With 20 years of national agency and in-house experience in many different industries and markets, Lawton has a wide range of creative knowledge and skills. His work in the entertainment industry has earned national recognition and he has received numerous Addy awards in the Houston market.

Today Lawton navigates his clients toward their goals and objectives from a marketing and strategy standpoint—applying the experience gained in service of some of the world’s largest corporations, as well as the world’s largest record labels and movie studios. He brings invaluable insight that reflects his unique experience, creating solutions that are both recognizable and memorable.





Corporate identity, marketing, brand development, brand guidelines, advertising, information hierarchy, print and motion concept development, front-end development, wireframing, graphic design, ux design, packaging design, logos, brochures, magazines, catalogs, typography, production.



Sr. Art Director -Love Advertising
May 2013 – November 2015
Managed client accounts on a day-to-day basis. Developed creative solutions, concept development, design, and production for motion, print and screen. Interacted directly with clients as well as lead creative presentations. Worked closely with creative director and account service, as well as managed art directors on my team. Art directed photo shoots.

Art Director -Origin
Jan 2010 – May 2013
Lead all creative with fellow art director. Developed creative solutions, concept development, design, and production. Worked with fellow art director and owner, as well as account and project managers. Interacted directly with clients as well as lead creative presentations. Lead small team of junior designers. Art directed photos shoots.


Art Director/Designer -Various
January 1997 – May 2010

13th Planet Records:
Art Directed all print/screen marketing and promotional materials, including artists’ album packaging and websites. Art Directed photo shoots.

Black Dragon Studios:
Directed and created online marketing campaigns for major record labels, including Virgin, MCA and Interscope/Geffen/A&M.

Canto 5:
Directed and created online marketing campaigns for major record labels, including Warner Bros, Universal and RCA.

Art directed concepts, created key art for the studio’s motion pictures. Created outdoor campaigns, including movie posters, billboards, and newsprint advertising.


“This is an endorsement for Lawton Outlaw. Lawton has a lot of experience designing annual reports, as well as working on advertising campaigns. He has good knowledge of print production and is very good at project management. He’s a team player and works well with his colleagues and clients.”

AAFH Silver Medal Award Recipient


“This is a personal and professional endorsement for Lawton Outlaw. He is a fabulous Senior Designer and Art Director. He listens, creates and presents with passion and great talent. Lawton loves being part of a team and can also direct and lead others, and he is very good in client presentations.”

Executive Vice President -Love Advertising


“The years I worked with Lawton he was always a great asset to our company. He brings a great attitude and was helpful with fellow employees and customers.”

Partner -Origin

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