James Aparis

Jungle Butter Design

In High School, James started a small business to support local businesses around the Seattle area. He created murals to highlight civil rights leaders and local community activist to increase social justice awareness. In addition, created murals for multi-Grammy award winning artists. With hard work, he landed and managed clients like Philly's Best, Columbia City, and KeyArena, currently known as the Climate Pledge Arena.


From his experience with Jungle Butter Design, James expanded his business by establishing APARYZ design. This focused in helping clients with their business logos, business cards, and websites.


While James was in Chicago, IL to explore design schools, he reached out to a contact about the landscape of design work in the city. His contact, who worked at MillerCoors invited James to the MillerCoors' office. With his portfolio on hand, as he just finished visiting a few design schools, his contact wanted him to share his portfolio. This led to the agency's interest in hiring James to the firm, an art directional path that game him 5 years of robust design experience. His growth in the design world led him to the gaming industry at Xbox.

XBOX / Microsoft

At Microsoft and Xbox, his projects expanded to a wide range of AAA games and movies. This experience created incredible learning opportunities as a Visual Designer and Studio Artist. This allowed James to have more creative freedom.


When James is not designing or creating large murals for business owners, he spends his time with his wife and two active sons. You will most likely see them enjoying the outdoors, and learning about planets and cosmos. He is always so fascinated seeing the world through his sons’ eyes.

Work History

Senior Designer


Xbox Customer Experience Team

2017 – Current

2017 – 2020

Interaction Designer


Xbox Programming Team

2013 – 2017

Visual Designer


Fuse Design Studio

2011 – 2013

Art Director

(Arc Worldwide/Leo Burnett)


2005 – 2010




Forza Franchise

Gears of War Franchise

Halo Franchise

Game of Thrones



Call of Duty Franchise


Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon


Miller Lite


Miller High Life

Coors Light

Keystone light


Tochigi SC

Shinwa Corporation

Creative Experience

UX/UI Design

Visual Design

Interaction Design


Digital Design

Art Director

Web Design

Production Artist

Print Design

Product Design

Visual Artist

Graphic Design


  1. email@jamesaparis.com