Rochester, New York (May 19, 2021) — 29 Design Studio, a creative agency founded in 2007, has added Franca Mantisi to its team, as the company continues to expand its regional and national reputation in food and ag tech. The new addition follows three recent first-place awards in regional competitions sponsored by the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA).  

Some recent new clients at 29 include: Assured Edge Solutions, a custom vegetable processing and co-packing company; Visit Finger Lakes, the tourism agency for Ontario County; Butter Meat Co. who is disrupting the beef industry with more environmentally-friendly beef; and Brewery Ardennes, a Belgian-inspired craft brewery and hospitality destination in the scenic New York Finger Lakes. 

Mantisi is a Rochester-native who graduated from Nazareth College with a BFA in Visual Communication Design. Previously she worked at Penny Lane Printing and LeChase Construction as a graphic designer. 

“I am deeply rooted in Rochester and joining 29 allows me to continue my journey of creating an impact through design in my community,” says Mantisi.  She adds that while she doesn’t have any direct farm or ag experience, she is quite experienced at eating homemade Italian food.