"Design requires being brave, being optimistic, and thinking big."

— Fred DustIDEO
Lou Spirito has been a visual communications professional for over two decades. In addition to running his own design and media studio, he has held notable design and cartographic staff assignments at the National Geographic Society, The Washington Post and as Editorial Graphics Director at the Baltimore Sun.

Professional recognition for his work — both individual and collaborative — has been received from, among others, the American Institute of Graphic Arts, The Society for News Design, Communication Arts Magazine, Best of Photojournalism, and Pictures of the Year International.

A graduate of Cal State Fullerton (BA, Geography/Cartography), Lou completed his master's degree at Ohio University's School of Visual Communication in 2010 where he also taught courses in publication design, information graphics, and picture editing in addition to contributing to the 'Soul of Athens' rich media website as a Senior Producer.
Lou currently lives in the Los Angeles area where he continues to experiment with the visual medium in all forms with baseball and music being favorite subjects. As a highly sought after design and photography collaborator, he maintains his visual journalism roots as a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times.

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