Before digital, Russell worked around Manhattan as a freelance commercial artist His skills in design, illustration, hand lettering, building 3d comprehensive packaging design, marketing displays, pre press and post production, would keep him busy working for large and small corporations, advertising agencies and design firms. Working in these various situations broadened his skills and knowledge of the commercial business of image, marketing and brand building.

His skills would lead him to Harman International. He would become their inhouse studio photographer photographing products for brands such as Harman Kardon, JBL, Infinity, and more.

Skilled in graphic design, illustration, and photography, Russell specializes in brand building and marketing. Equipped with the latest software, computer technologies, digital cameras and lighting, he is ready to take-on the most demanding and challenging of projects in the studio or on location.