David James, Newark, NJ Member Since August 2009 Artist Statement I was born in 1975 in the cultural melting pot called the United States. However, I grew up in another melting pot, this time, the islands of Trinidad & Tobago. It was here I developed my penchant for art (non-digital at the time. Couldn’t quite afford a computer in those days), Caribbean culture, and of course, my accent. I did the whole high school thing in Trinidad , along with a year or so of post-secondary education. Then it was back to the land of Greasy Fast Food and the Right to Bear Arms to get my Associate degrees from Essex County College in Engineering and Mathematics in 1997.
It was at this point that I decided to pursue a lucrative career in Graphic Design. Unfortunately, he was ignorant to the fact that the words “lucrative” and “Graphic Design” cannot even coexist in the same dictionary, far less be used in the same sentence. Despite this, his ignorant self graduated from Rutgers University in 2002 with a BA in Art.