About James

Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, I moved out to California in 1991 to pursue an acting career. Though I had some modicum of success as an actor, I supported one artful vocation with another: graphic design. When my child was born, I soon realized the feast-or-famine lifestyle wasn’t the best path forward, so I took my first Senior Graphic Designer position—and then Art Director position—with Weiser Creative Group in Westlake Village, CA. It was there I personally won my first two Addy Awards—our agency took home 15 Addy Awards that year (2009), including one gold, eight silver and six bronze.

I took a few Director of Marketing positions along the way, all the while keeping Saturn Creative moving forward. The agency was finally closed in 2018 when I went to work for a dear friend—President Drew Dalzell—at Diablo Sound as the Director of Operations. COVID was unkind during my tenure, but gratefully, I was able to help Drew keep Diablo Sound thriving.

When Weiser Creative Group was sold, I eventually formed my own design and marketing agency, Saturn Creative. To be honest, we had both fierce and fragile years, but I was very proud of the work my team and I developed for our clients. Some of the work created during those years can be found in this portfolio.

In a desire to return to creative, I joined AAA Flag & Banner in 2022, and spent the better part of the year launching the company’s rebrand as A3 Visual, as well as redefining a more full-service Creative Division.

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