I’m James, a graduate of Oregon State University in graphic design. From school and two internships, I have become proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign while also delving into other programs such as After Effects and Premiere. The specific photography that I most enjoy is landscapes, close-up photography, and studio lighting.
I consider myself to be a self-starter, organized, and detail oriented. I work well with direction, critique, and deadlines. Regardless of the scope of the project, I will always put in the effort to make a good quality design. I believe communication is essential in building a partnership between myself and others. I seek training opportunities and online tutorials so that I am continually gaining new skills and improving my graphic design abilities.
I see patterns and symbols everywhere in the world and incorporate them in new and interesting designs. Experimenting and trying new things is the best way to become better. I have the passion, drive, and discipline to learn new skills. I draw on my interests which include reading, fitness, skiing, board games, card games, video games, drawing characters, and learning Japanese for inspiration in my designs.