Hey there.


I’m James Edward Bonilla, an art director and designer who operates where intuition and reason mingle.

From brand systems to holistic campaigns, I create honest and visually enriching solutions that benefit others.



apple  |  art direction
phantom heir  |  branding & identity
the center  |  Branding & identity
compass  |  branding & identity
Volkswagen  |  illustration
The Exercises  |  illustration
Washington Leadership Academy  |  branding & identity
Accion  |  Site design & layout




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Some important things.


A Maryland native with Salvadoran heritage, I currently reside and work in Oakland, CA. 

In my spare time, I compose music as Phantom Heir, buy too many books, and take long walks around Lake Merritt.
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