About Us

Meet the team

Sevan Design & Marketing is an international boutique full-service design, manufacturing, and marketing firm with its primary offices located in Rhode Island. Sevan is focused on delivering exceptional value to clients with its deep experience with concept to retail product development and branding.

Our team is built with senior designers and marketers all having years of major retail product design and branding experience.

Each team member has thousands of products that they have worked on currently in the marketplace. We keep our teams small so as to deliver quickly, efficiently, and on budget.

We only take on projects to which we are confident that we can add exceptional value. Our ideal client is one that is either developing a new product or needs ideas for products and desires to get through the product development cycle to manufacturing and distribution as efficiently as possible.

After our consultation with your team, we will help tailor a plan to meet your needs. Some clients use us as their entire product development team and others rely on us for just parts of the development process. It's different for every client but our primary aim is to get stuff done!

Rick Schad, CEO

Rick Schad is an expert design professional with over 25 years of design experience.


Rick has an extensive resume starting with many years as a top artist in the screen-print industry designing for famous rock bands, brands and presidents. After many years in that industry Rick moved on to packaging, brand building and product design. He has developed his own products and brands that have enjoyed global success, as well as designing and directing for global powerhouses like Hasbro, CVS, NASCAR, Fox Sports, Golf Digest, the NFL, Major League Baseball, the PGA Tour and many more.


He started Sevan in order to share his lifetime of design and marketing experience with individuals and companies that share his same vision for success.


Rick is proud to be a dedicated husband, father and U.S. Air Force veteran. He has a deep love for Italian sports cars, music, aviation, watches and food.

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Kirk Grathwol, Vice President

Kirk Grathwol, Sevan’s Vice President of Design is a midwestern guy with southern charm. Born and bread in Cleveland Ohio he attended College at the University of Tennessee (Go Vols!) Kirk has spent his time honing his design chops from coast to coast, and he now resides in Rhode Island. What does that all mean? Well, it literally means he been there and done that!

From a design perspective, Kirk has grown with the industry. From the last days of classic design - before desktop design - to todays industry leading machines and software. He has a life time of designing everything for everyone. Kirk has worked for companies big and small and everything in-between, and he is truly happy to be back with a small firm where he can flex his creative chops untethered. A firm with a go with your gut, open to anything attitude - a firm that takes on projects of any kind and any size.


Along with his passion for design, Kirk has several after work endeavors. Motorcycles - own two, want 20, Music - played in college (Pride of the Southland) and currently play bass and drums. He is also a fan of the outdoors - golf, fishing and shooting sports.

Kirk is always keen to stay in tune with the latest design and technology trends, but he is highly experienced, so he can deliver a quality product to the client that will work on and in any media.