We’re strategists and designers. Generalists and specialists. Makers and doers.

Herman
Dyal, FAIA

Creative Director

Principal

Herman is a design strategist, architect and graphic designer with nearly 40 years of experience. He is a principal at Page and the creative director of the Branding & Graphics group. Herman was elected to The College of Fellows of The American Institute of Architects in 2010; and was presented the Fellow Award by the American Institute of Graphic Arts, Austin in 2018.


What has been a favorite or meaningful project or two that you’ve worked on, and why?
MD Anderson Cancer Center Integrated Wayfinding System: For the opportunity to help, in at least a small way, alleviate the difficulty of navigating an enormous facility and a very complex treatment system.

The University of Texas at Austin Brand Identity: For the opportunity to work on an ambitious and high profile project for my alma mater.

Since you began your career, what has changed the most or least about the industry?
What has changed the most: how we produce design. What has changed the least: design thinking

Do you have a favorite mantra or quote? 
I have two: “You can’t learn less.” – Buckminster Fuller; and  “You should always be planning you next vacation.” – Roger Richie

Carla
Fraser

Director

Principal

Carla is a Principal at Page and director of the Branding & Graphics group, and oversees the development of visual identities and brands for all of our client, across all market sectors. Her background in strategic consulting, public policy and change management brings valuable experience to our team and our clients.


What has been a favorite or meaningful project you've worked on?
People’s Community Clinic because we were able to take this organization from a visual identity that placed it squarely in the hippie days of Austin and move to reflect the success and story of its very important mission: to provide medical services to those who are underserved in a dignified, thoughtful and innovative way. And, still hold onto that spirit that allowed the People’s Free Clinic to get off the ground. In this case, there is no question that design has made lives better. 

Why do you work in design?
I love wrestling with a problem, uncovering something hidden in plain view that can provide inspiration, and riffing with others. And laughing when appropriate.

Who is someone you admire?
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Roy
Watson

Design Director

Associate Principal

Roy is a multi-discipline designer and Design Director with more than 20 years of experience. He has been with the Branding & Graphics team (formerly Dyal and Partners) since its inception, and leads our group's experiential graphic design practice. With a background in architecture, Roy seamlessly extends brand design into the built environment – a practice that enriches our projects, whether in Housing and Hospitality, Healthcare, Higher Education, or Cultural and Civic.


What is your favorite part or moment of a project process?
When the idea comes to me, usually while I am doing something besides trying to come up with the idea...

Why do you work in design?
I wanted to be things like a fighter pilot, a stone mason, a surgeon, and a western fine art painter but I was seduced by architecture because I like to build things - not sure where that leaves me now. 

If you were an Austin restaurant, which would you be?
I don’t know about which restaurant but it would be an old ramshackle joint that served great TexMex and super cold beer - fajita taco on corn with no cheese adorned with super hot salsa.

 

Lon
Calvert

Technical Designer

Senior Associate

Lon is a senior industrial designer with over 20 years of experience in interior design, industrial design and wayfinding. Lon’s experience includes several large-scale wayfinding initiatives for institutional, governmental and corporate clients. His knowledge of materials and fabrication methods influences our 3D studio during design process, and brings unique expertise to all of our projects.


What has been a favorite or meaningful project you’ve worked on? 
The various nonprofits that we have supported through design projects.

What is your ideal vacation?
Camping with family somewhere in the 4 corners area.

What’s a favorite hobby of your’s?
Tinkering on my IH Scout 4x4 and collecting 1960s and 70s comic books.

Molly
Morton

Brand Planner

Senior Associate

Molly is a brand planner and project manager, and works closely with our clients and the Page project teams to ensure that the project vision is maintained and that the brand promise carried across all touchpoints. Molly is also key in developing and fulfilling new business opportunities for the firm. 

Describe a time at Page/Dyal when you felt very proud.
We often begin a new project with a team all-inclusive “Idea Fest” where everyone brings and shares ideas, in many forms (sketches, reference images, or just words), to kick off the new project and get ideas flowing. I’m always inspired and proud of the creativity and collaboration amongst our team that takes place and is an outcome from these idea fests.

What was the best concert you ever attended?
Hard to pick just one- we get a lot of amazing shows in Austin! Some favorites have been Robert Plant; Dolly Parton; and Shinyribs. 

If you were an Austin restaurant, which would you be? (and what dish?)
Nau’s Drug Store Lunch Counter. Grilled cheese sandwich and chocolate milkshake (and a bag of cheetos while I wait for my food)

Portrait of Jason Wilkins

Jason
Wilkins

Senior Designer

Senior Associate

Portrait of Jason Wilkins

Jason leads a wide range of design projects across branding, communications, and the built environment. He has been a part of the Page/Dyal team since 2012 and is also a member of the Design faculty at the University of Texas at Austin. 

Which person (living or dead) do you most admire?
Texas bluesman, Sam “Lightnin’” Hopkins because you can do a lot with a little if you’ve got good style.

What do you wish you had learned in school to prepare you for this job?
I wish that I had learned that I was entering the communications, not graphics, business. Good graphic design is to be expected. The graphics are there to support the communication of ideas—translating something abstract into something visual or tangible. The real challenge is in developing and sharing a resonate story. 

Where do you find inspiration and creativity?
I’m grateful to have the opportunity to teach because in order to do it well, you have to love learning. Continually learning, it turns out, is a great way for staying inspired. 

Erin
West

Senior Designer

Associate

Erin is a multi-disciplined senior designer with a wealth of experience in experiential graphics. She has designed systems for cultural, institutional, civic, and hospitality projects; and, she has designed a number of branding and print solutions for higher education, non-profit, and residential multi-family projects.  

What was the best concert you ever attended?
Shortly before Jerry Garcia died my mother surprised me by taking me to a Grateful Dead concert. We could hardly make out any of the lyrics being sung, but the various new sights and smells were unforgettable.

Describe a time at Page/Dyal when you felt very proud.
I am consistently proud to be working with such caring and talented individuals. From community and professional involvement, local art engagement, businesses endeavors and design awards, there is always a conversation or event to engage, acknowledge, and celebrate the creative accomplishments of our team.

If you were an Austin restaurant, which would you be? (extra: what dish?)
Counter Café, East Side location. Joe’s Special with a blueberry pancake on the side – all the beverages: water, coffee, mimosa.

Julie
Pizzo

Senior Designer

Associate

Julie is a senior designer and project manager. As former art director for Texas Architect, Julie brings knowledge and expertise about the role of architecture into our practice of experiential graphics, as well as deep experience in graphic design for our many 2D projects. Julie has led projects in multiple market sectors providing solutions applied to digital, print, and experiential media. She plays an active communications role in the Austin chapter of AIA.

What has been a favorite or meaningful project you’ve worked on, and why?
I feel really fortunate to work for a company that supports — and advocates for— socially conscious design. It’s become increasingly important to me to have the opportunity to contribute creative work that helps elevate larger efforts through design. One of my favorite projects was the naming, identity, and exhibit design for AIA Austin's Shape the Conversation, and its subsequent program AIA Austin Leadership Collective. The combined effort the many people involved in those two programs is working toward advancing and normalizing a more equitable and diverse design community.

Since you began your career, what has changed the most or least about the industry?
I’ve spent the majority of my career in publishing, so the largest change for me personally is being able to contribute to the built environment. It’s something I’ve admired for a long time and I’m thrilled to keep learning new aspects of design.

What was the best concert you ever attended?
I saw Madonna in 2008 during her Sticky & Sweet tour with my childhood best friend, Rachel. When we were kids, she and I spent hours making “routines” and forcing our little bothers to dance with us to her music. Seeing her live felt nostalgic. Plus — she’s Madonna!

Ray
Delgadillo

Senior Designer

Ray is a senior designer who has led branding and design projects for a number of housing and hospitality clients –  including specialty and boutique projects along with large-scale developments that include experiential graphics, interiors, branded collateral, and exterior place-making.  His design portfolio includes a number of mixed-use and higher education clients as well.


Which person (living or dead) do you most admire?
Ruth Bader Ginsburg / Piet Oudolf / Raff Simmons. I admire people who have the courage to change the status quo.

Where do you find inspiration and creativity?
Contemporary Art, Music, Niche Retail (always great for trend-spotting) and Live Music (I’m always inspired by set design and lighting).

What is your ideal vacation?
Cool weather, nice views, a good coffeeshop/bakery.

Brianna
Graves

Designer

Brianna is a designer and illustrator who brings bounds of creative and positive energy to our team. Brianna has developed branding, communications and graphic design solutions for a wide range of projects that include clients for NCAA athletics programs, housing and hospitality projects, cultural institutions, and commercial enterprises.


Can you describe a time at Page/Dyal when you felt very proud?
Going to San Antonio to see the culmination of the Spain Exhibit that we developed the identity for was a very proud moment; having the King and Queen of Spain actually visit the exhibit was an even prouder moment. 

Which person, living or dead, do you most admire?
Steve Irwin was the man. He did it all: was an ambassador for the environment, cared for his family, and used his talents for good.

Where do you find inspiration and creativity?
Wandering through Book People on a rainy day looking at book covers (and then actually choosing a book to read).

Matt
Magill

Designer

Matt is a designer and illustrator and specializes in experiential graphics and the built environment. He works across all industry and project types – from medical campuses to botanical gardens – designing donor recognition programs and wayfinding systems. Matt shares his talent with the local AIGA chapter and has been active in the HOPE mural project.


Describe a time at Page/Dyal when you felt very proud.
Heading up my first presentation with UT Health San Antonio.

What is your ideal vacation?
Cabin out in some snowy woods (also there’s a hot tub there).

What three books would you take to a deserted island?
“The Demon-Haunted World” – Carl Sagan ;  “Blankets” – Craig Thompson ; and “The Road to Jonestown” – Jeff Guinn

Robin
Anderson

Designer

Robin is an experienced experiential graphics designer who has worked on a number of wayfinding projects for civic and governmental entities including parks and courthouses. Her designs include donor recognition programs and specialty graphics, and she works as easily in digital media as she does in the 3D built environment. Robin is co-chair of the Austin Chapter of SEGD.

What is your favorite part or moment of a project process?
I particularly like the moments when everything you've been designing, dreaming of and coordinating for finally become tangible. Material samples, mock ups, installation day; I'll take all of it.

What was the best concert you ever attended?
Florence and the Machine at the Hollywood Bowl. Hands down, my favorite venue for an outdoor concert.

What’s a favorite hobby of your’s?
Perusing flea markets, refinishing furniture, hitting up the hardware store for the screws / drill bit / sand paper I honestly thought I bought the first time.