ORLANDOCREATIVES

Meet the filmmakers, photographers and designers of Orlando Creatives.

Meet the Creatives

Select Independent Filmmakers, Photographers and Designers

Below you will find each Orlando Creative, a selection of brands they've created for, a condensed bio, and access to their individual profile page where you can view selects from their portfolio of work.



James Spradlin is the founder of Orlando Creatives leading the group as Executive Creative Director and Executive Producer. He has nearly two decades of experience driving creative projects across brand filmmaking, photography, and design. Additionally, James has an MBA from the University of Florida paired with many years of real world business experience designing and executing strategies from the startup to corporate levels …

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Jeannie Albers is a phenomenal photographer and all around artist. Jeannie has an innate ability to transform big ideas into a visual piece of art that can be experienced and cause change in the viewer. She has dedicated her life to creating, whether photography, painting, or music, she interweaves each amongst each other. In her work, she is driven by creating images that point beyond themselves to something greater …

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Evan Travelstead is an Orlando graphic designer, art director, and media strategist. He’s created for some of the biggest brands, such as Facebook, Instagram, NHL, and the Weather Channel. Bringing a strategic mindset to his creative work, as Evan designs he stays focused on the end goal: effectively enabling people to gain understanding about an idea, message, or even feeling. He’s driven by the challenge of communicating complex ideas as simply as possible to help others ultimately relate better to each other …

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Lauren Jones is an Orlando designer who’s gifts transcend multiple creative forms. She is a graphic designer, illustrator, painter, and fiber artist. On her initial path Lauren pursued order, function, and detail through mathematics before altering her trajectory to pursue a more artistic and creative path.  Many of her designs are based upon grid systems, resulting in each design decision made with great thought to balance on both the macro and micro levels …

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Andre Bohrer is a filmmaker who is an exceptional editor and cinematographer. Bringing positivity into every situation, he is a joy to work with and truly desires to serve other people through his work. Andre has a very strategic mentality when it comes to the overall purpose of art, always looking for creative ways for designing details to create a greater lasting impact on viewers. Multiple brand projects he’s been a part of have gone viral inspiring millions of viewers across the world. Additionally, Andre enjoys donating his skills to not-for-profit startups to help make a difference in children’s lives through education …

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Josh McWilliams is a stellar filmmaker who excels across all primary production roles of directing, filming, and editing. In his many years of experience, he’s worked on countless projects including commercials, brand videos, brand films, short films, and documentaries. Josh has directed and edited over 40 tv broadcast shows, many being seen on ESPN. He directed and edited an action sports documentary that won “Best Documentary” at the X-dance Film Festival.  Josh is intrigued by the challenge that comes with each project, particularly shaping a compelling story to have the greatest impact possible using the available limited elements …

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Scott Cook is a well experienced Orlando photographer who has shot for many notable brands and has traveled to many different continents for his work, for example, has done projects in Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Haiti, Costa Rica, and the Dominican Republic. In both 2015 and 2016, Scott was honored as the CASE Photographer of the Year (Council for Advancement and Support of Education). Beyond his skills as a photographer and creative, Scott is very much a people person. A favorite part of his job is he loves getting to know new people, and ultimately prefers projects that will be a part of a lasting impact in the lives of others …

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Chris Ladwig is highly skilled art director and designer. He has designed and directed as a senior creative across multiple agencies and specializes in branding and packaging. His work has been featured in some of the top design publications and he’s received local, regional, and national advertising awards. He’s been honored and named as “Art Director of the Year” at the Orlando Addy Awards three different times …

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Ryan Dean is an Orlando filmmaker with many years of extensive experience in the storytelling process across cinematography, directing, and producing. He is one of the most experienced and finest cinematographers in Orlando, shooting feature films, short films, tv and web commercials, and various original content. Since the age of 10, Ryan has been creating new stories to tell through film. He constantly pushes himself to discover better and better techniques, such as mastering his skills as a Movi gimble operator, technocrane operator, and scuba diver underwater operator …

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Jon Strong is a gifted film director with a long list of heartfelt brand films under his belt. His specialty in filmmaking is helping viewers develop deep emotional connections with the message. Many of his short films have gone viral multiple times over, reaching an astonishing 100 million people across the world. In tandem to brand work, Jon is developing original content while directing his first feature length film, a documentary that tells the true story of one of the first integrated little league games played in the South back in 1955 …

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James Rayner is a filmmaker who specializes in cinematography, editing, and producing. Having multiple years of experience in traditional filmmaking, he brings a unique perspective and skillset to brand storytelling. James has worked on many short and feature length films winning awards across multiple film festivals. One of James’ greatest strengths is in his drive to tell stories by leveraging the power of emotional storytelling. His instincts in this area provide an advantage that is not easy taught …

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Matt Hutchens is an Orlando filmmaker who is highly skilled as a cinematographer, steadicam operator, and a drone pilot. He has many years of varying experience creating feature films, short films, brand films, and commercials. He has created content across many industries for many notable brands such as ESPN, Disney, Universal, Orlando Health, Florida Hospital, Carnival, and Papa Johns, among others.  Matt is driven by the challenge of telling an effective story, and he embraces his responsibility to give viewers a unique perspective through executing effective camera movements to create a more powerful visual experience …

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Christopher Towle is an Orlando filmmaker who excels across many core aspects of storytelling, such as creative development, directing, cinematography, editing, motion graphics and visual effects. He is also a creative consultant, graphic designer, and co-founder and creative director of a tech startup. Having created for big brands to mission based non-profits, Chris has vast film production experience creating original content series, commercials and advertisements, short films, impact films, and feature films. He is excellent at reverse engineering from a goal to creating the most effective path forward with the resources at hand …

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Brian Carlson is a well versed photographer with many years of experience in portraiture, editorial, advertising, lifestyle and documentary. With a heart for helping others and telling their stories, he is passionate about working with mission focused organizations like the POLIS Institute and The Kids House. Earlier this year he co-founded a multimedia company (film & photography) in Eastern Africa.  Beyond capturing life through individual images, Brian has expanded his love for people and storytelling by leveraging the power of short film and video …

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