James Woods Marshall




my approach

Northern California is my canvas.

If organic is synonymous with being integrated and in-tune, my approach is organic in every sense. I design and create everything from illustrations, books, catalogs, packaging, signage of all types, and web sites, to store designs, landscape designs, color schemes, character designs, and identity programs. My canvas is the Walnut Creek area in particular, and the Diablo Valley and Northern California in general.  I love it here and have lived here all my life. I have clients, customers, and partners throughout the area.  I understand the area's vibrations and convert them into tangible pieces and products that benefit both the Client and the community.   My services are varied, but whether they're used in unison or as part of a whole, they all come with the same promise of quality and intelligence.


Schedule Appointment

The initial appointment is always free and all estimates are 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.



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. I never compromise quality for time and I give my clients realistic schedules that accommodate their lives. I will always use the best and most appropriate materials available.  I will always strive to use sustainable materials.



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.