• Design

  • Web &
    Interactive

  • Branding

  • Photography

Welcome to UMBC's
CREATIVE SERVICES

The one-stop shop for all your design needs

mobile version of umbc web

Creative Services works in partnership with departments across campus to clarify needs and develop design strategies that meet their marketing and communication objectives while maintaining the mission of UMBC. Please view our portfolio to see a small sample of what we do.

  • I love working with Creative Services because the staff are always ready and willing to take projects in a unique direction. We share a desire to squash the ordinary with the work we do. It is a pleasure to work through creative solutions with this team.

    Jenny
    Jenny O'Grady, Director of Marketing
  • I really enjoy working with Creative Services. They pay great attention to detail and no matter the project, I always know it will be of exceptional quality. The team is patient, has great ideas, offers good suggestions and are overall just super talented designers.

    Stan
    Stanyell Odom, Director of Alumni Relations

meet our team

Jim Lord

Jim Lord ’99

Director of Creative Services

During Jim's final semester at UMBC, he worked as the part-time web assistant for UMBC's Creative Services, and he's been with the group in various roles ever since. In his current position as Director, Jim oversees the day-to-day operations of the studio and continues to design materials for the campus community. He is currently pursuing his MFA in Integrated Design at the University of Baltimore and expects to graduate in 2015.

Candace Cage

Candace Cage

Graphic Designer

Originally hailing from New York, Candace graduated from Loyola University in Maryland (back when it was still a College) with a B.A. in Communication with a specialization in Digital Media, and an Art History minor. She later completed her M.A. in Publications Design at the University of Baltimore. She loves packaging design, is an avid collector of wine labels, and is obsessed with all things John Mayer.

Marlayna Demond

Marlayna Demond ’11

Photographer

Marlayna originally joined the Creative Services team as an intern her senior year at UMBC. She has since transitioned roles from freelance photographer, part time and now full time staff, and is happy to be able to participate in so many University events and initiatives. In her free time she likes traveling to and exploring different cities (with camera of course), going to concerts, or just catching up with friends at coffee shops.

Emily Macenko

Emily Macenko

Production Coordinator

Emily recently returned to Baltimore after living in the San Francisco Bay Area for four years where she earned her M.A. from California College of the Arts and worked as a development coordinator at the Oakland Museum of California. Prior to Oakland, Emily planned alumni programs at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She also has her B.A. in Art History from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and enjoys custom framing, art, and the Orioles.

Layla

Layla Thompson

Digital Design Specialist

Layla is a recent graduate of Stevenson University's Visual Communication Design, B.S. program. As a Baltimore native, Layla is studying for her M.F.A in Integrated Design at the University of Baltimore. She has a strong interest in typography, and enjoys both print and web design. Her creative inspirations stem from her desire to try new ideas, her love for animals, and a wide variety of music.

jd

Jim Doran

Web Development Manager

Jim is a graduate of Washington College and the Carey Business School at Johns Hopkins University. He's been working as a Web technologist in education for over a decade.

portfolio

by the numbers

Projects/Year

Years Experience

Awards (since '09)

Clients

Photography

Search our archive on flickr or put in a photo request

Marlayna 1

Campus Life

Marlayna 2

UMBC Magazine - Features

Marlayna 3

Arts and Humanities

BRANDING

Some of the brands we've created for campus

Contact Us

We look forward to hearing from you