Owner & Designer
Justin has over 15 years of experience in the art and design industry. His interest in technology and visual art begin early on, and he explored the areas of experimental photography and digital photo manipulation. He taught himself various Adobe applications including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign which would foreshadow his experience years later in college. As a teen, Justin’s knack for web design sparked early on during the Myspace days (elder millennial over here) when he taught himself coding in order to fully customize his profile as a way to stand out. Justin later graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Arts and Sciences with an emphasis in Graphic Design and a minor in Psychology. During this time, he also continued designing websites on the side for friends, family, and small businesses. Justin decided to take his training a step further by gaining in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience utilizing the technology that help him hone his craft. He worked at Apple for 5 years, where he served as an actual Expert, helping people find solutions to with their technology woes. Later, he began doing freelance graphic and web design work as well as working at various design firms throughout out San Diego; however, it was these different experiences that gave Justin the desire to open a design studio of his own. He wanted to offer an experience that was unlike what he had witnessed within other firms. Justin wanted to take the confusion and chaos out of the design process by providing clients with an easy-to work-with, reliable, one-stop-shop that offers quality work at affordable prices. It was this mission that led to the establishment of JA Design, which has helped many individuals and businesses across a variety of different industries achieve their personal and professional goals by crafting unique, modern, and compelling graphic and web design solutions.
Marketing & Social
Felicia’s life-long passion for the health, wellness, and beauty industry led her to working in high-end salons and medical spas for nearly a decade. She thrived in an environment where her enthusiasm and eagerness to help others were utilized daily by providing unparalleled customer service and team management within a luxury setting. Felicia later graduated from the University of California, San Diego where she earned her degree in Psychology with a minor in Communications. She spent six months interning at the prestigious Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, where she studied the neurobiology of addictive disorders. Although the work was stimulating, Felicia realized she enjoyed working more with people than lab rats (seriously), so after graduation she decided to hang up her lab coat for good in order to pursue more fulfilling, creative endeavors. She knew that her deep understanding and appreciation of the human psyche could align with her desire to craft unique experiences. This is what led her to joining JA Design, initially in a customer oriented project coordination role, and later transitioning into a full-time account manager for the studio’s social media and marketing clients. Felicia took her education a step further by earning a Professional Certificate in Marketing from San Diego State University, where she studied defining and positioning a brand, developing an integrated marketing plan, as well as technology based curriculum like mobile marketing and search engine optimization for businesses. This skillset combined with her experience and affection for the health, wellness, and beauty industry has allowed her to help many entrepreneurs and businesses develop unique brand identities and position themselves in a way to stand out amongst a saturated market. Felicia continues to help clients find clarity and direction, and she strives to translate their ideas and passions into unique online experiences.