UX & Product Design
Resume / CV
About Brian James Design Director, NYC

Selected Projects

My name is Brian James and I am a well rounded human being.

  • I am an incredible UX Designer with like 15 years of experience. That's longer than SOME PEOPLE have been alive!!!!
  • I am a joy to be around.
  • I own the world's most popular pepperoni pizza instagram, literally.
  • I taught myself PHP and MYSQL. I understand no one cares about PHP anymore.
  • I used to get paid to do HTML/CSS, those days are sorta over.
  • I am a paid DJ in New York... and thats the sound of you clicking this tab closed.
  • I am an unpaid standup comedian in New York, but who isn't tho am I right?
  • I'm a unicorn. I code. I design. I am an actual power user of products. I talk, walk... the talk & walk.
  • I coded every aspect of this portfolio you're looking at, front and back end, but its not a squarespace template so who cares right?
  • I am a THREE time Fantasy Football Champion. 3 out of 7 ain't bad. 2015, 2016, 2017
  • I like to make Old Fashioneds at home. I like to drink them anywhere.
  • Everyone knows someone who owns or they themselves own a Russian Blue. I started that trend.
  • I hold a world record, we can talk about that over the phone if you want. 100% real.
  • I am amazed and flattered you made it to this list item.

  • I have freelanced for quite awhile. I have built and managed a design team for a very successful startup. I have worked with agencies and startups in both New York and San Francisco. I have worked across multiple industries and designed for all the major platforms.

    I've been told that I speak positive assumptive and that my candor can be a bit radical... luckily there's a book for that.

    I am ENTJ. If you know what that means then you probably did the same work retreat that I did, how fun was that?

    My work has been written about in the New York Times, Mashable, Business Insider, ESPN, Bloomberg, Forbes, Yahoo Finance and many others. Mashable has called my work "...really impressive, with a pleasant interface complementing a staggering array of statistical combinations and insights."

    I ask the right questions. I don't have an ego when it comes to finding the right solution. I believe everyone in an organization should feel empowered to influence the User Experience.

    I'm currently using Sketch, Invision, Zeplin, and the Oxford comma. I am really really big on using the Oxford comma right now but am not an elitist about it, you gotta do you!

    I don't want to go into a lengthy pitch about how I'm the right tool for the job. I am a hammer. I will run the show. I will get shit done with an incomparable efficiency. I will make people laugh and we will have fun but we will get shit done and it will be right. That's what I bring to any project.

    If you've made it this far and you want to email me to see if I have any projects that highlight my UI or visual design chops then please feel free to email me at noidont@noidont.no.