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.