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Featured Work

What you are really here to see.

American University screenshot
We Know Success Motion Graphics
Nutella Motion Graphics
Brain Games
Brain Games - Spot film & video
Century Link/Nat Geo
Century Link/Nat Geo Motion Graphics
Discovery Channel Film & Video
Fannie Mae
Fannie Mae Motion Graphics
TLC Bride Day
Bride Day Film & Video
CDT tree
CDT Infographic Motion Graphics
Ekahau, wifi, hospital, technology
Ekahau Motion Graphics
100 percent, naked and afraid, discovery
Naked and Afraid Print & Identity - Proposed with JR Soldano
Catholic Charities
Catholic Charities Gala Motion Graphics
Eyes Closed - DOD Motion Graphics
XO IWAN Motion Graphics
ants, earth, destination wild, discovery
Destination Wild Print & Identity - Proposed - Writer: JR Soldano
Stranger Than Nature
Stranger Than Nature Film & Video
Locked Up Abroad, nat geo, national geographic, jail, prison, lock, jumpsuit, inmate, cell, international
Locked Up Abroad Film & Video
NHRA spot
NHRA Spot Film & Video
babies, discovery health, true story, cute, kids
Babyweek Print & Identity
Travel Moments, travel channel, television, tv, hdtv
Travel Moments Film & Video
Turn Back the Temp Week
Turn Back the Temp Week Motion Graphics
Adrenalina Graphics Package
Adrenalina Film & Video
Mythbusters, discovery channel, nerd, albert einstein, science
Mythbusters Print & Identity with DCR
SciQ Sunday Spots
SciQ Sundays spots Motion Graphics
I Know
I Know Motion Graphics
nbc ad, national body challenge
National Body Challenge Print & Identity with DCR
Coming Soon
Coming Soon Special Effects

What we do

Why you should hire us.

We better explain ourselves.

The Garden Creative is a passionate group of creatives with one common goal: to imagine and execute the best work possible for our clients. With a broad-reaching skill-set, and a unified network of the best creative and strategic talent in the country, we are armed and ready to take on your biggest creative challenges — the little ones too.

With a client base ranging from major television networks and multinational corporations to small start-ups and non-profits, we are well-versed in the challenges your company or organization faces at any size.

Check out our work. See what you think, and by all means feel free to shoot us a note and say hi!

  • Discovery Channel
  • Travel Channel
  • Science Channel
  • Velocity
  • TLC
  • National Geographic Channel
  • Nike
  • Nat Geo Wild
  • Nat Geo People
  • Veolia Transportation
  • Scripps Networks
  • The Ant Farm
  • FreshTV
  • RaffertyWeiss Media
  • DC Collective
  • The Image Factory
  • 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 two 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
Account Manager

Nicole Wright is The Garden Creative's new Account Manager 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.

Ben Exler
Ben Exler
Jr. Motion Designer

Ben is a print and motion graphic designer based in Los Angeles. Upon discovering motion design while attending Towson University, Ben knew fairly immediately that he wanted to do this professionally, so he learned all he could about motion, got that snazzy degree, and booked a flight to the left coast. Remarkably, he still resides there, and he collaborates with The Garden (so much for moving west, right?). He also runs his own freelance business specializing in print and motion graphics, and helped form rocketquest studios, a commercial production company. When he’s not working, he’s probably still working, or trying to explore the massive city he calls home. Home for now, at least.

JR Soldano
JR Soldano

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.

Fresh TV

Fresh TV is a boutique production and post-production company that delivers. They love what they do and that passion comes out in their work. Located in the heart of Washington, DC, their calm, creative space fosters great inspiration. Fresh TV specializes in promos, campaigns, Ad Sales, sizzle reels, and episodic television.

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Map. The Garden Creative. Columbia Maryland.
The Garden Creative
8850 Stanford Blvd. Ste. 1950
Columbia, MD 21044

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!