Design Portfolio of James Aparis

James Aparis


At an early age, James started his creative ability when he saw a M*A*S*H Bell 47 helicopter landing in an open field. He was interested with regards to the helicopter’s design and his capacity. Thus, he began drawing the picture he saw that afternoon.


As the years passed, James kept on drawing, yet additionally dreamed of turning into an advanced mechanics engineer. His energy for drawing turned out to be more reasonable. He floated into the progression of his hand on paper, which gave him artistic liberty. He sought after his energy and turned into an originator.

About


James is a multidisciplinary designer with over 15 years of experience, proficient in:

His background as a freelance consultant and a full-time art director provided him with a diverse set of skills. He has worked with small business owners to major companies, such as Arc/Leo Burnett Worldwide and Microsoft.

Skills

INTERACTIVE

Visual Design

Digital Design/Artist

UX/UI Design

Interaction

Web Design

Prototyping

Wireframing

User Flows


CREATIVE

Concept Sketching

Typography

Logo/Icon Design

Brand Identity

Illustration

Muralist




PRINT

Point of Sales (Mktg)

 Display Cards

 Static Stickers

 Billboards

 Standees

 Packaging

 Brochures

Graphics & Signage

Postcards

Posters

T-Shirts

Business Cards

TOOLS

  1. Adobe Creative Suite
  2.  Photoshop
  3.  Illustrator
  4.  XD
  5.  InDesign
  6.  Fireworks
  7. Figma
  8. Protopie
  9. HTML/CSS
  10. Adobe Flash
  11. Adobe Dreamweaver
  12. Adobe After Effects

Background

1999 – 2001

JUNGLE BUTTER DESIGN

Seattle, WA

Started a small business to support local businesses around the Seattle area. Created murals to highlight civil rights leaders and local community activists to increase social justice awareness.

2001 – 2017

APARYZ DESIGN

Seattle, WA

From Jungle Butter Design, expanded and established Aparyz design. This focused on helping clients with their business logos, business cards, and websites.

2005 – 2010

ARC WORLDWIDE |

LEO BURNETT

Chicago, IL

While in Chicago, IL to explore design schools, he reached out to a contact about the landscape of design work in the city. This led to the agency's interest in employing James to the firm, an art directional path that allowed him 5 years of robust design experience. His growth in the design world led him to the Tech industry at Xbox.

2011 – 2020

MICROSOFT | XBOX

Redmond, WA

At Microsoft and Xbox, projects expanded to a wide range of AAA games, movies, and music. This permitted more creative opportunities and brought back his enthusiasm for video games and the game industry.

Creative Interests


Additional to my background.

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At the point …

  • when James isn't planning or designing, he invests his time with his wife and two active sons.

You'll most likely see them outside, learning about planets and the cosmos. He is generally so captivated by seeing the world through his children's eyes.