What cannot be said in words or expressed in thought is brought to light in art & design. It is “a freely given superabundance of the human being’s inner riches” In a way that closely approximates God’s creativity. Inspiration, passion, human skill and love are combined in the artist so as to give a valid form to something new, a previously unseen aspect of reality. Advertising is not an end, it is the beginning.


at·el·ier   pronounced ?atl?y?/

1. a workshop, creative studio, one used by  master artists or designers.

The Historic Summit Atelier is the Studio of Creative Director Michael R. Danielson.

This compelling studio space is filled with creative energy and is where the artist and his apprentices congregate, explore, experiment, design, and create their advertising masterpieces. Many digital designs, creative concepts, websites, and online campaigns were created and inspired at the unique Historic Summit Atelier. Atelier is the French word for “workshop”, and in English is used principally for the studio of an artist in the fine or decorative arts.


The 6000 square foot Summit mansion was financed and built by J. D. Lovingston in 1906. This majestic and inspiring medieval art atelier began when Artist J.G.Vysekel came to Saint Paul from Europe in 1907 and studied at this premier art school on Historic Summit Hill. The Historic Atelier commissioned him to create authentic paintings, drawings, sculptures and stained glass in this exquisite home. The Historic Summit Atelier is the first authentic art academy in the Twin Cities. This Atelier is considered a superior studio for the training of creatives into the art and design field. The current “Atelier method” is a form of fine art instruction modeled after the private art studios of Europe. The Atelier is home to Creative Director Michael R. Danielson a professional advertiser, designer, teacher, and artist working with businesses to promote their companies with the highest principles of art and design today.


The Historic Summit Atelier offers advertising programs and single project designs: Brand strategy, digital design, online marketing, multi media, and social media campaigns. This studio is where original creations are produced with the latest digital design systems. Many of our campaigns have been presented in various galleries & design shows. The Atelier vision is to build powerful creative alliances with selected clients. entrepreneurs, artists, writers, musicians and those who are passionate in the mission defined above. The Atelier also works with partners creating amazing advertising, marketing & design, and social events and gatherings.

Historic Summit Atelier is building powerful creative alliances with selected artists and businesses who are passionate in the mission defined above. Contact us today! Believe.