Photo by Bre’ann White.

Detroit-bred, Illustrative fine artist Sydney G. James began her career as an ad agency Art Director after earning her BFA with an illustration concentration from the College of Creative Studies in 2001. In 2004, Sydney relocated to Los Angeles expanding her career as a visual artist in the film and television industry, earned a masters degree in secondary art education and evolved her commercial artistry to a life as a fine artist. Sydney returned to Detroit in 2011 and since has become one of the leading creative change agents. By participating in a multitude of community arts projects, Sydney extended her career to mural painting. She has completed murals in Detroit, New Orleans, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Honolulu and Ghana. Sydney takes on every project with the intent to evoke emotion in her viewers and hopefully cause positive change.