Russell S. Mims | Owner/Designer
Russ has been in the design industry for over 20 years, starting out as a graphic designer with an emphasis on brand identity, advertising, packaging, and cross promotional marketing. Those earlier years of experience led him to pursuit a career in Industrial Design.
Figurehead Design was created in 2000 offering Product Design, 3D Modeling, Photo-Realistic Rendering, Packaging and Graphic Design.
Russ has designed for brands such as Star Wars, Marvel, Disney, Sony, Lego, Karl Karcher Enterprises, Mizuno, Go Pro and many more.
He works remotely with both large and small companies throughout the United States maintaining a passion for design, a strong work ethic and an internal motivation to succeed.
Russ also started his own drone company called Sky Shot Video, shooting for real estate, wineries. golf courses and special events.
Software: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Premier, Rhino 3D and KeyShot.
“Russell is a full stack creative professional that brings a unique and greatly valued vision to projects we’ve worked on together. His attention to detail and ability to collaborate on solutions for our clients have elevated our pitches for retail packaging, displays, and environments. I’ve yet to feel like the ask is too high, or the challenges at hand too great.”
“We’ve worked with Russ on a number of projects and found him not only to be a great product designer but a welcome and able collaborator as well. In addition to our first released product which drew rave reviews from our customers at our last trade show, we will be using him on all of our future product concepts. He’s not only the best designer that we’ve used but is also the easiest to work with.”
“Its rare to find someone with such a high caliber of talent as Russ. I had the pleasure of meeting him when we subcontracted him for a few design projects at The CDM Company. Our assignments are usually crash and burn which makes it challenging for any designer but I’m constantly impressed at his ability to deliver innovative creative designs within days. In addition, he is extremely reliable and always responsive. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs creative services. You will not be disappointed.”
"Russell continues to deliver exceptional graphic design services -able to distill highly technical information with a collaborative approach and meet the tight deadlines I've thrown at him. I recommend Figurehead Design for anyone needing additional graphics horsepower on their marketing materials and website."
"I have worked with Russell Mims and his company, Figurehead Design for many years, on a wide range of projects to which he has always added tremendous value. Russ is not only a gifted graphic artist and 3-D designer, he is also an astute strategist and manager of key resources. No matter what the scope of the project, Russ has always enhanced it artistically, and consulted with great intelligence on the best possible way to execute. An estimable asset."