Meet the Team

Bonnie Burroughs
President and Founder/Creative Director

Bonnie attended Layton School of Art (now known as the Milwaukee Art Institute) and the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI. She began her career in the mid-1960s as an illustrator with the Gibson Greeting Card Company in Cincinnati, OH, moving on to advertising agencies in the Midwest and eventually the DC area where she was the Senior Designer for the METRO account when the subway system opened in 1976. In 1978 she founded Innovative Projects. Bonnie has worked as a "hands-on" designer for over 40 years as well as creatively leading her design teams. Her best skills are "thinking out of the box," direct mail, and handling massive amounts of text from newsletters to catalogs to books.

Robert McDonough
Vice President/Senior Designer

Bob graduated from the University of Maryland in 1987 with a B.S. in Advertising Design. He began his career working for DBI Architects, PC in Washington, DC doing design and AutoCad. He then moved to Burchette & Co. in Old Town Alexandria transitioning into computer-based print design. Bob joined Innovative Projects in 1995. He is well versed in Macintosh-based graphics programs and has designed everything from one-color brochures to elaborate, four-color packaging as well as Fairfax County's current bus route transit maps. His mapping talents recently won Innovative Projects another five-year design contract with the Fairfax County Transportation Department. In addition, he designed the signs and kiosk information displays for Fairfax County's only Civil War battlefield and just completed the presentation for all of the Fairfax County Huntley Meadows Park signage.

Liam Flanagan
Operations Manager/Systems Specialist

Liam, after serving four years as a Russian linguist in the Army, graduated in 1994 from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA with a B.A. degree. He worked in the telecommunications industry as a provisioning engineer for 7 years before transitioning into the design industry in 2001. His organizational and corporate skills keep everything and everyone on schedule. Liam is an expert in Photoshop and is also Innovative Projects' best-kept secret . . . he is a fabulous illustrator. He has illustrated several books and posters and is our "go-to" storyboard artist.