LMN Group is a design and marketing firm in Santa Cruz, California.
We've been working with Silicon Valley companies for 20 years.
We provide cost-effective, rapid response, design and communication solutions for businesses who need to focus their outsourced marketing budget. We've seen pretty much everything, through bear and bull markets, and even the big dot.bomb we have successfully guided the marketing needs of a variety of companies from technology giants, to hopeful startups and a number of non-profit organizations.
Who are we?
Primarily LMN is Tim Sawyer. I'm English — by way of Chicago — where I toiled for 15 years in the ad agency scene, primarily at Foote Cone & Belding, BBDO, and a stint at Bayer Bess Vanderwalker, where I worked on some major mid-western packaged goods, notably Gatorade. It was a lot of fun, I met a ton of smart people, drank a bunch of beer and most importantly I learned how to be a creative director. One day I woke up and realized that, yes, there are in fact places in America where you can ride your bike in winter without almost freezing to death—and yes that did almost happen. Ask me about it sometime. So I did like the Beverly Hillbillies and packed up my bikes and moved to California. In San Francisco things got decidedly better, and by better I mean winter is ridiculously more pleasant for riding your bike. I also met a really great designer and married her and together we ran LMN for 15 years. She's now the Director of Marketing for University of California, Santa Cruz, which is awesome for us becasue we finally get real benefits. It's less awesome for you because you won't get to work with her, but I'll do my best to make you still feel good.
We're a full service agency and if you take a look at some of the client links you'll see a wide range of projects that we've successfully completed. If your job needs more people or a specific skillset we have a good network of really talented people we can call. We are always open to partnering with other firms large or small. Here's a list of typical things we get asked to do and that we have gotten pretty good at over the years.
• Logo/identity / Business systems
• Brochures / Data sheets / Case studies / White Papers
• Information Graphics
• Web design
• Book design
If you think we can be of service to you just send me an email on the contact page or give me a call.
Oh and in case you're wondering, the image on the homepage was taken in the tunnel that leads to the The Miho Museum, designed by I.M.Pei, near the town of Shigaraki in Japan. Shigaraki is an old (dating to the 14th century) pottery village and one of my favorite places. They have a fantastic ceramics collection that I can seriously geek out on.