Hi, I'm James T. Green. I live and work in Chicago.

Most people call me James, never Jim or Jimmy. I only include the "T" because it's easier to Google.

I design for others and create art for a living. I have my art practice which explores race, culture and their relationship with technology. There's also my design practice where I mostly create things for the web. There's some print here and there too, and I'm learning more about designing for mobile apps. These two practices feed off one another, quite often. Here's some examples of my art and design work. I also write, because regardless what others say, people still read on the web.

I love sharing interesting tidbits with others in a variety of ways. I write a weekly letter where I share thoughts and insightful readings, you can sign up for that here. Most of the time, I show my artworks in exhibitions, or I give talks. Here's where you can find my next event. Stop by and say hello. If you want to get to know me further beyond this little bio, these people wrote some very kind pieces about me.

As far as personal things go: I was born and raised in Joliet, Illinois. I enjoy my bike and been car-free for a year so far. There's nothing more I enjoy than good food, good drinks, good friends, and a nice Amtrak ride. I still use the oxford comma. Pizza is my favorite food and I'm a part-time vegetarian. I only own about 10 shirts and half of those are cardigans. Let's be friends.


Here's some quick facts.

-Some of my video and animation works have been screened at: The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, The Gene Siskel Film Center, The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art and the 2012-2013 EXPO Chicago.

-I've completed residencies at ACRE from 2011-2012 and Chicago Artist Coalition's HATCH Projects from 2012-2013.

-In 2013, I helped organize the Filter Photo Festival as one of their Production Assistants.

-I'm a part of the artist collective, Hyde Park Dacha.

-By day, I'm a designer at Tribune Interactive.

-Through independent freelance, I've partnered with: 22nd Century MediaTEDxWindyCity, Black Girls Run, Soul City ChurchRed Bike and Green, Briar Rabbit, Divyn Media, Iron & Wire, Filter Photo Festival's Image 37, Pop Up Addis, and other great people doing great things.

Need all these facts packaged nicely? You can download press items here.


Curious to know where I work?

I live with my amazing fiancée in the neighborhood of Pilsen. We converted an extra room into a working studio where the majority of things get done. You can also visit me at Autotelic {studios} in Logan Square where I have additional space and collaborate with 8 other artists. Let's have a studio visit sometime.


Here's some art that I've collected.

Slowly I've been building up a collection of art from artists that I enjoy. Let me know if you are interested in work from the collection, making a visit, or have some interesting work yourself.

-Rebecca Behlen

-Alyse Benenson

-Victor Yañez-Lazcano

-Newhands (Carson Fisk-Vittori & Michael Hunter)

-Sheyssa Bernid Rosado




I send a collection of thoughts and interesting articles once a week called The Studio Visit. It's pretty interesting and you can sign up for it below.


Enough chitter-chatter, let's work together.

I love collaborating. I'm always interested in new projects, exhibitions, speaking opportunities, portfolio reviews, collaborations, commissions and any other questions you have. Whether it's art or design, let's make some great things.

The best way to reach me is by email. If you'd like, you can follow my Twitter.



Thanks for reading, and have a great day today.

Headshot courtesy of the talented Deanna Mingo.  All content © The Studio of James T. Green, 2008-2014

Don't steal my stuff or this will happen.