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James Christie

SCPS Lecturer


James Christie is a creative leader, product designer/developer and strategist for brands large and small. Most recently he was SVP Experience Design at Digitas New York, leading teams for American Express, Samsung, and IBM while also playing key roles for Converse and Delta Airlines. Prior to Digitas, James was Worldwide Creative Director, Brand Strategy and Campaign Marketing at Adobe in San Francisco where he was responsible for guiding brand creative for all products and solutions across media.

His work has been recognized nationally and internationally with awards such as Clio, D&AD, ID Gold, ADC, Webby, MIXX, American Illustration, B2B Social Media, and National Retail Federation Gold. His work is also part of the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum’s permanent collection.

Selected work has also appeared in: Idea Magazine, Tokyo; Direction Magazine, London; ID Magazine, New York; Communication Arts and The San Francisco Chronicle.

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BA, Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York
PhD, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington