Author Archives: Thomas James

About Thomas James

Thomas James is an Illustrator who has worked with The New York Times, WIRED, Pentagram, Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, and many others. You can see his portfolio at thomasjamesillustration.com.
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Thomas James – More for Intelligence Squared US

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

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Thomas James – More for Intelligence Squared US

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

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Thomas James – Breakfast, Dessert, and Money

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

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Thomas James – Breakfast, Dessert, and Money

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

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Thomas James – Conflict of Interest

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

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Thomas James – Conflict of Interest

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

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Thomas James – Sierra Magazine

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

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Thomas James – Sierra Magazine

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

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Happy Valentine’s Day from Illo Confidential!

Click on any of the images below to enjoy our love-filled slideshow. Because we heart you.

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Happy Valentine’s Day from Illo Confidential!

Click on any of the images below to enjoy our love-filled slideshow. Because we heart you.

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Thomas James – 5 for New York Times

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

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Thomas James – 5 for New York Times

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

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Thomas James – Film Lottery for Variety

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

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Thomas James – Film Lottery for Variety

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