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jim erickson 14044Jim Erickson is one of the nation’s preeminent commercial photographers. For over 30 years, he has created timeless imagery for hundreds of blue chip clients, including AT&T, American Express, Wells Fargo, Cisco, Pinnacle Entertainment, General Motors, HBO, Pfizer, Merrill Lynch, United Airlines and Home Depot. jim erickson 13084He is known for his ability to capture spontaneous and unexpectedly telling moments, that connect with the viewer in a way that just makes you want to be there. Jim has won over 100 awards from publications and organizations such as Communication Arts, Graphis, Photo District News, Print Magazine, GDUSA, the Art Director’s Club of San Francisco and the Advertising Photographers of America.
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jim erickson 18017One of the most emotionally and intellectually deep photographers working today, Jim’s ability to capture the truth of the human spirit is showcased in “The Restless Mind” series, in which he explores the mysteries of the aging mind. Of his sponsorship of our annual Health + Wellness Design Awards, he writes: “Thank you GDUSA for focusing on how to visually communicate health and aging. jim erickson 14016Health is the art of growing old. And aging is the epic journey of growing older. My new work on “The Restless Mind” is about elusive truths and wandering thoughts, the inner landscape of our aging population, of how individuals experience the process even while it collectively emerges as one of society’s greatest challenges.”