For over fifteen years, James has collaborated with cultural institutions and non-profit organizations to develop visual narratives, engagement strategies, and print and digital materials.

His work has been exhibited in the Rubin Museum of Art, the Annenberg Space for Photography, the Mint Museum, and the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, receiving coverage in publications such as CBS News, The New York Times, and Time. His first book, The Road to Somewhere: An American Memoir (W. W. Norton), documents fifty-thousand miles through America. He is an assistant professor at Parsons School of Design and a 2022 Innovator-in-Residence at the American School in London.


Creative Direction, Visual Identity, Presentation Design, Web Design, WordPress Development, Product Design, Experiential Design, Print Design, Copywriting

Clients & Collaborations

American Planning Association, Architectural League of New York, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Code for America, Columbia University, Global Studio, Greater New Orleans Foundation, Hamptons International Film Festival, The Helis Foundation, Kiva, MTV, National Teaching Fellows, Nokia, Prairie Public Radio, Pratt Institute, Queens Council on the Arts, Reboot, Rubin Museum of Art, Urban Conservancy.