James lives in Graz and is responsible for the creative output at ECIS. He has worked for ECIS both in a full-time and consultant capacity for over two years. He grew up in Australia and the UK, worked in Hong Kong as well as for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. James has a background in both design and education, having previously worked for creative agencies in Vienna and Berlin as a conceptual designer for global brands.
James also taught Communication Design at St. Gilgen International School, which included curriculum design and the set-up of an in-school design agency managed by the students. He also ran a boarding house and took care of school publications. He ran "People, Pens and Paper" workshops (for students and faculty) at international schools and conferences, which focused on developing innovative ideas to help our communities.
People, Pens & Paper is also the title of his book, which features realistic projects and creative tools for teachers. James is the founder of Class Action Magazine, a digital platform for schools to share innovative projects.
Outside of work, James is an experienced voice artist with a passion for accents which he uses for radio comedy characters. He has produced work for a variety of clients, including Warner Bros. He enjoys Austrian cakes and hiking with the family, but not always in that order.