James Woods Marshall Art & Design




about my work

My Canvas.

My name is James Woods Marshall. I’m a commercial artist and designer. I design and create everything from illustrations, advertising, packaging, signage of all types, print projects of any scale, web sites, store interiors/exteriors, residential interiors/exteriors, landscapes, color schemes, and identity programs. I art direct on both large and small scales.

I live and work in the beautiful city of Walnut Creek, California. It's both my home and my muse. I’ve done a lot of work here so I guess I could say it’s also my canvas.

My skill sets are broad and varied, but whether they're used in unison or as part of the whole, they all come with the same promise of quality and intelligence.


Schedule Appointment

The initial appointment is always free.


Client List

I take great pride in my contributions to the quality of my client’s products and services. My clients include fine companies like Genova Delicatessens, Cost Plus World Market, Ericsson, Tournesol Siteworks, Sony, Dynasign, Gleim the Jeweler, Corporate Graphics, Lowenstein, Burton, Rogue, City of Walnut Creek, City of San Francisco, University of California, Concord Records, ASAP Professional Services, Verizon Wireless, Ruth Bancroft Gardens, Coopervision, Starbucks, JTech Solutions, Design 21, Washington Post Writers Group, Forma, Grubb & Ellis, Transwestern, Vitality Bowls, Garden Court Hotels, Coastside Inn, Heritage Bank, KFOG Radio, Henderson Group, Robin Miller, Jones Lang LaSalle, Anywhere Mobile, Keller Williams, Les Concierges, mShift, Nordsen, Metro, Mavericks, PayCompass, Pier 39, San Jose State University, Sigma, Shepphard Mullin, TopThisYogurt, TriValley Bank, Valley Home Theater, weGrow, Sharetea, Broadway Webster Medical Center - among others. I also donate lots of time and work to worthy organizations and individuals throughout the area.



I never compromise quality for time.  I will always use the best and most appropriate materials available.  I will always strive to use sustainable materials.  Your project will receive my full attention.  I will never hand over or outsource your project to a lesser or inadequate provider for any reason.



About Me

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james woods marshall

My mother ran an art gallery in Walnut Creek when I was growing up.  I absorbed and learned so much from the artists and collectors that she worked with.  I graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1984 - and those of you who know SFAI know how broad that education is. After a soul-killing three years working for Pacific Bell as a visual designer, I branched out on my own. I've been a successful self-employed artist and designer ever since.  Although I'm geographically focused on Walnut Creek, the Diablo Valley, and Northern California, I have broad experience in commercial, municipal, academic, and residential projects throughout the country.  I love my Clients, my family, and my friends.  I thank you all for being part of my story and my life.