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made without steroids or antibiotics*
*unless one of us contracts a nasty bacterial infection

Featured Work

What you are really here to see.

honey bee, flower
LOVE BEES shoot & edit
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mygrations
Mygrations design, edit
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blowing bubbles
#ECSTRONG shoot & edit
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breakthrough
Breakthrough shoot & edit
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Story of God
Story of God shoot & edit
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Lizzie Velasquez
My Own Path shoot & edit
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star talk, neil degrasse tyson
Star Talk shoot & edit
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Nutella
Nutella design
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Fannie Mae
Fannie Mae design
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100 percent, naked and afraid, discovery
Naked and Afraid Print & Identity - Proposed with JR Soldano
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ants, earth, destination wild, discovery
Destination Wild Print & Identity - Proposed - Writer: JR Soldano
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Mythbusters, discovery channel, nerd, albert einstein, science
Mythbusters Print & Identity with DCR
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nbc ad, national body challenge
National Body Challenge Print & Identity with DCR
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What we do

Why you should hire us.

Go big, or small.

Following a customer-focused, boutique business model, The Garden Creative has garnered a reputation for creating award-winning work for clients of all shapes and sizes. With personalized customer service, industry veterans and no pesky sales team, we’ve packed the capabilities and know-how of a large agency into a small package. The Garden Creative brings over 25 years of on-the-ground experience in live action, motion graphics, content development, print and social media marketing, with a wagon full of industry awards in tow. But more importantly, The Garden Creative has exclusive access to vendors and crew who are tops in their respective fields — from award-winning directors, cinematographers and editors, to art directors and designers. No second fiddles. Just the cream. The wonderful, delicious cream. Mmmm…

Did you see what she was wearing?

We form lasting relationships with clients. That's because we give you direct access to the people you need to communicate with the most—No snooty assistants, no agitating human firewalls. Just the people you need to reach, when you need to reach them. Have an issue? Go right to the top. Wanna gossip about someone? We're there for that too. In fact, we like those calls the best. Ask any of our clients* why they trust The Garden Creative with their most important marketing needs and they'll tell you we've got all the ingredients for a successful campaign, and a successful partnership.

(*Clients may have snooty assistants)

Clients
  • Discovery Channel
  • Travel Channel
  • Science Channel
  • Destination America
  • Velocity
  • TLC
  • Nike
  • National Geographic Channel
  • National Geographic Society
  • Nat Geo Wild
  • Nat Geo People
  • PBS
  • Marriott
  • HUGE Inc.
  • Chronicle of Higher Education
  • California State University
  • Resource/Ammirati
  • Scripps Networks
  • The Ant Farm
  • RaffertyWeiss Media
  • Ogilvy
  • And many more…

Meet the Crew

We don't bite.

Mike Ring
Mike Ring
Owner/Creative Director

Mike co-founded The Garden Creative after a long stint on the agency and network side, most recently Discovery Channel where he oversaw creative advertising for various Discovery brands and developed and managed an internal motion design and animation group. He has earned many industry awards, including multiple Promax/BDA Gold and Silver awards, 2 Webbys, Graphis International Design Awards, Print Magazine, Addy Awards, Telly Awards and so on. He earned his a BS and MFA in Visual Communication Design at Kent State University. Mike is also an award winning writer/director, and can be spotted at film festivals around the country. When not on-set, or behind a desk, Mike is either tending to his bees, or getting lost in the woods with his wife and dogs.

Scott Rinebold
Scott Rinebold
Animation Director

Scott has been with The Garden Creative just over five years, and has worked his way up from intern to animation director. Scott is a graduate of Towson University, and continues his education through classes and seminars to stay on the leading edge both technically and conceptually. Since joining The Garden, Scott has garnered numerous industry awards while working with a diverse clientele. When Scott is not at work, he is either hanging out with his dachshund, Curious, collecting retro video games or buying tiny hats from the tiny hat store.

Jessica Ring
Jessica Ring
Co-Owner/Art Director

Jessica earned her BS and MFA in Visual Communication Design at Kent State University. In addition to her work with the Garden, she is an associate professor of graphic design in the Department of Art + Design, Art History, Art Education at Towson University, in Towson, Maryland. Before that, she worked for a private company and taught at American University. Her research interests include sustainable graphic design, design for social issues and graphic design education. Travel, hiking, camping, reading and knitting are some of her many hobbies…besides spending lots of time with her three dogs and husband!

April Jones
April Jones
Writer/Producer

Over the past 10 years April has worked for Discovery Channel, Science Channel, Planet Green, Travel Channel, TV One and now The Garden Creative. She loves that she gets paid to watch TV for a living, seriously how cool is that? When she’s not screening, writing and generally whipping us all into shape at work she is hanging our with her husband and three-nager having misadventures in motherhood.

Eric Gibson
Eric Gibson
Senior Editor

Eric continues his 20 year career in the TV industry at Garden Creative, which has included stops at Henninger, Nat Geo, TV One, Discovery Networks and RLTV. He has picked up a little hardware along the way, including a ProMax award, a couple of CableFax nods and MVP of his high school track team. Go Rams! Since the CMX 3600 is no longer available, his tools of choice are Avid, Premiere and Final Cut, but he longs to get back in front of a Chyron to keep his E-2 skills sharp. Eric is a big fan of his daughters, breakfast foods, and the Oxford Comma. He also graduated from JMU with a BA in Mass Comm and Minor in French. Ne demandez-lui pas de le parler avec vous.

JR Soldano
JR Soldano
Executive Producer

JR is a director, writer and producer who brings over 20 years of advertising experience in both business-to-business and consumer channels. He creates and produces all levels of marketing content—from million dollar series launches to daily topical promotion and everything in between—and his background in print and design offers a unique and wide-ranging skillset. He has garnered a number of industry awards, including 6 Addys, a BDA Award, a Telly Award and 4 Promax awards, and has directed two award-winning shorts in the past 4 years. In addition, JR is one of the creators/writers/producers of cult favorite Pancake Mountain—an offbeat, internet-based kids' show—and also writes and performs as celebrity-interviewing puppet Rufus Leaking on the show. JR currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Maggie, and 2 children.

Philip Gleichauf
Brendan Medairy
Photography

Brendan can make any subject look amazing—we have tested him. Brendan has shot both still and video for some of the biggest names in the industry, including: Red Bull; Discovery Channel; Science Channel; National Geographic, and Marriott. Brendan utilizes a broad range of shooting styles, making him incredibly flexible and up for any challenge. It is also impossible to be on a shoot with Brendan without laughing.

Nicole Wright
Nicole Wright
Associate Producer

Nicole Wright is the Garden’s associate producer and digs into the details, helps with research and is ready to get her hands dirty. From shoot to delivery, Nicole keeps us tracked an organized. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland and worked in the medical field before joining The Garden. When she's not working, she can be found assisting in local dog training classes or hanging out with her husband and dog.

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Get in Touch

Map. The Garden Creative. Ellicott City Maryland.
EAST SIDE (HQ)
8030 Main Street, 4th Floor
Ellicott City, MD 21043
443-325-5309
howdy@gar-den.com
Map. The Garden Creative. Los Angeles California.
WEST SIDE
121 N Ave 59
Los Angeles, CA 90042
213-797-5827
howdyLA@gar-den.com
 

The Feed

See what's cookin'.

Welcome to The Feed, The Garden Creative's official blog! This is our special place, a place where we share our deepest, darkest secrets. That little piggy below will take you to a magical land where we post all of our experiments—both successful ones and complete failures. It's a place where we share tricks of the trade, funny stories and top-secret insider information that we feel important. Want to know how we did something or just want some advice? Just ask, and we might very well write about it in The Feed!