About the Designer

Thomas “Scott” Layman, a Richmond, Virginia native, has over 15 years experience in video production, print, graphic design, information technology and website development. He has been an integral part of a multitude of complex projects, helping numerous organizations solve their visual, technical and business challenges.

As a lifelong artist, Scott first became professionally involved in graphics and video production in 1995. In 1999 he began working as a videographer, video editor and website developer with McArthur Communications in Richmond. His projects included the U.S Navy, The Virginia War Memorial, Greentop Sporting Goods, HHHunt Homes, Lifestyle Homes, and many Central Virginia businesses.

In 2002, Scott started his own independent company, Firelight Advertising, to focus upon small and medium sized business marketing solutions, including video production, print design and web services. His clients included Land America, Interactive Financial Market Group, Chevrolet Town ‘N Country, Home Media of Richmond, New Dominion Real Estate, Ray H. Williams Homes, and Huguenot Builders.

video shoot using crane

In 2005, he joined Interactive Financial Marketing Group as videographer, designer and marketing consultant. He worked with a team creating multiple national television commercial campaigns, training videos, product videos, print & magazine campaigns, and website design concepts.

In 2007, Scott was hired by a prominent Richmond advertising agency, Kennedy & Green Advertising. His scope of work included print design, video, and website development for high profile clients New Kent Winery, Centex Homes, The Virginia War Memorial, Virginia Abrasives, The Blue Ridge School, New Kent County and many others.

In 2009, “Thomas Scott Layman: Advanced Media and Design” was established, continuing to maintain and grow his already highly successful presence in the media and graphic design industry. He continues, along with his talented network of professionals, to produce exceptional quality products for advertising agencies, his loyal clients, and new businesses.

Geek Brief

Most clients only require that our services are completed to their company’s standards and in a timely manner, while others may need to know more of the technical side of what we do.

Website Development

Programming Technologies

  • HTML 5
  • PHP 5
  • MySQL 5
  • CSS3
  • JavaScript
  • Apache
  • Linux Servers

Content Management Systems

  • WordPress

Television & Video Production

Broadcast Standards

  • NTSC
  • HDTV
  • 1080p
  • 1080i
  • 720p
  • 480p
  • 480i

Software & Technology

  • Final Cut Pro
  • Soundtrack Pro
  • Color
  • Motion
  • Compressor
  • Carrara

Cameras & Equipment

  • Canon Camera & Lenses
  • Nikon Camera & Lenses
  • Sony Camera & Lenses
  • Dollies & Tracks
  • Cranes & Jibs
  • Lighting & Stands

Graphics & Print

Software & Technology

  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop

for clients only