Robert Mott
Robert MottOwner-Designer

With more than 36 years of experience as an award-winning graphic designer, Robert Mott works with a broad spectrum of clients to produce and manage projects across all media, including branding and identity campaigns, book designs, brochures and print collateral, direct mail print and email, websites, packaging, environmental signage and trade show displays. Marketing directors, brand managers, entrepreneurs and authors alike turn to him as a trusted creative advisor to help make their communication projects more beautiful, impactful, and profitable.

IN HIS “OFF” HOURS, Robert Mott often spends time performing as a bass trombonist with his professional ensemble, Mr. Jefferson’s Bones, or with various other music groups, including regional orchestras, jazz big bands, funk bands and choral societies. He’s also an ASCAP composer/arranger, co-organizer of the Tromblow’in music workshop held annually at James Madison University, and founder of the musical relief project, Trombonistas por Puerto Rico.


  • Print Magazine’s Regional Design Annual

  • Print Magazine’s Best Letterheads and Business Cards vol. 4

  • American Corporate Identity vol. 8

  • American Corporate Identity 1998

  • National Park Service Cooperating Association Award of Excellence in Book Design

  • National Park Service Cooperating Association Honorable Mention in Book Design

  • AHA Touchstone Award, National Silver, Hospital Annual Report

  • United Methodist Association of Communicators Award of Merit (website design)

  • San Diego Creative Show, Gold

  • IABC Award of Excellence Annual Reports

  • IABC Marketing Awards (multiple years), Gold, Silver

  • Paragon Awards (multiple years), Gold, Silver and Bronze

  • Phoenix Ad Club Addy, multiple awards


  • Altman Dedicated Direct

  • Aspen Consulting Team, LLC

  • Louis Barajas


  • Brian Biro, America’s Breakthrough Coach

  • California Alliance for Arts Education

  • El Paso Wind Symphony

  • Furious Flower Poetry Center

  • GBOD (General Board of Discipleship)

  • Heath Dental Group

  • Ignite Global

  • Implant Seminars, Inc.

  • James Madison University Athletics

  • JMU College of Business

  • JMU College of Science and Mathematics

  • JMU Communications & Marketing

  • JMU Ethical Reasoning in Action

  • JMU Festival Conference & Student Center

  • JMU Office of Government Relations

  • JMU Madison Union

  • JMU Office of Orientation

  • JMU Strategic Planning & Engagement

  • JMU University Events

  • JMU Women for Madison

  • Guy Moon/Moonpeople Music

  • Linpharma

  • MedOp Health, Inc.

  • Namale Fiji Resort


  • Presbyterian Church U.S.A.

  • The Red Hen Restaurant, Lexington VA

  • Red Newt Bikes

  • ReNovus Energy

  • San Diego Community Colleges

  • Mark Scharenbroich, CSP, CPAE

  • Scripps Memorial Hospitals

  • Shenandoah Fall Foliage Bike Festival

  • Tromblow’in at JMU

  • United Methodist Communications

  • University of Arizona Foundation, Fine Arts

  • University of Delaware Trombone Studio

  • Virginia Tech University

  • Waynesboro Symphony Orchestra

  • W.L.Gore & Associates Medical Products

Years in Business
Creative Projects
Cups of Coffee
Peter Wilson

“Robert isn’t just a gifted graphic designer; he is a wonderful collaborator — one who immediately realizes your vision and expands ideas into tremendous and engaging websites. When I retired from serving as a Marine musician at The White House after 30 years, I needed to rebrand myself in the music world moving forward. Robert was so effective in creating an exciting new website for me that both honored my past service while fully embracing my new chapter as a musical artist. Robert’s personal experience in the arts world combined with his immense creativity make him uniquely effective in developing beautiful websites of the highest quality that are also informative and easy to navigate. Additionally, Robert is so approachable and hands-on during the development process and beyond. I went on to recommend him to the Board of the Waynesboro Symphony, and he created a gorgeous new website for the organization that generated a fantastic response by connecting the community with its orchestra. Bravo, and thank you, Robert!”

Peter Wilson, Music Director, Waynesboro Symphony, Richmond Philharmonic, and American Festival Pops Orchestras
Shari Altman

“. . . with Robert there is no ego or attitude towards design. Robert understands that our goals with direct marketing are to sell product for clients and it is truly a collaborative process working with him. I find this to be an unusual quality among designers who don’t necessarily ‘get it’ and consider their graphic design efforts to be ‘art’. Because of all of these reasons, working with Robert is a pleasure for my team and for our clients.”

Shari Altman, Altman Dedicated Direct
Mark Scharenbroich, NSA hall of fame speaker

“We needed a number one draft pick in a graphic designer and Robert has beaten all of our expectations. He continues to ‘wow’ us with his ideas. From our website, marketing campaign and book design, Robert has turned into a true partner in our business. Plus, he is an absolutely great guy.”

Mark Scharenbroich, CSP, CPAE, Hall of Fame Keynote Speaker
Joanne Gabbin

“Robert Mott is an incredibly talented graphic designer. His work is characterized by accuracy, expert execution, and inventiveness.”

Joanne Gabbin, PhD, Furious Flower Poetry Center at JMU
Dave Barnes

“Robert Mott and his team did us a tremendous service in the University Unions. They were easy to work with, came up with a wide variation of creative ideas and they were open to adjustments and suggestions we made. It felt like we had an effective creative partner.I love the results they came up with and we have received many compliments on their creative efforts.”

Dave Barnes, Director, James Madison University Unions
Joanne Stern, PhD

“Working with Robert has been great! He is professional, knowledgeable, incredibly talented and creative, responsive and organized, helpful and patient, warm and personal — I just can’t say enough superlative things about him. He was always available and his follow-through is just what you dream of. I could not recommend Robert Mott more highly.”

Joanne Stern, PhD, Speaker, Author, Family Wealth Consultant
David Taylor

“Robert is exceptionally creative, reliable and detail-oriented, and he’s a great communicator when it comes to project schedules and budget. He takes the time to fully understand our objectives and then works with us to design an optimal solution. He’s a real pro: I recommend him highly!”

David Taylor, Senior Director, JMU Advancement Marketing
Lori Pyle, PhD

“Robert helped us create a new identity within the university brand with a clean and modern logo design and supporting design pieces. His creativity, responsiveness and ability to translate our message into dynamic visuals make it a pleasure to work with him!”

Lori Pyle, PhD, Associate Chair, JMU Ethical Reasoning in Action
Andy Perrine

“Robert Mott is a consummate professional. He combines great creativity with acumen and organization. On one particular project our deadline was nearly unreasonable. Yet he turned it around with ease, with high quality and with good humor. Most importantly, Robert brings a solid understanding of marketing and communications principles to the work. He is concerned first with how well messages will be received by audiences, and whether they will achieve their objective. His design work is terrific, but his bottom-line mentality matters a lot to us as audiences become harder to reach.”

Andy Perrine, Associate Vice President, JMU Communications & Marketing

Got a tough project? Bring it on.

Let’s put our heads together.

Serving clients near and far since 1988, I provide excellent client service no matter where you are in the world. My current clients and creative teams include people in Minneapolis, Minnesota; Sydney, Australia; Miami and Tampa, Florida; Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Aspen, Colorado; Park City, Utah; Washington, DC; Lexington, Virginia; and locally here in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

Phone:  540.290.1677
Email: [email protected]

Robert Mott & Associates