Fabia Wargin studied graphic design, drawing, painting and photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She moved to New York City in 1980. Working in a variety of job settings, Fabia built a skill set that focused on design, image, typography, prepress and printing for sports, arts, entertainment, corporate, education and not-for-profit clients. She established Fabia Wargin Design, Inc. in 1989.

That same year, a business associate teamed up with two clients to launch a media packaging company focused on publishing for education and mass market, and a fruitful collaboration was begun. 22MediaWorks and FWD have produced hundreds of books and publications. The publishing examples on this site are the result of that continued collaboration. 

Fabia has worked with clients to design marketing materials including logos, business communications for print and online, packaging, exhibit design, signage, and of course, books. 

Amelia Leon grew up in the FWD studio, and went on to study design herself in 2011. After graduating from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 2013 with a Surface/Textile Design Associate’s, she continued on to SUNY New Paltz, rounding out her education with a Bachelor’s in Communication Arts. That same year she began to assist Fabia in her projects as her production assistant. Since then, Amelia’s design work has expanded to book and magazines, web design, infographics, decorative and icon vector elements, as well as original artworks.