George James Carpenter, a tried-and-true lifelong New Englander turned Upstate New Yorker, began his career over 10 years ago as a community oriented photographer on an app known all too well, Instagram. At a mere 19 years old he was placed on the very-early-very-prestigious “Instagram Suggested Users List” cultivating a following of 20k+, he hosted collaborative community events and built an extensive commercial client list — pre-college graduation. In 2016, he pivoted.

With the toxicity and mediocrity of social media in the past and just short of 10 years of industry experience now under his belt, James has built a multi-faceted career that focuses on one thing in particular — creating collaborative relationships to unify community and design while simultaneously creating work that is timeless and emotional.

In his near decade of design experience, James worked for Arnold Worldwide, Compass and Evolved By Nature, to name a few. He created an extensive portfolio demonstrating work in advertising, creative direction, UX design, publication design, corporate branding, design leadership, social media and content strategy. As a multi-disciplinary industry leader, James believes in the importance of niche team building and strives to bring together diverse, bespoke and talented individuals to create the best work possible.

During COVID, James and his partner launched an antique company, Tabletop Vintage. An immersive antique shop curated into themed collections. Utilizing their extensive knowledge of art direction, curation and copywriting, the team built seven different worlds that, of course, fit on a tabletop. James and team proudly took home an award win from PRINT Magazine which honored their achievements in photography.

When James isn’t staring at a screen you can most likely find him standing in a field, stream or ocean with camera in hand accompanied by his closest friends, partner and their 100 pound Bernese Mountain Dog, Masha.

James is valued for his multi-faceted skills and thrives in collaboration alongside creatives and non-creatives alike.


SELECT CLIENTS


Absolut Vodka
Allbirds
Artifact Uprising
Brugal
Compass
The Dempsey Center
Evolved By Nature
The Frye Company
GMC
Jack Daniels
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Jagermeister
Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Verizon

CONTACT

gjamescarpenter@gmail.com
@jamesscarpenter









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A creative leader with a foundation in digital & print design, front end development, corporate branding, art direction and photography. Currently at Evolved By Nature where he leads their design team through complex design solutions for experts in their respective fields.

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Evolved By Nature, Biotech       Live Site

2020
–present



Evolved By Nature are the experts in marrying art and science through well designed product with lasting impact and inspire consumers to live their lives more beautifully. Creating a green chemistry movement all from natural silk cocoons.
SERVICES

Corporate Branding, Website Design, Product Design, Design Manager, Art Direction, Photography, Videography




Evolved By Nature, Skincare       Live Site


2022

–present



Evolved By Nature’s direct to consumer skincare line formulated with a molecule derived from natural silk cocoons. Designed in tandem to improve the health of your skin barrier.
SERVICES

DTC Branding, Art Direction, Photography, UX Design, Product Design, Packaging Design




Evolved By Nature, Soap + Skin Health        Live Site

2022

–present



Soap and skin health designed by Evolved By nature and formulated with a molecule derived from natural silk cocoons. Designed as a family to improve overall skin health.
SERVICES

DTC Branding, Art Direction, Photography, UX Design, Product Design, Packaging Design




Michael Strahan, A brand by Evolved By Nature       Live Site

2022

–present



Michael Strahan’s DTC skincare line formulated by Evolved By Nature’s personal care umbrella. A product family formulated to target the nuances of different skin types.
SERVICES

DTC Branding, Art Direction, Photography, UX Design, Product Design, Packaging Design




Covid Diaries 

2020
–22



An intricate personal study taking place in the midst of the global pandemic of COVID-19. Reliant on specific needs I surveyed and questioned the surprising and the necessary for our survival.
SERVICES

Photography, Art Direction, Prop Styling, Lighting Design, Retouching, Public Surveying




Compass, Agent Branding 

2018
–20



Compass is a technology-focused real estate brokerage defining the future of real estate. Dedicated to supplying their agents with the upmost potential of building their personal business.
SERVICES

Art Direction, Branding, Animation, Publication Design, Out-of-home, Event Design, Signage and Photography



Compass, Only at Compass

2019




Only at Compass, a print publication for Boston Magazine, helps provide company insight on new programs by Compass agents. By providing real-life experiences we were able to give consumers insight to the bespoke Compass treatment.
SERVICES

Publication Design, Art Direction, Photography, Corporate Branding




Compass, Boston Marathon Campaign Out-of-home  

2018



Compass’ spring OOH campaign ran 100+ units from land to shore at an opportune time — the Boston Marathon and Red Sox opening day. Structuring company branding alongside our agents gave impact in the Greater Boston Region during the cities busiest season.
SERVICES

Campaign Branding, Corporate Branding, Photography, Out-of-home Campaign, Merchandise




Compass, Your Neighborhood Expert, Volume 1 & 2

2018
–19



Compass Greater Boston’s elevated agent-focused print publication released alongside Boston Magazine. A 360 campaign that hero’s Real Estate agents as valuable pieces of their communities through print, photography, and media. Over 57,000 issues per release bi-annually.
SERVICES

Publication Design, Art Direction, Photography, Corporate Branding




Compass, Only at Compass   

2019



Only at Compass, a print publication for Boston Magazine, helps provide company insight on new programs by Compass agents. By providing real-life experiences we were able to give consumers insight to the bespoke Compass treatment.
SERVICES

Publication Design, Art Direction, Photography, Corporate Branding
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Compass, 360 Day   

2019



An all day event held for Compass Agents to educate a holistic brand experience. Consisting of workshops on social media, brand voice, and photography the creative team constructed bespoke imagery for their respective lessons.
SERVICES

Art Direction, Graphic Design, Photography, Prop Styling




Little Moss

2016
–19



Little Moss, a farm to table restaurant in SouthCoast Massachusetts. Photography and art direction for photoshoots over a span of 3 years.
SERVICES

Photography
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