James is a graphic artist, author and activist who teaches creatives how to illuminate their individual gifts in order to achieve personal greatness. Described as “part Darth Vader, part Yoda,” he is widely known for his impassioned views about design and his avant-garde workshops. At the helm of his independently run studio, James continually strives to make work that tows the line between the sacred and the profane. He has helped raise the visibility of clients such as Adobe, MailChimp, Patagonia, Starbucks, Aveda, Esquire, Moet & Chandon, Yohji Yamamoto and The City of New York. James’ work has been exhibited at the MoMA and is represented in the permanent collections of museums worldwide including the Louvre and Library of Congress.
Curated by seasoned designer Hillman Curtis, the Artist Series is a highly engaging set of 5 to 10 minute videos covering the lives and works of some of the brightest stars in the design world (as well as what makes them tick.)