About Us

Never underestimate the power of excellent quality patent illustrations. We formalize illustrations for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office - it's what we do best! Our goal is to provide the best quality work in a timely manner and at reasonable costs. In addition to patent drawings, we also extend the same philosophy to our work with technical drawings, 3D modeling and trial graphics.

In 2007, AM Patent Drawings & Graphics owner Alfonso Martinez decided to take the knowledge he acquired working at a patent drafting firm and later a small marketing company and apply it to his own operation. The result is a small but growing business that has successfully served many attorneys, manufacturers and businesses.


Our Team:


Alfonso MartinezAlfonso Martinez
Owner

Alfonso, or "Al" as many people like to call him, first started working as a patent draftsman in 1999. After nearly 5 years of working for a patent firm, Al decided to join a small marketing company where he started as a web and graphic designer. He quickly established himself as the creative director and marketing adviser with that same company. In 2007, Al was presented with the opportunity that allowed him to start operating his own shop. The rest is history....



George SuthlandGeorge Sutherland
Project Coordinator

George is a graduate of Newcastle University where he studied Architecture. His experience working with technical drawings and managing/developing architectural projects in Oxford (UK) transferred seamlessly to the patent illustration industry. George is a reliable asset helping to keep projects running smoothly and to schedule.

George has been developing his illustrative skills whilst volunteering at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History invertebrate department.



Andrew LennhoffAndrew Lennhoff
Lead Illustrator

Andy has been a patent illustrator since 2004. He graduated from Frostburg State University as an Art and Design major with a minor in Art History. As an accomplished illustrator and cartoonist, Andy has produced art work for multiple types of media.

He joined AM Patent Drawings & Graphics in early 2011 and has been a huge asset in providing our clients with the best quality work. Andy is knowledgeable in all things concerning patent illustrations, so feel free to ask him some of the tough questions!



Carmen JudyCarmen Judy
Patent Illustrator

Carmen studied Art and Visual Technology at George Mason University where she started building a strong digital art portfolio. In addition to creating art, Carmen enjoys helping with art installations and setting up artwork in galleries.

Carmen's talents are a big benefit to the overall quality of illustrations that we produce here for our clients.



James ChandlerJames Chandler
Patent Illustrator

James is a strong illustrator who is originally from Danville, Virginia. He was a Media Arts and Animation student at the Art Institute of Washington. His love of portrait artwork and character art explains why James' work with design cases are one of his strengths. James also enjoys bass guitar in his free time.



Curtis Enrique Tull Curtis Enrique Tull
Patent Illustrator/3D Modeler

Curtis is our swiss army knife, who works on patent illustrations, graphic design, 3D renderings and even does video production. He's a well rounded artist that helps us produce a wide range of projects. Curtis grew up in the Northern Virginai area but lived in California most of his adulthood. Curtis has a son that he plans on raising here in NoVa, where he was raised.



Tyler SmithTyler Smith
Patent Illustrator

Tyler is a recent college graduate who is looking to continue is gradute studies in the art field. He brings a very strong portfolio of illustration that displays his strong talent for accurate and technical depictions of a wide range of subject matter. He's a perfect fit as an artist at AM Patent Drawings & Graphics and helps raise our level of artistic skill. Tyler grew up on a farm just about an hour south of Tysons Corner, VA.



Mallory Myers-PayneMallory Myers-Payne
Patent Illustrator

Mallory recently graduated Cum Laude from James Madison University with a degree in Studio Art and a minor in Biology. She brings a technical illustration talent to out team of artists. Mallory has prior experience in the intellectual property industry by working as an intern at a large IP law firm. She adds value to an already strong group of illustrators.



Shawn YuShawn Yu
Freelance Illustrator/3D Modeler

Shawn is a former full-time employee who majored in Illustration at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond. Since college, he has produced editorial illustrations for media companies and smaller publications. Shawn is a native of Northern Virginia and enjoys creating art with photoshop and 3D software.



Matthew SkuceMatthew Skuce
Freelance Patent Illustrator

Matt is a former full-time employee who moved to the midwest. Matt continues to do work for the firm as a freelance draftsman. He attended Dominion University where he studied Drawing & Design - graduating Cum Laude. Matt has published two Sci-fi comics.



Our Promise
We will produce your utility patents, design patents, trademarks and other projects to exceed your standards of quality. Not only will we meet your standards but we will work hard to also satisfy any deadlines needed. Excellent quality, meeting deadlines and providing reasonable costs are all things we take very seriously.

Dedication
AM Patent Drawings & Graphics is dedicated to getting our clients what they need. We are always willing to go the extra mile to satisfy, and maintaining a strong relationship with our client base is very important to us.