Live.Create.Play. specializes in creating professional, characteristic graphic identities for people, businesses, and experiences. Whether it is a logo and website, an event invitation and signage package, or exhibition look and graphics—it’s all about creating a visual story.
We help to identify and present your distinctive message in a clear, consistent, and compelling way. A true vision of your goals, expressed with thoughtful design, and produced with quality materials are key to an effective presentation that resonates.
Live.Create.Play.LLC was named for our mission in life—to live, to create, and to play!
Creator. Connector of people and products.
Jen has 20+ years experience designing both in- and out-of-house. From 1995-2000, Jen created graphics and printed materials for over seventy exhibitions at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. In 2000, she joined the National Building Museum to design and manage all Museum publications and signage. Having developed the Museum’s overall graphic identity and subbrands that run the gamut of audiences and disciplines, she developed a love for building brands. She left that in-house role in 2005 to provide the same for independent clients. She especially enjoys advising on specialty papers, materials, and printing methods to ensure the design is equally expressive in tactile form.
Jen has developed curriculum and taught Visual Storytelling at the Corcoran College of Art and Design in the graduate exhibition design program. She also creates and facilitates art workshops for women to guide them into creating their own personal visual manifestos. Past experiences have included designing window displays for department stores and fabricating costumes for University of Maryland Theater Productions.
In 2013, she formed Little Main Street Playhouses LLC, a playhouse and educational activity product company that builds imagination and draws out individuality in children. At its core, the goals are much the same that of the brand development work with Live.Create.Play. clients—self-discovery with the purpose of connecting ideas and people.
Future plans include building a themed tiny home community with her family where they host creative workshops around art, music, movement, and mindfulness.
Believer. Generator of ideas, humor, and play.
Chris has over 20 years of experience art directing, designing, and managing magazines that have won him numerous awards for business-to-business publications. Dreaming up unique and fun products, finding/sharing inspiration, and streamlining workflow systems are among his natural strengths. Chris supports Live.Create.Play. on an as-needed basis. His keen sense of human nature brings fresh ideas, humor, and a sense of levity to the collective workspace. He enjoys listening to music, playing guitar, and cheering on his favorite football teams and is the biggest fan around when it comes to his team of four here.
Connoisseur. Flexible teamplayer with a taste for quality and simplicity.
Grace, a newer member of the company, reminds everyone to adhere to a healthy work-life balance. She has a vivid imagination and relentless dedication to what she cares about. She is also on top of what’s going on in the digital world with millennials. We look forward to harnessing her creative talents of writing, art, movement, and technology with just the right fit.
Joyologist. Lover of all things tangible and possible.
Leo is interning as our rule enforcer with heart. He has an inherent understanding of concepts and people and a curiosity for life combined with a sense of justice. His natural self-discipline and love of structure pave the way for future managerial material. We are lucky to have him on the team.
Life coach. Awakened being.
Zandra is a loyal companion with an unwavering trust with the flow of life. Her singular, personal, and very focused goal of being the food-service manager is inspirational in its own way. It’s always good to have a eternal optimist on board!