About

I am an artist, illustrator, designer and front-end/UX web developer. In my spare time I enjoy raising two children with my wife, reading books with and without pictures, practicing yoga and making things out of cheap wood.

A brief biography: I grew up in Broken Arrow, OK, where I drew pictures of baseball cards and Sports Illustrated photos. Before moving to Dallas a few years ago, my family and I lived in Las Vegas, NV, where I took in healthy doses of neon, the Mojave desert, and the spirit of possibility and promise that endures in the American West.

While in Las Vegas I co-founded—with artists David Ryan and Sean Slattery—Ripper Jordan, a collaborative art entity who made objects and pictures that both celebrated and mourned history, robots, love, science, animals, art, and being a person.

James Hough as a happy guy.

Send me your questions, comments, concerns, feedback, suggestions, praise, and slander at james@jimpublic.com.

I am the illustrator of The Official Sidekick Handbook (Gibbs Smith:2011), the author and illustrator of Starving Artist: Jim Public Presents, Volume 1 (Jim Public:2013), and sometimes I exhibit artwork in the back of my pickup truck. I go by James, but I like using “Jim Public” for my web presence, publishing and other worldly activities because it’s hard to mispronounce.