Portfolio

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.

Biography

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.

Work History

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.

Design Philosophy

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. 

Resume

Education

Rhode Island School of Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Industrial Design

June 2020 Graduate, 3.9 GPA

Continuing Education

 

Harvard Business School Online

Accounting, Analytics, Economics

CORe June 2020 Cohort

 

Google UX Design Certificate

(Currently in progress, to be finished by November 2021)

Experience

 

Aneira Pharma, Inc.

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. 

Luxury Brand Holdings

Cranston, RI

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.

Herff Jones

Warwick, RI

Product Designer

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.

CVS Health

Woonsocket, RI

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. ​

DUAL Architecture

Providence, RI

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.

Greenwich Interiors

Greenwich, CT

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.

DownCity Design

Providence, RI

Design Educator

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).

Please feel free to request my most up to date resume by contacting me via email at jmcradit@gmail.com.