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© 2024 JOSHUA JAY JAMES

CHI

12:11 AM

Last updated: 1.19.23

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Created as a whiteboard-like canvas, this personal portfolio serves as a medium through which I share the broadest range of my works and creations. Its orderly chaos is a representation of me throwing things at the board and seeing what sticks, allowing me to focus more on making and less on perfecting.

8.14.19

achievement

In 2019 I was the Uncharted Learning National Pitch Champion with my first company, Allergenius.

7.23.19

photos

Scenes from a 5 day excursion across the landscapes of Iceland.

8.15.19

photos

Chicago's Full Moon Jam captured in the burning light of the fire festival's daring participants.

5.6.22

venture

I'm the creator of the University of Illinois' premier fashion event, the Circular Fashion Exposition, which now attracts 2,000+ students each school semester.

11.2.22

Coverage of the Circular Fashion Exposition in the Daily Illini highlighting its founding story and features of the event.

5.6.22

venture

For my senior year extracurricular capstone, I created Sylly and conducted a short-lived social experiment at the University of Illinois.

1.16.23

Coverage of Sylly in the the Daily Illini detailing why dating is broken and our vision for a more connected Gen Z.

6.4.20

photos

BLACK LIVES MATTER - a journalistic endeavor to capture a movement.

9.1.20

photos

Chicagoland in desolation during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, circa 2020.

1.7.22

showreel

Note to self: don't stop daydreaming.

8.13.21

photos

Baby's first trip to the Big Apple on 35MM film - August 2021.

5.18.21

photos

A mini series resulting from a challenge to capture my college sophomore spring with one point & shoot film camera.

7.27.22

work experience

In 2022 I worked as Marketing Coordinator for the world's leading public university startup accelerator, iVenture.

7.3.22

interview

An intimate interview for the iVenture Accelerator program discussing my work philosophy and accomplishments.

11.22.21

modeling

The world is yours. A double exposure series by Jack Pompe.

2.4.21

venture

I'm a co-creator of Bad For Your Health, a post-contemporary, independent fashion design label.

4.19.22

modeling

Turning Heads- a collection by Bad For Your Health.

7.13.23

client work

Code terminals meet quirky doodles in my brand + web design for Honors Fund, a $100M venture fund for students.

11.21.23

client work

Photography, website design, and me, by me, for Thirsty Dumpling, the OG DIY dumpling kit experience.

1.4.23

arena

'Memento mori': an agnostic's catalogue of maxims and axioms for the soul.

12.31.23

book review

My favorite read of 2023 was Breath by James Nestor. My lungs have never felt so appreciated. Did you know lung health is the single best predictor of a long life?

1.1.23

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9.20.23

random

An EU brand field study photo dump.

9.10.23

photos

Shot on a 20-day journey spanning 3 countries and 4 airports, this series is the nostalgic result of an American tourist taking a post-college pilgrimage with a camera, a credit card, and absolutely no plan.

5.16.23

achievement

I graduated with a B.S. in Marketing & Dean's Scroll Honors from the University of Illinois in 2023.

11.1.23

playlist

OTHER FM is a curatorial musical experiment from my studio practice, OTHER.

1.30.24

poem

Lost at Lake: Golden moments at Montrose Harbor replenish my midwestern resolve...

2.21.24

profile

Find your new favorite funky vibe on my Spotify, curated with love <3

11.1.24

venture

OTHER is my 'creative lab' practice in Chicago. We concoct identities for out-of-ordinary brands worldwide.

1.1.24

photos

A day shoot at Los Angeles' iconic mountain-top museum and estate, The Getty.

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© 2024 JOSHUA JAY JAMES

CHI

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