Lightborne Communications

Home Base.

We are in the beautiful Over The Rhine neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio.

We create motion design of all types, shapes and sizes.

We do live action production right here in the house.

Editorial happens here, too (hi, Brad).

We also do sound design.

We've won bunches of cool awards.

We are, traditionally, non-traditional.

Factory Floor

Our spirit animal has spent time in jail.

Lightborne is a concept factory, a design studio, a production company, and an editorial house.

We meet your creative challenges with unique Lightborne solutions. We share your goals to express your vision. From directing to designing, editorial to animation, broadcast to branding, in our studio or on location, we excel at multi-disciplinary projects and are dedicated to creating exceptional work. We are located in the historic Over-The-Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio, housed in a converted five story industrial building, beautifully transformed by renowned architect Jose Garcia into a state-of-the-art creative studio. Lightborne concepts and creates stunning visuals in all sizes and shapes for a wide variety of projects including: 1) traditional advertising commercials and videos, 2) live action production and post-production, 3) live events and tour visuals, and 4) design, animation, visual effects and finishing.


Thomas R. Schiff
Scott Durban
Charlie Martin
Director of New Business Development
Dan Bryant
Executive Producer
Riann Wiggins
Lauren Bentle
Casey Luttrull
Director of Technology
Dana Hamblen
Client Services

Design & Animation

Chris Gliebe
Executive Creative Director / Designer
Ryan McAllister
Creative Director / Designer
Neil Smith
Senior Designer / Animator
Dave Irion
Senior Animator / Compositor
Kurt Koch
Senior Designer / Animator
Dan Walton
Designer / Animator
Justin Lee
Designer / Animator
Kevin Gautraud
Designer / Animator
Lee Hoffman
Designer / Animator


Brad Grawe
Senior Editor
Barry Rowen
Anne Pennell
Assistant Editor
Tyler Keeton
Assistant Editor / Data Manager
Ryan Elliott
Colorist / Director of Photography


Jacob Drabik
Designer / Production Manager
Brian Emch
Image Production Specialist