About Me

Hi, there! My name is Justin McKee and this is my portfolio site. Feel free to take a look around. From photography, videography and graphic design to my blog and digital art, there's a lot to see and more is being added all the time.


"If life is a movie, I am the one behind the camera."

My name is Justin McKee. I grew up in a small town in Michigan and I've worked in the newspaper business for over 8 years. I have an Associates of Applied Science degree from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI centered on Graphic Design, and I am an avid photographer.

At my most recent job I was responsible for leading a team of paginators who do page layout and graphic design for a large number of newspaper/magazine publications that are printed across the state of Michigan, as well as shooting photography and video for local events and stories. 

Much of the content I created comes from the stories and projects that came across my desk. I am fluent with the Adobe Creative Cloud programs like Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, After Effects, and Premiere Pro.

Most recently, I made the move to Metro Detroit and I'm seeking full time employment as soon as possible, hopefully in a career befitting my skills.

Feel free to take a look around my portfolio site. From photography, video, and graphic design, to my blog and digital art, there's a lot to see and more is being added all the time.

I love creating things. Developing professional and original content is my passion. I'm always looking to build upon my current skill set and I see each work experience as a step closer to being a better creative mind. 

Thank you for visiting my portfolio!


Here are a few of the recommendations I've received from friends and previous co-workers.

Justin has a fantastic eye and talent for graphic design. His finishing touches and fine details can take a piece from standard to professional, polished and eye-catching, without looking over done. In addition to graphic design, he excels in photography and videography, and constantly strives to increase his skills. When using all three, he becomes an invaluable asset. As a coworker, he is helpful, honest, kind, efficient, easy to work with, positive and willing to go the extra mile. He sincerely cares about the products on which he works and wants them to be the best they can be. You will not regret adding him to your team.
Karin Armbruster Journalist/Creative Writer

Karin Armbruster
Journalist/Creative Writer

I had the pleasure of working closely with Justin at the Pioneer, a daily newspaper in Big Rapids, Mich. He is a dependable, creative designer and photographer with an eye for cutting-edge content. Justin spearheads any visual task thrown his way with an inventive and enthusiastic attitude, even under the stress of a tight deadline. On a personal level, he is genuine and benevolent to every person he meets. Justin would be a highly valuable asset to any visionary team he wishes to pursue.
Cortney Erndt Associate Editor at Group Tour Media

Cortney Erndt
Associate Editor at Group Tour Media

I worked with Justin and he is an excellent employee. Great attitude & work ethic, talented photographer, top notch effort & great attention to detail.
Cheryl Rosen Realtor

Cheryl Rosen