Delevante is a full-service creative shop that specializes in all disciplines of advertising and design with an emphasis on strategic development, creative concepting and brand resonance — belief in the importance of authenticity in an increasingly sensitive consumer marketplace.
Following a successful music career and extensive history designing for national brands, Mike Delevante founded Delevante, drawing upon his wealth of experience to create and direct design for local and national clients. Mike has worked with an impressive list of well-known businesses and organizations, serving as Designer at the School of Visual Arts, Associate Art Director at National Lampoon, Art Director of the Magazine Division at ABC, Designer and Art Director of Advertising at J.Crew, and Partner and Creative Director at RD&Q in Nashville. He has also acted as a freelance consultant/designer to Time Magazine, Rolling Stone, Sotheby’s New York, and J.Crew.
Mike’s decisive and elegant web and print design style has been nationally recognized, earning Print, Art Director’s Club, Publication Design, and Addy Awards, as well as recognition from the School Art League NYC, and Macromedia Flash Site of the Day.
Also an accomplished musician, Mike has collaborated with his brother to record two albums on Rounder and Capitol Records as the Delevantes, and has toured the United States and Europe with Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, John Prine, and others. The Delevantes achieved four #1 singles during their musical career, as well as the #1 Video spot on CMT Europe. Their success has been featured in Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, and USA Today.
Strategist & Copywriter
Suzanne has managed Delevante’s diverse roster of accounts since 2010, and she provides strategic counsel and creative content for brand identity engagements and comprehensive marketing and advertising programs.
Highlights include a global rebrand and Write On brand campaign for Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI); a rebrand and positioning campaign for Bass, Berry & Sims, PLC; campaign development for the grand opening of Discovery Park of America; and the national workIT recruitment campaign for the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce.
Suzanne’s previous employers include two of the Southeast’s most reputable public relations firms, McNeely Pigott & Fox and Seigenthaler Public Relations.
Her talent for capturing and expressing clients’ voices is bolstered by years of study in composition and rhetoric, creative writing, and journalism. She received a B.A. from the University of Tennessee, an M.A. from Belmont University, and pursued Ph.D. studies at Georgia State University.
Senior Graphic Designer
Chad joined Delevante in Fall 2013 and brings fresh perspective and diverse experience to his role as senior graphic designer. Prior to joining Delevante, Chad worked for the University of Tennessee Press, Robin Easter Design, and as a freelance designer based in Knoxville.
Chad’s photo and collage work has been exhibited in galleries throughout the Southeast, and he has been a part of award-winning design projects featured in PRINT Magazine, the HOW International Design Annual, the AIGA Tenn Show, and in the Knoxville ADDY Awards.
He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with degrees in both Graphic Design and Wildlife & Fisheries Science.
Alyssa is an East Texas native who got hooked on a new kind of Southern tradition after one visit to the Southeast (and an Auburn football game). Upon her first visit to Nashville, she discovered her niche – and the ideal place to call home.
She joined Delevante as a graphic designer and account assistant in August 2013. She develops and manages creative assets for a variety of clients, including Discovery Park of America and Thistle Farms, and assists in coordinating traffic and production for several clients. Her skills include photo editing/manipulation, illustration, and interactive/experience design.
Alyssa graduated from Auburn University in Fall 2011 with a Bachelors of Fine Art in Graphic Design and three years of training in Auburn’s College of Architecture. Before joining Delenvate, she worked as a designer at ST8MNT in Brentwood, TN.
She most recently received a Nashville Gold ADDY Award for Publication Design for her work on the RED Book by Taylor Swift.