Partner & Creative Director
Rod Lemaire is a Mission Minded Partner and Creative Director, overseeing our award-winning design studio. Rod brings more than two decades of art direction and communication design expertise to his work for mission-driven organizations.
His experience includes design for recovery initiatives on the Louisiana Gulf Coast, Ivy League universities in the Northeast, and advocacy groups in Washington, D.C. Rod’s success as a creative professional is based on his keen design skills and ability to innovate and adapt. By combining creative problem-solving with precise and practical sensibilities, he crafts astute, tailored, and marketable solutions to meet specific strategic goals.
Rod’s knowledge of nonprofit organizations has also been built from the inside: he has served in numerous leadership positions, including his role as the New Orleans Chapter President for the American Institute for Graphic Arts, the professional association for graphic design. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Louisiana State University.
Rod is also a dedicated and fierce Pictionary competitor, possessing an exceptional ability to guess his teammates’ clues within the first stroke of the pen.