About DWVM

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ABOUT DWVM

We are technically-TRIUMPHANT, uber-MOTIVATED visual story telling CHAMPIONS dedicated to effectively conveying YOUR MESSAGE like nobody else can.

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Personable Team

We are a visual content production team based in the Washington DC metropolitan area. We are a small personable team of creatives with specific skill sets in advertising/promotional photography, film and video/commercial production. Your go to full service white-label partner.

Leading The Way

With specific skill sets in creating your advertising or promotional imagery developed to catch the wandering eye, to the viral video or tv commercial developed and optimized to gain traction and inquiry – we lead the way from start to finish. Making you look good, makes us look good!

Our Advantage

Our biggest advantage?.. The DWVM core team is small enough to understand and personalize our service for your idea, business or philanthropic venture. Whether you are an advertising agency, business or individual, we are here for you. When you succeed, we succeed.

Your Message

DesignWorks Media specializes in crafting and telling unique stories in both video and still images, tailoring each project around the specific message the client is looking to tell. Everything we develop and implement is in-house. As the client, you receive unmatched attention, focus and creative ingenuity.

Services

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OUR SERVICES

DWVM Service Details

PHOTOGRAPHY

In today’s fast-paced world, the imagery representing your company needs to bring time to a halt. With one image, and mere microseconds to make that first impression, DesignWorks delivers the urgency and passion of your message.

VIDEOGRAPHY

You know your story better than anybody. You live its truth in the trenches every day. DesignWorks Visual Media wraps your story in hues of light and dark, presenting your message in a cinematic style that inspires and engages.

AUDIO DESIGN

From the voice that sells your product to the soundtrack that sews it all together, DesignWorks Visual Media creates the perfect audio environment for your message. Providing pre-existing audio landscapes and original compositions.

CHEMISTRY

A mad mix of everything you need to deliver your message, our DW chemists combine sight, sound, photography, videography, script writing and musical composition, collaborating with you to craft an undeniable message.

Design Works Visual Media – Photography

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PHOTOGRAPHY

DesignWorks Visual Media – Photography

Motion

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MOTION
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SHOWCASE

1000 WORDS
We are often contacted when a company like HGTV needs imagery that pops off the page or screen. Soup to nuts, moving or still DesignWorks Visual Media delivers.
Faces
From one-off corporate photography to long-term build media campaigns, we help you put your best face forward.

Clients and Testimonials


  • Codi McIntyre, S.A.F.E Mgt

    Codi McIntyre, S.A.F.E Mgt

    Working with Mike Stog was a true privilege. He developed brilliant billboard ideas. Look forward to doing business with him in the future.
  • Don Schaaf, DS+F

    Don Schaaf, DS+F

    Mike is a rare talent, indeed. He’s highly creative. The images he creates are truly unique. They manage to be real and surreal at the same time.
  • Chris William - Country Recording Artist

    Chris William - Country Recording Artist

    Mike Stog can turn Joe Shmo into a Rock Star!
  • Codi McIntyre, S.A.F.E Mgt

    Working with Mike Stog was a true privilege. He developed brilliant billboard ideas. Look forward to doing business with him in the future.
  • Don Schaaf, DS+F

    Mike is a rare talent, indeed. He’s highly creative. The images he creates are truly unique. They manage to be real and surreal at the same time.
  • Chris William - Country Recording Artist

    Mike Stog can turn Joe Shmo into a Rock Star!

Team Members

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DWVM TEAM
Mike
Producer/Photographer

A white t-shirt, skinny jean aficionado, Mike is the protector of your vision and brings it all together.

Mike
Mike
Producer/Photographer
Mike
Producer/Photographer

A white t-shirt, skinny jean aficionado, Mike is the protector of your vision and brings it all together.

Michelle
PR Director

A creative global connector, Michelle brings her PR Shalaley to everything she does.

Michelle
Michelle
PR Director
Michelle
PR Director

A creative global connector, Michelle brings her PR Shalaley to everything she does.

Nate
DP

Executioner of all things trite, Nate brings unique vision and wears his sunglasses at night.

Nate
Nate
DP
Nate
DP

Executioner of all things trite, Nate brings unique vision and wears his sunglasses at night.

Karla
Client Liaison

Client Liaison. Loves the spring time, long walks under tall trees, shamelessly romantic teen novels and Jean Luc Picard.

Karla
Karla
Client Liaison
Karla
Client Liaison

Client Liaison. Loves the spring time, long walks under tall trees, shamelessly romantic teen novels and Jean Luc Picard.

Todd
Audio Director

A self-proclaimed 80’s rock star, with an ear for sound, composition and narration.

Todd
Todd
Audio Director
Todd
Audio Director

A self-proclaimed 80’s rock star, with an ear for sound, composition and narration.

Jeremy
VFX Editor

With bearded braggadocio, Jeremy is our Resident slicer and dicer.

Jeremy
Jeremy
VFX Editor
Jeremy
VFX Editor

With bearded braggadocio, Jeremy is our Resident slicer and dicer.

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BLOG & NEWS

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Feb 2015
WHY I BELIEVE YOU ARE PHOTOGENIC

  Hey There! This has been a crazy year! I am so grateful for so many new friends, clients and creative thinkers that I have had the opportunity to meet, come across and walk this life with this past year. I have been busy with a variety of photo campaigns and video projects which I will be able to release and share in the new year (!!) … these opportunities have enabled me to literally travel the world, have time to think, process and focus on whats in store for the new year. Pardon the Inactive Blog Presence… As a photographer, it is a daunting task to write and share everything that Read more

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Nov 2014
HAHAHA !! THIS MORNING’S HOLIDAY CARD !!!

I love that these Holiday Cards have been such a big hit! What initially started a few years ago as a way to “cut-my-teeth” in the advertising world (learning what works, what doesn’t, whats efficient, what isn’t, dealing with limited time etc…) has been a lot of fun. Not to mention a great way for me to embrace and engage the holiday season. Holiday Cards have been more than a way to grow myself in the world of composite photography. It has allowed me the creative freedom with real world restraints. It has been one of the strongest tools in my arsenal to hone in on what works and what Read more

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Oct 2014
CONFESSIONS OF A RECOVERING PHOTOGRAPHER

**Special special thanks to my good friend & photog Nick Karlin for assisting in this series and new bud Justin Chiet for creating the behind the scenes video on this shoot below ! (After the break) — The advertising world in photography is super competitive, actually, sometimes it feels downright impossible to crack. No matter how good one is. Yet, I believe one can say more with one photo than with 100 words. **Unless you are Ashley from @TMFproject …no joke. Special thanks to Justin Chiet for putting this video together! Recently I chatted with a somewhat disgruntled photog– one who felt that there is no point in sharing tips, Read more

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Jul 2014
PHOTO SHOOT WITH SPG ARCHITECTS NYC !

Hey! Last week I had the opportunity to meet w/  Cody Sidnam & Eric Gartner  of [SPG] Architects for some portrait shots!

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Jun 2014
TIPS ON WORKING WITH AN AD AGENCY

** I was recently asked to write an entry for an advertising agency I’ve recently had the pleasure of working with (ECU Communications) – I thought I would share! 🙂 – * The Zombie promo above is something fun we shot for an upcoming film out here in Washington DC. Here’s more info on that: http://indiegogo.com/projects/z-con-a-film-about-what-happens-when-zombies-infect-a-comic-con – 5 Tips for a Successful Photo Shoot! – 1) Problem Solvers… an opportunity.   In writing this piece, I find myself reflecting on a 3-day shoot we had in Santa Rosa, California for a rather large client whose headquarters is stationed just outside of Washington DC. – The shoot was scheduled in the cold, gray month Read more

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