in a nutshell.
As a multidisciplinary art director and designer, my work takes many forms but is most at home in print design and art direction. 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 Sporting KC), 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.