My name is...
I’m your friendly neighborhood commercial Illustrator specializing in Character Design & Illustration for the Children’s Licensing & Publishing Industries.
A Brief Biography...
The fascinating story of a cartoon and animation addict that overcame his circumstances and became an even bigger cartoon and animation addict…
As a twenty year veteran of the licensing, toy, and entertainment industry, Lawrence has worked on everything from Teen Aged Mutant Ninjas to Looney Tunes.
After attending School Of Visual Arts in New York, Lawrence was hired as head toy designer for Happiness Express Inc.
While there he had the opportunity to design everything from night lights to action figures. Working for a small company also meant wearing many hats. Lawrence gained valuable experience in package design, sculpture and style guide creation.
After 5 years in the toy industry he moved on to a career in character illustration, creating style guide
art for Newline Cinema, Jim Henson Productions, and 4Kids Entertainment to name a few.
Among other things he is now one of the official licensing artists for Teen Age Mutant Ninja Turtles, and has a 20 year relationship with Major League Baseball as their main Mascot Illustrator.
Not content to just draw the characters, Lawrence has also made the leap to digital animation. To date he has worked on films for the web and broadcast television for companies like ABC Networks, Nickelodeon, and VH1. (IMDB)
Lawrence currently resides in Queens, New York where he plots to corrupt the minds of youth with silly pictures and funny books. Request a resume.
The stuff I use to make other stuff…
I been using Photoshop for everything from Web Design to sketching and layout for for over 15 years. I’de be lost without it in my toolbox.
Illustrator CC. My weapon of choice. I specialize in vector artwork so this is an invaluable tool for me. 99.9% of my work is produced in this program.
I’ve been producing animation in this program since it was first released under the name of flash. It has it’s unique quirks which I’ve learned to use as strengths.
This program is handy. Of course, I started out hand coding web pages but I thank the gods daily for Dreamweaver’s time saving features. I even get to use this flexible tool with WordPress.
HTML & CSS
Before I knew WordPress was a thing I was forced to learn these skills & I’m glad I did. I love using content management systems like WordPress. they make life easy but I still use HTML & CSS on every project.
Finally we get to the CMS that saved my life! WordPress makes designing a functional website so much easier. I’ve been using it for the better part os 17 years and it’s only gotten better with Builders like Elementor.
What we can do for you.
We specialize in the creation of vector character art, situational, 3D turn art, brand packaging as well as repeat pattern creation for licensing.
Wether it be illustration for physical, ebook or animated story apps LCI Studios has the specific skill set you’re looking for. We also have the ability to create on model art when dealing with licensed properties.
LCI has worked on films for television, mobile apps, and for the web. our clients include, Nickelodeon, MTV, VH1, AT&T, Major League Baseball and ABC Radio Networks.
Pro Mascot Services
LCI has served a number of professional sports teams with character Illustration & mascot design services. Contact us to learn which ones and what we can do for your team.
Lawrence worked as a Toy Designer for 5 years. We understand taking a product from a simple sketch to a finished product. Have an idea? Let us help you bring it to market.
Need a website or online style guide for your licensed property? LCI Studios is well versed in HTML, CSS, & WordPress. We can implement your vision Quickly and affordably.
Some of the guides I’ve been privileged to do character art for…
- MLB Mascots – all teams
- MLB – Baby Mascots – All
- Crash Test Dummies
- Tom & Friends
- Oogie Loves
- Lost in Space
- Rock Band
- Dinosaur King
- Jesus in Jeans
- Anaheim Roughriders
- The Mask
- Lord of the Rings
- Spongebob Squarepants
- Duck Dynasty
- Sprout TV
- Austin Powers
- Rainforest Cafe
"Larry is very creative and cutting edge... Always thinking out-of-the-box, with very impressive and well thought out designs.... "
Managing Director at P3 International Limited
"Larry is an incredibly talented illustrator; after first seeing Larry's work illustrating some of the "Jersey Shore" cast while I developed licensing programs for MTV Networks, I immediately thought of him when we needed something illustrated for a project at my new position with Oxygen Media. Beautiful work, and gets what you need right away! Highly recommended."
Stacey Gee Barbato
Sr. Director, Strategic Partnerships & Business Development at ViacomCBS
"It is without hesitation that I recommend Larry. Larry is a true professional, a top animation talent with exceptional drawing ability. Of all the animation artists I ever inked for, his work was the cleanest. With a solid work ethic and knowledge of the animation field, Larry is down to earth and a pleasure to work with. It is my great fortune to get to work with him again from time to time. (Happiness Express, Fantascope and XMas Arts.) I know with out a doubt, that he can handle any project and I highly recommend him."
Senior Art Director of Interactive and Print at Mosaic Group, an FCB Health Network Company
""Every time I get off the phone from a conversation with Larry, I always feel smarter.""
Betty K. Bynum
CREATOR/OWNER at THE I'M A GIRL COLLECTION tm / Dream I Am
"Above and beyond his technical expertise, Lawrence is the most original designer that I have worked with in sixteen years. He has the ability to grasp the essence of a design problem and interpret it in a dozen ways with out breaking a sweat. His concepts for characters are always top draw. No wonder Nickelodeon loved him so much."
VP of Creative Services, Kenn Viselman Presents, inc.
People We Work With...
Some of the wonderful people that keep us in pencils…
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