effective creative takes talent and teamwork.
We bring even more to the table.
We never stop thinking about what’s best for our clients. And a large part of that is the people we surround ourselves with—the crew we work with day in and day out. From strategy to design, copy, photography, and video production, our accomplished group has vast and varied experience putting their skills to work across a wide range of industries. Just as important as our talent and teamwork, though? That Beach Lion combo of drive, energy, and heart we bring to each and every project. What can we say? We love what we do.
Laura Purvis Nolasco
Co-founder | Managing Director
With experience at Nine West and JPMorgan Chase—and a degree in International Finance and Marketing from the University of Miami—Laura jokes that she’s seen enough spreadsheets to last a lifetime. But the truth is: she’ll never stop looking for targets to meet and results to add up. At Beach Lion, Laura oversees all aspects of business management and collaborates with clients, our team, and behind the scenes to ensure Beach Lion runs smoothly and produces the best work.
In her off hours, Laura is usually at the beach with her family, curled up with a good book, or trying (and failing) to keep her plants alive.
Co-founder | Creative Director
Mike’s almost always in sneakers, but he's anything but casual when it comes to his work. Under his direction, Beach Lion has developed and executed award-winning creative by placing two beliefs front and center—that great work tells a story, and that every story starts with understanding clients and their consumers. This approach was built from Mike’s experience both agency- and client-side, from Dimassimo Goldstein and Bandujo Advertising in New York to in-house at the Tampa Bay Rays and University of South Florida.
Mike also holds an M.F.A. in Communication Design from Pratt Institute in New York City and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Miami. When not obsessing over design and film, he enjoys painting on obscenely large canvases and constantly snapping photos of his kids and dogs.