In 2015 I designed and built the first version of Boords, an online storyboarding SaaS for creative professionals. Together with a small remote team I've since overseen growth to 6-figure annual revenue without outside investment, primarily using content marketing. In early 2021 I became the sole shareholder of Boords. I tweet about building and growing a self-funded SaaS @jameschambers.
In 2010, I co-founded Animade, which went on to become one of the most respected character animation studios in the world. I sold my share of Animade in early 2021.
During my time at Animade I created Hover States, a blog which celebrates the weird and wonderful in interaction design. At the time it was the first blog to showcase interaction design through video, and as such it generated significant attention in the creative industry from the likes of Swiss Miss, Mozilla and CSS Tricks. I've since stepped down from active curation of the site.
Royal College of Art
I graduated with a Masters in Design Interactions from the Royal College of Art in 2010. My graduate project was exhibited at the Museum of Modert Art in New York and several other prominent museums around the world. The project has acrued hundreds of thousands of views on various channels. I have an artist page on Wikipedia explaining the radio portion of the project. You can see all three videos documenting the project here.
In 2005 I designed and built 5oup.com, an online community for student artists. At a time when Facebook was still invite-only, it was a place for the burgeouning student community to showcase their work and meet fellow creatives. The site was widely acclaimed in the design press, garnering features in Internation Council of Design, It's Nice That, and many more.