Walnut Creek is my canvas.
I'm a special species - a Walnut Creek native. I've lived here all my life. I love it here. It's my muse - the colors, the climate, the views, the pace, the people. It's also my network, I'm connected with the people, organizations, and processes that make what I do possible. Sometimes that's city planners, sometimes that's a local architect or a local merchant. I design and create everything from illustrations, books, catalogs, packaging, signage of all types, and web sites, to store interiors/exteriors, landscapes, color schemes, and identity programs. I'm focused on the Walnut Creek and Lafayette area in particular, and the Diablo Valley and Northern California in general. 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.
The initial appointment is always free.
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.
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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.