Brooklyn born James Yang was raised in Oklahoma. Upon graduatiing with a BFA
in Communication Arts from Virginia
Commonwealth, he entered the illustration marketplace, where his work was soon featured in many top trade publications. In fact, since 1983 he has won over 250 awards, including Best of Show in 2010 from 3x3!
A few of the many major clients using his style include: Amnesty Int., World Bank, Simon & Schuster, Parents, Bloomberg, Bankers Trust, BusinessWeek, IBM, Chase Manhatten, Forbes, Fortune, Harper Collins, Herman Miller, The LA Times, KPMG,
Microsoft, Money, NATO, Nabisco, Newsweek, NY Times, Sony, Showtime, Time, Sports Illustrated, Golf Digest, The Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post.
Most recently James taught at Parsons School of Design. He's also taught/lectured at The School of Visual Arts, Maryland Institute College of Art, Corcoran School of Art, SCAD, The New School and The University of Maryland.
He's always in demand worldwide as a guest lecturer. His first book, Joey and Jet was released to critical acclaim in 2004, followed by Joey and Jet in Space, Puzzlehead in 09 and.James' web strip The Impolite Gentleman debuted in 2014. He is currently active as a member of the executive board of ICON.
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