Common Core Education Standards I recently completed a new series of illustrations for the upcoming season of Intelligence Squared US debates. It’s always a pleasure to work on such stimulating topics and see the images appear onstage as well as in programs and other promotional materials. Thanks again to Art Director Clea Chang for the […]Read more "Thomas James – More for Intelligence Squared US"
I thought it was high time for an update on some recent work for various clients, including myself. First, here’s a new illustration I’ve had a lot of fun working on bit by bit in between commissions. I really enjoyed geeking out on the little details, especially those sweet shoes. Now I want a pair […]Read more "Thomas James – Breakfast, Dessert, and Money"
Here’s a straight and simple image for a BYU Magazine article about the ethical complications of receiving a sizable wedding gift from someone you’re doing business with. Always fun to work with a limited color palette to let the concept shine through. You can see more of my work at thomasjamesillustration.com.Read more "Thomas James – Conflict of Interest"
After designing the layout of an illustration for a double page spread, it’s always a thrill to see it incorporated well with the text. Here’s one recently created for Sierra Club’s Sierra Magazine. Art Director Tracy Cox and I worked through a few rounds of ideas until we found the right balance for this story […]Read more "Thomas James – Sierra Magazine"
Click on any of the images below to enjoy our love-filled slideshow. Because we heart you.Read more "Happy Valentine’s Day from Illo Confidential!"
I was thrilled to work with Minh Uong for this series of illustrations for the New York Times Sunday Business section (on the stands today). I was asked to visualize five tax-related topic briefs as simplified, iconic images, although I believe four of them went to print. The first one above was entitled Medical Deduction […]Read more "Thomas James – 5 for New York Times"
Here’s another piece for Variety about the fact that studios are picking up less and less films each year. And so getting your film picked up is akin to winning the lottery. Art Director Cheyne Gately came to me with this concept and it was a winner, (get it?) so we just went straight to […]Read more "Thomas James – Film Lottery for Variety"