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

What we do

Why you should hire us.

Go big, spend small.

That has been the highly successful philosophy of The Garden Creative since its inception in 2009. By 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 incredibly low overhead and a personalized customer service that no other agency can touch. The Garden Creative brings over 25 years of on-the-ground experience in live action, motion graphics, 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)

  • 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 as an Art Director at the Discovery Channel where he oversaw creative advertising for various Discovery networks 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 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 sitting behind a desk, Mike likes to get lost in the woods with his wife and three dogs.

Scott Rinebold
Scott Rinebold
Senior Motion Designer

Scott tried to write his own bio and that was a complete disaster — he is entirely too modest. Scott is The Garden's 3D specialist and tech guru. Scott has a BS in computer information systems from Towson University, but found his passion for motion design while taking classes in the Graphic Design department. While these two subjects may seem unrelated, they give Scott a unique skill set in both creative and technical problem solving. Scott has a natural affinity for design and has become a typography fanatic during his past three years with The Garden.

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!

Nicole Wright
Nicole Wright

Nicole Wright is The Garden Creative's Producer and she's excited to dig in! She is a graduate of the University of Maryland. She worked in the medical field and owned a small dog walking company 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.

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

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.

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Get in Touch

Map. The Garden Creative. Ellicott City Maryland.
8030 Main Street, 4th Floor
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Map. The Garden Creative. Los Angeles California.
121 N Ave 59
Los Angeles, CA 90042

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!