I'm James Cradit.
As a life-long maker, I’ve always had an unstoppable creativity. Producing unique ideas and realizing them through my making process is what keeps me excited.
Eager to meet and understand people, I’m always considering the way they will interact with the design, art, and music I create as well as the things others have created. I’m known for my equal love of learning and teaching as well as my humor, empathy, and passion for personal growth.
I graduated from RISD (Rhode Island School of Design) in June of 2020 with a BFA degree in Industrial Design. I currently live in Providence, RI with my girlfriend and two mischievous cats. I’m passionate about great design, art-jewelry, music production and bonsai.
In the past, I’ve worked with Aneira Pharma, CVS Health, Ross-Simons Jewelers, DUAL Architecture, Greenwich Interiors, and DownCity Design. These span jobs in small studios, contract positions, as well as internships.
I don’t believe in specialization (we rarely face the same problem twice). The more diverse a designer’s skillset, the more prepared they are to tackle new challenges and learn how to confront them. Constant learning, empathy, and exposure to new ideas are what make the most successful designers tick.
Bachelor of Fine Arts
June 2020 Graduate, 3.9 GPA
Harvard Business School Online
Accounting, Analytics, Economics
CORe June 2020 Cohort
(Currently in progress, to be finished by November 2021)
San Diego, CA
UX and Brand Design Consultant
May 2020 - Present
I am currently directing the creation of brand guidelines, a website, and public-facing digital media for a hair growth pharmaceutical startup. Their current goal has been focused on growing investor contributions and so my website design and copywriting reflect those goals.
Store Experience Design Consultant
Jan. 2019 - Present
Supported the lead designer in the development of innovative jewelry retail displays showcasing products in the storefront of Ross-Simons jewelry stores.
Apr. 2021 - Jul. 2021
Designed custom championship rings for a variety of college and professional teams. In my short tenure, I tackled several complicated and intimidating ring accounts including USASF cheer world champion rings.
Store Experience Intern
Jun. 2019 - Aug. 2019
Worked collaboratively to develop merchandise and graphic applications for CVS stores. Created a company-wide initiative and personally presented it to the CMO.
Exhibit Design Intern
Sep. 2018 - Dec. 2018
Independently designed and installed an unconventional, educational urban planning exhibit inside the Johnson & Wales University Yena Center library.
Interior Design Intern
Jun. 2018 - Aug. 2018
Refreshed brand identity with a modern aesthetic via logo design, typeface selection, website modernization and new visual asset creation. Assured on-site installation and custom piece review for WWE headquarters.
May 2018 - Jun. 2018
Worked collaboratively alongside the lead educator in the implementation of a design curriculum for children. Led projects centered around sustainability and coached student presentation skills (ages 7-12).
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