After years of working their craft separately, the founders of Cygnus came together on November 1, 1996 and opened their doors to the public officially as Cygnus Design & Consulting. The primary founder and Cygnus' Creative Director, Steve Aitchison, came from a long term in the biotech industry, providing marketing design for annual million dollar budgets. He graduated in 1991 from Revelle College at the University of California, San Diego with Bachelor's Degrees in Literature/Writing and Biology and has since pursued a Graphic Design degree from the same University. Cygnus' co-founder and Technical Director, Austin Biery, pursued his Bachelor's Degree at the University of Oregon and went on to acheive his Master's Degree in Molecular Biology in 1997 from the University of Alaska. His expertise in the hi-tech fields, particularly in biology, along with his technician skills for Macintosh computers, led him to join with Steve to create a design and consulting firm to cater to the biotech marketplace.
And Since Then...?
Since the founding of the company, both Steve and Austin have pursued their education. Steve continues to take course after course covering the latest trends in design and the latest software available, making design more efficient. Austin has been certified in Windows95 and Windows98, and will soon complete his WindowsNT certification.
Added to the staff were a number of new employees, including a marketing director and a business manager, to help things run that much more smoothly at Cygnus.
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