LMCreativeMotion.com is my portfolio website. I’m an Art Director, 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 Master Collection
• Maxon Cinema 4D
• Apple Final Cut Pro
• Microsoft Office
Platforms and Operating Systems:
• Apple: Mac OS X
• PC: Windows
Art and Creative Direction
• 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, Interactive, and Multimedia
• 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: