Daniel H. Stark

Principal / Creative Director
Daniel Stark is Chief Problem Solver. Perhaps its his diverse background in advertising, publishing, apparel, media and design…perhaps its the burgeoning inventor inside of him. Whatever it is, Stark attempts to make every solution count by being simple, elegant and smart. In 2003, he opened Stark Design and ever since, he draws energy from the talented individuals that make up the team.

Stark has created well-known advertising campaigns, identity programs, packaging, editorial and product design for a diverse assortment of brands, services and companies. Early in his career, Stark worked for renowned figures Milton Glaser, Fabien Baron, and Annie Leibovitz. Later, he worked on the staffs of Harper’s Bazaar, GQ and US magazines, served as the V.P. Creative Director for Ann Taylor and Nielsen Business Media. Stark created and co-authored the book Stoked: The Evolution of Action Sports, patented a magnetic binding system and was recently lauded by Al Gore for Realitree. Stark holds a BFA from Parsons School of Design and lives in New York City.


Marcel Sarmiento

West Coast Director, Special Projects
Marcel Sarmiento is an idea evangelist, web addict and design lover. He wakes up still dreaming about the drawing board — from simple and intuitive visual communication to edgy and outrageous films and commercials. He’s written and directed two feature films, including “Deadgirl,” the Toronto Film Festival sensation. Marcel’s done print and web work for clients such as Martha Stewart Living, GQ Magazine, and Carol’s Daughter and represents Stark Design on the West Coast for graphic and motion projects.