LMCreativeMotion.com is my portfolio website. I’m a Creative Director and Multimedia Designer in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. I’m well versed in all aspects of the creative process, from brainstorming a concept through delivery of the final product. I’m an extremely talented graphic designer, specializing in web/interactive/multimedia design, motion graphics, and branding and identity.
Graphic Design is not just my profession - it's my passion!
I've been passionate about graphic design and the creative industry for as long as I can remember, and have been working professionally in the field of graphic and multimedia design and production since the late 1990s. After graduating from Arizona State University I turned my passion and natural talent into a professional career, when I took a position as a Graphics Operator at the NBC affiliate (KPNX-TV) in Phoenix, Arizona.
After sharpening my technical and design skills on the weekend overnight shift, I moved to Washington, DC for a broadcast design position at the local CBS affiliate (WUSA 9). I spent three years at WUSA 9, learning everything I could about broadcast design, motion graphics, and print design. In the early 2000s, while still working full-time, I began accepting freelance project requests and broadened my skill set to include web/interactive design (HTML and CSS) and multimedia (Flash and ActionScript). Over the years, these freelance projects have given me valuable experience and in-depth knowledge in exceeding clients’ expectations and delivering high-end products, on time and on budget.
In 2002, I moved down the street to the local FOX affiliate (WTTG FOX 5) - in less than two years, I was promoted from Senior Broadcast Designer to Art Director. As the head of the station's graphics department and an integral part of the creative team, I enhanced my design skills, honed my management skills, and mentored and provided creative direction to other designers. In the six years I led the department, we produced many award-winning campaigns, and the designers I coached went on to work for major production houses such as Troika, and cable news outlets like CNN.
After FOX 5, I moved into the world of government contracting with Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH), where I continue to work today. At Booz Allen, I work on graphic design, multimedia and video, and web-based training (WBT) projects for the government, in addition to serving as a design and creative lead. I have directed projects of all sizes and scopes, from a print designer working on series of slick sheets to a team of designers, animators, and video editors creating a multimedia campaign. In addition, as the Deputy to one of three Senior Associates on my team, I continue to develop and strengthen my mentoring and leadership abilities. In my current role, I am responsible for multiple ongoing projects as well as the contract financial details, allowing me to simultaneously serve as Designer, Art Director, and Creative Director.
In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, traveling, playing roller hockey, learning new design techniques through the web, and spending time with my wife, Robyn.
For more information, you can download a copy of my resume or you can connect with me on LinkedIn.
• Adobe Creative Suite
• Maxon Cinema 4D
• Apple Final Cut Pro
• Microsoft Office
Platforms and Operating Systems:
• Apple: Mac OS X
• PC: Windows
• Development and execution of creative visions
• Provide specific guidance on creating
aesthetically pleasing designs
Motion Graphics and Video
• 2D & 3D Graphics & Animations
• Video Editing
Web and Interactive Design
• Flash-Based Multimedia and Interactivity
• Website Design & Development:
• Branding & Identity
• Collateral & Promotional Items
• Large Scale Printing
IC Media Excellence Awards:
• Video Production: Instructional Video
2008 - 2011:
• 1 Bronze Award: Art Direction
• 2 Silver & 5 Bronze Awards: Use of Animation
Regional Emmy Awards:
• National Capital Region, Nomination:
Promotion / Promo / Campaign (Graphic Designer)
What's the best way to reach me? Phone or email is best, but a carrier pigeon (or raven for you Game of Thrones fans!) would also work...
Instruct pigeon to fly to:
10225 Gainsborough Road
Potomac, MD 20854
You can also connect with me on these social media outlets: