JUSTIN K. HITE
I’m a Creative who specializes in Graphic Design, Print & Web Advertising, and Logo/Brand Identity. I’m heavily influenced by the different cultures, fashions, trends, and styles I see.
In terms of art and production, I understand the context of creative strategy, solid execution in design, the psychologies involved in marketing and communication, and the importance of deadlines within the confines of production.
Working as Creative Director for a well-known sporting apparel company taught me the strict responsibilities and capabilities that an artist has, and the affect quality design can have on a business or brand.
As a freelance artist, I’ve worked both independently and alongside some of the best in the creative field in my region. In 2010, I created “J:10 Studios,” specializing in Brand Identity, Print Layout and Design, and Creative Direction.
Clients I'm proud to have worked with include Outback Concerts, PGA of America, Town Talk Headwear, the Athletes United Foundation (in conjunction with NFL Teams Cincinnati Bengals & Indianapolis Colts), Raising BLUE charity foundation, several bands and small businesses in the Cincinnati, OH and Louisville, KY markets.
I’ve produced content for many major tours in North America for artists such as Alan Jackson, Jeff Foxworthy, Larry The Cable Guy, Robert Plant, Trace Adkins, Jim Gaffigan, Rodney Carrington, “The Black And Brown Comedy Get Down” Tour, Wild West Comedy Fest, and many others.
My work has been featured in publications such as Taste Cincinnati Magazine, Cincinnati CityBeat, CIN Weekly Magazine, Cincinnati MetroMix, The Northern Kentucky Enquirer, Louisville’s Leo Weekly, Nashville Scene, Rockford Register Star, Cary Observer, Indy Weekly, The Charlotte Observer, City Paper, Portland Mercury, Williamette Week, Erie Times, FloridaToday.com
As an entrepreneur in production, I’ve contributed Makeup & Special Effects, General Direction, and even Acted in full feature-length films, “Lights Out,” and “Hell Doesn’t Have Time to Raise Babies,” (Rockabilly Blood Productions), “MMSBC,” and the parody short film, “Captain Atari,” (Main Moon Productions). Through the years, I've worked on independent films and photo shoots with some of the city’s finest photographers, models, & live bands.
Having worked 11 seasons as an Actor/Makeup Artist onboard the USS Nightmare, I've produced a variety of horror/avant-garde themed creations on clients and models, alike.. helping earn the attraction such recognition as being named among the Top 13 Scariest Haunted Attractions in America, I was awarded "Best Makeup Artists With Use of Prosthetics" in 2006.
I am a former frontman of two different rock/metal bands in Cincinnati. I'll always be a leader and take pride in showmanship in that regard.
I enjoy life. I enjoy art. Most of all, I enjoy communicating through these means.