About Me

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in a nutshell.

As a multidisciplinary art director and designer, my work takes many forms but is most at home in design and photography. For the better part of the last decade, I have worked with big brands and small businesses to craft social campaigns, print catalogs and editorial, brand videos, visual identities and more.

I like to get my hands dirty and be involved in as much of the process as possible. Having spent years behind the camera, I love being on set to provide direction at shoots and then bringing the work to life back at the desk. 

I believe the best work comes about when relationships are strong and the playlist is solid.

When I am not working, you'll find me watching soccer (Arsenal or all things MLS), painting, or reading magazines.

what i've been up to.

book club creative director/owner | '17-present

serving brands by providing creative direction in design, video, and photography. book club will be releasing a new independent magazine in the spring of 2018.

j. schmid art director | '14-'17

worked with big brands to bring their products to life through print. from on-set art direction to layout and web design, this role gave me the opportunity to work in every part of the process.

freelance designer | '10-present

focused primarily on branding, i have helped create visual identities for dozens of businesses and provided art direction for websites, social campaigns, and more.


clients i've worked with

reebok (print design) / jockey (art direction) / journeys shoesj. schmid and associates (art direction and design) / dubs labs (art direction) / gerber childrenswear (web design) / foxtrot supply co. (product photography and art direction)