James Kaczman has been an illustrator and graphic designer for almost thirty years. In that time, he has created illustrations and designed graphics for publications, such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Time, and Newsweek, as well as corporate and educational clients, such as AT&T, Fidelity Investments, Harvard University, and Microsoft. He has written, designed, and illustrated children’s books, including, most recently, Lucky Monkey, Unlucky Monkey, which was published by Houghton Mifflin Company. He has been the graphic designer for Mystic Museum of Art since 2011.
James works in acrylic paint in two similar but distinct styles. A graphic style with strong black areas and a generally limited palette that complements busier designs and reproduces well on newsprint and at low resolutions, and a more traditional painting style. He also combines his illustration and graphic design skills with his expertise in typography in lettering illustrations. James has been represented by Gerald & Cullen Rapp since 1992.
James has created graphics for print and web for a wide range of clients and has been the graphic designer for Mystic Arts Center / Mystic Museum of Art in Mystic, Connecticut, since 2011, where he has developed and implemented a new identity with a complete graphics standards system for print and web.