James Tupling

James Tupling

Graphic Designer in New York City, He/Him

A Graphic designer remixing language and culture

Work Experience

2023 — Now

Via Collective is Wayfinding and design firm that specializes in signage for public infrastructure in industries for such transportation, aviation, healthcare and education. Developed branding and signage packages for sites. Researched and built new editorial and social media content strategy.

2022 — 2023
New York City

GHD is an environmental graphics firm that specialized in workplace branding and environmental design for corporate office space. I helped drive concepts for a mix of 5 and 6 figure projects for both corporate and commercial spaces spanning thousands of square feet. Crafting and conceptualizing signage and graphics for Google and Amazon. Projects spanned across the USA.

2021 — 2022
New York City

Design intern for artist and designer Timothy Goodman. Assisted in the production of his graphic memoir, Nike shoe collab for Kevin Durant. Photographed and documented murals for social media. Editing and creation of motion graphic content for talks and social media.


Designing for Culture: Appropriation or Appreication at Bowling Green State University

The success of my talk at the AIGA conference lead me to be invited by a fellow speaker to present to her students at BSU.

New York

A 12 minute presentation of my graduate school research on cultural appropriation and exchange.

SCADtalk at SCADtalks
Hong Kong

An 18 minute keynote about my life experience as a designer and my journey into art and design. Presented to the student body with an audience over 100 people.


2022 — Now
New York

Outside of design I'm an avid rock climber. Through friends I became involved with Asian Climbing Tribe a non-profit in NYC that seeks to support the local climbing community. I assist with some animations and branded assets for them.


2020 — 2022
Masters of Fine Arts at Pratt Institute
New York
BFA at Savannah College of Art and Design
Hong Kong



A 10 week workshop course under Troy Leinster.