James O'Brien | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

James O'Brien

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Adjunct Faculty
MFA, University of Hartford
Current Career
Owner, James O'Brien Studio
Minneapolis, MN

James O'Brien is an illustrator and designer, creating conceptual, decorative art and design for editorial, corporate, and publishing clients.

Clients Include: AARP, Ad Age, American Express, Bank Of America, Blacklist, Blue Cross, Boston Globe, Boy Scouts of America, Brandeis University, Brown University, Business Week, Colgate, Columbia University, Consumer Reports, Delta Airlines, Entertainment Weekly, Forbes, Fortune, Good Housekeeping, Harvard Business Review, Harvard Law Bulletin, Hewlett Packard, How, Johns Hopkins, Kiplinger’s, LA TimesLadies Home JournalLiberty MagazineLos Angeles Magazine, McGraw-Hill Publishing, Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, Microsoft, Mount Holyoke College, New York MagazineThe New York Times, Newsweek, Northeastern University, Notre Dame University, Obit, Ogilvy, Oracle, Oxford American, The Progressive, Rand McNally, Restaurant BusinessSan Francisco ChronicleScientist Magazine, Sears, Smithsonian, Softmart, Sports Illustrated, Spot Co., Summit Business Media, Sursumcorda, Sutter Home, Target, Time Inc. Publishing, TVGuideU.S. News, University Of Miami, University Of Minnesota, Vegetarian TimesThe Village VoiceThe Wall Street JournalThe Washington PostWashingtonian Magazine, Wine Spectator, and Xavier University.

Recognition and Awards: American Illustration, The Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts, 3X3, Creative Quarterly, PRINT, The Society of Publication Designers, SBS Digital Design, and AIGA.

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