Launched in 1978 by Joanne Meyers, SMG quickly garnered a reputation for finding and developing many of the modeling industry's top models and talent. Today SMG is still fully owned by the Meyers family and is currently run by Joanne's daughter, Kristy Petersen. Our models have graced the covers of magazines such as Vogue, GQ, Elle, Harper's Bazaar and many others and have been seen in campaigns for top designers such as Dolce and Gabbana, Emporio Armani, Calvin Klein, Polo Ralph Lauren and Versace, just to name a few. SMG also has a history of famous discoveries and representation such as Coco Rocha, Fabio, Hilary Swank, Dylan Bruce, Josie Bissett, Joel West and Cam Gigadent.
Retail advertising is the cornerstone of the Seattle print market. SMG is the largest local supplier of models to Seattle-based retail giants Eddie Bauer, Macy's NW and Nordstrom. In addition, SMG books models for other retail and catalogue clients around the country, such as Pendleton, Land's End, LL Bean, REI and Target. We also work with commercial clients such as Boeing and Microsoft and athletic companies such as Nike, Adidas, Precor and Soloflex.
Thanks to the many amazing models found in the Northwest by Seattle Models Guild, we have become a destination for scouts from around the world. Working with top management companies in New York, Miami, LA, Canada, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and South America, we launch and manage our models careers internationally.
Over the years, SMG has been featured on Evening Magazine, CBS morning news, and the Seattle Today show, along with being featured in both the Seattle Times and Seattle Post Intelligencer. We attribute our success to our unique service-oriented philosophy and warm family atmosphere. We care both about our models and our clients. It is important to us that we meet our clients needs by providing the best possible models. We also work closely with each model from the beginning of his or her career, helping to develop them to their highest potential. Our dedication to both our models and clients has led to mutual trust and longevity in a field that traditionally sees a lot of turnover.