I'm James (they/them), a designer and strategist who builds inclusive products and teams.
My superpowers include framing complexity, building alignment, and crafting powerful visions.
In the past, I've worked at various startups, consulting firms, product companies, and alongside leaders to scale products and help organizations transform. I've had the pleasure of working with clients like IBM, Emerson Collective, Virgin, FastCo, Viacom, and Weight Watchers.
Currently, I'm a product design lead and manager at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. My team works on an ed-tech platform that drives student engagement, meaningful learning, and strong student-teacher relationships.
I earned my MFA in Interaction Design from the School of Visual Arts and currently teach an IxD Foundations course at California College of the Arts.
Before my design career, I served in the US Army as a satellite operator with deployments to Iraq and Haiti. And I'm proud to be a founding board member of the Black Veterans Project.
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