My name is James Sikora. You can call me Jim. It's a nickname for James. Nicknames are shortened or abbreviated forms of a longer, more formal name that is harder to say - usually because it has more syllables. Like William and Bill, or Richard and . . . Rich. "James" has 1 syllable you see, and "Jim" has, ...
. . . wait, . . . well this doesn't make any sense at all . . . screw it. Just call me whatever you want.
Anyway, I've been designing hard and soft-goods for the past 8 years. Mainly things like Computer Backpacks, Business Cases, Messenger Bags, Women's Handbags / Purses, Tablet, e-Book Cases, Cell Cases... that sort of thing. Walking around New York City on any given day, theres a good chance you will see several people carrying products I have designed or worked on. Maybe other places too, but I wouldn't know, since I don't live in other places. Although, we did just move to CT. -Will let you know. You can see a list of some of the companies I've worked with on my clients page.
My professional background is mainly Product & Graphic Design, but my creative background is fairly diversified, which is good - since I get to see things from a different angle, or perspective, or whatnot or what have you. I originally attended Pratt Institute and received my BFA in Computer Graphics and Interactive Media, (focusing on 3D Modelling and Animation) back in 2000. I have a strong Traditional Art foundation and love to Illustrate / design characters as well. I also am good with numbers, technical design, photo retouching, and things like that. You can see my traditional work and illustration at www.jimsikora.com.
Unlike many other designers I hear about, I can actually draw too ;) Don't tell them that though... they might get mad. This allows me to communicate ideas in a quick, precise manner before diving into the intensive work.
Thanks for stopping by!