James Bratten

Illustrative Designer/Creative Director

Columbia, MO, USA
I want to cure the world of bad design and in the process make it a better place visually. To reach this goal I design for any and all mediums, from small printed materials to the web to apparel.

Work Experience

Fast Signs

Creative Director

Working as a graphic designer, production artist, and overall creative director at the premier sign shop in the Mid-Missouri area. Working on large scale print design for a number of clients, including but not limited to hospitals, local universities, and charitable organizations. Designing and printing banners, large signage, engraved materials, and dimensional lettering for use in all mediums.
June 2010 - Present Missouri, United States

The Flying Cow

Lead Graphic Artist

I design apparel and promo items for an awesome company in the heart of downtown Columbia.
April 2013 - June 2014 Missouri, United States

Living The College Life

Senior Graphic Designer

Working as senior graphic designer in charge of the visual identity of start up promotion firm, Living the College Life. Worked with company founder and CEO to design an eye catching identity package, flyers for events, web banners, print materials (brochures, magazine) and web site to be converted into a WordPress template.
May 2010 - St Louis, Missouri, United States

RPM Visual Media

Graphic Designer

Interned as a graphic designer working on back end website design, white label website design, video player design, and electronic press kit design. Worked with a small team of other designers, as well as an art director and senior web designer.
December 2009 - March 2010 Chicago, Illinois, United States

SkinnyD Creative Studio

Designer, Illustrator, Screen Printer

I make awesome. As a one man powerhouse design studio focused on print based solutions I kick out some of the most amazing posters, shirts, flyers, logos, and advertisement design you're likely to see.
January 2006 - Present Columbia, Missouri, United States


Southeast Missouri State University

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design

August 2004 - December 2008 Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States


Tri-State Advertising And Marketing Professionals

ADDY Award, Poster Design



Google SketchUp, Acrylic Paints, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Flash, Adobe GoLive, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Alchemy, Alias Sketchbook Pro, Ceramics, Charcoal, Colored Pencils, Graphite, LiveBrush, Microsoft Office Suite, Oil Paints, Screenprinting, Watercolors, Working Knowledge Of HTML And CSS ,

Gallery Showings

- SEMO Salon de Refuse: 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008

- The Number 5 in a Different Language Presents "I Like My Sugar With Coffee and Cream," 2007, Located at Gallery 125 in Cape Girardeau, MO