Jason Fischer » Director / Creative Lead
Jason R. Fischer is one of Omaha's most sought-after photographers and graphic designers. He has been crafting his personal design aesthetic and photography vision for nearly a decade.
Born in Washington, D.C., this creative force spent his formative years in Omaha, where he found his early artistic voice in airbrush illustration and acrylic painting. Later, he started incorporating elements of graphic art into his work. As he experience broadened, Jason started dabbling in digital photography.
In the years since, Jason has taught himself dozens of graphic arts software programs, become a master photographer, and conquered the cutting edge components of web design. Finding an early niche in compact disc covers and model pictorials, over the years, Jason has become THE "go-to guy" for professionally designed graphic arts and web design projects.
In 2002, he started Surreal Media Labs, LLC, which provided networking and creative opportunities across the country. This led to features in national magazines, numerous websites and dozens of business development projects.
Today, it is Jason's artistic vision that provides the backbone of SML's creative direction. He brings a sterling aesthetic, legendary work ethic, and impeccable vision to every project that comes in the door.
Michael A. Ramirez » Chief Video Editor / Motion Graphics
He started with a career in the Navy where he earned his electronic specialist training and gained in depth attention to detail and discipline.
With a passion for film Michael Ramirez pursued his dream of being a film editor and documentarian. He attended the New York Film Academy in 2003 and received his technical certification.
He is currently a key asset with Surreal Media Labs as chief video editor, motion graphic specialist, and is a layout artist for print / magazine publications.
Terrance Larkin » Master Illustrator / Design
For a club-owner or urban resturuanter in the early 2000s, one of the most distinctive and desirable pieces of artwork that could grace your walls was a commissioned mural, airbrushed and finished with a four-letter signature: SPOT.
Terrence Larkin was the artistic force behind Omaha's "Spot" graffiti movement. A native of the Philipines, Spot came to Omaha with his parents as an infant. Over the years he forged a series of relationships that helped him establish himself in Omaha's art community.
Over time, many of the restaurants and nightclubs that featured Spot's work changed hands, or were remodeled.
Fortunately, the force is still unquestionably with us. Spot has spent the intervening years tweaking his skills, and has become an established airbrush artist. Today you can see his work on t-shirts and canvas, in magazines, and in children's book illustrations.
You can also see his handiwork in SML projects. As our master illustrator, Spot has tremendous influence in the "Surreal" style and approach to graphic design and multi-media. We're proud to keep his style alive.