James Dean Booth

Renaissance Man of Design

Palo Alto, CA, USA
My work explores the relationship between Critical theory and daytime TV.

With influences as diverse as Camus and Frida Kahlo, new variations are generated from both orderly and random layers.

Ever since I was a child I have been fascinated by the traditional understanding of the universe. What starts out as vision soon becomes corrupted into a cacophony of greed, leaving only a sense of decadence and the inevitability of a new synthesis.

As shifting phenomena become frozen through frantic and personal practice, the viewer is left with a new agenda of the limits of our culture.

(courtesy of artybollocks.com)

Work Experience


UI/UX/Interaction and Prototype Designer

April 2018 - Present Mountain View, California, United States


UI/UX/Interaction Designer

November 2017 - April 2018 San Bruno, California, United States

Cisco Systems

Sr. Hybrid (UI/UX/Visual) Designer

March 2016 - November 2016 California, United States


Sr. Hybrid (UI/UX/Visual) Designer

May 2015 - August 2015 California, United States


Sr. Hybrid (UI/UX/Visual) Designer

November 2014 - April 2015 California, United States


Sr. Hybrid (UI/UX/Visual) Designer

All of the things, they were done.

For real. Front End Design and Coding, Graphic Design, UX/UI Design, Email Design and Coding, Video Production Art...
August 2014 - November 2014 California, United States

Charlotte Russe

Sr. UI/UX/Web/Graphic/Production Artist

Really, I did all the things here... (like every job I end up doing)

Retain brand consistency across multiple design (print, web, mobile, in-store). Web site updates/redesign (visual assets, site optimization, and HTML/CSS overhaul). In-store signage graphic and production design.
March 2014 - July 2014 California, United States

McGuire Real Estate

Designer / Web & Graphic Production Artist

Graphic design of print, email, and web materials/promotions for one of San Francisco’s leading real estate agents/agencies. Co-ordinated printing, and marketing/agent communication. Design of print, email (Vertical Response), and web materials (HTML/CSS, banners, magazine/newspaper/web/etc. ads).
October 2011 - December 2011 San Francisco, California, United States

California Society Of CPAs

Sr. Designer / Web & Graphic Production Artist

Oversaw all email marketing (Lyris Listmanager), and maintenance for the entire state chapters with over 38,000 members. Website design (HTML/CSS/Flash), updates, CMS management, Flash design, individual Chapter blog updates (Wordpress), homepage banner design and implementation. Project management and art direction for newly designed promotional materials (email newsletters, fliers, brochures, posters, and more) for the Society & Education Foundation.
March 2011 - September 2011 California, United States


Graphic Designer / Production Manager

Managed and integrated 2D (posters, banners, etc) graphics department with the 3D (the design of the tradeshow booth) department. Oversaw and produced all printed graphics for said booths and exhibits for a clientele consisting of multiple Fortune 500 companies. Aided in the direction and design, then designed and executed custom solutions for clients who did not have internal design teams.
January 2011 - March 2011 Morgan Hill, California, United States

The Academy Of Art University


Instruction of both Graduate and Undergraduate classes, large and small, on-site and online; in Adobe CS usage, HTML/CSS, UI, and graphic design principles. Lead
class in group critiques to grow the students' design sense while maintaining a trusting and open class community.
January 2009 - May 2016 California, United States

International Minute Press

Graphic Designer / Prepressman

Operated all front-end printers and bindery equipment. Maintained prior and secured new customer relationships through sincere and reliable customer service. Prepared files for printing (digital and offset) through press plates, color separation, photo manipulation, etc. Trained new employees in company policy, prepress standards, and equipment usage.
April 2007 - July 2008 Carson City, Nevada, United States

Sandell's Printing

Graphic Designer / Prepress

Onsite contract help.

Design business cards, post cards, brochures, etc. for a multitude of clients. Fix old client files and prepare for print. Run large copy jobs on Xerox machine.
July 2008 - November 2008 Sparks, Nevada, United States

Exyst Inc. / Selinus Design Studio

Creative Director

In charge of all creative output. Website, brochure, identity design, photography and more. Project Management, worked closely with developers on multiple project.
September 2007 - June 2008 Carson City, Nevada, United States

R&S Optimum Offset

Graphic/Production Designer

Ready files for print. Design business cards and other promotional materials for clients. Run small jobs and press plates.
September 2005 - June 2006 Minden, Nevada, United States

Explicit Media

New Media Specialist

Print design for a multitude of clients; casinos, law firms, resorts and medical offices Worked tightly with a team of design professionals all with our specialties and all having cross areas of expertise, team projects for television and video CD
March 2005 - June 2005 Minden, Nevada, United States


Academy Of Art University (AAU)

BFA - Web Design & New Media

I also received my Associate in Web Design & New Media.
September 2000 - May 2006 San Francisco, California, United States


Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Art Direction, Brand Design, Brochure Design, Business Cards, CSS, Ftp, Google Analytics, HTML, Logo, Logo Design, Mac/PC Proficient, Photo Manipulation, Print Design, SEO, Typography, User Experience, UX, Web Design, Basic Javascript, Basic PHP, Digital And Analog Photography, HTML/CSS, Large Format Printing, Postcards, Prepress,