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30 years ago, we began as Marjanne Pearson Associates. Today, we are Talentstar, Inc.

We bring a creative, integrated perspective to the talent-based organizational issues encountered by design practices in a highly competitive environment.

We are experts at framing specific talent and leadership needs, defining the roles to fulfill them, and connecting our clients with the right candidates for their context and culture.

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Crystal Sky

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Strategy By Design

What will enable you to do your best work?

Design practices have become complex, collaborative, integrated platforms that provide creative services for their clients.

We help our clients envision what’s next for themselves and their firms, enabling them to create opportunities to achieve success on their own terms.

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We specialize in connecting our clients with talented candidates for leadership roles.

Our clients are a remarkable constellation of design firms around the world. They are ideas-led and best in class — signature designers, emergent practices, regional powerhouses, and global giants.

If you are seeking new horizons, check out current OPPORTUNITIES with our clients.

If you need help with your job search or career, visit our HELP DESK.

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Sound Advice

Our work as consultants to the design profession demands a broad understanding not just of the complexities of practice, but of the economic, social, and cultural context in which our clients work.

Engaging topics beyond the confines of marketing and management make us wiser and better prepared to answer questions about marketing and management.

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Gallery Notes

All of the black+white photographs are by Alan Chimacoff — architect, architectural educator, photographer, cook, and friend.

An avid photographer since childhood, over the past ten years — with the maturing of the digital age in photography — he has dedicated himself to the pursuit of “the perfect abstraction.” His subjects are the built world and ephemera, emphasizing cities, buildings, manufactured things and their details, fleeting moments of visual phenomena, and the light and the forces of nature on all.

A founding principal of ikon.5 architects in Princeton, New Jersey, Alan was previously a principal and Director of Design at Hillier Architecture, also headquartered in Princeton.

A revered teacher at Cornell and Princeton Universities, his career in education spans 30 years — of which 25 years were full- and part-time at Princeton between 1973 and 2013. He has also held visiting distinguished professorships at Syracuse University and the University of Maryland.


Philly Palimpsest

Philly Palimpsest