James Grady has over fifteen years of design experience, and a master’s degree in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design. He has been working with Fathom since 2011, and spent the previous eleven years at kor group, a strategic branding firm in Boston. At Fathom, James leads projects for clients such as athenahealth, GE, Google, Nike, Samsung, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Clinton Foundation, The Robin Hood Foundation, World Bank, and Volkswagen.

James has taught Interactive and Information Design at MIT and Boston University. He has lectured at numerous universities and conferences such as metaLAB Beautiful Data at Harvard University, Visualized in New York City, and the Themed Entertainment Association SATE conference at Carnegie Mellon University.

James enjoys telling tales of his youth in Rhode Island and his love for old movies and pop culture. He’s even managed to translate his affinity for Jaws and Rocky into interesting research projects at Fathom. When he’s not at work, he’s happiest spending time with his wife, Christina, and their daughters, Joy and Flora.


  1. Hi James,

    I am a recruiter specializing in interactive design/development placement here in the Boston area. I just wanted to drop a note and give props to your portfolio, great work.

    If you ever in the need for assistance in your job search, please feel free to email me at tsullivan@onwardsearch.com or give me a call at 877-662-7932. Feel free to pass along my contact info to any friends or colleagues looking for work



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: