After 17 years of advertising agency experience gained from Boston to Portland, ME, Lisa Bonci Sylvester created Bonci on Design in 1999. It was time to focus on her passions: building strong client relationships and creating solutions that exceeded the needs of her clients. Vast experience in traffic and production laid the groundwork for an efficiently run business driven by her strong creative reputation. In 2007, the name was changed to Bonci Design.
Bonci Design utilizes a unique business model to achieve remarkable communication results. Experienced and specialized professionals are assembled as needed, specifically for each project, which assures a streamlined work process and a consistently superior product.
As principal, Lisa Bonci Sylvester is the executive supervisor for all creative solutions and executions, as well as the hands-on director for all project management. In addition, Lisa serves as the key client interface, attending meetings and answering all client questions and concerns.
The approach at Bonci Design promotes the uncompromising goal to create only the most effective communication design solutions, utilizing their exclusive Strativity® methodology. Simply put, Strativity fuses strategy with creativity to produce fresh and effective solutions anchored in sound, big picture thinking. No matter the project size or scale, Strativity is the unwavering approach to a superior marketing solution.
Since its inception, Bonci Design, has won over 28 awards in both National and International competitions, surefire proof Strativity works.
After graduating from Art School in 1982, with a focus in advertising, Lisa started immediately at Quinn & Johnson of Boston as an Assistant Art Director. She was responsible for developing both print and TV for various clients and promoted quickly to Art Director. Lisa worked with top notch professionals across many disciplines and credits this time period as the most influential in her career. In the first three years as a young professional while honing her skills, she received her first two awards for art directing a TV commercial.
From 1985 to 1992, Lisa served as as Art Director at Kelley & Wallwork developing print and TV for various clients. In addition to her creative responsibilities, Lisa managed the art department and was the efficient link to both traffic and production departments, critical to work flow management. Honored with an Andy award for her work on a newspaper ad for Babson College, she was later promoted to Senior Art Director.
Relocating to Portsmouth New Hampshire in 1992, Lisa went on to Weller Creative as Senior Art Director. Proficient in creative, production and traffic, she was responsible for polishing and perfecting the flow of projects through both traffic and production departments, while managing Junior Art Directors and interns. Her skills in print, TV and video production became a valuable asset and added five more awards to her wall of accomplishment.
From 1996 to 1999, Lisa moved onto Creative Director positions for NL Partners of Portland Maine and to Graphito of Portsmouth New Hampshire. For a multitude of clients she created print and TV, as well as designed collateral materials and logos. Lisa instituted and managed new traffic and production departments, managed and developed creative teams, met with clients and made new business presentations.