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Mark James


Adjunct Faculty

Graphic Design + Digital Media

Mark James is an Adjunct Faculty in Design at the Laguna College of Art & Design. His courses focus on graphic design, ideation and drawing, branding, typography, and motion graphics. His teaching emphasizes design intentionality and creating visual engagement in one's approach to solving communication problems.

Prior to LCAD, he taught at Lesley University College of Art & Design in Cambridge, Massachusetts, The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York, and has lectured and held workshops at the Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine. He has also served as consulting Creative Director to the Santa Fe Workshops in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Professionally, his work focuses on branding and digital communications for large companies and organizations in education and technology, as well as work for small start-ups and non-profits. Mark’s client engagements have included work for The Harvard Innovation Labs, Harvard Business School, CVS Health, MIT, Major League Baseball, The National Hockey League, Physicians for Human Rights, and numerous start-ups in the technology space. In addition to design, he is an accomplished editorial and portrait photographer and video editor. Mark holds a BFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Graphis Interactive

AIGA Design Annual

Publish Magazine

USA Graphic Design2

Type Director's Club

AR100 M Real Awards


Type Director’s Club

2012 New England Museum Association Exhibition on publication design

2014 57th New England Book Show