About Us

Who is the 1ArmedSwordsman?

Hello, my name is Norris Likens. I’ve spent the last 20 years designing and building trustworthy relationships with people. Today, I work with amazing individuals (clients) and put innovative ideas in front of millions of people. These are relationships based on a mutual vision, trust and transparency.

I believe stunning design and aesthetics, controlled and matched towards a brand, product or campaign will add value and create a better experience. I believe that simplicity is key and that the attention to the smallest details will set the design and the people involved apart. I believe in design that pushes for interactivity, new techniques and that dares to execute familiar scopes in new ways.

I have over 20 years of experience and I am an expert at taking projects from concept to completion. My core skill sets include Web Design, User Experience Design, User interface Design, Corporate Identity, Print Design, WordPress, Wire Framing, Prototyping and the Adobe Creative Suite. Ive been very fortunate to have showcased my talent working with some of the world’s best companies. Coca-Cola, Home Depot, AT&T, Georgia Power, Southern Company, Verizon, United Way, the Boys and Girls Club of America and many more.

I love to challenge new and existing clients to push the envelope of what is expected to go beyond their imagined plan and scope. My ultimate goal is to inspire clients to consistently innovate themselves and strive to engage forward thinking brands.

“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.”

My Approach

I believe strongly that all design must have a purpose.  It cannot exist for its own sake, nor use a style ‘just because it looks nice’. A designs form must follow its content. I do not see myself simply as a designer…I am a communicator.


As my career has evolved and grown I’ve found myself in new positions being asked to articulate my views on design. The words have evolved but the core elements remain the same. In my work I strive to design experiences that are elegant, efficient and sophisticated.

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