The Creative Media team's mission is to create, organize, archive, deliver, and curate images and video content that advances the brand of James Madison University.

Use of Photography

Please see Policy 1509.

Headshots & Group Photos

The Creative Media department exists to tell stories through photo and video. Because we are focused on story-driven content, we do not have the resources to photograph faculty headshots. Additionally, staff headshots can only take-place during non-academic times of the year (winter or summer breaks) as all of our production time is dedicated to story-driven content.

For group photos of committees, we can’t support all requests. We don’t need to be relied upon for every group photo. However, for the ones we don’t shoot ourselves, we will work with our campus partners requesting the group photo to arrive at an alternative solution whenever possible. We discuss these requests on a case-by-case basis.

We exist to tell great stories about JMU. We appreciate our campus partners’ help by empowering us to focus on storytelling.

Creative Media Proposals

If you are within the division of University Advancement and would like to inform the Creative Media team about a story idea that might benefit University Marketing, please use the Proposal Page.

Photo & Video Archive Access

Click here to view the instructions to add the photo and video calendars subscriptions to your device. These calendars will give you access to Creative Media’s complete archive of photography and completed videography projects and they are searchable by keyword.

Our Staff
Justin Roth, Creative Media Manager

Justin is a 2012 graduate of Eastern Mennonite University. He began working for JMU in February 2013. He shoots, edits and produces photo/video content for the University in support and promotion of its brand.

(e) rothjr@jmu.edu
(c) 540-820-6488

Cody Troyer,  Creative Media Producer

Cody is a 2013 graduate from Eastern Mennonite University. He joined the JMU team as an Assistant Video Producer in February 2016, and now is a Creative Media Producer. He spends his time producing video and photography content to visually tell JMU's story.

(e) troyercj@jmu.edu
(c)  330-204-8875

Elise Trissel, Associate Creative Media Producer

Elise is a 2011 graduate from Bridgewater College. She began freelancing for James Madison University in the Spring of 2016, and joined the University Marketing team as the Associate Photographer early on in 2017. She spends her time creating photos/videos of anything that helps promote the University’s visual brand; this includes portraits, events, campus life, etc.

(e) trisseec@jmu.edu
(c) 540.810.6228

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