PROFILE

Led by James Kuo, MFA, CGD, RGD. Design Platform is your partner in developing inspired design solutions for digital, print and environments that communicate, educate and resonate. James believes that it isn’t the design that makes something beautiful; the beauty comes from how it functions and the purpose it serves. This philosophy helps him transition between media with ease, creating appropriate and thoughtful solutions.

As part of the in-house design team at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, James gained a unique perspective on how design must be meaningful, approachable and translatable. Clients appreciate his graciousness, passion and wonderfully positive attitude. Knowing that the best solutions result from a blend of collaboration, inspiration and enthusiasm, James enjoys working with clients on projects that create a visual experience for an audience, whether it’s delivered digitally, through print or by an environment.

His work has earned awards and has appeared in a number of North American publications, including DesignEdge, CMYK, Graphic Design USA, Print and Communication Arts. Additionally, James volunteers as a thesis advisor to final-year design students and as a portfolio reviewer at an annual career development conference for Canadian design students.

Associations
Art Directors Club, New York
American Institute of Graphic Arts, New York
Association of Registered Graphic Designers, Canada
Society of Graphic Designers of Canada, Canada
Type Directors Club, New York

Certifications
Certified Graphic Designer (CGD), Society of Graphic Designers of Canada, Canada
Registered Graphic Designer (RGD), Association of Registered Graphic Designers, Canada

Education
Master of Fine Arts in Design
School of Visual Arts, New York, USA

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communications Design with Honors
Pratt Institute, New York, USA

Awards
2011  Canada DesignEdge Toronto Regional Design Award
2008  American In-house Design Award, Graphic Design USA Magazine
2006  American Graphic Design Award, Graphic Design USA Magazine
2005  Print’s Digital Design Annual, Print Magazine
2005  American In-house Design Award, Graphic Design USA Magazine
2003  Museum Publications Design Competition, American Association of Museums
2002  Interactive Annual Award of Excellence, Communication Arts Magazine
2001  American Graphic Design Award, Graphic Design USA Magazine

Acknowledgement
Steve Tsai at Steve Tsai Photography Inc.

 

CLIENTS

Museum of Modern Art
Royal Ontario Museum
Profis Communications Inc.
APP
Chotto Motto
+ more

 

Led by James Kuo, MFA, CGD, RGD*. Design Platform is your partner in developing inspired design solutions for digital, print and environments that communicate, educate and resonate. James believes that it isn’t the design that makes something beautiful; the beauty comes from how it functions and the purpose it serves. This philosophy helps him transition between media with ease, creating appropriate and thoughtful solutions.

As part of the in-house design team at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, James gained a unique perspective on how design must be meaningful, approachable and translatable. Clients appreciate his graciousness, passion and wonderfully positive attitude. Knowing that the best solutions result from a blend of collaboration, inspiration and enthusiasm, James enjoys working with clients on projects that create a visual experience for an audience, whether it’s delivered digitally, through print or by an environment.

His work has earned awards and has appeared in a number of North American publications; including DesignEdge, CMYK, Graphic Design USA, Print and Communication Arts. Additionally, James volunteers as a thesis advisor to final-year design students and as a portfolio reviewer at an annual career development conference for Canadian design students.


Associations
Art Directors Club, New York, USA
American Institute of Graphic Arts, New York, USA
Association of Registered Graphic Designers, Toronto, Canada
Society of Graphic Designers of Canada, Toronto, Canada
Type Directors Club, New York, USA

Certifications
Certified Graphic Designer (CGD), Society of Graphic Designers of Canada, Canada
Registered Graphic Designer (RGD), Association of Registered Graphic Designers, Canada

Education
Master of Fine Arts in Design
School of Visual Arts, New York, USA

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communications Design with Honors
Pratt Institute, New York, USA

Awards
2011  Canada DesignEdge Toronto Regional Design Award
2008  American In-house Design Award, Graphic Design USA Magazine
2006  American Graphic Design Award, Graphic Design USA Magazine
2005  Print’s Digital Design Annual, Print Magazine
2005  American In-house Design Award, Graphic Design USA Magazine
2003  Museum Publications Design, American Association of Museums
2002  Interactive Annual Award of Excellence, Communication Arts Magazine
2001  American Graphic Design Award, Graphic Design USA Magazine

Acknowledgement
Steve Tsai Photography Inc.

*MFA, Master of Fine Art; CGD, Graphic Designers of Canada; RGD, Association of Registered Graphic Designers, Canada