James Ingram III


Previous positions

  • Senior Media Specialist at UC San Diego
  • Contract Graphic Design at Optelec


The Art Institute of California-San Diego, Bachelor of Science, Graphic Design





I am a visual thinker with 10 years of experience creating captivating designs for marketing and communications projects. I am a leader with advanced knowledge of design trends and software, guiding clients through the creative process, collaborating with vendors on innovative and efficient techniques, and driving my team to deliver on time and on budget. I bring a multitasking mentality, supportive spirit, and keen wit to every project.


  • Designer

    Isodiol International, Inc

    May 2019 – Present(5 months)Escondido, CA

  • JI Creative Design

    Contract Creative

    December 2002 – Present(16 years 10 months)Greater San Diego Area

    Provide complete suite of digital and print design services, from conception to production, for corporate, small business, and non-profit clients. Specialize in print collateral, brand identity, motion graphics, web graphics, and photography. Work with clients directly and manage relationships with printers, vendors and other related professionals.

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  • Senior Media Specialist

    UC San Diego

    January 2013 – May 2019(6 years 4 months)La Jolla, California

    Conceptualize and implement visual strategy for data-driven marketing and communications campaigns targeting diverse students from the U.S. and around the world. Coordinate, design, and produce high-quality print and electronic assets for: web, email, social media, direct mail, brochures, videos, photography, presentations, booth and lobby displays, promotional products, and signage. Provide creative subject matter expertise and designs for small- and large-scale events and programs. Collaborate with multiple teams across campus, maintaining a diplomatic, consensus-building attitude. Maintain contracts and relationships with outside vendors. Manage student staff of designers.

  • Graphic Designer II : In-house


    December 2007 – September 2009(1 year 9 months)Greater San Diego Area

    Provided creative and graphics support for projects, including: presentation boards, brochures, proposals, technical reports, large-scale posters, videography and motion graphic presentations, photography, and web assets. Simultaneously managed multiple, high-priority projects with tight turn-around times. Collaborated with all levels of staff, from ideation to production, providing technical leadership. Managed relationships with outside vendors.

    Recommendations (1)
  • Production/Design

    Half Ton Design

    March 2006 – March 2007(1 year)

    Creation and updates of current jobs on file and production of catalogs, flyer’s, stickers, business cards and advertisements.


  • The Art Institute of California-San Diego

    Bachelor of Science, Graphic Design

    2003 – 2006

    Studies focused on the creative process and art of combining text and graphics to communicate an effective message through the design of logos, graphics, brochures, newsletters, posters, signs and other types of visual communication.


  • UCSD 2015 Admissions Campaign

    December 2014

    Promotional campaign for students and transfers for 2015. We are producing a series of videos promoting one of the best Universities in the world.

    Team Members (3):
    • James Ingram III,
    • Troy Brajkovich,
    • James Ingram III

Skills & Expertise

  • Advertising
  • Layout
  • Brochures
  • Graphic Design
  • Color Management
  • Direct Mail
  • Illustrator
  • Illustration
  • Posters
  • Creative Direction
  • Project Management
  • Concept Design
  • Photography
  • Art Direction
  • Graphics
  • FTP
  • Logo Design
  • Motion Graphics
  • Flyers
  • Multimedia
  • Digital Illustration
  • Branding & Identity
  • Storyboarding
  • After Effects
  • Mac
  • Corporate Identity
  • Corporate Branding
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • InDesign
  • Packaging
  • Art
  • Interaction Design
  • Page Layout
  • Photoshop
  • Newsletters
  • Image Editing
  • Catalogs
  • Concept Development
  • Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Image Manipulation
  • Typography
  • Visual Communication
  • Social Media
  • Business Cards
  • User Interface Design
  • Web Design
  • Brand Development
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Video