After serving for 4 years as the chair of the Department of Art and Visual Communications, Jim became the Associate Dean for the School of the Arts in July of 2014. He began teaching Graphic Design at UVU in the Fall of 2002 and was the area coordinator for Graphic Design until 2010. He believes in setting high standards in the classroom and helping students work towards achieving them.
Jim is one of a handful of designers featured in the recent book by Robin Landa Build Your Own Brand. His work was also featured the 2016 and 2013 Print Regional Design Annual and in the 2011-12 FPO Awards.
M.F.A., 2002 from Utah State University in Graphic Design
B.F.A. magna cum laude, 1991 from Utah State University, Advertising Design Professional Experience
Jim has worked as a design consultant for many companies, specializing in web site architecture and design. Clients have included HydraPak Seals, Sakora Jewelers, Arts in Residence, Blue Sky Foundation, and UVU. To view some of Jim's work, log on to www.jimgodfreydesign.com Creative Director, KHG Advertising, 1995-2000
Together with two native Montanans, Jim opened the doors of KHG Advertising in the fall of 1995. KHG was a full service agency, offering everything from media placement to web design. He managed the creative department, consisting of a staff of five, including a satellite office in Helena, Montana. He oversaw concept, design and technical production of billboards, television ads, radio ads, web sites, newspaper ads, magazine ads, brochures, corporate identities, catalogs, etc. KHG also handled design and production of all collateral materials (brochures, invitations, travel guides) for Travel Montana, the state government’s tourism division. Other clients included: Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI), Billings Symphony Orchestra, CellularOne, Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA), Montana Power Company, New West Health Plan, Pella Windows of Montana, Red Lodge Mountain, Rocky Mountain Bank, and Yellowstone National Park. Art Director/Designer, Penna Powers Cutting Haynes (PPCH), 1991-1995
Jim designed corporate identities, catalogs, brochures, newspaper and magazine advertisements, billboards, annual reports, packaging and other marketing and design materials. He handled everything from concept and design to overseeing photo shoots. Clients included CellularOne, Digitech, Dynatech, Easton Aluminum, Easton Sports, LDS Hospital-Amicus Foundation, Marker Ski Bindings, Sun Valley. Awards
2013 Print Regional Design Annual
2011-12 FPO (For Print Only) Awards, Judges Pick
2000 Telly Awards - 2 awards for 30 second television spots
1998 Montana Addy Awards - 3 awards, including direct mail and billboard campaign
1997 Montana Addy Awards - 11 awards, including catalog design, newspaper and magazine ads
1996 Montana Addy Awards - 6 awards, including corporate identity, direct mail, catalog design and
newspaper ad campaign for Yellowstone National Park
1995 Montana Addy Awards - 9 awards, including newspaper ads, billboards and sales materials
1995 Utah Addy Awards - 1 award for a poster for Reflex, a division of Easton Aluminum.
1994 Utah Addy Awards - 1 award for a bus board for Utah Museum of Natural History
1993 Regional Addy Award - 1 award for a magazine ad for Easton Aluminum
1992 Utah Addy Awards - 1 award for a point-of-purchase display