I am an exceptionally-talented visual artist, strategic thinker, and born storyteller – all rolled into one – with a Master of Fine Arts and 15+ years of experience in leading best-in-class creative teams and serving as the go-to person for inspiration, leadership, and creative genius. I am skilled at developing a collaborative work environment that fosters creative thinking, innovation, and rational risk-taking to encourage break-through executions.
I’m a talented craftsperson able to transform both seemingly-trivial and complex ideas visually into meaningful, visual experiences that evoke the right emotions, in the right moment. I am an accomplished creative director who works collaboratively and thinks conceptually and strategically about brand and design. I am an effective communicator and negotiator experienced at skillfully juggling multiple work streams and connecting cross-functional design teams. Incredibly meticulous, I revel in the smallest of details. I’m skilled at recognizing, celebrating, and embracing the unique abilities of each staff member — regardless of experience or differences of opinion or tastes – and discovering ways to help them realize their own individual potentials as they work collaborating to contribute to the creative team.
Debra Miller – EHOB, Inc.
I had the pleasure of working with Jeff for over 2 years at EHOB, Inc. Jeff is a talented, results-driven creative designer with the innate ability to blend creativity, insight and opportunity with the realities of our industry to find unique solutions to challenging projects. He was also the driving force behind the successful release of our first – and much needed – marketing and brand asset management. I believe Jeff’s talent, passion and broad skillset are what leaves him uniquely positioned to drive marketing success for all companies, large and small.
– Debra Miller, Associate Director Sales Training and Digital Marketing
Travis White – EHOB, Inc.
I worked with Jeff for more than two year(s) and he is a very talented Designer. He designed, developed and created all visual brand elements for my company including our corporate and brand logos. He can take what I called “napkin ideas,” where I would provide thoughts in a very crude way, and he would come back getting exactly what I wanted and far exceeding my expectations. Along with his design and visual elements expertise Jeff is a “get it done” person. There were several instances where “fly-ins” occurred that needed to be turned around quickly and Jeff would get it done at a very high level.
– Travis White, Vice President of Marketing and Sales
Trent Dahlstrom – SPRY, Inc.
Jeff is a client that reminds me why I love the job that I have. He has one of the best minds in the creative space, and understands what it takes to have a successful client/vendor relationship. I thoroughly enjoyed working on branding projects together, and would highly recommend Jeff Himes to anyone.
– Trent Dahlstrom, Director of Business and Sales Development
Lee Cherolis – Creative Works, Inc.
Jeff is a powerhouse of creative energy and talent and one of the most versatile and capable marketers I’ve ever had the pleasure of working for. I’ve had the honor of counting Jeff as a friend and colleague for over 15 years. Having studied together in college and collaborated on several illustration projects, I started my own career in design when I was hired to work under Jeff in the marketing department at Herff Jones. Jeff has always had an unmatched ability to envision the entire scope of a complex and difficult project from start to completion, effectively communicate a strategy for accomplishing it with his team and then, more than anyone, his tireless ability to jump in without hesitation to get the work done. If you want to make good design happen, get Jeff on your team.
– Lee Cherolis, Illustrator / Concept Designer
David Glenn – Coaster Stone
Jeff was hired to redesign our entire wholesale catalog. His creative out-of-the-box ideas took our catalog to the next level. Jeff also does a fantastic job designing our e-mail campaigns. I am able to give Jeff a theme and not worry about him missing the boat. Highly recommended if you are looking for superior creative work.
– David Glenn, President