Swing With the Tides

the lows : the highs : take in stride

JD San Jose

NYC born and Jersey raised, I currently reside in the bayshore town of Port Monmouth, NJ. With the Manhattan skyline visible from the beaches and woods in my backyard, I am continually inspired by the intense energy of the city and the peaceful breath of nature. Primarily working in the design field, I am also fortunate to be able to pursue other creative passions. Check out my work below and if I could be of service to you, please get in touch.

Photo by David Rinella for Whisper Editions.


The logo, where graphic identity begins, and the reason I was attracted to design in the first place. Creating a mark that successfully represents a brand is one of my favorite design challenges.


Print is not dead. While it’s not as in demand as it once was, I still love designing a piece that can be touched and felt. 


Ever-changing technology and the possibilities can be overwhelming. User experience doesn’t have to be. Coming up with organized, thoughtful solutions is what I enjoy most when designing for the screen.


Whether rockin’ or funkin’, making music and entertaining with a band makes me happy. I recently linked up with the band Groove City and have been working on my own music as heard on Soundcloud.


It was my childhood dream to make a surfboard. Once I did, it became a quest to make the next one better than the last. It’s all about the ride.

First photo by Chris Delorenzo & second photo by Julien Roubinet for Ice Cream Headaches


I came home to this spiritual healing tradition in 2011. Since then, I’ve completed advanced studies with the FSS to further my practice and continue to assist workshops taught by mentor Elaine Egidio.

Get in Touch

Thanks for your interest! If you have any questions or would like more information, please send a message. I’m always open to new opportunities.

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