Jim Morrison - Portfolio
THINK
Brainstorm and Discuss
PLAN
Organize and Formulate
CREATE
Design and Develop

About


Jim Morrison began his career as a traditional artist and was noted for a style with realistic detail and vibrant colors. Projects included story board illustrations, layout designs, presentations and architectural pen & ink drawings. His work in the local market grew quickly and soon included companies - large and small - from around the nation.

While enjoying that success, Jim educated himself in the digital process and elevated his level of expertise and became well versed and experienced in both print and web design. Through the years his versatile talent and skillset has been key in maintaining a long list of satisfied customers and successful employment as a hired designer.

For most of his career Jim has lived and worked in Orlando, Florida where he continues today as a creative designer.

It's In The Work
The Idea. The Concept. The Creation.

Career Highlights


Contractor at the NASA Kennedy Space Center
Web Design; Graphic Design; Illustration:
  • NASA web and software applications design.
  • Device mock-ups, wireframes and prototypes for the development teams.
  • Posters, fliers and other promotional material.

Auto Racing Graphic Designer & Illustrator
Design and layout storyboards for auto racing team design concepts (including cars, uniforms, helmets and merchandise):
  • Limited edition lithograph for Upper Deck Authenticated recognizing race car driver Jeff Gordon and featured in prime-time as an item on The Home Shopping Network. The prints were signed by Jeff and Jim.
  • Cover illustration for the CART (Championship Auto Racing Teams (Indy Car Series)) Media Guide.

Traditional Illustrator
Individual art collectors: Original pen & ink architectural art prints.

Employment History Includes:
2MB Enterprises, WP, Inc, NetPass, Abacus Technology (contract to NASA), AutoLoop

Freelance Client History Includes:
AutoLoop, Anheuser-Busch, Bill Ellis Barbecue, Circuit City Stores, EDS, Goodmark Foods, Hardee's Food System, Ultra Bronze America, Upper Deck Authenticated, Weaver Popcorn Company

Software Skills


Expert In: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Experience Design (XD); Balsamiq; PowerPoint
Proficient In: Adobe Dreamweaver; Keynote
Knowledgeable In: Adobe LiveCycle Design; Axure RP
Familiar With: Adobe After Effects, Edge Animate, Flash

Other Skills


Development Support: Bootstrap; CSS; HTML
Platforms: Mac; Windows

Traditional Mediums: Color Pencils; Pen and Ink
Photographer: Photojournalism; Portraiture; Photo Retouching

Graphic Design

GRAPHIC DESIGN EXPERIENCE
  • Brochures, postcards, large format prints and multi-page layouts
  • Working within printer defined guidelines
  • Preflight and package files for print

Notable projects for:
AutoLoop, NASA, NetPass, Anheuser-Busch, Goodmark Foods, Weaver Popcorn

Software Used:
Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop; PowerPoint; Keynote

Web Design

WEB DESIGN EXPERIENCE
  • Mock-ups, wireframes and prototypes for desktop and mobile devices
  • HTML and CSS support for development teams
  • Lead or support graphics production for development teams
  • Create vector library assets for multimedia developers

Notable projects for:
AutoLoop, NASA, NetPass, Embraer Executive Jets, Leisure Craft

Software Used:
Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Photoshop, XD; Balsamiq

Applications

APPLICATIONS EXPERIENCE
  • Mock-ups, wireframes and prototypes for desktop and mobile devices
  • HTML and CSS support for development teams
  • Lead or support graphics production for development teams
  • Create vector library assets for multimedia developers

Notable projects for:
NASA, Launch Services Program

Software Used:
Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Photoshop, XD; Balsamiq

Illustration

ILLUSTRATION EXPERIENCE
  • Digital and traditional
  • Storyboards for TV commercials
  • Designed, illustrated and maintained over 500 electronic greeting cards
  • Lithograph for Upper Deck Authenticated recognizing race car driver Jeff Gordon

Notable projects for:
AutoLoop, NASA, Wingstop, Edge of Insanity Surf Co., Championship Auto Racing Teams, The Upper Deck Company, Delta Airport Consultants, Private Collectors

Software Used:
Illustrator, Photoshop
Media Used:
Color Pencil; Ink

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Jim Morrison - Portfolio