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Thomas James
Fine Arts, United States
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Editorial Illustration
Brief Summary
Thomas James develops smart visual concepts for magazines, newspapers, books, album covers, and apparel, some of which have been recognized by the Society of Illustrators and American Illustration. He is also the Editor and Art Director of Illustration Age, as well as a board member of the ICON Illustration Conference. When he’s not obsessing over Illustration, he enjoys life with his beautiful wife, his twin daughters, his best friend down the street, and strong coffee.
The Los Angeles Times / The Globe and Mail / Westchester Magazine / 914 / The Capitol / McSweeney’s Grantland / The Portland Mercury / New York Spirit / Seven Days / Chicago Reader / City Hall News / City and State / Terra Magazine / Nashville City Paper / The Nashville Scene / Milwaukee Magazine / Eugene Weekly / Maui Time / Momentum Magazine / Common Ground Magazine / Oil and Gas Investor Magazine / Plowshare Media / JME Creative / Conquest Graphics / Struggle On Music / CAPITAL Brand Apparel / Big Kid Foods
Awards and Recognition
Society of Illustrators 54 / American Illustration 30 / The Daily Heller / HOW Magazine / Imprint / Graphic Artists Guild / Lost at E Minor / Stumptown Comics Fest / Illustration Mundo / PSD Tuts +

“What makes Thomas James such a singular talent — and such an important contributor to our pages — is his ability to find the perfect visual imagery to explain complicated concepts. We don’t call on Thomas for the simple stories; we call him to illustrate stories about political forces, power structures and emerging issues. And every time, he finds the perfect visual metaphor for ideas that take half a page of text to explain in words. He’s fast and talented and technically sharp at his craft, but what sets Thomas apart is his mind. Our pages are richer for having him in them.” - Adam Lisberg, Art Director of The Capitol

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