|Jason Beam is an international award-winning digital fine artist, who owns and operates his fine art gallery in Great Falls, Montana. In addition to his gallery, he is employed full time at Walker Design Group as a graphic designer and also teaches Advanced Adobe Photoshop and Creative Photoshop at Montana State University College of Technology. The clients he designs for range from the small, local organizations, to large nationally recognized companies. Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit, Montana State University, Harrington Bottling, IndulgeU Records, and Galde Publishing are among his clients.
During his graphic design and prepress career, he began developing his digital fine art abilities. Working with Adobe Photoshop on a day to day basis, he began searching for ways to master the program, but without getting bored with it, while he worked at home in the evenings. With over 5 years of experience in Adobe Photoshop, he has become a local expert in the program, and was approached by Montana State University to conduct classes on the program. Working in Photoshop, he developed his signature style, which now has won him international acclaim and accolades. His digital fine art has been seen around the world, has been featured at the Bi No Dendo Gallery in Japan, and at the Centre Jeanne d'Arc in France. He has had commissions by the actress Fairuza Balk of The Waterboy and The Craft movies, country singer Trace Adkins, author Mona Morstien to name a few. His gallery opened in February of 2000, to a huge attendance and rave reviews.
Jason's deep commitment to his art and career comes from a talent that he has had since childhood, reinforced with years of experience in the marketplace. He has lived in Great Falls, Montana, Littleton and Aurora, Colorado during his lifetime. He has a deep affection for the large city, it's opportunities and variety of lifestyles. While living in Great Falls, a city with a population of 60,000, he has learned how to focus his design to accommodate client needs. From conservative design in financial, outdoor and health industries, to the liberal design of cutting-edge entertainment industries, his ability to create effective advertising has flourished. He possesses the desire to teach young, aspiring art students and help guide them into their careers; speaking at junior high and high schools as well as those in college. He takes the life lessons he learned the hard way and passes his wisdom to those who have the same aspirations for art and design. His digital fine art does not exactly 'fit in' to this traditional conservative community, but it has gained worldwide popularity on the internet.
Coming from a successful family of business oriented parents, his professional demeanor has been ingrained since childhood. He believes in loyalty, dedication and achievement, and this is what employers have recognized and appreciated in him over the years. Jason has the drive to be more than a designer, more than an artist. He is striving to be successful and famous. He has made personal sacrifices in the name of career management, but he still believes in enjoying his work and the work he does for others.