Jeff Deikis

Art Direction & Photography

My creative journey began at 16 with my father's weathered, 1971 Canon FTb and an expired roll of film. The camera suddenly offered a fresh perspective to observe the world around me and a creative means to express it. Years later, at the University of Michigan, I fell into the world of graphic arts and design. 


Today I work as the Creative & Branding Director for the American Alpine Club, a national non-profit organization which advocates for climbers and climbing environments in the United States. I also conduct contract work in art direction, brand identity and development, graphic design, and photography, serving a wide variety of clients across several industries.


Published internationally and recognized by several awards, my work has been featured in Smithsonian MagazineNational Geographic, Photo District News, Rock & IceRAUS!, Adventure Sports Journal, the University of Michigan LS&A Magazine, and others.


I am based and work remotely from Bishop, California.


  • Silver Award, Best New Talent Press/General News, PX3 Prix de la Photographie

  • First Place Editorial-General News; International Photography Awards

  • First Place Action & Adventure; PDN The Great Outdoors Photo Competition

  • Second Place Editorial-Personality; International Photography Awards

  • Finalist in Smithsonian's National Photography Competition 

  • Honorable Mention Editorial-Sports; International Photography Awards

  • Honorable Mention Sports-Extreme Sports; International Photography Awards