Monica Pessino

Creative Director
University of California - Santa Barbara

Monica Pessino has been part of the Science of Marine Reserves Team since the first version of The Science of Marine Reserves was published in 2002. As creative director she is responsible for the design and production of the booklets and collateral material. Monica works closely with the team to communicate scientific information by creating enticing visuals. She handles the interaction with printers for estimates, production issues, and quality control in order to reach superior final products. Monica is the Creative Director of Ocean o’ Graphics, the Marine Science Institute graphic design and production studio, at University of California Santa Barbara. Ocean o’ Graphics is a full graphics studio, meaning the projects may start from conceiving an original idea to developing it. The studio offers a wide gamut of services: print material, website design, video production and editing, signage, and wearables.