J.R. Caines

J.R. Caines - Designer

Tacoma, WA

I am an award winning print designer with over 15 years experience. My desire for my work is only to communicate what you have to say.

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Overview

With over 15 years experience working in various design fields from publish to marketing and advertising I have collected the knowledge and skills necessary to work with my clients to understand their culture and voice and to communicate their message in fresh new ways, whether it be for a book cover, brand communication, or targeted marketing campaign. My desire for my work is only to communicate what you have to say.

My work has been recognized by Print Magazine and The American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), among others.

I've worked with Nazarene Publishing House, Beacon Hill Press, The House Studio, Weaver Publishing, New Hope Publishing, The Foundry Press, Grace & Peace Magazine, the University of Kansas, Coursera, and more.
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Religion & Spirituality
Sports & Outdoors

Awards

  • EPA - Higher Goals - Design Award: 2019
  • AIGA – A11 Design Award: 2015
  • PRINT Magazine – Regional Design Award (Midwest Region): 2010
  • AIGA – A5 Design Award: 2009
  • ECPA – Book Cover Award: 2008

Work experience

Principal, Freelance Art Director

Self-employed
July, 2012 – Present (about 10 years)

An award winning graphic designer specializing in book covers, marketing, advertising, illustration, and web design.

Art Director

The University of Kansas
August, 2013 – April, 2016 (over 2 years)

Art direction, graphic design, and marketing for KU's Marketing Communications Department.

Graphic Designer

Nazarene Publishing House
June, 2005 – June, 2012 (about 7 years)

Design book covers, catalogs, ads, fliers, logos, websites, etc.

Portfolio (8 selected works)

A Very Good God in a Badly Broken World

Dan Boone

"At times the world seems full of evil and injustice. Another school shooting, a natural disaster, the innocent exploited—these are our headlines. The brokenness of the world causes us to question:“Where is God in this?How could a good God allow . . . ?Why should I believe in a God who . . . ?”In A Very Good God in a Badly Broken World, Dan Boone says that a helpful way to speak honestly about... read more

"At times the world seems full of evil and injustice. Another school shooting, a natural disaster, the innocent exploited—these are our headlines. The brokenness of the world causes us to question:“Where is God in this?How could a good God allow . . . ?Why should I believe in a God who . . . ?”In A Very Good God in a Badly Broken World, Dan Boone says that a helpful way to speak honestly about... read more

To Stir a Movement: Life, Justice, and Major League Baseball

Jeremy Affeldt

Jeremy Affeldt understands passion. With passion, his dream of being a major league baseball player became a reality in 1997. With passion, he battled injuries that plagued the early years of his career. With passion, he struck out the side of the Detroit Tigers line-up in the 8th inning of the final game of the 2012 World Series.Affeldt’s passion doesn’t end when he walks off the field. As an... read more

Jeremy Affeldt understands passion. With passion, his dream of being a major league baseball player became a reality in 1997. With passion, he battled injuries that plagued the early years of his career. With passion, he struck out the side of the Detroit Tigers line-up in the 8th inning of the final game of the 2012 World Series.Affeldt’s passion doesn’t end when he walks off the field. As an... read more

Born the King: An Advent Devotional

The Foundry Publishing

"As we gaze upon the face of baby Jesus, we are often moved by the peace and stillness of the nativity scene. Is it possible that we have settled for a version of the birth of Christ that merely soothes and comforts us? What does it mean that the Creator of the universe was born an infant in a manger? How do we prepare our hearts to receive this child as the King of all kings? More than just a... read more

"As we gaze upon the face of baby Jesus, we are often moved by the peace and stillness of the nativity scene. Is it possible that we have settled for a version of the birth of Christ that merely soothes and comforts us? What does it mean that the Creator of the universe was born an infant in a manger? How do we prepare our hearts to receive this child as the King of all kings? More than just a... read more

Living the Way of Jesus: Practicing the Christian Calendar One Week at a Time

Michaele Lavigne

In Living the Way of Jesus, Rev. Michaele LaVigne helps us understand how seemingly mundane things can become deeply spiritual practices. Using the Christian calendar as a guide, LaVigne invites us into easy, practical, and transformative weekly practices for use across each season of a three-year liturgical cycle.

In Living the Way of Jesus, Rev. Michaele LaVigne helps us understand how seemingly mundane things can become deeply spiritual practices. Using the Christian calendar as a guide, LaVigne invites us into easy, practical, and transformative weekly practices for use across each season of a three-year liturgical cycle.

12 New Testament Passages That Changed the World

Joseph Bentz

In 12 New Testament Passages That Changed the World, Joseph Bentz explores some of the most life-changing New Testament scriptures and demonstrates their ability to touch all types of people, even those who don’t believe in Jesus.

In 12 New Testament Passages That Changed the World, Joseph Bentz explores some of the most life-changing New Testament scriptures and demonstrates their ability to touch all types of people, even those who don’t believe in Jesus.

Kingdom Culture: The Sermon On the Mount: Workbook

Tara Beth Leach

Experience the power of the kingdom in your world today.The Sermon on the Mount contains some of Jesus’s most surprising, puzzling, and profound teachings. He calls us to give up our worrying, to love our enemies, and to rejoice when we are persecuted. In this 8-week video study, you will explore the context surrounding this important passage in the New Testament and the implications Christ’s ... read more

Experience the power of the kingdom in your world today.The Sermon on the Mount contains some of Jesus’s most surprising, puzzling, and profound teachings. He calls us to give up our worrying, to love our enemies, and to rejoice when we are persecuted. In this 8-week video study, you will explore the context surrounding this important passage in the New Testament and the implications Christ’s ... read more

You Say You Want a Revolution?: 40 Days in the Gospel of Luke

Dan Boone

You Say You Want a Revolution? Meet Jesus—the original revolutionary, who turned the world upside down with his countercultural ways. Join Dr. Dan Boone for 40 days in the Gospel of Luke exploring Jesus's radical commitment to justice and compassion as he embraces the marginalized and introduces a new kingdom on earth.Each daily devotional includes a brief summary of the biblical text for the ... read more

You Say You Want a Revolution? Meet Jesus—the original revolutionary, who turned the world upside down with his countercultural ways. Join Dr. Dan Boone for 40 days in the Gospel of Luke exploring Jesus's radical commitment to justice and compassion as he embraces the marginalized and introduces a new kingdom on earth.Each daily devotional includes a brief summary of the biblical text for the ... read more

Dancing with the Law: Finding Unity in Our Common Story

Dan Boone, Amy Boone Tallman

In a world where No one tells me what to do and I am my own authority, the Ten Commandments quickly find their way to the trash heap. For most of us, the words surrounding law—rule, restriction, regulation, requirement, code, commandment, covenant, must, ought, shall, will—are simply not our favorite words to hear. They are parental words, court words, conflict words. We use them only when we ... read more

In a world where No one tells me what to do and I am my own authority, the Ten Commandments quickly find their way to the trash heap. For most of us, the words surrounding law—rule, restriction, regulation, requirement, code, commandment, covenant, must, ought, shall, will—are simply not our favorite words to hear. They are parental words, court words, conflict words. We use them only when we ... read more

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