James Victore is an author, designer, filmmaker, artist and firestarter who teaches creatives how to illuminate their individual gifts in order to achieve personal greatness. Described as "part Darth Vader, part Yoda," James is widely known for his timely wisdom and impassioned views about design and it's place in the world. He reaches thousands online with his weekly Q+A video series and leads game-changing workshops and seminars that help creative types of all spheres live and work successfully. At the helm of his independently run design studio, James continually strives to make work that is sexy, strong and memorable; work that tows the line between the sacred and the profane.
James' work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and is represented in the permanent collections of museums worldwide. His clients include Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, Moet & Chandon, Aveda, TIME Magazine, Yohji Yamamoto, Esquire Magazine and The New York Times. Awards include an Emmy for television animation, and Gold and Silver Medals from the New York Art Director's Club.
James lectures and teaches regularly around the globe. His book 'Victore or, Who Died and Made You Boss?' was released by Abrams in 2010.
He lives, loves and works in Brooklyn, NY.
How To Cut Out the Middle Man
For the past 20 or so years I have been working as a commercial designer, working for the smartest clients I could find.
But my push over the last few years is to cut out the client/ middleman and take my creativity, my ideas and my advice straight to the people.