Jose is our New Jersey-based art director, graphic designer and design educator at Jaffe Communications. Managing day-to-day web, print, digital design projects and plans long-term creative strategy for clients. Jose also oversees freelancers and vendors as part of a full-service creative department.
Over the past fifteen years, Jose has led creative and strategic teams working in physical and digital playgrounds across lifestyle, entertainment and technology, and with an overarching philosophy: to make beautifully simple and clean work – work that cuts through the noise and helps businesses tell their stories. His understanding of current design and marketing trends and comprehensive approach to projects make him a natural creative leader.
Maintaining a healthy balance between functionality and visual impact in all of his web and graphic designs, Jose believes every piece of design can be a work of art. Clients rely on Jose for an honest assessment of their needs and expert strategic direction in the broad spectrum of media.
Before joining the team, Jose worked as an art director at various publishing, marketing, web companies and agencies in the tri-state area. Jose’s well-rounded experience gives him a unique and knowledgeable perspective to ensure Jaffe clients get the most from their media budgets.
Jose earned his undergraduate degree in fine arts from Montclair State University and an advanced degree in administration from Rutgers University, Jose also served four years in the U.S.Navy, trained as a specialist.
A proud father of four, Jose's lifelong goal is to own a vacation home somewhere in the Caribbean. He’s not picky on location, although there must be white sand, clear water and extra bedrooms when the kids come to visit.
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