Principal / Creative Director
Luis is a graduate of the graphic design program at Arizona State University. In 1987, he began his career on the East Coast working with Siegel & Gale in New York City and WGBH in Boston. He returned to Southern California in 1990 to launch his own graphic design firm. For several years, he collaborated with the late annual report pioneer Carl Seltzer in developing annual reports, corporate identities and other communications material. In his 25+ years as a graphic designer, Luis has designed and produced hundreds of annual reports, corporate brochures, corporate identities and many other marketing materials for all types of organizations including Fortune 100 companies, non-profit organizations and government agencies. Luis is a guest lecturer at Long Beach State University and a past teacher of corporate communications at the Art Institute of Orange County.
Creative Strategist / Writer
Thom has worked in the communication design industry for 30 years. He engages with senior leadership in both advertising agency and corporate environments to interpret, research, develop and implement communication design strategies. His focus is broad: from advertising design to visual identity/brand management, investor relations publications and graphic systems. As creative strategist he brings a “big picture” management perspective to the LAD organization. Thom has worked with a diverse set of Fortune 500 organizations including health/pharmaceutical, oil/gas, real estate, restaurant/entertainment, and tech industries. Thom is an alumnus and past teacher of Art Center College of Design – Pasadena, CA.
Senior Art Director
Jason has worked with LAD since 2001. He graduated with honors from one of the best design schools in the country – the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. Along with LAD, he continues to contract for Disney Consumer Products, Lucasfilm, Thomas Kinkade Studios, Hyundai Motors and Mitsubishi Motors. His specialties include brand development, concept and layout design and photography.
Senior Designer /
Travis joined LAD in 2011. He obtained his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Westmont College in Montecito, CA, and went on to get his MBA from Vanguard University. Travis was Creative Supervisor at Hoag Hospital for 12 years and brings to LAD a wealth of knowledge including design, art production, pre-press, production supervision, and traffic management.
Ricardo has worked at LAD for over 15 years. He graduated from Centro de Arte y Diseño in Guadalajara, a prestigious graphic design school in Mexico. He currently resides in Las Vegas, but that does not keep him from being an integral part of the LAD team. Ricardo’s specialties include: concept and layout design, brand development, illustrations and animation.
Print / Digital Designer
Trina has worked with LAD since 2006. She graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Temple University in Philadlephia, PA, ranked one of the Best Fine Art Programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Trina provides key support in both the design and production stages of our design process. She also manages several long-term accounts and serves as our “in-house” IT person.
Designer / Production
Kim has worked with LAD since 2011. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Chapman University in Orange, CA. Kim has exceptional account management skills and works directly with our long-term clients providing key support in both the design and production stages of our design process.
Print / Fulfillment
Gerry has worked with LAD during the last 15 years, managing millions of dollars worth of printing; everything from 2-color business cards to 8-color marketing collateral, both traditional and digital. In addition, Gerry manages all specialty types of printing for every format and substrate. Gerry also oversees the fulfillment, inventory, and delivery services offered at LAD.
Senior Designer /
Brian brings 20+ years of design experience to the LAD team. He graduated from Cal State Fullerton with degrees in Communications and Graphic Design and an MBA in marketing. He has spent most of his career in the healthcare industry applying both design and marketing principles to develop and manage branded marketing campaigns across multiple media channels. His specialties include design, digital marketing and SEO.