A Little Information

Jim Datz is an illustrator and designer whose wandering career path has led from the beaches of South Jersey to Philadelphia, Tokyo, London and eventually Brooklyn, where he now spends most days and nights. His easily-recognized work has a light-hearted modern style with midcentury roots, and embodies unburdened optimism and freedom of movement. He sells editioned screenprints, decorated apparel and illustrated homegoods in stores and galleries in the US, UK and beyond.

His small independent studio also manages commercial projects for clients of all sizes—particularly those with a similar interest in exceeding the market's demand for quality and attention to detail.

A Client or Two

Abrams Appleseed / Ace Hotel NY / Bust Magazine / Collective Edition / Condé Nast / DraftFCB / Fortune Magazine / Facebook / Fenchurch / Galison / Google / Herb Lester Associates / Hachette / Hugo & Marie / Jamie Magazine / J.Crew / Koko Architecture / Madewell / Make Magazine / Malwitz Surfboards / Metropolis Magazine / The New York Times / Princeton University / Storey Publishing / Sub Pop / Terrain / Three Potato Four / Urban Outfitters (US and UK) / YWCA

An Interview and a Lecture
  • - In-depth comments on drawing process and career path, among other things, on Grain Edit.
  • - A really LONG talk I gave at the University of Florida's Ligature 18 Design Symposium.

A Pinch of Press

A Pile of Publications

(Most links below are to Amazon, for convenience and access to publishing info, reviews, etc. But please know that I am a HUGE advocate of local independent booksellers, and it would make me really happy if you'd take the time to support a shop near you.)