Jeff Alan West is an artist creating abstract visual art in painting, digital media, and drawing.
Current works have been accepted into the permanent collections of the Achenbach Foundation for the Graphic Arts/ deYoung and Legion of Honor Museums, San Francisco, California, the Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula, Monterey, California, The Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, California, and the Crocker Art Museum of Sacramento, California.
He entered the digital age working as a production artist and graphic designer at Apple Computer Creative Services starting in 1983 just as the Mac was being introduced. Later he worked with Adobe for the premier rollout of Illustrator, becoming one of the first illustrators nationwide to adopt the software.
In 1987, inspired by a lecture of Richard Saul Wurman, founder of the TED conferences, he became a professional freelance illustrator and early adopter of digital imaging software, specializing in the new discipline of information illustration and design. He has enjoyed a successful 30 year career. Clients included the Fortune 500 and international companies as well as Silicon Valley start-ups. His work was included in the Digital Salon Exhibit at the Society of Illustrators in New York. He has received industry recognition for his illustrations including The Black Book AR100, Graphis Diagrams, Print Regional Design Annual, and the Society of Publication Designers.
He taught Digital Media as a full-time Professor of Art at Merced Community College of Merced, California from 2006 - 2009.
His focus and energy are now focused on creating abstractions rather than representational imagery. He continues to use digital painting, drawing, and imaging software as well as traditional media and techniques in his work process.