Meet the pack!
We like to have fun around this graphic design studio, such as playing fetch, chasing cars. Or barking at any squirrel that dares to scamper on by. Well, at least Mia does. Our in-house wire-haired dachshund and head of PR here at Sniff Design. The humans, on the other hand, make sure we stay on top of normal day-to-day creative and design tasks. But occasionally, it’s amusing to join in the chasing cars…even if it means getting odd stares.
Doxie Mom, Aunt, Cheeky, Artsy, Driven
Monica’s love of animals, design, and branding lead to the creation of Sniff Design Studio®. A ‘pawesome’ little pet-inspired design atelier.
When she is not taking the lead here at the studio. You can find her reading, drawing. Or watching fantasy/sci-fi movies. As well as obsessively taking pictures of her miniature wire-haired dachshund. Or spend a lazy afternoon with her beloved niece working on creative DIY crafts.
In addition, she also runs other creative businesses. Sniff Design Basics the sister website of Sniff Design, an online shop selling pre-made pet branding kits, and pet business logos. And C Monica Design Studio – custom branding services and pre-made branding kits for non-pet related industries.
Put simply, she’s a creative addict.
MONICA FUN FACTS
LANA FUN FACTS
Bonafide Dork, Cheeky, Artsy, Workaholic
Lana loves to spend endless hours on the computer. She is a true code guru whose work, determination, and reputation is unparalleled.
When not being held prisoner here at Sniff Design. You’ll find Lana garnering new skill sets via Tutsplus. Or binge-watching shows on Netflix, or gaming with her husband, Jacob. Also, since Lana is a major animal lover. On any given day you can find her at home serving snuggling her four cats. Jack and Mr. Owl. ( 2020 Update: Eeyore and Cali, have since gone to kitty heaven. ) R.I.P fur babies.
COPY EDITOR PUP
Word Whipper, Discussion Diva, GIF Goof
Gabriella is a fellow creative who loves to express herself through various mediums. In particular. Gabi’s love of communication is one of her biggest strengths. She loves communication in all forms. And in particular. She loves to help petpreneurs find their brand’s unique voice through the power of the written word.
When not forcibly being worked here at Sniff Design. Gabriella will be found proudly co-parenting her two young children with her goofy husband Geoff. Or working on forging new paths for family photojournalism, baking all sorts of delicious sweets. Or playing with her beloved Labrador, Andrea, and 3 minion cats.
GABRIELLA FUN FACTS
HEAD OF PR
Ms. Mia, Fluffinator, Princess Woobie, Wookie, Ms. Winky Woo
Mia, our in-house puppy is so sweet that after meeting her. You may have to go on a diet.
Mia arrived here at Sniff Design in December of 2015. Mia is a 5-year-old wired haired miniature dachshund (SQUEAL!). She is also a rescue from the Florence Humane Society.
Mia is a lively, delightfully playful, and very very intelligent puppy who has become our newest muse. Mia’s name in Hebrew means beloved. It also means ‘mine’.
Best of all? She looks just like a Jim Henson Muppet. We think she may be part Ewok too.
2021 UPDATE: Mia has grown into a beautiful and still very rambunctious girl who still loves to play, steals socks and slippers. She’ll also be the first to greet you here at Sniff Design Studio. She IS the welcome wagon. And she will lick you accordingly upon arrival. She wears her status proudly.
- Ultra fluffy
- Part Ewok
- Loves a good game of fetch
- Enjoys chasing clients around the studio (sigh)
- Arch nemesis = cats + squirrels
- Sweeps dropped food faster than a speeding bullet
- Will lick your face off in 2 seconds flat
- LOVES people + kids so much she was downgraded from head of security to PR.
- Will (
Demand) yip at you to snuggle if you ignore her. She’s a love junkie.
ANGELIC HEAD OF SECURITY
Ms. Mina, Ankle Ninja, Sassy, Must, Pearled Princess
Although small in size – Mina was a force to be reckoned with. Equally as big, was her loyal heart and love of food. Everyone who dared to visit Sniff Design would ask where the armor was – so that they could battle the littlest ‘dragon’.
We were blessed to have Mina here as a security detail. And blessed, even more, to have had her as our and beloved little muse for 11 years. Then from out of nowhere. Mina got diagnosed with an aggressive form of pancreatic cancer in November of 2015. After only a few weeks her mom was forced to make one of the most difficult and heartbreaking decisions. It was decided to have her put to sleep. Mina was held in her mom’s arms at the vet’s when she passed away.
She was so amazing. So full of life and sass. We loved every minute of it. She was also the late wife of Mr. Max. Beloved companion and willing partner in crime. Forever missed. Forever loved.
In homage to Mina & Max. A dog cartoon was created and modeled after them. Yep, these two have their very own dachshund cartoon we created to pay tribute to all of their antics.
- Despised cats
- Loved terrorizing squirrels
- Barked at birds
- Would swoop dropped food faster than a speeding bullet
- Favorite snack was banana with plain yogurt + pumpkin
- Loved, love loved to sunbathe
- Also trained in Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu (canine style)
- Had own Instagram, Twitter & dog blog + more! (she was busy gal).
- Max’s wife, love and no. 1 fan
ANGELIC HEAD OF PR
Mr. Max, Ladies Man, Sir Gentle, Must, Late Husband To Mina
- Fellow cat hater
- Would literally try to make out with female clientele
- Swept dropped food faster than a speeding bullet
- Favored snack was banana with plain yogurt + banana
- Would moan if he was hugged for too long
- Walked with swagger
- So as to not be left out, he also trained in Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu with Mina, (canine style)
- Mina’s husband, love, and her No. 1 fan