Creative Skills

UI/UX Design & Prototyping

With the seismic shift to mobile apps and cloud platforms, the need for design has also shifted toward a world of more planning, testing, and prototyping. By employing world-class applications like Sketch, Zeplin, Adobe XD, InVision and others, we can begin to build your vision of a game-changing app into a functional roadmap for everyone from developers to investors.

Graphic Design

People respond to things visually. Moving them to that response is what design is all about. And, in today's world, things are constantly moving. Even if it's something simple like business cards and social media graphics or something complex like corporate presentations and catalogs, I draw from decades of experience and knowledge that is constantly adapting for current trends.

Responsive Website & Email Design

If graphics tell a story, websites and emails are their orators. They are how we announce new products, inform clients, shape opinions, and guide our customers to a desired outcome. Using responsive website and email design allows us to speak clearly to the largest possible audience and present a consistent user experience across all screen sizes, browsers, email clients, platforms, and operating systems.

Printing & Pre-Press

Spot colors. Registration marks. Printer spreads. These are some of my very best friends. When it comes to printing, is has to be done right. Many years spent working in print shops and correcting other designer's files has more than taught me the value of attention to detail. Being able to properly apply your artwork to a medium deserves far more credit than most designers seem to give.

About Me

Born into the Xennial micro-generation - on the cusp of the Generation X and Millennial demographic cohorts - I experienced what many refer to as an analog childhood and a digital adulthood. As far back as I can remember, the talent I was known for among my family, friends, teachers, and peers was drawing. I spent the vast majority of family functions, vacations, and even school with pens, pencils, and sketchpads in hand. So, when I was introduced to the world of digital design my first year in college, the transition from pen and ink to mouse and keyboard came quickly and naturally.

I immediately developed a passion for digital content creation, website design, printing, and putting my creative talents to real-world use. Having spent my high school days as a radio DJ, I was already somewhat familiar with the world of advertising and writing commercials.

As a result, I became sort of a one-man advertising agency, constantly evolving with new technologies and trends. My 26-year career has included corporate design & branding, advertising & marketing, web design, UI/UX design & prototyping, video & animation, audio production, pre-press & printing, packaging design, and commercial signage.

I'm also a musician (guitar, bass, & drums), Cubs fan, politcal junkie, Lego enthusiast, and the biggest Star Wars nerd this side of a galaxy far, far away.

Résumé Get in Touch
"Jay has experience working on illustrations, newsletters, reports, invitations, posters, displays and brochures for a number of our clients. They have been impressed with his range of knowledge, his ability to meet tight deadlines and the excellent quality of his work."

Terry Mikeska // The Terry Mikeska Foundation

"Rock 300 depended on Jay to make the transition from an expensive Ku-Band satellite broadcast transmission to a subscription internet music streaming service, and by 2003 he did just that with beautifully designed interface featuring 10-music channels, graphics & branding for each channel, and a complete back-office account control interface for my staff to manage subscriptions and troubleshoot in real-time."

Paul Alexander // Rock 300

Make contact.

Even if you just need advice or consultation, I'm here to help! Feel free to reach out by email, text, or phone between the hours of 7:00am-9:00pm PST, Monday-Friday.

+1 (702) 443-3345

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