italian / communication / meaning

James Tooker is a graphic designer and junior art director raised in Italy and based in Manhattan.

Knowing no English upon his US arrival, he learned how to communicate through the visual cues and colors in children's cartoons, advertisements, magazines, and the Sunday comics.

Understanding how to connect with people without words now allows him to communicate visually through design.

James's Italian upbringing exposed him to a broader understanding of people and the importance of culture, shaping him to place a high level of meaning and purpose into his design decisions.

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