The portfolio of
David W. James

“Caffeine Fuelled Creative”

DWJ_4616b 72 square

About David

I work with different clients, agencies, and studios as an illustrator,  art director and graphic designer. Founded Coffee Ring Studio in 2016 in which I produce digital art, photography and layout design.

When not illustrating the next infographic or editing the latest batch of images, I can be found either enjoying the Rocky Mountains with a camera in hand or sketching in a local coffee shop.

Feel free to contact me for commissions.



With a variety of illustration styles and using traditional and digital techniques I try to give all my illustrations a unique look. My work has been seen in in multiple publications, numerous websites and with clients ranging from The Bear radio station, the Canadian Dictionary of ASL and Komatsu.



Worth a thousand words and can deliver a message in seconds; photos are an essential element in a designer’s toolbox. Developing the right image for a specific project has a certain romance to it. I’ve been fortunate enough to be on photo assignments exploring warm tropical islands to capturing the frozen arctic in images for clients.

“It’s the adventurous part of the job.”


Graphic Design

Bringing all the pieces together on a layout. Seeing the hours of development from sketched squares on a rough wire-frame to the printed page or digital experience. Design never ceases to inspire.