James van Kriedt

Lead Brand Designer

James is an accomplished designer with more than a decade of experience building brands from the ground up. After cutting his teeth at Chen Design Associates in San Francisco, James launched Bootjack Creative, a full-service studio specializing in branding, visual identity and website design. He’s developed identities for leading hospitality and destination brands, including Kimpton’s Alton Hotel in San Francisco and Marlowe Hotel in Boston, Black Cat, Curio and Pelican Inn, as well as construction and design companies like Service West and Valderde Co. James earned a BA in Industrial Arts from San Francisco State University.