We help clients define their stories and bring them to life.

We use the language of design to develop and execute integrated brand experiences that build understanding, activate spaces, inspire action, and engage users in their surroundings.

We partner with leaders in industries ranging from real estate and technology to healthcare and retail to bring value to their places, products, and services. We work to understand what drives our clients and their audiences, then develop and deploy coordinated strategies via savvy messaging, timeless design, and polished craft — all with a collaborative, service-minded approach.

“The team at Asterisk Group is incredibly creative and has a broad sense of style that’s rare in their field. They listen to our goals and provide efficient and smart solutions every time. They do a beautiful job managing expectations and process.”

Ben Bufkin | Principal | Endeavor Real Estate Group

Services

From strategy to tactics. Concepts to execution. Physical or digital. In two or three dimensions.

Services List
Branding and Identity
Naming
Brand Strategy
Signage and Wayfinding
Message Architecture
Environmental Graphics
Interior Art
Donor Recognition
Marketing Collateral
Editorial and Book Design
Exhibits and Trade Shows
Digital Design
User Experience
Social Media

Our flexible, service-minded approach has been helping us build partnerships — and friendships — with clients and collaborators since 1999. 

Clients

Global heavyweights. Local legends. Ambitious mom-and-pops. All with a story to tell.

Clients List
Argyle Residential
Austin Board of REALTORS®
Brush 32 Dental Wellness
Central Market
Circuit of the Americas
Corepoint Health
Cypress Real Estate Advisors
EDGE Realty Partners
Endeavor Real Estate Group
Greystar
H-E-B
Hanger, Inc.
Highland Resources
Junior League of Austin
Madroño Ranch
Milestone Builders
Northwood Ravin
Northwood Retail
Oracle
Over Yonder Cay
PSW Real Estate
RedLeaf Properties
Schlotzsky’s
Spear Street Capital
St. Andrew’s Upper School
STG Design
Texas Mutual Insurance
The Bee Grocery
The Library Foundation
The University of Texas at Austin
Thinkery
Transwestern
Wilmington-Gordon Builders

People

Susanne Harrington

Principal

Susanne Harrington is a designer and strategist who keeps our most complex projects focused on the client’s big picture brand objectives. She drives the firm’s emphasis on long-term relationships by ensuring that we deliver responsive service and maintain an open, collaborative process. At the core of everything is her belief that timeless and thoughtful design can create clarity, add value, and make places easier to navigate and enjoy.

Susanne has an extensive background in publishing, corporate communication, identity, environmental design, and wayfinding. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in visual communication from the University of Kansas, then worked in Chicago and Los Angeles before making Austin home.

Shawn Harrington

Principal

Shawn Harrington leads the firm’s work on branding, identity, and collateral projects and also serves as the primary client contact for many of our longest-running relationships. He is an expert at working with organizations to uncover, understand, and distill their offering’s visual personality, which he then uses to craft clear and engaging graphic identities and brand systems. 

Before launching Asterisk Group, Shawn worked as a designer and art director for multiple Fortune 500 clients. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in communication design from the University of North Texas and is a past lecturer at Texas State University.

Matthew Batista

Experiential Design Director

Designer Matthew Batista is skilled in experiential design, signage, brand development, and two-dimensional design. He brings spaces to life by visualizing and creating highly engaging experiences that communicate brands' strengths and attitude.

Originally from Boston, Matthew earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in graphic design at the New England School of Art and Design at Suffolk University. Before joining Asterisk Group in 2018, he worked as a multidisciplinary designer and art director focused on developing and transforming high-profile brands, including several years as an art director at Whole Foods Market.

Pam Caperton

Senior Designer

Pam Caperton is a seasoned designer with expertise in both two- and three-dimensional projects. She uses her well-rounded set of skills to develop brand-appropriate creative concepts and shepherd them through the production or fabrication process. 

A native Austinite, Pam holds a Bachelor of Science degree in radio-television-film from The University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in communication design from Texas State University. She joined Asterisk Group in 2012.

Crystal Glover

Senior Designer

With keen attention to detail and multi-platform agility, Crystal Glover develops brand vocabularies for use in print, digital, and environmental graphic applications. Her command of typography, color, and strong project management skills make her a valuable and reliable contributor to the firm and many of our long-term clients.

Crystal holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in communication design from Texas State University. She currently chairs a position on the AIGA Austin Board of Directors and the Austin Community College Graphic Design Advisory Committee. Crystal joined Asterisk Group in 2013.

Mark Denton

Writer and Strategist

Writer and brand strategist Mark Denton handles many of Asterisk Group’s naming, messaging, and content development projects. Through his own firm, Content & Context, Mark also provides public relations, content management, and digital marketing services to clients in the real estate, professional services, and technology industries. 

Mark has an extensive background in architecture and real estate and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from The University of Texas at Austin.

Itze Pavón

Senior Environmental Designer

Itze Pavón has collaborated with Asterisk Group since 2008 and has worked on many of our largest signage and wayfinding projects. She earned a degree in graphic design and apprenticed at an architectural firm in Mexico before moving to Austin in the 1990s. Her design career has included work on wayfinding systems, architectural graphics programs, signage standards, exhibits, mapping initiatives, and themed environments.