About MGS Graphics

MGS Graphics provides graphics production support to ad agencies, graphic designers, brand managers, retailers, product manufacturers, with skilled professionals using PhotoShop, InDesign, Illustrator, AfterEffects, and Premier Pro. Our company was born from the idea that clients should have the option to focus on their creative genius (design) and less on delivery and production timelines.

Here's why you should
work with us

  • We free up your team to focus on “big ideas” while we handle execution.
  • Our skilled experts are ready to jump in when your project load spikes. 
  • You avoid the headache and extra overhead costs of hiring new staff.
  • You won’t lose out on work opportunities because of delivery and production timelines.

Leadership Team

Although our team spans the globe, we work together under one common “roof.”  We created custom software that allows us to easily collaborate with each other, in real time, no matter where we are. This creates the right conditions to best serve you at all times. Our staff includes architects, international design consultants, graphic designers, and art directors with many years of experience in production design. Rest assured that you’ll always be in good hands.

Aya Shlachter,
CEO

Hi,

I’m Aya Shlachter.

A wife, mother of two, world traveler, and recreational triathlete who loves to cook and spend time outdoors. I’m a Filipino-American international architectural consultant, urban designer and businesswoman.

I’ve been a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) since 2005, and participate as a committee member for the AIA Women in Architecture Cleveland Chapter. In 2018, I was one of 16 female entrepreneurs in Cleveland selected to join the John Carroll University Women’s Advisory Council.  In 2019, I was invited to join the LaunchNET Advisory Board for Kent State University.

I earned my bachelor’s degree in architecture from New Jersey Institute of Technology and a master’s in architecture and urban design from Columbia University

You might be wondering, why graphics? As an entrepreneur in the art and architecture space, I see a huge creative connection between the two. And many of the clients we serve are terrific resources for any architect to have. As an entrepreneur and architectural designer, I must focus on the big ideas, and pull in my highly skilled team to execute and deploy those ideas around the world. Many of our clients had the same need for their graphics production work, too. Just like in architecture design – I saw a problem and I have a creative way to solve it.  

I look forward to helping you with all of your graphic production needs!

Best wishes, 

Aya Shlachter

 

Mike George,
Business Manager

As a core director of the leadership team, Mike George brings us experience and skills in business development to help MGS Graphics grow. In his spare time, Mike is an outdoor enthusiast, adventurous traveler and soccer fanatic.

Maki Evans,
Associate
Creative Director

Maki Evans is a natural-born creative with a keen eye for design. Her experience encompasses all aspects of design from graphics and photography to art direction in interior design and food styling. She also is a professional make-up artist for high-end fashion, weddings, and more. Maki’s artistry extends into musical theater as she is quite an amazing singer who loves to entertain and host parties.

Rachel Clingman,
Creative Director

Rachel Clingman brings her skills as a designer and design educator to the MGS Graphics team. She teaches graphic design at Tri-C and has been instrumental in creating the MGS brand and web presence. In her spare time, Rachel is an avid reader and lifelong learner, hiker, and animal lover.

Kate Thompson,
Art Director

Kate Thompson is an artist and graphic designer with more than 15 years of digital and canvas art experience. She focuses on high quality and fine digital art for residential, hospitality, and business environments. A graduate of Kent State University with a degree in art history, Kate lives in Cleveland with her rescue pup Djinn.

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