James O’Brien is a practicing illustrator and designer. His clients include: American Express, Bank of America, Colgate, Rand McNally, Microsoft, Delta Airlines, Sears, Target, Hewlett-Packard, Oracle, McGraw-Hill, Scholastic Press, Smithsonian, Business Week, Fortune, Harvard Business Review, Newsweek, US News & World Report, Computer World, PC Magazine, Interactive Week, Entertainment Weekly, Wine Spectator, The Christian Science Monitor, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The New York Times.
James is represented by Gerald & Cullen Rapp in New York.
His work has been recognized by American Illustration, The Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts, 3X3, Creative Quarterly, SBS Digital Design, The Society of Publication Designers, PRINT, AIGA, and SILA.
In his free time, James runs marathons, reads important books, and collects music and plastic toys. He lives in Minneapolis with his family and chickens.
MFA Illustration, University of Hartford, 2008
MA Illustration, Syracuse University, 2006
BFA Graphic Design/Illustration Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 1989