L. A. James Writing & Design
I graduated, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Illinois with a B.A. in English. Why did I go to school for English?
I was sure that was what was needed to become a good writer.
Did it do that for me?
Yes, I learned to write, but, I was burned out after school. Because of my burned out state, I decided to focus on technical and business writing. This type of writing doesn't require a ton of creativity. There is a simple rule. Make it concise. So, in a nutshell....
I have written for diverse businesses and non-profit organizations, published in various print media, taught English to domestic and foreign students. In the end, I have looped back to what I have always wanted to do - write my own books.
Life can take a lot of twists and turns.
Everyone has a story, and you might be interested in mine.
Of course, it's hard to sum up. How can you condense over forty years of experiences into a few sentences? Ah, I should write a book about it. It could be called, The Very True Tale of L.A. James.
Let's work with some highlights....
I have taken university art classes, but I consider myself "self" taught
because I have learned more artistic concepts outside of University.
I attended numerous classes with some of the best in the field, joined groups that would push me to grow, and read a ton of books.
In a nutshell...
My artistic designs have been used across North America by numerous organizations from small businesses, to non-profit organizations, to global companies.
I began to reflect on my career in a new way after working with such a wide range of establishments. I took a leap of faith in 2015 and revamped my business from writing and designing for others to writing and designing for myself. I decided if I didn't jump the cliff, I would one day look back and be stuck wondering "What If."
In October 2016, I released my first book "Be~Biblical Wisdom for Children." I also released a handful of inspirational fine art prints. I believe what we reflect upon impacts us, and I design art that inspires reflection upon the wonders of God’s creation as well as propels the viewer to personal and spiritual growth.
I am Canadian; hence my logo. Seventeen years ago, I married an American (shocking for many Canadians) and moved to the States. I have been living in the South ever since.
Adapting to the South has taken time. It has taken me fourteen years to like biscuits, sixteen years to learn to love grits (sharp cheese and bacon bits are the way to go), and seventeen years to use pimento cheese spread. There you have it, a Canadian can "learn the finer things in life." However, truth be told, I cringe when Bluegrass music comes on, and I quickly exit the room. You can only adapt so much.
I currently live in Central Kentucky with my best friend (my husband), my biggest supporter (my husband), and our five kids. Our children range in age from four to sixteen. We have a blue poodle named Emma, and we recently acquired two gerbils named Marco and Polo. Plus, we have a lot of fish. Life wouldn't be complete without some fish...or a cow, but I haven't gotten a
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