Beach Lion is a boutique creative studio run by Mike and Laura Nolasco based in sunny St. Petersburg, Florida. We work closely with our clients to develop new ideas and implement these concepts across various mediums like print and television. We collaborate with companies large and small, non-profits, agencies, and alongside in-house creative teams.
NICE TO MEET YOU
LAURA PURVIS NOLASCO
Laura believes it takes both extraordinary creativity and business savvy to stand out in the market, and works with designers, copywriters, strategists, and photographers to communicate brand stories with purpose and imagination. Prior to Beach Lion, Laura was a vice president at one of those really big banks, where she worked on product strategy, managed strategic revenue projects, and saw enough financial spreadsheets to last a lifetime. She’s a graduate of the University of Miami (FL) with a degree in International Finance and Marketing.
Laura spends her off hours with her family at the beach, curled up with a good book, or trying (often unsuccessfully) to keep her plants alive.
Mike loves to create engaging campaigns and his work is known for having impactful storytelling. From directing commercial spots to creating campaign visuals, Mike is hands-on during all aspects of the process to make sure elements come together cohesively. He has spiky hair. He also loves design and branding and nothing makes him happier than creating a logo that captures the essence of a brand. A Fine Arts major from the University of Miami (FL), Mike also holds a Masters in Communication Design from Pratt Institute in New York City.
When not obsessing over design and film, Mike enjoys painting on obscenely large canvases and constantly taking photos of his kids and dogs.
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
2018 DISTRICT GOLD ADDY - Online Film
2018 TAMPA BAY GOLD ADDY - Online Film
2018 TAMPA BAY GOLD ADDY - Internet Commercial
2016 NATIONAL SPORTS FORUM - Overall Award of Excellence Finalist
2016 NATIONAL SPORTS FORUM - Print Finalist
2016 NATIONAL SPORTS FORUM - In-Stadium/In-Arena Finalist
2016 NATIONAL SPORTS FORUM - Out of Home Finalist
WORK FEATURED IN:
LOGO LOUNGE Book Seven
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