WHO WE ARE

VISUAL STORYTELLERS

From 3-D design to graphics to video—whether the project is as large as an exhibit, experiential marketing tour or corporate event, or as “small” as a logo or printed piece—we excel at the art of visual storytelling. At the heart of everything we create is the understanding that your brand and project has a unique narrative. We communicate that story in a visual language that inspires and captures your audience.

We work from our studio in a beautifully restored, 1860s one-room schoolhouse on Maryland’s upper Eastern Shore. Please sit back and enjoy the view.

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Locust Grove Studios is recognized as a leader in our field in a variety of media. In our experience, a great concept for a special event or exhibit can can germinate into ideas that translate beautifully across other mediums—or cross-pollinate an entire campaign. After all, it all works better when it works together.

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THE TEAM

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After years of working as a creative director in Washington DC, Joe Karlik moved out to the Eastern Shore in 2001. He started Locust Grove Studios with a simple goal – balance life and work in the beauty of the countryside. In this global marketplace, you don’t need to be limited by your location. To meet the growing needs of his clients, Joe asked his longtime friend and fellow Maryland Institute College of Art grad to help grow the company and expand the business. Brian Ghiloni joined the studio in 2011.

Joe karlik

Joe Karlik

Joe is a designer with more than 20 years’ experience and a dynamic and original body of work. One of his first major accomplishments was to design the first stage show, Madhatton, at the New York, New York Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. He served as creative director for Hargrove Inc. in Washington, DC, where he designed everything from Inaugural Balls, corporate stages, and exhibits. He founded Locust Grove Studios in 2001.

Brian Ghiloni

Brian Ghiloni

Brian brings more than 15 years’ of design agency experience in advertising, graphics, identity and logo development. He joined Locust Grove Studios in 2011. Although originally from New Hampshire, Brian has called Maryland home for many years and splits his time between the countryside of the Eastern Shore and Baltimore.

 

WHO WE WORK WITH

Our partners are all over the world and right in our neighborhood. We’ve had the pleasure of working with advertising agencies, boutique design firms, and independent producers, for a diverse client base that ranges from some of the world’s most prominent companies to governmental and nonprofit organizations. We welcome you all, whether you work with a major corporation or a mom-and-pop shop.

LIVE SLOW. WORK FAST.

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We breathe fresh air every day, and into everything we create. It’s all about living an artful life. Come sit on our porch, grab a cold drink, or take a tour of our studio.

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443-622-3901 (cell)

Brian Ghiloni

410-350-4102 (cell)

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410-348-5846