sTEP INSIDE MY WORLD
Howdy! James here. I'm a digital content producer, editor, photojournalist, dreamer, futurist, and problem solver obsessed with creating and delivering engaging experiences through visual story-telling. For the last several years, I’ve worked with some of todays top media brands and publications in digital content creation, photojournalism, editing, and monetization across various platforms -- from web, print, and television to social media and voice driven experiences.
For me, engagement is what I strive to create. I believe in the power of digital alchemy and experience -- the magic that happens when visual design, language, and copy harmoniously unite, and connects to the user.
Over the last several years, I've developed and fostered lasting relationships within the music, entertainment, and advertising industry that have been culled from multiple projects and opportunities with publicists, brands, publications, editors, label executives and promotors.
Currently, I'm based in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles, while working freelance as a digital content creator / photographer for an advertising agency. During this period, I've worked with Toyota, PG&E, Clean Energy California, Adidas, HP, and others, while looking for the next full-time dream job.
Nice to meet you!
Academy of Art University, San Francisco, Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Advertising
San Francisco State University, San Francisco, Bachelor of Arts (BA) History & Political Science
2015 Student Best Of Show Addy Award Winner -- Social Media Campaign Fareshare (Photographer)
2015 Student Gold Addy Award Winner -- Social Media Campaign Fareshare (Photographer)
2013 Silver Spring Winner -- Print Advertising for Virgin Galactic (Art Director)
Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Final Cut Pro, Mac/ PC Platforms, Lightroom, FTP, XML, XMP, Photography, Metadata.
- Art Direction/ Visual design
- Branding / Graphic Design
- Digital / Interactive / Integrated Advertising
- Web Design
- Book Art
- Color Correction
- Image Manipulation