There’s no such thing as a bad idea. In fact, quite often the wildest ideas generate the greatest creative disruption and ultimately, the best result.
We are a design distillery with designers, makers and architects where our collective ideas push limits and move mountains for our clients and their customers.
Our desire to do original work that effects change, drives us to dig deep and pan for gold. No stone is left unturned and no seemingly off-the-rails idea turned away until we filter it through our strategic conduit. What remains after this process is pure, refined and ready for primetime.
Established in 2014, LLM Design is a Boston-based brand strategy, graphic and interior design, and marketing firm. Certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the US, the firm offers a full suite of branding and creative services to their clients.
Leila has worn many different hats in her 20 years of experience including; architect, graphic designer, brand and marketing strategist. Her collaborative, approachable, and responsive attitude has resulted in long-term client relationships. As Founder and Creative Director of her initial sake she continually seeks to blend the talents of the team to ensure best results for every project. Leila is a University of Virginia and Mass College of Art graduate but stays young by teaching in the Industrial Design program at Wentworth Institute of Technology and running around after her three kids.
Travis brings over fifteen years of design experience to the team as our Design Director and specializes in environmental design, motion graphics, video and photography. He has been awarded three Gold American Design Awards, and has been published in several design annuals. Travis is a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute and when he’s not working with the team or capturing heli footage, he can be found paragliding in the Alps, rafting in Slovenia, or chasing the Northern Lights in Iceland with his wife and son.
Dorran has 25 years of experience creating interior environments and architectural projects that empower people for purpose through design. His diverse work integrates context, culture and branding strategies that begin with his desire to develop with a Summa Cum Parti attitude. Dorran has many long term client relationships and has won several architectural awards on a cross section of domestic and international projects. He is a Wentworth Institute of Technology graduate, taught at several Boston colleges and continues to serve as a school and student advisor and critic. His passions are found in being a mentor, reading, art and architectural history and an attempt to play golf. Before joining he was a Senior Associate and the Senior Interior Designer at Perkins+Will in Boston.
With more than 15 years of marketing experience within the AEC and real estate industries, Sarah uses her deep understanding of client needs to communicate how LLM Design provides unique and effective creative solutions. Whether it’s writing proposals, creating project profiles, or developing strategic plans, she ensures that the LLM brand message is compelling and relevant. She also has been known to use these strategy and planning skills to fit in a fair amount of wine tasting while raising three kids with her husband. Sarah graduated from Hamilton College and received her MA in Marketing Communications from Emerson College.
Candace has experience in a range of industries including, automotive, education, non-profit, pharmaceutical, real estate, retail, and technology. Her design capabilities are equally as diverse and include, brand identity design, environmental design, print, trade show installations, as well as web design. Candace graduated with a BFA from UMASS Dartmouth, and has completed postgraduate coursework and certification throughout her career.
Her work has been recognized by EXHIBITOR magazine, Graphic Design USA, and the AIGA. She draws energy and inspiration from reading, teaching at Stonehill College, yelling at the television while the Bruins and Patriots are playing, and spending time with her husband and ten-year-old twins.
Candace’s Core Skills
Kimm graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology’s Industrial Design program with honors. Her artistic illustrations and thoughtful approach to every project adds personality and character for our clients. She appreciates the analog side of design and finds sketching to be an important part of her design process. When not in the office she can be found making fantastical cupcakes and baked goods for friends and colleagues.
Cory comes to us from the well-recognized and successful organization, Design Museum Foundation where he was the Exhibitions Design and Production manager. With a degree in Industrial Design from Wentworth Institute of Technology his focus is on project management, but he’s as much problem solver as he is creative thinker. Cory has recently returned to his native South Shore where he can be found working on his renovation house project, and mountain biking on any trails he can find.
Cory’s Core Skills
A graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology, Derek is an Architectural Designer with a background in healthcare design. He is a self-proclaimed perfectionist, with a keen eye for the details that create not just a building, but a place. Derek takes the time to understand and connect with the people who will be experiencing each space–understanding the causes, not just the effects, of his design. Outside of the studio, Derek flexes his creative muscles with woodworking and metalworking, playing guitar (and making them, of course), and building electronics from scratch. A true craftsman.
Derek’s Core Skills
Jocelyn graduated with a degree in Industrial Design from Wentworth Institute of Technology. With a love for design and outgoing demeanor, she keeps production for our clients moving forward. Jocelyn enjoys sharing our insights and office culture on social media and website. When she’s not working with the team, she is hunting down great cup of coffee and a beach to relax on.
Mike comes to us from Wentworth Institute of Technology with a BS in Industrial Design. With his recent experience in product design, as well as his passion for graphic design and photography, Mike brings a multidimensional approach to our design practice. In and outside of the office, you can always find him singing anything from Frank Sinatra to The Zac Brown Band and anywhere in between. When not hard at work you can find Mike hiking, skiing, traveling, or doing his best to golf, but always with a smile.
Que graduated from Lesley Art & Design with a degree in Design and Illustration. He believes in a simple and modern approach and thoughtfully finds ways to create effective designs. As an illustrator, Que always starts off sketching by hand and finds this process to be a fundamental step to everything art and design related. He also loves a good Muay Thai session, trying out new recipes, and force-feeding homemade food to his friends..
Que’s Core Skills
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