Make West is a specialized design/build firm focused on branded environments, architectural signage and creative art consulting. We take a collaborative, hands-on approach to our projects, staying connected to the work from start to finish. This careful attention to detail, combined with our thoughtful design methodology, allows us to transform everyday physical spaces into unique, experiential environments.
Rico Aragon is a Colorado native who is enthusiastic about showcasing an organization's vision and creating that first impression by helping them select a unique sign for their business. He has been a Graphic Designer specializing in the Commercial Electric Sign Industry for 12+ years, and now he is utilizing that experience to add value as a Sales Executive. Collaborating with architects, Design Firms, designers in a consultative role to create signage that speaks to the heart of their targeted audience.
Abby Knab is an Environmental Graphic Designer at ArtHouse Design, located in the Greater Denver Area. Knab is skilled in environmental, branding and package design, as well as jewelry, fashion and interior design, Abby Knab especially enjoys the challenge of thinking in 3-D. Knab views her work as leaving a multi-layered trail of breadcrumbs to engage people with their surroundings while solving problems and making lives easier.
Jessica Kramer is an Environmental Graphic Designer and Landscape Architect, with over 20 years of design, marketing, communications and identity/branding experience. As both an environmental graphic designer and landscape architect, Jessica brings a unique perspective to projects. Jessica Kramer's philosophy towards any design project is to truly try to understand how a user will interact within an environment or through a communications piece.
Leah Scolere is an Assistant Professor at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Leah Scolere holds a Bachelor of Science in Design and Environmental Analysis and Interior Design, an MA in Interior Design, an MS in Communication, New Media and Society, and a PhD in Communication and Media Studies with a minor in history of architecture and urban development, all from Cornell University.
Jacki Peketz is a recent graduate from Metropolitan State University in Denver.
Jacki Peketz was one of the lead designers on the "We are HSI—MSU Denver Hispanic Serving Institution Interactive Installation" project, which was the recipient of a 2018 Merit Award. The project was made possible with the collaboration of Jacki Peketz (lead designer), Kelly Monico (professor, mentor), Daisy Corso (lead designer, fabricator), Arodi Ponce, Gabby Pantle, and Kiersten Townsend (designers).