Hello. I’m Jason Krause, a web and print designer from the land shaped like a mitten, Michigan.
It looks like you have come across my little space on the Internet where I hone my skills to be a ninja…a design ninja! Joking aside, welcome to my website. It is where I have portfolio examples of my work and a place where I post other mindless drivel about things I find interesting in my life.
More than likely you are here because I replied to a job posting of yours, or someone we know in common suggested you pay me a visit. Either way, have a look around and if you like what you see, then get in touch with me.
Designing With Experience
I am a print and web designer with many years of professional experience. I have worked on corporate identities, magazines, comic books, and other types of publications, advertisements, flyers, and mailers. This also includes pre-press production and large-format printing. Along with print, I have years of experience working with websites, user interfaces, and search engine optimization.
In addition to being a designer, I am also an illustrator. I have been drawing interesting characters, robots, and other creatures since I was a wee little lad, doing both traditional and digital illustration. I really enjoy comic book illustration and have worked on a number of projects in my lifetime so far, including one that is coming out under Big Blue Comics!
Not Just All Design Business
When I’m not doing design or illustration (or any of my other numerous hobbies), I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy partaking in some of my hobbies which include: riding my bicycle on the trails around where I live; discovering new music; collecting and consuming pop culture, along with writing about it on occasion here; and playing video or board games.
I look forward to hearing from you!
Name a secret skill you have.
My sweet ninja skills. Wait, I just told you, now it is not a secret.
Besides art, what else do you enjoy?
Reading, watching, and creating science fiction. As much as I enjoy a good sci-fi “Star Wars” or “Alien” movie, I enjoy the non-fiction of our world and watching the SpaceX launches that is helping to push the development of our space programs. It feels as though we are entering the dawn of a new space age.
What is your favorite YouTube video?
The Gorillaz music videos “Stylo” and “On Melancholy Hill”. Both are just great pieces of art, musically and visually that take you on an adventure. (There are many others but I’m going with these for now.)
Gorillaz, “On Melancholy Hill”
Which super power would you like to have and why?
Invulnerability. I think it would be really cool to not be harmed by anything physical.
If you didn’t have to work, what would you do?
I would probably still do some form of art or design. I enjoy creating things, always have. Also spend more time with family and friends, enjoying life.
If you could be any fictional character, who would you be?
Iron Man or Batman. Iron Man’s suits of armors, or Batman’s gadgets, are high-tech wonders, and I am a tech junkie! Plus, who wouldn’t want to be Batman? (Runner-Up: Boba Fett)
What is your favorite thing about the internet?
The vast wealth of knowledge it contains at your fingertips, along with the ability to make new friends from around the world.