James Russell is a freelance graphic designer based in Traverse City, Michigan. He has more than 10 years of design experience, including stints as a page designer and copy editor at the Traverse City Record-Eagle, web manager at Hagerty Insurance, and communications manager at the Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities. James specializes in working with small businesses and nonprofits to help them tailor their messages with thorough editing and dynamic print design of report publications, advertising, and flyers. He also has several years of experience producing all design materials for large-scale conferences and events, including Groundwork's Harvest at the Commons and Michigan Clean Energy Conference, the Southern Drug Store Association, and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Grand Slam Agent Seminar. James is a Certified Adobe Associate in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.