Through a past life as a recording engineer and music producer in Vancouver, BC & Los Angeles, CA, James always held a deep passion for visual and three-dimensional work of all kinds. After spending some time working in the medium, he started 33 By Hand, offering high quality, made to order leather products, with a focus on forward-thinking design. During this time he also worked with Black Point Mercantile, crafting hand painted canvas floor coverings and bags. After leaving BPM and running 33 By Hand for a year, he took a position in the research and development / design department at Hyperlite Mountain Gear in Biddeford, Maine. Being such an amazing and rapidly growing company, James is happy to be working in the production and design of their new product lines using cutting edge materials.
James also has 15+ years of DJing experience, and can be found behind the decks every last Friday of the month at Black Friday, a free monthly party he throws with his TRVP NITE crew inside Flask Lounge, 117 Spring St., Portland, ME.