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Hi, I'm James

I'm designer / developer / entrepreneur type living and working in London. I am co-founder and director of Animade, a London-based animation studio, and Boords, an online tool which makes storyboarding simple. I founded and run both companies with my business partner and all around good egg Tom Judd.

The goal of this site is to share lessons learned starting, running and growing a small creative business. I hope they'll be useful to you, and maybe save you a couple of the pitfalls I've stumbled into.

Recent writing
Middleman & Ulysses – My perfect writing setup

How I use Middleman & Ulysses to stay focussed on writing

How to tackle a task you've been avoiding

The process I run through to try and get a long-standing task off my todo list.

Losing the remote – 3 things I learned building a distributed team from scratch

How we wasted 1,000 qualified job applicants time in 48 hours, and what we learned from the experience.

Growing a studio, the hard way

A piece I wrote for the Boords blog about strategies for managing responsibilities in a growing studio.

Death of a side project

A small obituary for FeedHop, and RSS feed reader I built and ran for a time.

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