est. 2002

At Astriata, our work is designed to empower people to make informed decisions. We focus on creating engaging user experiences, in which information is communicated effectively and people are guided to the information they seek. Astriata’s proven methodology balances design, technology, and human insights and data gathered from our proprietary usability testing application, UserHappy™. From branding and website design and development to CMS implementations and print and digital marketing, we address the entire ecosystem to help you make an impact.

Astriata is an award-winning creative agency primarily serving clients in the association, healthcare, nonprofit, higher-education, government sectors, and B2B. Astriata is Maryland certified as a woman-owned, minority-owned small business.


The name “Astriata” (/ah•stree•ah•ta/) reflects our focus on creating memorable and effective user experiences that help our clients achieve their business goals. 

“Astriata” is inspired by the word “striata.” The striatum is the part of the brain that is associated with decision-making, motivation, cognition, and emotion. These aspects play an important role in the user experience and are areas that we strive to guide through design and strategy based on objective data.

The way we access information has changed significantly over the past 20 years. So much of our information is consumed through the Internet on a daily basis. Ensuring that information is easy to find and easy to understand is what we do…we believe that access to information plays an important role in making informed decisions, and is empowering. And if we can make someone’s experience better, then that puts a smile on our face too!

Two decades ago, Aline Lin and Michael Linkinhoker formed Link Studio, a biomedical visual communications studio where scientific, behavioral, and design best practices intersect. Their background in medical and biological illustration gave them insight into how to effectively communicate and organize complex information for a wide range of audiences. Their design skills inspired people to delve into a wealth of information and broaden their understanding of the subject matter. Link Studio continues to create award-winning medical illustrations and animation today.

This ability to clearly communicate complex information through design resonated with clients working on website development projects. Astriata evolved from the desire to continue with design and to incorporate cognitive psychology, usability testing, human insights, and technology to deliver information to people, empowering them to make informed decisions.


lead team

Aline Lin

Aline Lin

CEO and Creative Director
Alex Oprica

Alex Oprica

Director of Technology
Jodi McGill

Jodi McGill

Senior Project Manager
Karen Kelleher

Karen Kelleher

Senior Content & UX Strategist
Michael Zhu

Michael Zhu

Senior Full-Stack Developer and Software Engineer
Adam Vauthier

Adam Vauthier

Senior Developer
Sarah Utter

Sarah Utter

Art Director
Gillian King

Gillian King

UX/UI Designer
Haymon Thit

Haymon Thit

Developer
Natalia Teixeira

Natalia Teixeira

Content Input Specialist
Nikki Settelmeyer

Nikki Settelmeyer

Customer Success Manager
Jessica Stephens

Jessica Stephens

Senior Project Manager

Aline Lin

CEO and Creative Director

Interesting facts about our fearless leader:
  • She was born a lefty, but was taught to become a righty.
  • Her elementary-school classmates nicknamed her “the fastest pencil in the East.”
  • Her first big gig was in high school, painting the cover of an AC/DC album on the back of a jean jacket for twenty bucks.

Thankfully, that wasn’t the peak of her career. Since then she’s gone on to work with clients such as the Smithsonian Institution, National Library of Medicine, and Johns Hopkins, and she’s picked up plenty of bling along the way. Notably, she’s been recognized by industry leaders like Communication Arts and Fast Company. At the helm of Link Studio, she directed, designed, and coordinated projects for more than two decades. The coolest thing about Aline’s approach is that she views everything through a unique lens: she has an undergraduate degree in psychology and a master’s in medical and biological illustration. Combined with her design experience, she views every design project from a user’s eyes, and, if we’re honest, sometimes we think she can even read the user’s mind. It’s a little creepy but it makes her good at her job.

While she’s pretty darn good at running Astriata, she loves bringing all different aspects of design together–from brand strategy, identity systems, print design, digital marketing, and website design to usability testing on our proprietary platform, UserHappy®.

Aline enjoys keeping up with her two sons and traveling with them and her husband. She buys her furniture on eBay because she’s always on a quest for mid-century furniture and collectibles. Before long, she’s going to be on a quest for a mid-century house to match all her furniture! She relaxes by traveling, cooking, watching movies, and wishing she had a greener thumb. If you can’t find her, Aline has probably snuck off for a catnap, because we’re not quite sure when she actually sleeps.

Alex Oprica

Director of Technology

As our Director of Technology, Alex is usually behind the scenes. But there’s more to this guy than meets the eye:

  • He once scored a goal on the Polish national team goalkeeper in a soccer tournament.
  • On a recent move, he found 80 boxed board games in his closet.
  • He’s so competitive with his older brother that he learns a new programming language every year just to keep ahead of him. (His last “win” was .NET’s F# while his brother was still trying to master Japanese.)

Astriata is fortunate that Alex’s brother unwittingly keeps us at the very forefront of technology. With more than 12 years of experience in software engineering, application development, and web technologies, Alex is skilled at requirements gathering, architecting systems, developing application frameworks, and leading projects through all phases of development. His specific technical skills are impressive: he has extensive knowledge of VB.NET, ASP.NET, C#, Classic ASP, PHP, C / C++, Visual Basic 6.0, Java(j2ee), LabVIEW, PC Assembly, Assembly and C for microcontrollers, MATLAB, MathCAD, ModelSim, and XILINX.

Before Alex brought his brains to Astriata, he was a software engineer with Transistor Devices Inc., a developer of high-technology power conversion products. It’s no surprise that he spends his free time role-playing in online games, playing board games with his brother and his wife and friends, and playing soccer. It is a little bit of a surprise that another of his hobbies is writing short stories. We do publish blogs on this site, so you never know...

Jodi McGill

Senior Project Manager

If you’ve met Jodi, you know she’s got a great laugh. But did you also know…

  • Her house is the headquarters for all things social, whether it’s a million college kids watching a game or her favorite cocktail-hour friends coming over to gossip.
  • Her secret vice is watching hours of true-crime television, and if you ask her nicely, she’ll tell you what really happened to JonBenét.
  • Lake Huron is her home away from home and she spends every summer as an honorary Canadian, eh?

But on to her skills as a project manager…ask any client, and they’ll tell you Jodi is a superstar. She makes it her mission to make every project successful, and she works diligently to make sure we are serving our clients the very best we can. As a PM, she streamlines processes, tracks progress, manages resources, stays within budget, and delivers results on time.

Because she’s raised three children, Jodi can multitask like a boss. She’s helped by the odd obsession she has with yellow sticky notes, which line her computer, desk, and office with a seemingly insurmountable list of “to dos.” However, hats off to her, because it works and she is not one to miss a deadline or drop a ball.

Though her children are almost all out of college, there’s a new baby in Jodi’s house. But don’t worry: she has four legs and she’s furry. Her name is Millie, and Jodi’s spare time is spent taking care of this puppy. Once she wears Millie out, Jodi can be found traveling as far as California to deliver in-person hugs to any of her children. She loves to hang out with her husband and her friends, and she relaxes by taking long walks (and then getting back to her favorite TV shows).

Karen Kelleher

Senior Content & UX Strategist

Karen brings her multidisciplinary skills to her position as Astriata as our Senior Content and UX Strategist. Her experience encompasses decades of experience including positions as... 

  • A Clinical Research Systems Manager and a primary liaison to key stakeholders at Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • Certified Project Manager at a behavioral and mental health software company ensuring schedules and budgets were met while using agile development methodology
  • Web Content Manger writing, editing and developing user-friendly guides
  • User Experience Associate conducing user research to inform online strategies

This list is just the top of the iceberg when describing all the skills that Karen brings to the team. It's the perfect fit for Astriata where we value the importance of content and user research in creating optimal user experiences for our clients. She has supported digital projects across multiple government agency projects for nearly a decade. She has extensive knowledge of user experiences and content strategy as it applies to digital transformation work, particularly in Discovery and Research phases.

She also brings a solid technical background to our team. Karen is skilled in Adobe Suite, Azure, Drupal. JIRA, JIRA GreenHopper, GitLab, Percussion, Balsamiq, Chief Architect, 2020 Design, Slack, and Snagit and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). She has completed numerous Nielsen Norman UX courses. Karen received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications at Loyola University of Maryland.

Michael Zhu

Senior Full-Stack Developer and Software Engineer

Michael is our accomplished senior full-stack developer and software engineer, meaning he can develop and design both the front- and backend of a website or application. Oh, and if you didn’t guess it already, he thrives on challenges and spends his spare time:

  • working on a light fantasy book series (as an aspiring novelist, he possesses wizardry not only with coding but also with words)
  • battling it out in the online gaming world (he’s no noob)
  • perusing a work of anime (he’s an avid fan)

Michael comes to Astriata with a background in computer science and graphic and visual design from Polytechnic University (present-day New York University). A born-and-raised New Yorker, he left his hometown to work as a graphics and web designer, and later an Adobe Flash developer, for Hodgson Consulting in Maryland. Later, he worked for the Association for Intelligent Information Management (AIIM), before returning to his hometown to work as a consultant for various companies and organizations.

With extensive experience and exceptional skills in .NET, Michael is an asset to Astriata’s team, consistently delivering innovative solutions that make our clients’ lives easier. He’s also a family guy who values work-life balance and does his best to limit his screen time—and set a good example for his kids.

Adam Vauthier

Senior Developer

Meet Adam, our WordPress Maestro, who effortlessly bridges small-town allure with the limitless digital realm. Hailing from tranquil Anaconda, Montana, his digital odyssey has made him a master of the web. Here are some lesser-known facets of this digital artisan:

  • Adam—the baby of the family—knows how to keep family gatherings lively with his 10 nieces and nephews. Oh, and did we mention he’s got a twin sister?
  • Beyond pixels and code, he's the driving force behind Anaconda's economic growth as Chairman of the local development group.
  • And if you're craving a tasty adventure, Adam co-owns a pasty shop with a tradition dating back to 1959, delivering delectable bites across the Northwestern United States.

Adam's affinity for working with technology dates back to the tender age of 7 when he would take apart computers and put them back together, marveling at the intricate dance of circuits. Eventually, he made the connection to coding, a realm where he could simultaneously explore challenging concepts and incorporate structure, languages, syntax, and logic into his creations. At Astriata, Adam believes that success in web development projects is a harmonious blend of team ability. It's this synergy that determines which tools and technologies he wields in each project, ensuring that every website he crafts is a masterpiece of relevant functionality and aesthetics.

In his world, crafting pixel-perfect websites is second nature, but his heart finds solace in a cabin by the lake, where internet signals are scarce, and the hustle of the city feels light-years away. With his husband and their trusty German shepherd, Nubis, he embarks on adventures both online and off, savoring the joys of remote work and outdoor exploration. Together, they strike a harmonious balance between museum visits and culinary adventures, with a shared penchant for discovering the finest local eats and drinks, infusing their travels with vibrant flavors and cultural experiences. Adam's life story is a testament to the exquisite harmony he creates between the digital and the serene, a captivating tale of a small-town artisan who paints the web with his masterful coding brush.

Sarah Utter

Art Director

Meet Sarah, our Design Dynamo, whose artistic flair and tech-savvy finesse converge to create stunning designs. Hailing from Philadelphia, she embarked on a creative journey that led her to the vibrant heart of Baltimore, Maryland, where her skills evolved into a powerhouse of design expertise. But there's more to Sarah's creative surface…

  • Sarah's culinary adventures know no bounds, but her attempts at cooking are often fiery spectacles that would make a firefighter proud.
  • She adores horror movies, especially those with intricate sci-fi or mystery plots. The scarier, the better!
  • Beyond design, Sarah is a tech enthusiast. She has upgraded her historic row home with projects like home automation, setting up a media streaming server, and configuring a home theater system.

In her downtime, Sarah transforms into an adventurous explorer, with a particular fondness for traversing the East Coast. While international escapades, including dreams of marveling at the Louvre and trekking Machu Picchu, occupy a prime spot on her bucket list, her culinary escapades are equally noteworthy. Fueled by a passion for diverse cuisines, Sarah, along with her fiancé, has recently embarked on a mission to explore new neighborhoods regularly, turning each outing into a delectable adventure.

Peering into the future, Sarah envisions tying the knot, placing a premium on quality time with her growing family. Reveling in the joys of being an aunt to her nieces and nephews, she paints a picture of a life where personal and professional pursuits blend seamlessly. As Sarah continues to weave her creativity into digital masterpieces, her life story unfolds as a vibrant tapestry, a testament to the harmonious balance she effortlessly strikes between the design realm and the kaleidoscope of experiences that paint her personal journey.

Gillian King

UX/UI Designer

Nothing excites Gillian more than creating intuitive user experiences and designs that people can easily access and navigate. What you may not know about the London native is that she:

  • Relishes not only graphic design but also traditional arts like printmaking, sculpting, and pottery
  • Yearns for the outdoors and loves to traipse through tropical rainforests, hike mountains, and kayak rivers
  • Stalks Instagram foodie accounts to find her next favorite meal

Before moving to the United States and joining Astriata, Gillian's passion for learning about life and cultures worldwide took her to multiple countries—Colombia, Taiwan, Peru, and Honduras—where she taught English in schools and developed and operated her own business teaching English in a virtual environment. She also earned a bachelor’s degree in graphic arts from the University of East London and took courses in user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) design at CareerFoundry, where she discovered the enormous potential of using design to empower individual users.

At Astriata, Gillian spends the bulk of her time planning, conducting, and analyzing user research—and then translating what she learns into user personas, user flows, information architecture, and wireframes. She utilizes UX research methods and empathy to identify user pain points and UI design concepts to create human-centered products and prototypes, tailored to each client’s unique needs. “I’m excited to collaborate with creative minds and design content that is made accessible for everyone,” she says.

Haymon Thit

Developer

Haymon crosses our Ts and dots our Is, while keeping our team on a timetable to stay on track with tasks and deadlines or making sure that design is implemented faithfully. What you may not know about her, however, is that:

  • She bakes a mean Portuguese egg tart and crepe cake (with layer upon layer of whipped cream).
  • With the goal of someday finishing a marathon, she can run like the wind.
  • She plays an instrument from each musical family (as a refresher, that includes woodwind, brass, keyboard, percussion, strings, and even a subgroup of strings: chordophones).

While a student in philosophy and computer science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Haymon served as Astriata’s administrative assistant. Since graduating, Haymon is putting her programming skills to work as a developer. She was born and raised in North Carolina but has lived in Australia, New York, and Colorado, and loves discovering tucked-away, intimate spaces and neighborhoods in places of all sizes.

Haymon considers herself a small-town person at heart and enjoys the close-knit community and collaboration of Astriata. With a love of both numbers and words (and STEM and the humanities), she enjoys the chance to work with a creative agency that takes a science- and research-based approach to marketing, design, web development, and usability.

Natalia Teixeira

Content Input Specialist

Natalia’s our multi-talented content input specialist who has a knack for nuance and detail. But beyond the behind-the-scenes work she does with client databases:

  • She previously worked as a medical assistant in a neurology practice and is your go-to gal for all blood-drawing needs!
  • Cooking is her favorite hobby; beef onion croquette is her specialty.
  • Natalia’s quite the night owl, but you’d never know because she’s always on her toes!

Natalia's early years were marked by a sense of adventure and a love of new experiences. Born in Rhode Island, she spent her childhood in different countries and states, including Cameroon, Indonesia, Florida, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. Eventually, she returned to her roots in Maryland, where she made her home once again with her furry feline companion, Jezebel (named after her favorite Iron & Wine song).

As a medical assistant at a neurology clinic, Natalia honed her detail-oriented, problem-solving, and composure skills. However, ever since childhood, Natalia had always been an avid artist, experimenting with different materials and colors on paper. Eventually, her passion for design and technology led her to pursue a career in the digital realm by studying these areas at Anne Arundel Community College and the Flatiron School. She believes design and technology drive innovation—and loves working at the intersection of both.

Natalia's diverse experiences and passion for design and technology make her a valuable member of Astriata's team, where she manages client databases with precision and care. Outside of work, Natalia enjoys whipping up culinary masterpieces, blending family recipes with her own unique creations—from elaborate fusion pastas to various seafood dishes. Other hobbies include tending to her thriving herb garden, reading and writing insightful articles on Medium, and, most importantly, lavishing love on Jezebel.

Nikki Settelmeyer

Customer Success Manager

Nikki brings her expertise in SDLC project management, along with her passion for writing and strategic thinking, to wear the hat of hats as Astriata’s Customer Success Manager. Want to know what else she’s hiding under her hats?
  • Nikki is an award winning storyteller of the stage. She even has a trophy shaped like a golden microphone to prove it.
  • After dreaming of being on Saturday Night Live since 5th grade, Nikki wrote, directed and starred in her own all-female sketch comedy production called Girls Gone Live!
  • She studied Creative Writing, Spanish, and Literary Translation. She has several publications and awards for her original short stories and for Spanish translations.
  • Nikki spent her first 27 years living and thriving in the frigid state of North Dakota. After a few moves in and out of the country, she landed in Mesa, AZ, where she enjoys hiking, going to comedy shows with friends, and spending as much time as possible with her adorable almost-2-year-old, Otto.
Nikki can quickly identify a risk or a bug, distinguish a requirement from a nice-to-have, and cross-check up to a dozen calendars in 4 seconds or less. OK, maybe that last part is a bit of an exaggeration… Thanks to her wealth of personal and professional experiences along with her passion for technology, Nikki brings a balance of competence and compassion to everything she does here at Astriata.

Jessica Stephens

Senior Project Manager

Jessica has a knack for organization and a love for solving puzzles, so when it comes to planning the harmonious fusion of requirements, budget and timeline, she’s a natural! A firm believer in process improvement, Jessica is always on the lookout for solutions to even the smallest of problems.

But Jessica isn’t all business all the time. In fact, she has quite an adventurous spirit!

  • She absolutely loves off-roading!
  • While working for a cruise company, Jessica got to work and visit French Polynesia several times.
  • She has been married for 5 years, but married her husband after only 4 months!
  • Jessica’s last name is Stephens, but that’s only since her great-grandmother decided on a whim to legally change the family name from Ciechanowski!

Jessica’s love for technology and design inspired her to pursue an education in Graphic & Web Design, but she was only getting started. She went on to complete a Product Manager / Product Owner certification program to learn more about Agile Practices in website development before launching her career in Marketing and Project Management.

With a strong background in digital marketing, a love for finding solutions, and curiosity that has carried her over dirt roads and overseas, Jessica is here to oversee projects and project positive outcomes.


awards

  • The Communicator Awards 2024: Award of Excellence for Website, Magazine: National Association of Professional Employer Organizations, PEO Insider
  • The Communicator Awards 2024: Award of Distinction for Website, School or University: Harvard University, Black Hole Initiative
  • The Communicator Awards 2024: Award of Distinction for Website, Government: New Mexico Courts
  • The Communicator Awards 2024: Award of Distinction for Website, Government: OKI Regional Council of Governments
  • Washington Business Journal: Ranked #51 on 2024 Corporate Diversity Index – Small Companies
  • W3 Awards 2023: Silver for Website, Associations: The National Association of Community Health Centers
  • The Communicator Awards 2023: Award of Excellence for Website, Government: The National Library of Medicine, Dream Anatomy
  • The Communicator Awards 2023: Award of Distinction for Structure and Navigation, Government: The National Library of Medicine, Dream Anatomy
  • The Communicator Awards 2022: Award of Excellence for Annual Report, General Government, Maryland Health Care Commission Annual Report
  • 2022 Washington Business Journal: Top 25 – Top Visual Art and Design Firms
  • W3 Awards 2021: Gold Award for General Marketing – Online Video – Short Form – Geothermal Technologies
  • The Communicator Awards 2021: Award of Excellence for Annual Report, General, Government for Corporate Communications: Maryland Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan
  • The Communicator Awards 2021: Award of Excellence for Corporate Identity, Logo, Government for Corporate Communications: Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission
  • The Communicator Awards 2021: Award of Distinction for Corporate Identity, Logo, Nonprofit for Corporate Communications: Public Policy Partners
  • The Communicator Awards 2021: Award of Distinction for Associations Website: Merchant Advisory Group
  • Digital Health Awards / Spring 2021: Bronze Award for Digital Health Media – Video – Bitten! Mosquito-Borne Disease & You
  • The Communicator Awards 2021: Award of Excellence for Education Website – Eurekii
  • Digital Health Awards / Spring 2020: Bronze Award for Digital Health Media – Video – What You Should Know About Pancreatic Cancer
  • January 2020 Washington Business Journal: Top 25 – Top Visual Art and Design Firms
  • Davey Awards: Silver Award for Integrated Campaign Not-for-Profit – Two Minutes with Your Dentist Can Save Your Life
  • W3 Awards: Silver Award for Health Website – Johns Hopkins Cystic Fibrosis Center
  • W3 Awards: Silver Award for Association Website – Society for American Archaeology
  • W3 Awards: Silver Award for Charitable Organization Website – Philanthropy Roundtable
  • The Communicator Awards: Award of Distinction for Corporate Identity Logo, Corporate Communications – Artifact Health
  • The Communicator Awards: Award of Distinction for Non-Profit Website – Philanthropy Roundtable
  • The Communicator Awards: Award of Distinction for Association Website – Society for American Archaeology
  • The Communicator Awards: Award of Excellence for Government Website – National Library of Medicine – Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived and Well Drawn!
  • The Communicator Awards: Award of Distinction for Government Website – National Library of Medicine – History of Medicine
  • The Communicator Awards: Award of Excellence for Corporate Identity: Print Collateral for Corporate Communications – John Basmajian Insurance
  • January 2018 Washington Business Journal: Top 25 – Top Visual Art and Design Firms
  • January 2017 Washington Business Journal: Top 25 – Top Visual Art and Design Firms
  • January 2016 Washington Business Journal: Top 25 – Top Visual Art and Design Firms
  • The Communicator Awards: Award of Distinction for Corporate Identity / Logo – Northern Virginia Clinical Psychologists (NVCP)
  • The Communicator Awards: Award of Distinction for Government Websites – DailyMed
  • The Communicator Awards: Award of Distinction for Government Websites – National Library of Medicine – Pictures of Nursing
  • W3 Awards: Silver Award for Government Websites – National Library of Medicine – From DNA to Beer
  • Best of the Scout Report: 2015 Website – National Library of Medicine – Pick Your Poison
  • Web Marketing Association’s (WMA) Web Award: University Standard of Excellence Web Development – The University of Pittsburgh Johnstown
  • Telerik Sitefinity Education Site of the Year: Front Range Community College
  • Web Health Awards: Silver Award for Consumer Mini Website – Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, Motor Stereotypies & You
  • Washington Business Journal: Top 25 – Top Visual Art and Design Firms
  • Fast Company: Infographic of the Week Infographic – American Institute of Architect
  • Washington Business Journal: Top Interactive Design and Design Agency
  • Web Health Awards: Award of Merit for Health Professionals Website – DailyMed
  • W3 Awards: Silver Award for School / University Website – Intersession Programs at Johns Hopkins
  • Web Health Awards: Award of Merit for Interactive Content “National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)”, Health Topics Website – Interactive Medical Animations
  • W3 Awards: Best in Show for School / University Website – Summer Programs at Johns Hopkins
  • W3 Awards: Gold Winner for School / University Website – Summer Programs at Johns Hopkins
  • Communicator Awards: Award of Distinction for School / University Website – Summer Programs at Johns Hopkins
  • Communicator Awards: Award of Distinction for Poster – 2008 Hopkins Summer Outdoor Films
  • Washington Business Journal: Book of Lists
  • Washington Business Journal: Top 10 Corporate Philanthropists
  • Washington Business Journal: Top 25 Graphic Design Companies as ranked by 2008 metro-area revenue
  • CIO and CTO Live Awards: Semi-finalist – Most influential CTOs, CIOs and senior IT leaders in the Mid-Atlantic region
  • WWW Health Awards: Silver Award for Patient Education Information Website – Johns Hopkins Cystic Fibrosis Center
  • Davey Awards: Silver Award for Website – Kenneth E. Behring Family Hall of Mammals, Smithsonian Institution
  • W3 Awards: Gold Award for Cultural Institutions Website – Kenneth E. Behring Family Hall of Mammals, Smithsonian Institution
  • Association of Medical Illustrator’s Salon: Certificate of Merit Reference / Clinical Text Healthwise for Life
  • NY Festivals Global Awards: Finalist for Consumer Internet Website – Johns Hopkins Cystic Fibrosis Center
  • W3 Awards: Silver Award for Health Care Services Website – Johns Hopkins Cystic Fibrosis Center
  • Communicator Awards: Award of Distinction for Design & Overall Website – Johns Hopkins Cystic Fibrosis Center
  • NY Festivals Global Awards: Finalist for Educational / Instructional CD-ROM – Integrative Metabolism, Nutritional Biochemistry Learning Module,  University of New Hampshire
  • Horizon Interactive Awards: Silver Award for Education / Training CD-ROM – Integrative Metabolism, Nutritional Biochemistry Learning Module,  University of New Hampshire
  • Communicator Awards: Honorable Mention for Website & Online Training – Ortho-McNeil Scientific Liaison Training System – Pain
  • Communicator Awards: Award of Distinction for Website Design – Yale Peabody Museum Online Store
  • Communicator Awards: Award of Distinction for Logo Design – Maryland / D.C. Collaborative
  • Washington Business Journal: One of the region’s largest interactive designers
  • Washington Business Journal: Metro area’s largest interactive designers
  • Washington Business Journal: One of the region’s largest interactive designers
  • Washington Business Journal: One of the region’s best places to work
  • CBN–MC: Catholic Business Network of Montgomery County (CBN–MC) Business School Partner (BSP) of the Year
  • Communicator Awards: Award of Distinction for Website – Design – Maryland T.R.A.S.H. (Teens Rejecting Abusive Smoking Habits)
  • Communicator Awards: Award of Distinction for Website – Overall – Maryland T.R.A.S.H. (Teens Rejecting Abusive Smoking Habits)
  • Communicator Awards: Honorable Mention for Self-Promotion – Happy Holidays from Link Studio 2004, Interactive Flash Animation
  • Communicator Awards: Award of Distinction for Website – Johns Hopkins Gastroenterology & Hepatology Resource Center
  • Consumer Directed Healthcare Awards: (CDHCC) Second Place, E-Healthbeat Outstanding Website Johns Hopkins Gastroenterology & Hepatology Resource Center
  • Communicator Awards: Honorable Mention for Website Design – Johns Hopkins Children’s Center
  • MD Net Guide Nettie Awards: Best Overall Site & Best Site Design Johns Hopkins Gastroenterology & Hepatology Resource Center
  • Communication Arts: Site of the Week – Johns Hopkins Gastroenterology & Hepatology Resource Center
  • NY Festivals: Global Awards Finalist – Johns Hopkins Gastroenterology & Hepatology Resource Center
  • WWW Health Awards: Silver Award for Patient Education – Johns Hopkins Gastroenterology & Hepatology Resource Center
  • NY Festivals: Finalist Certificate for Website – Sylvan Learning Center
  • Web Marketing’s Web Awards: Standard of Excellence Sylvan Learning Center’s EnglishOne website
  • Golden Quill Award: GlaxoWellcome R & D website
  • USA Today Hot Site of the Day Award: John Glenn Alliance for Aging Research website
  • The Illustrator’s Club of Washington Maryland Virginia: Certificate of Merit Human Papilloma Virus Invasion of the Cervical Epithelium
  • Association of Medical Illustrator’s Salon: Certificate of Merit Medical Color Human Papilloma Virus Invasion of the Cervical Epithelium
  • Association of Medical Illustrator’s Salon: Award of Excellence Medical Tone 3rd Digit Superficial Manual Musculature of Dasypus novemcinctus
  • Association of Medical Illustrator’s Salon: Award of Excellence Medical Line Revision of the Metacarpo-phalangeal Joint Arthroplasty

clients

  • American Association of Motor Vehicles Administrators (AAMVA)
  • American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
  • American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM)
  • The American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM)
  • Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development (ACORD)
  • Association for Jewish Studies (AJS)
  • American College of Academic Addiction Medicine (ACAAM)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP)
  • Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)
  • Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)
  • California Society of Anesthesiologists (CSA)
  • Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)
  • Government Employee Benefits Association (GEBA)
  • Greater Capital Area Association for Realtors (GCAAR)
  • National Alliance for Radiation Readiness (NARR)
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA)
  • National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO)
  • National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS)
  • National Alliance for Radiation Readiness (NARR)
  • National Exchange Carrier Association (NECA)
  • North American Association of Summer Sessions (NAASS)
  • Northern Virginia Clinical Psychologists (NVCP)
  • The Philanthropy Roundtable
  • Society for American Archaeology (SAA)
  • Tobacco Control Network (TCN)
  • United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
  • Department of Veteran’s Affairs
  • Maryland Courts
  • Maryland Department of Health
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Disease
  • National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
  • National Library of Medicine
  • National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
  • National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum, Smithsonian Institution
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • American Institutes for Research
  • Amgen
  • Aptalis Pharma
  • Artifact Health
  • Biocompatibles/Bioploymerix
  • Cancer Research Institute
  • The Council for Outbreak Response: Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) and Antimicrobial-Resistant Pathogens (AR) (CORHA)
  • Datamonitor, Inc
  • Health Tech Associates, Inc
  • Health Advanta
  • Johns Hopkins Children’s Center
  • Johns Hopkins Cystic Fibrosis Center
  • Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • Johns Hopkins Pediatric Neurology
  • M3 Global
  • MD/DC Collaborative for Healthcare Information Technology
  • Medical Science & Computing
  • Ortho-McNeil, Inc.
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • Precision Antibody
  • Research To Practice, Inc
  • Sanofi Aventis
  • Takeda Pharmaceuticals
  • University Physicians, Inc.
  • Zimmer, Inc.
  • Zoetis, Inc.
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  • University of Maryland School of Medicine
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  • University of New Hampshire
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  • University of South Florida
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  • Growth Solutions Team
  • Hodson Trust
  • John Basmajian Insurance
  • Lenkin
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  • National Cooperative Bank
  • Oceus Networks
  • Office Prodigy
  • Prometric
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  • Treble
  • Treverce
  • United Educators
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