We get the spotlight on your products and services.

Our Focus

This is what we do
Strategy Development

With years (and years!) of experience on a number of communications fronts, we can plan out your PR strategy to give your public engagement efforts a boost, whether you’re talking to media our decision makers. We will build you a narrative that sells.

Press Relations

Got something coming up you need everyone to know about? We will get it out there. Our staff has had placements in national media including The New York Times, NPR, The Washington Post, and Vox as well as international and regional media.

Event Planning

We can organize public events where you need them, in front of the media and decision makers. We particularly specialize in large scale press conferences and other open events in Washington and elsewhere.


From websites to video production, podcasts to graphics, we can make you stand out online. Need a page specifically for your product or service or even a new page for your business? This is a one-stop shop for it all.

Contact us to find out what we can do for you

Here’s some illumination

Illumination Multimedia can take you where you need to go, in Washington and beyond.

Illumination Multimedia is a full-service agency that helps you communicate your needs in Washington, nationally, and globally. We have helped our commercial, non-profit, and public clients promote their brand, get their message out, and influence the public and policy. Based in Washington, DC, we have first hand knowledge and access to the institutions that make the capital. The Illumination Multimedia team has years of experience in Washington media circles, national media, political consulting, and policy.

Our Team

Who we are
Ryan Flynn
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Ryan is a global communications expert with a decade-long track record of providing strategic advice and turning complex ideas into accessible content. His clients have included the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation, American University, the Overseas Development Institute, and the Open Government Partnership.
Carmen Russell
Carmen Russell
With 18 years of media experience, Carmen has led the communications efforts of national associations, elected officials, electoral campaigns, and other organizations. A veteran journalist, he has a deep national and international media network. On the communications side, he has promoted his clients in the New York Times, Washington Post, Vox, NPR, etc.
Jamila Bey
Jamila Bey
Project Director
Jamila has been in Washington media for more than 15 years. Her byline has appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Independent, The Root, and The Undefeated, among others. A 10-year veteran of NPR, she is an expert podcast producer. She has also led communications for various DC-based organizations.
MD Sharifur Rahman
MD Sharifur Rahman
Web Developer & WordPress Expert
Sharif has more than 7 years of experience in web design and web development. His advanced knowledge with front-end and back-end web technologies – such as HTML/XHTML, CSS, XML, WordPress, Joomla, and Magento – ensures a professional approach to building quality websites.
Issa Mansaray
Issa Mansaray
Project Director
Issa is an 20-year media veteran and award winning journalist for various outlets including the BBC, New African Magazine, and The WorldPaper. He is the founder and Executive Editor of the Africa Institute for International Reporting. He is a graduate of Webster University and Columbia and a former Kiplinger Fellow on Public Affairs Journalism, Donald W. Reynolds Business Journalism Fellow, and Tow-Knight Fellow in Entrepreneurial Journalism.

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