Upcoming Exhibitions

  • On September 13th at 7PM, he will show at the Unique Reflections Barber Shop in Herndon, VA, which has avidly partnered with M. LeCount Design for the last 10 years.

  • In November, the M. LeCount Team hopes to re-launch the annual Holiday Home Exhibit with Exhibit #13! Please stay on the look-out for that phenomenal gala each fall.

About Marlon

Marlon realized he was blessed with a gift a young age. This gift has led to many awards, certificates, and accolades. Marlon has competed in numerous competitions, and has been recognized several times by the Society for Technical Communications (STC).

Sharpe is the recipient of the International Award of Excellence, while performing as a Senior Graphics Designer at Science Applications International Corporation. This is one of the highest awards bestowed by the STC.

Marlon began his design studio as Art by Arpagio in 1985 as a one-man design studio focused on corporate identity, mainly signing a job for logo design. Eventually, the business expanded and was re-named in 1990. This business was partitioned to serve those with corporate identity requirements, as well as to show his latest artworks.

M. LeCount Design

M. LeCount Design was founded simply to provide expert design as an outsourced vendor in 1990. From small job to medium-sized assignments, the business flourished, and decisions needed to be made to expand the business plan.

At M. LeCount Design, we design in whatever is comfortable to our partners, and we maintain a state-of-the-art approach. Often, we design around your schedule and your budget. As a small, minority-owned business, we often have advantages others may not have.

Escape conformity, and let us design for you!


Through encouragement from his family and close friends who had seen his artwork, he was thrust into appearing at exhibitions featuring his artwork, and began applying to numerous art festivals. In 1993, Marlon was selected to show at the Northern Fine Arts Festival from over 2,000 entrants who were judged and juried to exhibit. Only 175 openings were available on the Reston Town Center, in Reston, VA.?? The spray paint medium caught on when introduced to the medium by a best friend in college. And, when the airbrush was not working, the Testor’s spray cans became an alternative to complete numerous design projects. He has shown his work in over 39 exhibitions, including:

  • Uptown Georgetown, Washington, DC (1997),
  • The Capital Jazz Festival, Merriweather Post Pavillion, Columbia, MD (1998),
  • The Reston Multi-Cultural Festival, Reston, VA (2003),
  • Artscape, Baltimore, MD (1994-1995)
  • The Reston Black Arts Show, Reston, VA (1995-1996)

  • The Herndon Festival, Herndon, VA (1993-2008)
  • The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival, Reston, VA (1994-1995)
  • M. LeCount’s Holiday Home Exhibit, Washington, DC, Maryland and Northern VA (1997-2010)
  • The National Black Teacher’s Association Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA (1993)

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