Addison James

Addison James

Product Designer in Los Angeles, He/him

Launched my blog + newsletter: Dive into my design insights, explorations, tutorials, and latest projects at

A month ago


I specialize in ambiguous problems, systems thinking and dynamic interactions.



Designed in Figma, built in Framer

Android App at LightStim
iOS App at LightStim
Special Kudos from CSS Design Awards
Honorable Mention from Awwwards



Take a peek into my workspace and creative process.

Work Experience

2020 — Now
Senior Product Designer + Design Lead at LightStim

LightStim is a consumer health tech company. Led a team of designers on various digital products including websites, mobile apps, internal tools, and physical user interfaces.

2016 — 2020
Product Designer & Senior Graphic Designer at LightStim

Spearheaded design and rollout of LightStim's iOS app, used by over 100,000 global users across iOS and Android, while also crafting multiple consumer-facing websites.

2017 — 2020
Product Designer, Founder at Story Splitter

Instagram companion app to help users elevate content creation for Stories. Conceptualized, designed, and released in 5 weeks. Used by over 200,000 global users.

2012 — 2016
Designer / Developer at Addichele Creative

Led design and development at Addichele Creative, operating out of DTLA's historic Spring Arts Tower. Developed websites, mobile apps, brand identities, and motion graphics for consumer-facing products.

2009 — 2012
Motion Graphics Designer at Advertising Agencies

Worked at various advertising agencies and production companies, including: Droga5, HoneyShed, Cutters Studios, Lost Planet, and General Editorial. Clients included: Apple, Netflix, Sony, Activision, Häagen-Dazs, Puma, Toms, American Apparel, and more.

2009 — 2009
Video Creator at Yo Gabba Gabba!


Art Center College of Design
Pasadena, CA

BFA with Honors

Graduating projects received awards from: Student Clio Awards and Student Emmy Awards.