Hello! I'm James and I've created this resume website to share a little of who I am in hopes of landing a position at a progressive organization that shares my ambition of making waves. So who am I exactly?
If I had to choose one, Cherry Twist by The Crystal Method would have to be my favorite techno song. I grew up on old skool breakbeats, drum'n'bass, trance, and anything with boom.
A day on the slopes is one of my favorite ways to bond with my family and burn off stress. Chances are if there's fresh powder in the mountains, you know where my head's at. It's at work, of course.
I love making genuine connections with people and the art of prestidigitation couldn't be more fitting. Magic is not only an exciting hobby, it helps me think of unique and unusual solutions to intricate problems.
From martial arts to being a dad, staying active and healthy has, and always will be, important to my lifestyle. I don't post lifting memes and pr's on my social streams but that doesn't stop my competitive side from always wanting to succeed.
My wife and my son remind me to always keep life in perspective and that sometimes it's okay to put the work aside and play. Truly listening and engaging with them has helped me understand the value of how far a little effort and sincerity can take a relationship.
I won't try to capture ten years in two sentences but I will say that the lessons I learned throughout my enlistment will stay with me forever. My journey has taken me through being a wilderness survival instructor, aerospace physiologist, aircrew and pilot instructor, centrifuge test subject, base honor guard trainer, pararescue apprentice, and professional recruiter.
My wife was born and raised in Denver and takes full responsibility for the reason I'm a dedicated Broncos fan. If the game is on, there's a good chance we're enjoying a cold one somewhere with friends and family!
From terrible gas pump UX to hotel stationery to a flawlessly kerned menu typeface, everything is an opportunity for inspiration or improvement.
Is it even possible to call yourself a nerd without being a gamer? I grew up on the old school classics and have witnessed each new generation of gaming evolve. Getting lost in a great story line is one of my favorite ways to experience what artists in other art forms are dreaming up.
I owe my love for the great outdoors to my father, a camping guru and zen master. When technology infests my life and overstays its welcome, it's time to throw on the pack and disappear for some much needed reflection and decompression.
What we found in James is a true business partner who takes the time to fully understand functional requirements, brand constraints, and the customer experience." Tanner Flynn VP of Operations, ParasoleilVisit Site
I wanted a creative website unlike any other to market my product and James made it happen beyond what we even imagined. He's super easy to work with, understands the creative and technical aspects of a project, and provides tremendous value to our company." Stacy Cason Co-Founder, Jux Luxury ApartmentsVisit Site Logo Design Process
James came up with a design for us in the first attempt that we loved. The new site has dramatically increased our conversion rate and we are just getting started. We love working with James and his creativity is second to none!" Mike Ricci President and CEO, D3 Multisport, IncVisit Site
Ken and Rick, co-founders of the InfinityLife System, approached my team and I to breathe life into their exciting new fitness idea tailored towards losing fat and gaining muscle. We developed the brand strategy, marketing assets, web-app, and CMS platform. InfinityLife Systems Website and webapp designVisit Site Logo Design Process
James nailed our project! He quickly captured our culture and business philosophy before applying his step-by-step approach. We’re blown away with his quality of work and look forward to working with James and his team again.” Adam West General Manager, Denver Metal RecyclingVisit Site
This project was one of the best investments we ever made. Within the first few months, we saw a 32% increase in student sign-ups while reducing the amount of time our staff spends communicating information. We highly recommend James and his team!" Ramsey Cross Co-Owner, American Taekwondo AssociationVisit Site
From banners and logos to elegant websites and technical drawings, I have recommended James to several colleagues and I would not use anyone else for web design." Stacy Cason Principal, Endurance Property Real EstateVisit Site
James Lacey and his team were outstanding throughout this project. With minimal effort on our end, they created a great new look for our business. I highly recommend James for creative services." Lynn Weberg President, Palmer DCSVisit Site
Rosa, Managing Principal of Studio Completiva, approached me to completely overhaul their web presence with a custom website design to match their modern brand. Studio Completiva ArchitectureSite In Progress
Mike, President of ETSNA, approached me to modernize his corporate image to establish himself as a leader in the environmental testing market. My team and I refreshed his brand, created print and digital marketing assets, and developed a custom website.ETSNA - Environmental Test Solutions North AmericaVisit Site
"Simplicity is the key to brilliance." - Bruce Lee
Adobe Creative Suite
Wireframing / Web UX / UI
Iconography / Typography
Graphic / Print Design
Digital Marketing Campaigns
Sales and Client Relations
Written / Verbal Communication
CRM / CMS Platforms
HTML / CSS
Mac / PC Troubleshooting
Team Building Activities
Dry-Erase Board Diagrams