James Frankis uses his personal lens of science and coding to bring logical analysis to the design practice. His experience in coding, science and data visualization have taught him an appreciation for attention to detail and complex but elegant solutions. These skills help to maintain complexity, define narrative arguments, ground projects, and hone details. Through an MFA in Transdisciplinary Design, James is currently focused on empowering people through informal and self-directed learning.

James is currently co-founder, project lead and designer of Mark, “a mobile mapping project for informal settlements across the globe,” which has been featured on Metropolis Magazine and ArchDaily. Additionally, he was recently selected as a Public Access Design fellow with the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP).