Jayson Payne is a multidisciplinary art director and visual designer currently living in Long Beach, CA (USA). His studio services span brand identities, books, publications, music-related artwork, print collateral, apparel graphics, title treatments and digital artwork.

His approach questions traditional design aesthetics through an investigative approach to a concept and its corresponding material landscape. He looks for opportunities in the limitations of projects, analyzing conventional design norms and balancing which elements of a work can be challenged with what must remain a constant to create unity.

Beyond his client work, he self-initiates art and design projects to explore design as a medium and to consider visuals generally quixotic in the commercial realm.

Please reach out for more information or to discuss a project.


Work Experience
Freelance (Currently)
Production Club (CA, 2019-2022; freelance art director)
Former Merchandise (CA, 2020-2022; freelance graphic designer)
Nowadays Creative (NY, 2018; freelance designer)
With Projects, Inc. (NY, 2017-2018; full-time art director)
Octopus International (CA, 2014-2020; freelance art director)
Townes/Chapter Menswear (CA, 2013-2017; full-time designer)

Selected Clients
AIA Center for Architecture
Agency Landscape + Planning
Amazon Web Services
Chapter Menswear
Conde Nasté
Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Institute
Dazed Korea
Former Merchandise
Grand Army
Harvard Design Magazine
Martin Brattrud
Octopus International
Paradigm Publishing
PUMA Hoops
Reunion Wetsuits
Roll Call Records
Six Finger Hand
Stones Throw Records

BFA Graphic Design
California State University Long Beach

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