Museum of Modern Art
Royal Ontario Museum
Profis Communications Inc.
Association of Registered Graphic Designers
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.
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
Certified Graphic Designer, Society of Graphic Designers of Canada, Canada
Registered Graphic Designer, Association of Registered Graphic Designers, Canada
Adjunct Academic Professor, School of Media Studies, University of Guelph-Humber
Director, Board of Directors, Association of Registered Graphic Designers
Certification Committee, Association of Registered Graphic Designers
Portfolio Eligibility and Evaluation Committees Reviewer, Association of Registered Graphic Designers
Portfolio Reviewer, Association of Registered Graphic Designers
Mentorship, School of Design, George Brown College
Master of Fine Arts in Design
School of Visual Arts, New York, USA
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communications Design with Honours
Pratt Institute, New York, USA
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
Steve Tsai Photography Inc.