Michael Lors, Cleveland native turned Orioles fan, has designed and produced award-winning ads, logos, annual reports, and collateral in Baltimore for the past 2 decades. Some of his clients have included the Babe Ruth Museum, the Baltimore Life Companies, the Baltimore Orioles, Cleaner Greener Baltimore, CitiFinancial, Constellation Energy and BGE, the Johns Hopkins University, Under Armour, and Visit Baltimore.

Before (and after) pursuing the life of a freelancer, Michael joined one of Baltimore’s elite agencies, Planit, where he created advertising and identity materials for various corporations and community organizations. Prior to that, Michael found his feet during a long stint at Weber Shandwick Worldwide in Baltimore, working on many local and national accounts. He has also worked on a number of New York fashion accounts, as an art director at Farrar Network, and as a senior graphic designer at Blue Sky Design and Style Magazine.

His work has appeared in PR and government journals and high-tech trade magazines as well as GQ,
Esquire, and Rolling Stone.

Michael has extensive experience in graphic design and typography. Some of his work on the Mayor’s Initiative for a Cleaner Greener Baltimore led him to his first of four ADDY awards. And recently, his work for Visit Baltimore and Promontory Interfinancial earned SIAA Gold and Best of Show, respectively. His earlier work for Baltimore Life received a Bronze SABRE award for “Relationships for Life” The Baltimore Life Companies Annual Report, a Bronze SABRE for the company’s “Building the Best” annual report, a PRSA Bronze Anvil award for the “the evolution of excellence” annual report, and a Best in Maryland/Life Communicators Association Best of Show. His work for OMI has earned Bronze Anvil awards for the company’s 2002 and 2004 annual reports, an International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Silver Quill award, and a PRSA Gold Pick award. Michael has also earned the Special Judges Award from the Fox River Selections letterhead competition for designing the Weber Shandwick logo and stationary.

Michael holds a BSJ from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, and has a minor in Fine Art. His future plans include working toward a certificate in photography from the Maryland Institute College of Art.

Michael enjoys city life, living in a Federal Hill modern rowhouse with his wife Michelle, dog Pepper, and
cat China Grove.

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