New Jr. Web Developer and I.T. Support, Iris Jean James
Iris Jean, known to all as IJ, recently relocated from our Art Department where she was a Lead Designer for Tennessee Smoky Mountains, and Delaware Beaches. IJ joins our web team as junior Web Developer and IT Support person. Her main goal in the web department is to help wherever possible and learn as much as she can.
Prior to her time at VistaGraphics, Inc. she spent her time being a stay-at-home mom to her two kids who are now 8 and 3, while keeping her design skills sharp by working in the evening as a Production Artist and Special Section Researcher for Action Pages. IJ has also been an Art Director, Production Manager, and Web Developer for Dive News Network; and a layout technician for the Utah Media Group (who oversaw the advertising, printing and circulation of 16 daily publications in the Salt Lake and Utah County).
She attended Manchester University in North Manchester, Indiana. She transferred and attained a degree from ITT Technical Institute, Jacksonville, FL campus in Information Technology and Web Development. She graduated Summa Cum Laude and Valedictorian.
IJ was born in Apopka, Florida; however, she grew accustomed to living many places (Utah, Tennessee, Indiana, Maryland, Florida, Hawaii, and Washington state to name a few). She now calls Chesapeake, VA home after living in Virginia Beach for 4 years. She is exceptionally excited to set down roots.
In her free time, IJ enjoys playing board and card games with her kids, and hiking with their 9 week old rescue puppy. She also plays video games with her family when she isn’t busy working on embroidery, sewing, or other craft projects.
IJ is excited to stay within the VistaGraphics family, and continue working with the amazing staff she already knows and adores!