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

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!

Shawn YuShawn Yu
Lead Illustrator/3D Modeler

Shawn majored in Illustration at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond. Since college, he has produced editorial illustrations for media companies and smaller publications. He now brings his illustrative talents to our clients through his work in our patent drawings.

Shawn is a native of Northern Virginia and enjoys creating art with photoshop and 3D software.

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.

Kevin ZimmermanKevin Zimmerman
Patent Illustrator/Graphic Design

Kevin is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University where he studied Scientific and Preparatory Medical Illustration. His professional skill-set also includes infographics, brand design, product photography, television storyboards, and website development. Kevin is a talented and dedicated illustrator that lends to the high quality at our firm. In his spare time he volunteers for various nonprofits, works as a freelance comic book illustrator, and enjoys painting.

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.

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.

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.