Natalie Pangaro is an accomplished graphic designer specializing in print, packaging and branding. Clients value her creative thinking, professionalism and unfailing attention to detail. She has over 25 years of experience designing for businesses, nonprofit institutions and cultural organizations including Harvard University, Massachusetts College of Art and Boston Children’s Hospital.
Before establishing an independent design practice, Pangaro was a founding partner and creative director at full-service design agency Pangaro Beer Design. During her 17-year tenure, the studio won over 40 awards from more than 20 organizations. Before that, she was a designer at the WGBH Educational Foundation, whose creative department is nationally recognized for its thoughtful and innovative design. Additionally, Pangaro has held an adjunct faculty position at The Art Institute of Boston and served on the board of Boston’s American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA).
With a creative approach that’s both deliberate and collaborative, Pangaro is a strategic designer above all. She’s drawn to clients who are looking for a trusted design partner who can deliver for their brand and their business.
In addition to graphic design, she has an enduring love of textiles, which led her to establish Rose Thornwood, an independent textile studio. Her current focus is on the visible repair of textiles and how they relate to sustainability, reuse and fashion. In addition to her commissioned projects, she leads workshops on visible mending. Pangaro’s work reflects her discerning sense of design and color as well as her attention to detail. She employs traditional stitching techniques including Japanese sashiko and boro.
Pangaro holds degrees in graphic design, textile science and marketing. This background inspires her unique blend of refined aesthetics, expert craftsmanship and a disciplined work ethic. She lives and works in Tiverton, RI.