ABOUT GRAIN STUDIO

Grain Studio is home to the work of Josh Ernst, a graphic artist with nearly 20 years of professional experience. We also take advantage of a select network of talented professionals to bring you the finest and most affordable creative solutions.

We chose the name Grain Studio because, like great design, wood grain is both familiar and unique at the same time. The studio is located in a renovated granary on a small ranch in the NE corner of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area.

Our studio serves a wide range of clients, including: entrepreneurs, start-ups, small to midsize companies, musicians, record labels, non-profits and other various organizations. We also work with other creative agencies on an as-needed basis, sometimes generating new concepts for one of their clients or helping them prepare their work for press or the web.

Great design can be a powerful tool to inspire, motivate and impact every aspect of our culture. We invite you to contact us regarding your next important project.

MEET THE CREW

JOSH ERNST

JOSH ERNST

OWNER, GRAPHIC ARTIST

Josh is a graphic artist with nearly 20 years of professional experience. He specializes in identity design and printing. His time in the industry has taken him from Best Buy’s marketing department to running an art department for a prominent CD/DVD manufacturer in downtown Minneapolis. Josh has worked with a handful of Twin Cities based music and art magazines as well as several non profit organizations. He now serves a wide range of clients including; musicians, record labels, startups, small to midsize corporations and non profits. Josh also works with other creative agencies on an as-needed basis, sometimes generating new concepts for one of their clients or helping them prepare their work for press or the web.

DREW JOHNSON

DREW JOHNSON

PHOTOGRAPHER

With a marketing and communications background his love and eye for photography and visual storytelling has grown into a successful business venture. Along with portraiture for individuals, families, weddings, local bands and his own creative work, Drew does commercial & editorial photography. His clients include the Square Lake Film & Music Festival, The National Sports Center, The Etsy Corporation, Metro Transit, Werner Electric and the Walker Art Center. He enjoys working with clients to help them creatively realize their professional photographic goals.

CATHAN MURRAY

CATHAN MURRAY

VIDEO & ANIMATION

Cathan Graduated from the Minneapolis college of Art and Design in 2000.  Since that time he has been working in 3D modeling, Videography, Motion Graphics, and Editing. Cathan’s creativity and eye help him tell stories in a interesting and compelling way while his understanding of process and technology keep him grounded and on budget.  Cathan is as efficient behind the camera as he is behind a computer and consistently finds new ways to tell the clients story with both.

JASON GILMOUR

JASON GILMOUR

WEB DEVELOPMENT

Jason has a degree in Graphic Design from UW-Stout, along with nearly 20 years of experience working on all types of digital design and development projects. There isn’t much this guy hasn’t seen, so go ahead, hit him with your best shot.