Our Team

The MSP Design Studio team is comprised of experienced visionaries and developers each with a diverse set of creative skills including web coding, graphic design, illustration, video content and social media strategy.


Patchaya Banks

Creative Director

Patchaya is the quintessential Jack-of-all-trades. Her interest in design developed at a young age, but she is essentially a self-taught artist. She is a problem-solver and takes pride in her ability to transform a client's vision into reality. Since taking on the role of Creative Director, she has led her team on numerous projects that have garnered national awards and recognition. She is a mother of an adorable, if somewhat hard-headed, preschooler which pretty much takes up all her "free" time.

Cristie Shires

Lead Designer

Cristie received her BA in Graphic Communications, but with her varying love of both fine art and digital design, she focused her studies on architectural CAD, fine arts, and graphic design. With her eclectic professional experience ranging from business management to 3D modeling, taking on the role as Lead Designer is a perfect fit. When she isn’t busy, she enjoys fixing up her historic home in Westminster, traveling, taking photographs, collecting giraffes, and of course, designing.

Morgan James

Designer / Videographer

Morgan James, "MJ FAADE," is a Baltimore-based designer who loves working with typography and color. She received her BA in Visual Communication Design at Villa Julie College and her MFA in Multimedia Design at University of Baltimore. At MSP Design Studio, Morgan wows clients and co-workers alike with her videography and animation skills. When she can put down the camera, Morgan enjoys being outdoors, listening to music, and wild dance parties.

Lisa Licata

Graphics/Interactive Designer

Lisa has been the recipient of several design awards while studying Industrial Design and Packaging Sciences at Virginia Tech. She’s a huge fan of industrial designer Raymond Loewy, and is very excited to put her skills and creativity to work at the MSP Design Studio. In her spare time, Lisa designs and builds furniture, accessories, and is learning Italian. She also enjoys the outdoors and playing a variety of sports.

Paige Kelly

Graphic Designer / Photographer

When Paige was younger she always enjoyed taking photos and sketching. Even at such a young age, she aspired to have a career in the design industry. It wasn’t until she started taking art and design classes at her local college, that she realized graphic design was her passion. Paige earned her Associates Degree in Graphic Design from Anne Arundel Community College. When she isn’t spending her time designing for Media Star Promotions, you can find her running half marathons, learning a new food recipe, or playing ukulele.

Chris Morningstar

Back-End Developer / Systems Architect

Chris “Databoss" Morningstar has an extensive background in Computer Science and Web Development. At the young age of 13, he began writing scripts in Basic for various video games and has been hooked ever since. With a passion for problem solving, Chris strives to achieve greatness here at MSP Design Studio. Primarily a back-end developer with expertise in PHP and SQL, Chris also has experience working with front-end UI design. Outside of work, Chris enjoys online video games and playing tournament-style paintball with his team.