Factory here.

Or visit our blog Ideas. Objects. Images. where we share what we’ve learned about design and business and what inspires us.