There are some people who float through life never knowing their purpose or being able to identify what drives them. Then there are those people who know exactly what they want in life, what drives them, and work towards it with singular focus enjoying every step. I am the latter. I am a graphic designer.
I’m a graduate of Murray State University, where I studied Graphic Design and Graphic Communications Management. Studying design along with printing theory, technology, and management gave me an interesting perspective on many aspects of design and art in general. Having worked for nearly 4 years primarily as a print designer has helped to shape the way I view design. I pride myself on seeing the limitations and freedoms afforded by design decisions before they cost money.
I’ve designed advertisements, T-shirts, posters, magazine covers, brochures, guitar picks, websites, logos, layouts, corporate identities, billboards, pens, signs, doggie tents, packaging, and user interfaces, just to name a few. I place a strong emphasis on using type cleanly and love to use type in some unorthodox ways. I also draw heavily from the influence of early Swiss design and the designs of Joseph Muller Brockmann and Armin Hoffman in particular. Several other graphic designers such as David Carson, Michael Schwab, and Matteo Bologna have influenced me over the years. Graphic Design is not just a job to me, it is something I very much enjoy doing. I feel that if I can engage someone, and cause them to think about something even the slightest bit differently, while communicating an idea or thought to them, I have succeeded.
Notable Clients Include:
- LifeWay Christian Resources
- Daywind Music Publishing / Vital Records
- Hearts of Saints (Revolution Art, Sony Music, Provident/Integrity)
- Kentucky Free Health Clinic Association
- Warehouse Guitar Speakers
- Wampler Pedals
- 3 Pill Morning (Page 2 Music)
- Page 2 Music
- Murray Calloway Co. Hospital
- Murray State University
- Kevin Harvick
- Martin Truex Jr.
- Clint Bowyer Fan Club
- James Marine
- Ingram Barge
- City of Paducah, KY
- City of Metropolis, IL
- Harrah’s Casino
- Real Truth Matters
- Bethel Tabernacle
Outside of graphic design, I am a musician and have had the privilege to play all across the county (and Haiti). I am an experienced guitar player of 17 years, a singer, and a songwriter. I occasionally produce music for other artists as well. Music is a major inspiration for much of what I do. Not a day goes by that music doesn’t affect me in some way. I find that the same creative juices that flow in doing design help immensely with music. It is this experience that makes it particularly enjoyable for me to work with bands and other artists because I see things on the same level they do.
I hope you will check out my work and be inspired.
Here’s what other people are saying about me:
“First, I am wholly impressed with Jesse’s work. He produces high-quality, technically-accurate, cutting-edge designs. And he not only knows how to do his work, he knows the whys behind it. This impresses me about him. He knows how design affects people, and he worked with us to make sure our design was not only aesthetically pleasing, but that it accomplished our goals as well.
Jesse is also a pleasure to work with. He truly put our needs first, helping us along the way with his knowledge and experience.
Finally, I would like to recommend Jesse on a personal basis. I got to know him some through his work for us, and he is a man of integrity. He is pleasant to work with, and it was truly a delight getting to know him.”
-JT Crawford, Real Truth Matters
“I hired Jesse to design a out of the box poster and banner for me. He quickly came up with a awesome design that fit my style and looked very professional. He is very creative and I could tell he was very knowledgeable in many areas of design as we narrowed preliminary ideas down to just a few.”
-Aaron Goodman, Mild to Wild Airbrush
“Jesse excels at creating unique designs for a great variation of customers and styles. He can quickly find solutions to design needs and works well under pressure.”
“Jesse is a very talented and reliable Graphic Designer with a good work ethic.”
-Mike Wyatt, President/Owner of Hultman Signs, Screen Printing, Embroidery and Ad Specialties