apRoberts Arts is a design studio that I started in 2002. Over the past seven years I have had the opportunity to work with some really remarkable people. With clients in everything from the surf industry to the sock business, I have been able to educate myself about many different businesses and industries. I have worked as an art director for a large sunglass company, a designer at a mid-size advertising agency and as a designer / builder at a sign shop. All of these experiences have given me a rounded view of the designed world and the ability to help a client take an idea from a concept to a reality.
Up until 2006, I was apRoberts Arts. I handled every aspect of every project. However, I learned that working with a team was a very beneficial thing, both to clients and myself. I still do all of the creative design but working with a team allows me to focus on what I'm good at.
Here's who comprises the team.
James (Jimmy) apRoberts
I am the creative force behind apRoberts Arts. I live and breath design. I am passionate about creating high quality design for my clients.
Brian Christopher : artichoked.com
Brian runs his own design business in Shell Beach but we often find ourselves working together on projects. He is a great illustrator and sometimes I think he speaks html better than he does English. He's also my partner in crime when it comes to collaborative artwork.
Joe Koenig : konigmedia.com : texas-soul.com
Joe is a great friend and web designer. From time to time we get the chance to work together on websites. He is also a great singer and songwriter who is currently taking the Central Coast by storm.
Sean Beauchamp : southpawsigns.com
Sean is an incredible craftsman. He can paint letters with a brush that would make designers cry (in a good way). He owns a sign shop but the reality is that Sean and his talented and experienced team can build anything. He and I spent many late nights fabricating all of the furniture in the studio.
Finney Smith : adminds.net
It's difficult to describe Finney Smith. He drives a dune buggy, lives in a solar powered home on a lavendar ranch, has invented a dance move that I like to call the light saber and is an all-around good guy. He owns the advertising agency where I used to work and I think it's possible that he understands advertising on the Central Coast better than anyone else.
Elliott Johnson : elliottjohnson.com
Elliott and I went to art school together. From the first time I saw his photos of people growing yerba mate in South America, it was clear to see that Elliott had a gift. We work together frequently and Elliott makes my job easy. He understands how to take a good photograph and capture what's important to a client.