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James Grissom (He/him)


Work Preferences


Open to roles

Short Term ContractLong Term Employee

About Me


Over the last 15 years, I’ve worked in some of the world’s greatest cities and most remote countryside, on big and small production sets, with large teams and one on one, in coffee shops and bars, at home, and even in the jungles of Mesoamerica, and above the Fjords of Scandinavia. And through all of that, I can tell you that everyone wants the same thing - a genuine connection, and I've had the enormous privilege of discovering how design and photography can be some of the greatest creative mediums to make that happen.

Ideal Workplace Values

I'm passionate about companies that value LGBTQ, mental health, & environmentalism, are passionate about why they’re there doing what they’re doing, and value the wellbeing and diversity of employees as much as the mission.

My Badges

Skills and Strengths

My Neuro-exceptional talent

Understanding the complexity of target audiences, and communicating to them through design.

Technical Skills

Top 5 Soft Skills

CollaborationAdaptabilityWorking Under PressureCreativityAttention to Detail

Inclusion Essentials


Written Instructions

Environments I'm comfortable with

Uniforms (hard hat, hair net, etc.)
Working with animals
Driving a vehicle
Working with food
Interaction with the public
Heavy lifting
Bright or blinking lights
Loud noises
Outdoors or places with strong smells
Standing for long periods
Variable temperatures


Check out my work

Worked for 1 years, 1 months from Feb 2020 to Feb 2021

Lead Graphic Designer/Photographer - Platinum Vape, LLC.

I worked with a team of graphic designers creating social media content, packaging design, print and digital advertising, event/exhibition design, creating a line of apparel, and branding new daughter companies.

Adobe Systems Adobe Creative SuiteStudio LightingExhibition Designgraphic designproduct photography
Worked for 3 years, 3 months from Feb 2014 to Apr 2017

Creative Director, Graphic Designer, Photographer - Bethel Church, Redding

I was the creative director for the department of youth. I created e-commerce products, print and digital advertising for events & products, designed music stages and event spaces, and produced and directed video promotional content.

Adobe Systems Adobe Creative SuiteExhibition DesignCreative Directiongraphic designProduct design
Working since Jun 2007

Freelance Graphic Designer/Photographer - Freelance

Over the last 15 years, I've helped dozens of companies and organizations find their voice, tell their stories, and connect with their audiences through the medium of visual arts. I've worked with large and small teams, on production sets, live event spaces, in offices, and remotely; company branding, creating products, designing packaging, digital and print advertising, social media content, and product photography.

Adobe Systems Adobe Creative SuiteCompany BrandingDigital Content Productiongraphic designproduct photography

Education and Credentials

Attended for 2 years from 2007 to 2009

Platt College

Associate's degree - Graphic Design