Our Services

Lasater/Sumpter Design, Inc. is a multidisciplinary design firm specializing in the development of branding and comprehensive communications systems. Founded in 1980 in Boston, Massachusetts, the firm has assisted a wide range of organizations and businesses in both the corporate and non-profit sectors. The firm is now based in Virginia, near Washington D.C., and handles projects on a national level.

Our work includes a broad range of services related to positioning and implementing our clients' brand identity, and helping them communicate clearly and effectively. These services include:

We are dedicated to focusing on our clients' objectives and developing strategic and creative responses that help them achieve their goals.

We maintain ongoing working relationships with business consultants, writers, photographers, media producers, programmers and other communications professionals with whom we collaborate to meet our clients' individual needs.

The Firm's Principals

Robert Lasater: Educated at Old Dominion University in Virginia, Mr. Lasater received his undergraduate degree in graphic design from Massachusetts College of Art and a graduate degree in business from Harvard University. Before forming Lasater/Sumpter Design in 1980, he was a senior designer with a firm involved in major national corporate identity programs. Mr. Lasater has held teaching positions at Massachusetts College of Art and the Art Institute of Boston and is currently an adjunct professor in communications design at the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, D.C. An active member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts and the Society of Environmental Graphic Designers, he has lectured and conducted seminars for a variety of organizations including the John Hancock Institute and chapters of the American Institute of Graphic Arts.

Kathryn Sumpter: Ms. Sumpter was educated at the University of Cincinnati and holds her undergraduate degree in graphic design from Massachusetts College of Art. She served as an associate professor at the Art Institute of Boston for over a decade.

Our Clients

The clients with whom we have been privileged to work include:

Financial and Professional Services

The Boston Company
Continental Wingate Capital
Eaton Vance Co.
First Captial Bank
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Hanover Insurance Co.
Heath Plans, Inc.
ITT Hartford Insurance Co.
Kidder, Peabody & Co.
Mellon Bank
Peoples Heritage Bank
Ropes & Gray
Shawmut Bank
SM&R Mutual Funds
State Mutual Insurance Co.
Standish, Ayer & Wood
Timberland Growth Corporation

Architecture/Real Estate

The Beacon Companies
C.W. Whittier, Inc.
Continental Reality Corporation
The Cordish Company
DiMella, Shaffer Architects
ezStorage Corporation
KSI Development
Miller & Smith, Incorporated
Miller Brothers, Incorporated
Norman Realty Incorporated
Siena Corporation
Tucson Convention Center
Vint Hill Economic
    Development Authority


ASA, Inc.
Cambridge BioScience
Continential Cablevision
Tradepoint Systems


Boston University Medical Center
Brigham & Woman's Hospital
CAST Universal Design for Learning
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Eye Research Institute
Elmhurst Extended Care
John F. Kennedy Medical Center
LifeBridge Health
Los Angeles Biomedical Research
Marine Biological Laboratory
    in Woods Hole
Medical Center of Central
The Nature Conservancy
New England Medical Center
New England Pain Institute
Quincy Hospital
Rhode Island Student Loan Authority
Roger Williams Medical Center
Sinai Health System
SouthCoast Hospitals Group
Tufts University
University of Conneticut Health Center
Wheelock College