JT87 started in 2006 under the name “Jartoben Productions” in Cedar Rapids, IA before a seemingly endless run of location and name changes.  Now settled in Woodland, Washington for the past 4 years, JT87 is a one-man, night+weekend operation that continues to serve as both an artistic outlet and minor source of income.

what’s with the name?

JT87 is the branding for the things I make, share, and offer.  It currently encompasses lyric and music videosgraphic design projects, and tech support/repair but the limit is only what I am willing to take on! Due to JT87 being primarily a hobby, my prices for outside work are considerably lower than Staples, Best Buy, or other specialized firms.

Need a job done?
A contact form is available on the Pricing page.


My logo is a design that I am actually quite proud of.  It is centered on a blue border which surrounds a white field and a series of seemingly random dotted lines.  These lines in actuality represent some of the various neighborhoods I have lived in:

  • my childhood home
  • my first apartment after high school graduation
  • my college campus
  • various apartments around the metro area

The purpose for having these places represented was to illustrate the importance of my past experiences and, if you haven’t guessed already, this is a central theme of the 2020Mirror.

The “JT87” in the center of the design has two simple meanings: I was born in 1987 and, for a period of time, I went by the nickname JT exclusively.  There is more to say on that – if you’d like to read about it, click here.

My desire is not to build an business empire but to simply leave a mark.  When I place JT87 on a finished project, it is a tiny “yopp” let out by someone very small in a very big world.

To appropriate Dr Seuss’ Horton Hears A Who:

“I am here!”

we are here

Copyright Information

“Code” font family by Fontfabric.com (@font-face) and is used in all logo and title materials for JT87. “Code” is 100% free for all personal and commercial use.