James Green

James Green

Bronx, NY, US



I studied Architecture and Environmental Science at the University of Michigan. I'm interested in art and design of every kind, with work spanning architecture, urban planning, furniture-making, graphic design, illustration, web design, and photography.

I'm passionate about sustainability at interchangeable scales, and I'm eager improve the built and natural environment through quality, thoughtful design.



University of Michigan - School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Textbook Graphic Designer

I recently finished work for Professor Fawwaz Ulaby, drafting figures and diagrams for a new edition of the world-renowned textbook, Microwave Remote Sensing. I maintained an efficient workflow within pixel-precise standards across a wide variety of graphics, from function plots and flow charts to diagrams and complex technical diagrams, as well as maps, tables, and charts. In addition to designing figures and text layouts, I was responsible for generating the massive bibliography, appendices, and parts of the index. I also produced ads for the book, to be printed in various scientific journals, and managed content on the book's website. Consistency and clarity were paramount in this highly iterative production, requiring correspondence and collaboration with authors, publishers, and other contributors.

Aug 2012 - Oct 2013

Michigan Herbarium, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Digitization Database Technician

Here, I acted as troubleshooter, tester, and technician for a massive specimen digitization projects as part of the Macrofungi Collection Consortium, led by the New York Botanical Garden. I prepared Photoshop scripts for batch editing photos, and I managed huge metadata sets on the web-based CMS, MyCoPortal. I also held several records at the herbarium for the fastest imaging and data entry in a shift.

Jun 2012 - Jun 2013

Ciao Down Pizzeria, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Shift Coordinator

I worked through college at one of the university’s highest volume retail dining establishments. I prepared food, served customers, organized and trained employees, and maintained food cost and stock records.

Sep 2009 - Jun 2012

University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA), Ann Arbor, MI, US, Student Board Member

I planned, promoted, and photographed student-oriented museum events and concerts. I edited and produced content for student blog, The Annex, and processed photos for various other social media campaigns. I was the first line of communication between institutional agendas and student involvement. I also helped organize joint events between UMMA and WCBN, the student radio station on campus, where I was an event photographer and occasional radio DJ.

Mar 2010 - May 2012

University of Michigan Biological Station, Pellston, MI, US, Student + Volunteer

During a spring/summer term, I studied ecology, ethnobotany, and urban and environmental planning. I worked with Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, interviewing stakeholders, collecting qualitative and quantitative data, and drafting literature, with the ultimate goal of revising local ordinances to better protect the quality of inland waterways. Simultaneously, I designed and carried out a research experiment on methane flux in wetland ecosystems.

Jun 2011 - Aug 2011

University of Michigan - School of Public Health - Air Quality Lab, Pensacola, FL, US, Research Assistant

I spent the summer in an Air Quality Lab during a Total Daily Maximum Load research experiment related to Department of Environmental Quality regulations for atmospheric mercury and metal ions. This led to a month long intensive sampling campaign, collecting daily rain samples throughout Florida’s State Parks. The project required meticulous attention to schedule and procedure, as well as detailed record keeping and observation.

May 2010 - Sep 2010

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI, US, Development Intern

I took part in U of M's Semester in Detroit program. I studied historic preservation as urban design, planning intervention, economic and environmental strategy, and public amenity. This culminated in the design of a new visitor's brochure for Historic Fort Wayne, a small step on its road to National Historic Site Registry status. I deeply researched the role of art in urban public place, using Hart Plaza by Isamu Noguchi as my primary muse. At the same time, I completed a six month internship at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD). Here, I maintained a database of artwork, donors, grants, memberships, photographs, and documents. I wrote wrote grant proposals; drafted newsletters; contacted foundations, artists, and curators; and updated social media resources. I collaborated with curators, artists, and staff to prepare and open the exhibit, For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn't there.

Jan 2010 - Jun 2010


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Bachelors, B.S. Architecture

I studied design theory, drafting, history, environmental technology, construction, structures, and urban planning. I produced 2D + 3D design projects across digital and physical media, especially drawings, renderings, and models.

Sep 2008 - May 2012

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Bachelors, B.A. Environment

I studied ecology, botany, urban and environmental planning. I completed research and community organization projects as a UM Biological Station student and Graham Institute Scholar.

Sep 2008 - May 2012

International Academy, Bloomfield Hills, MI, US, High School, International Baccalaureate Diploma

Often praised as the best high school in America, the International Academy allowed me to pursue a world class secondary education in an institution devoted to teaching intellectual, personal and social skills for a rapidly globalizing world. I was most passionate about physics and art, which fed my interest in architecture and design.

Aug 2004 - May 2008

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