Garage Creative Studios


We are a creative services company that pushes the boundaries of film-making, music, art and design. Our studio is a place where sentences begin with “What if...” And are answered: “No problem.”

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We are a group of film-makers, musicians, artists, designers, animators and editors. If it has a screen or a speaker, our people will work their asses off to tell your story.


Location and studio
Broadcast and commercial
Documentary and long-format


Motion graphics / Visual FX
2D / 3D animation
Color grading


Music composition
Sound design
Source Connect / ISDN bridging


We are always looking for inspired talent. Please send your reel and resume to

Dave McLean

After 30+ years in this business, my passion is to provide a place that allows creative people the opportunity to flourish and grow, to provide unparalleled service to our clients, and have fun doing it.

" Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something. " — Thomas A. Edison

Mark Hamer

High on skills. Low on attitude. Mark is the captain of our creative team. Comfortable behind the camera or in the edit suite, Mark is a true problem-solver. From the first meeting, to the storyboard, to the final delivery of a film, this guy is on the case.

" Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer knows the propensity to dream, the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch. " — Tim Berners-Lee

Rich Maurer

As a working musician with a lifelong passion for music, Rich brings years of experience to the table as a mixer, engineer and sound designer. For Rich, audio is more than a finishing touch, it is an essential part of a great audience experience.

" All lasting business is built on friendship. " — Alfred A. Montapert

Sarah Girosky

As a designer, animator, and editor, Sarah is the essence of our interdisciplinary approach at the Garage. This CIA grad is calm and patient, yet passionate about the work.

" Everyone has an invisible sign hanging from their neck saying, 'Make me feel important.' Never forget this message when working with people. " — Mary Kay Ash

Eddie Smith

An action and sports photographer with a natural eye for composition. This hard-working guy is always experimenting with new techniques behind the camera or in the edit suite.

" And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department. " — Andrew Carnegie

Kelly Pangle

Whenever he's whistling in an edit suite, that lets us know that Kelly's creative side is flowing. And while he may be the newbie here, his sense of humor and easy-going nature makes him feel like he's been part of the Garage family for years.

" The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. " — Aristotle

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Amy E. Piatak

A friendly voice on the phone, the source of fresh baked vegan goodies and the heart of the Garage. Be it a stray cat or stray dog, (and the occasional stray client), Amy makes sure all creatures are taken care of.

" There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time! " — Coco Chanel

Jamie Roehm

A third-generation number cruncher, Jamie lives for the numbers. Really. Jamie keeps the business side of the business in line.

" A budget tells us what we can't afford, but it doesn't keep us from buying it. " — William Feather


Duncan reminds us how important it is to play, and keep your eye on the ball. Focus on the ball. The ball. Get the ball. Good boy.

" All his life he tried to be a good person. Many times, however, he failed. For after all, he was only human. He wasn't a dog. " — Charles M. Schulz

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Contact Us

6330 Miller Road
Brecksville, OH 44141
P. 440.262.2336
F. 440.792.4745

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