James March is an interdisciplinary designer, educator, and researcher based in Toronto, Canada.1 He finds satisfaction in an unspecialized practice, taking on a wide range of projects for clients of all sizes.

He has worked at The Collective, RGM, MMM Group, and the Association For New Canadians as an in-house art director and designer.2 He has also consulted independently for a wide variety of clients, including Entertainment One, The Elements Toronto, First Generation Films, Johnston Family Law, Polly Perry Events, Northwood Media, Starbucks, Rhombus Media, Baxter's Canada, Rogers Media, Lush Luxury Magazine, Ryerson University, Jean Claude Roy, CBC, Hidden Pony, Intent Media, Khachi Interiors, MasterCard, Mercedes-Benz, IMG, Harbour Gallery, and the Toronto International Film Festival. His specialties include user experience research, multivariate statistical analysis, and typographic considerations within digital and spatial environments.3

James has received recognition for his work in typeface design4, editorial design5, interaction design6 and photography7. He has received photography commissions from VSCO, Parkland, Mr. Lube, Canada Goose, Daniel Wellington, Frank & Oak, Harper’s Bazaar UK, Happy Socks, FiftyThree, Explore Canada. In 2015, he was featured in Instagram’s first printed publication, Creativity Reflected.

He graduated with a Master of Design8 from York University, a Master of Science9 in Experimental Psychology, and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology from Memorial University.

Over the past eight years, James has taught interaction design, user experience design, typography, statistics, and health psychology at various institutions. He has been a speaker and visiting critic at conferences and institutions in Canada, the USA, and the United Kingdom10.

Currently, James is a full-time professor and program coordinator at Sheridan College in Oakville, Canada, teaching in the York/Sheridan Program in Design.


  • Born and raised in Newfoundland, Canada.
  • Former titles include: intermediate graphic designer, senior designer, product designer, front-end developer, art director, and creative director.
  • E.g., Spatial Practice, an interactive installation produced for his MDes thesis.
  • Applied Arts: Typography Design & Application for Leda Typeface.
  • IAPHC Toronto Gallery of Excellence Awards: Best of the Show 2015 for Babar Khan Modern Icon.
  • Adobe Design Achievement Awards Finalist - Interaction Design for Spatial Practice
  • Finest VSCO Images for Tvö Lítil Hús .
  • Thesis title: Meditations on the Connections Between Memory and Graphic Design; Supervisor: Paul Sych; Advisor: Angela Iarocci
  • Thesis title: Affective Priming in Music and Words; Supervisor: Aimée Surprenant; Advisor: Ian Neath
  • Presentation titles include: Coming Undone: Transformational Shifts in Interactive Design and How It Affects Design Education, Design for People, Not Technology: Activity- and Research-Centered Teaching Methods that Future-Proof Student Learning, Disruptive Practices in Material Making, and Alas, As the Years: Memory in Practice.