Michael Hamlin
Michael Hamlin
Art Director

About Michael...

Vintage: If you "could" put time in a bottle as the song says...then we're going to need a bigger bottle!

Best part of working at Grapevine: Knowing that I am part of a group of highly professional, dedicated and talented individuals.  Who wouldn't want to be part of that?

Work philosophy: I always remember somthing that I read once..."The only difference between Good and Great is just a little exra effort."

Favorite color: I do like the blues!

Favorite brainstorming technique: I usually browse through numerous trade publications such as Communication Arts or Print magazine...then just relax and let it come to me.  Usually as I am waking up in the morning an idea hits!

Favorite hobby: Besides drawing, oil and watercolor painting, I enjoy photography.  I also play trumpet in the North Port Concert Band.

What I wanted to be when I grew up: When I was young, I wanted ot be a secret agent...now that I am older, I want to be young.  Being happy is good enough for me!

Michael's Bio...

Graduated from Ringling College of Art and Design with a bachelor’s degree in graphic design.

Honed his design skills for nearly 28 years at various advertising agencies in the Sarasota-Manatee area.

Established his own graphic design firm in 2006.

Earned multiple advertising design awards that have achieved national recognition.

Joined Grapevine Communications as Art Director in the fall of 2013.

Michael Hamlin

Grapevine Communications
5201 Paylor Lane
Sarasota, FL 34240