digital strategist, consultant, husband, dad, instructor, designer …

about me

My past experience as an interactive designer, programmer, graphic designer, business owner and instructor assist in providing deep comprehension into both the form and function of today’s digital channels. This past experience and deep functional knowledge is a crucial strength when providing strategic insight and recommendations.

I am a trusted digital strategist and advisor. A rare hybrid of left and right brain thinking, I spend a significant amount of time researching online technology and have a deep interest in social platforms.

so what do you do?

I plan,create and actualize strategies within digital platforms to drive customers to the point of purchasing product, filling ‘the cart’, engaging with social channels or driving conversion to physical locations. Understanding and monopolizing these conversion paths ultimately delivers a property that provides measurable results. These results can then be evaluated to continually improve, revise and reiterate strategy in turn monopolizing all available paths of conversion.

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strengths

  • understanding the difference between digital strategy and tactics
  • assisting clients in understanding detailed technical concepts in straight forward, non-technical terms by avoiding industry acronyms
  • a skilled interactive designer, who has worked with world scale brands
  • strong team builder
  • a deep personal interest in online social platforms
  • great client rapport and comfort in meetings / presentations of all scales

testimonials

nice things people have said …

James is an amazing guy to work with! He is an extremely knowledgeable and truly talented man. He not only inspires others with his designs but was able to guide any programmer through any technical difficulty. A rare hybrid of true aesthetics and real technical wiz.

ALEJANDRA ANDERSONCREATIVE DIRECTOR - Beyond Media Solutions

James is one of those rare individuals who combines exceptional technical ability with an excellent design aesthetic. As a result his projects are visually compelling with superb functionality.

DEBBRA MIKAELSENFREELANCE WRITER

James is an honest person that works with enthusiasm and commitment.

I recommend his work. I had the opportunity to work closely with him at VFS and have been a witness of the good results that he produces.

He is a person that loves what he does and is more than willing to work for a product that he believes in.

He has been a good professor and a superb advisor. He is a great team player and he can go out of his way to collaborate with the development of new professionals.

CHRISTIAN MEJÍA ACOSTAFILM DIRECTOR | PRODUCER | VFS STUDENT

Exceptional communicator, guru level programming knowledge and generally an intelligent person makes James a valuable asset to the design world. It has been a privilege to work with James and learn from him.

JUSTIN ARMSTRONGSENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER | FAMOUS BRANDZ

James is great at getting to the core of issues in a bid to deliver clients exceptional results and ROI. He’s hard working and a pleasure to collaborate with.

RICK SLOBODASENIOR WEB COPYWRITER | WEBCOPYPLUS

I had the opportunity to work with James for about 6 months at Kontent Creative Group. James is knowledgeable as well as skilled in online and interactive design and usability. He also has an exceptionally in-depth understanding of online and offline social networks. His experience and professionalism combined with his upbeat demeanor make him a pleasure to work with. I am extremely lucky to have worked with James and I hope to work with him again in the future.

JESSICA WAKEMANPRODUCT MARKETING | HOOTSUITE

Working with James is a rare privilege that you should seize if ever given the opportunity.

His experiences in design, business and people management are extensive and his willingness to share them make him a huge advantage to any team trying to accomplish almost any project.

I fully expect to be turning to James for advice, mentorship and wise counsel for many, many years to come.

MACK FLAVELLECOFOUNDER + CCO | DAPPER LABS

James’ industry knowledge and overall knowledge about *everything* never ceased to amaze me. Over the course of my three month internship at Kontent Creative Group Inc., I managed to absorb so much information from James, whether it was job-specific or random (mostly job specific).

I greatly appreciate having the opportunity to work with James, He has helped me with my personal-growth and taught me how to maintain a strong balance of hard-work ethics and fun on the job.

DATIS MOHSENIPOURDIRECTOR OF MARKETING | OUTBACK TEAM BUILDING

James was the lead designer on a number of web projects relating to communications for LinkBC. I thoroughly enjoyed working with him as part of the technical team hired through Creative Spirit Communications. He is personal, knowledgeable and relates sometimes complicated technical aspects in a clear, easy-to-understand way. A meeting with James is relaxed and conducive to creativity.

MORGAN WESTCOTTINSTRUCTOR | BCIT SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

James is not only one of the most talented designers/programmers i know, he is a top-notch, detail oriented media guru, always on the cutting-edge of new media. He has the outstanding ability to combine his excellent creative knowledge with a high technical background to produce one-of-a-kind products, with a great worth ethic even in most extreme situations. I would always recommend James for his immense skill-set and for being a true leader.

CLOE WINDUSART DIRECTOR, WEB DEVELOPER | ARTROPOLIS MEDIA

James is a pleasure to work with. He will challenge you with smart questions and back up his ideas and opinions with bags of knowledge. I look forward to having the chance to work with him again.

PHILIP SOLMANPUBLISHER | EDIBLE VANCOUVER

James’s exceptional insight and experience has served myself, the team and our projects exceedingly well. His knowledge and unique ability to seamlessly apply logic and effective design solutions in a practical fashion is invaluable. This combined with his fantastic sense of humor and relationships with clients make James a truly exceptional person and a great source of inspiration for any team or organization.

SUSHANT SUNDSENIOR DESIGN DIRECTOR | CBS INTERACTIVE